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Reliability Is Possible with Environment Management

To have completely reliable systems, we must have effective IT controls in place that help to identify risks before they turn into incidents. Change management meetings are very helpful for coordination. Effective environment management and change control can keep your systems reliable and secure.

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Bob Aiello
Overcoming the Challenges of Integrating Configurator Software

A configurator can automate quotation documentation, streamline workforce efficiency, reduce errors, and improve customer satisfaction. However, introducing a configurator requires a considerable investment of time and resources. This story examines some common problems and suggests solutions.

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Ron Mouw
Industrializing Testing Services for SaaS Products

Software as a service is a key component today of every enterprise application outsourcing strategy. Smart testing with the right blend of depth and speed is the cornerstone of successfully testing SaaS applications. Reap the benefits of SaaS products by creating an effective, reusable strategy.

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Deepika Mamnani
Keeping Quality in DevOps

In our drive for better quality and productivity, we are coming close to realizing full continuous application lifecycle management. Continuous testing is emerging as a best practice that focuses on developing testing procedures, primarily automated, to meet the need for fast application testing.

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Bob Aiello
Is Git a Good Fit for the Enterprise

Git has become the version control system of choice for many developers. It is relatively easy to use, has good repository integrity, and has a distributed architecture. But Git also has some limitations and can be challenging to support for large scale enterprise use. Read on for some practices.

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Bob Aiello
Using Assessments and Standards to Improve Your Process

Process improvement is a fundamental endeavor that any successful organization must embrace. The challenge many companies face is how to effectively implement IT process improvement. A good place to begin is with an assessment of current operations; then measure those findings against good criteria.

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Bob Aiello
Dysfunctional DevOps

DevOps is a set of principles and practices that help teams, including development and operations, to communicate and collaborate more effectively. But DevOps also has a dark side, and some dysfunctional behaviors and misunderstandings can keep organizations from implementing these best practices.

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Bob Aiello
Should You Be Worried about Shadow IT?

If there is one thing IT professionals—especially those involved with security—like, it is control. However, we all know that shadow IT exists, which means IT professionals don’t have complete control like they used to. Joe Townsend explores whether or not shadow IT is something to be feared.

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Joe Townsend