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Lon Binder, VP of Technology at Warby Parker Recently we had the pleasure of sitting down for an extended conversation with Lon Binder, VP of Technology at Warby Parker. We discussed a range of issues central to how Warby Parker approaches IT, including new store launches, what IT i...
Check out briefingsdirectblog.blogspot.com for more from Dana Gardner. This blog was originally posted by Gathering Clouds friend Dana Gardner on his blog, Briefings Direct.  It is used with permission by the author.  As IT aligns itself with business goals, Agile software developme...
Falls Church, VA, May 03, 2013 --(PR.com)-- For the third year in a row, Kore Federal has been named one of Virginia's 50 fastest growing companies, earning a spot on the 2013 Virginia Chamber of Commerce (VCC) Fantastic 50 list. The company, who provides advanced IT solutions suc...
My favorite and least favorite question I get is the same – “Can you help me build a business case and ROI for cloud computing?” Well, yes… and no. The issue is that cloud computing has such a massive impact on how IT is delivered that many of the metrics and KPIs that are typically u...
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) will be a highly dynamic environment with constantly changing configuration and resource allocation settings driven by various forms of automation including the provisioning of workloads from service catalogs, the scaling of workloads in response...
Lori and I were discussing the entire topic of agility the other day, she looking at it from the SDN prospective, and I from the evolutionary perspective for development. While I know there has been a metric ton of writing about the topic, since I’ve used agile development, and find it...
Lori and I were discussing the entire topic of agility the other day, she looking at it from the SDN prospective, and I from the evolutionary perspective for development. While I know there has been a metric ton of writing about the topic, since I’ve used agile development, and find it...
Key players discussed healthcare cloud, OpenStack, federal cloud plans, and much more this week.  We round up the week in cloud computing. Mark Eisenberg asks: “What’s wrong with the Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2012?” In other Gartner news, the firm released a new survey...
By Ryan Kamauff “The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) offers Secure Technology Application eXecution (STAX), a new DISA Enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud computing solution, to the Department of Defense (DoD). STAX provides quick and secure development, testi...
By Ryan Kamauff Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Four simple steps to protect the US from hackers – Gartner is forecasting an additional 8% cyber spend by firms in 2013, already. As well, the barrier to entry for hacking has been lowered (as Matt and I discusse...
2012 revenues rise twenty percent (20%) year on year to €82m. In 2012, the Zühlke Group, which provides software and product engineering, management consulting services and start-up financing, grew its revenues by twenty percent (20%) to a record eighty-two million Euros (&#...
RSA Conference Interviews! Watch interviews from the RSA Conference featuring thought leaders from the Cloud Security Alliance, NIST, the CISO Executive Network, the International Association for Privacy Professionals and more on Smart E...
There is a significant change in how software is developed over the last decade. Agile had been the buzzword over the last decade and probably is most significant of changes in software development to date. Now that the hype around Agile has been subsided, it is worth an effort to unde...
By Bob Gourley Government technologists have always been under pressure to make engineering choices that are efficient and effective. They must support demanding missions under resource constraints and this is one of the reason government technologists like seeing proof that something ...
  SD Times recently published “Do Your Developers Make Business Decisions?” by Parasoft VP of Strategy, Wayne Ariola:   “Those of us in the development testing business rarely show restraint when software-related news about a failure makes big headlines. It’s bad enough that...
If you take the literary meaning of the words off-shore and distributed then it would appear that off-shore is indeed a special case of distributed. But, if go by the de facto understanding then off-shoring is definitely not a special case of distributed software development. Off-shor...
I must admit that before I began reading this book I truly thought it was going to be another twisted story of an attempt at agile that failed in everyone's eyes except for those that needed to say it was a success. That is what I am used to.It is kind of like when I am on a product re...
DragonSoft to Extend Reach of Perforce Enterprise Version Management Solutions to Burgeoning Chinese Market Wokingham, UK (December 19, 2012) - Perforce Software today announced its partnership with Shanghai DragonSoft Digital Technology, which will expand the presence of Perforce in C...
I own the first two versions of this book and was looking forward to the third version. There was a lot of change between the first and second editions, but this third edition does not have that much new material. The authors let you know in the preface that the major update to this ve...
