In the past decade, many companies have moved towards the agile method of
development rather than the traditional waterfall methodology. Even companies
that do not strictly adhere to agile development will usually use a blend of
both agile and waterfall techniques. Agile development has many
characteristics that make it more suited to modern technology than the
waterfall method. Today, agile development is very closely related to DevOps
and the cloud.
Moving toward agile development
Agile development allows companies an adaptability and flexibility that is
simply not possible through traditional waterfall methodology. In a world
that moves as fast as the modern tech industry, the ability to turn on a dime
during the development process is invaluable to any company. The waterfall
method requires a linear project schedule that advances from one stage to
another while... (more)
Cloud this and cloud that are on the lips of every IT professional. Beyond
being an overhyped buzzword, cloud computing is a technology that’s
innovating the way that many businesses, from startups to enterprises, handle
their IT needs. Whether it’s specific applications or a complete
infrastructure, cloud technology continues to transform the IT landscape.
What is the public cloud?
Businesses have a few different cloud options to choose from: Public cloud
services are run through third-party providers, whereas the private cloud is
controlled directly by the business itself and di... (more)
During the recent bout of intense winter weather throughout the Midwest, many
folks were able to receive the news on office closings by receiving work
email messages through their personal laptops and smartphones. Access
available anywhere is becoming a given for many people who can receive
updates on their personal devices no matter where they are. For the typical
enterprise IT department, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy has become
a standard, and it’s not uncommon to see different brands and models of
laptops throughout the office.
This is all the latest evidence of th... (more)
Computing is a rapidly changing industry. Gordon E. Moore was one of the
first to recognize and discuss this in 1965, when he described what's now
known as Moore's law: The number of transistors on integrated circuits
doubles approximately every two years. The effects of this progress are
evident in the continuous increases in processing speeds, data storage
capacity and the sensitivity of digital camera sensors.
For decades, computing has continued to advance, sometimes incrementally and
sometimes almost exponentially. Now we're in the middle of another major
shift in computing... (more)
Bring Your Own Device policies have fascinated both the corporate world and
the tech world for some time now. Part of the allure is the added
productivity and the added ease of use for workers. But, that doesn't explain
why there are thousands of tech pieces on BYOD policies, failings and
warnings. The truth is, we're all fascinated by how it flawlessly bridges the
gap between home and work life.
BYOD first sprung up as Millennials demanded more flexibility, more control.
They wanted less of a barrier between work and home life, and working from
their iPads while watching Netfli... (more)