London, UK - December 13, 2012 ThoughtWorks Studios (www.thoughtworks-studios.com), a leading provider in Agile software solutions and training is proud to announce the availability of new releases of each of its product offerings: Mingle 12.4, Go 12.4 and Twist 2.5. Available today, ...
If you’re an IT manager calling your internal VMware or other virtualization farm a “Private Cloud” in an attempt to prove to your leadership that “public cloud is insecure” or “I built the same thing as Amazon Web Services (AWS)”, you need to ...
Supports the new C++11 standards, 64-bit targeting for VCL and FireMonkey and multi-device development from a single codebaseMAIDENHEAD, UK - Dec 10, 2012 - Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today launched Embar...
The rumors and speculations turned true. VMware and EMC are committing their key assets and resources to form a new virtual organization called the Pivotal Initiative led by Paul Maritz. This will bring the developer, Cloud and Big Data offerings of these two companies under one roof. ...
By ChrisScott I was lucky enough to be able to attend the AFCEA ASIA PACIFIC conference in Honolulu this month.  The theme was “Rebalancing toward the Asia Pacific” and I wasn’t surprised to see a large turn out again this year, especially from Industry. Over 150 exhibitors put on one ...
The Java conference Devoxx 2012 It was good. It was really good. It was created by a team who cared. Java developers are not stupid. They see the attitude. Devoxx is for real. It’s not fake. During the last couple of months I’ve attended two largest Java conferences: JavaOn...
The English language is well known for its subtlety. Sometimes it’s a delight, but on other occasions it can be very frustrating. If I use the term Gothic Architecture you will immediately understand I am describing a style of architecture that flourished in medieval times. And if like...
From time to time WebRenderer is deployed within an Applet. Applets provide a convenient mechanism for launching client applications within the browser. WebRenderer however requires different libraries based on the target platform (Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris) and architecture (32/64...
The custom software expert is working with leading charity to bring much needed grass-roots tech development to the region7 November 2012, London - Leading global custom software developer ThoughtWorks, Inc. is working with Amnesty International and iHub UX Lab to bring new innovation ...
Agile methods have not been widely adopted by enterprises. Agile projects remain, for the most part, independent software development activities, and often by design focused on key areas of enterprise innovation. The latter
Joint solution helps enterprise IT organisations manage and automate all aspects of DevOps to improve collaboration, agility and software time-to-marketLondon, UK, Nov 6, 2012, CollabNet® (www.collab.net), the global leader for Enterprise Cloud Development and Agile ALM, and UC4 S...
Agile is a framework for software development defined as: “…  a group of software development methods based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive plan...
Have you noticed? Organizations have become initiative driven. Ten years ago enterprise architecture was topic de jour precisely because of initiative fatigue. But today there’s a huge focus again on narrow focus strategic
Solutions make it easy for application producers to bring their Windows 8 software to market profitably; and for enterprises to maximise their Windows 8 software investmentsMaidenhead, UK - October 29, 2012 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of Application Usage Management soluti...
Software development teams think of their projects in technical terms, such as task difficulty or code dependencies. But in Agile development, when we deliver features in iterations, it’s important...
Most folks probably remember the play on "to err is human…" proverb when computers first began to take over, well, everything. The saying was only partially tongue-in-cheek, because as we've long since learned the reality is that computers allow us to make mistakes faster and more of...
Traditionally, performance-monitoring tools have been relegated to silos—DBAs have their database profilers, developers and Q&A have their agent-based application instrumentation, and network guys have their packet sniffers and NetFlow analyzers. When an application performan...
#devops Automating incomplete or ineffective processes will only enable you to make mistakes faster – and more often. Most folks probably remember the play on "to err is human…" proverb when computers first began to take over, well, everything. The saying was only partially tong...
Today’s data center infrastructure has to be more agile than ever before. It needs to increase efficiency while increasing agility, and providing more and more services. Having an agile infrastructure lets you change how IT operates. It lets you adapt to growth – even unexpected growt...
What's hot and what's not revealed in latest industry report23 October 2012 - Chicago/London/Sydney - ThoughtWorks, Inc., a global leader in custom software development, today announced the availability of its Technology Radar for October 2012. Created out of the lively debates held am...
  ScrumMaster Ulrika Park recently joined the SmartBear team to facilitate the agile software development project method in our SmartBear-Sweden office. At the...