In many cases, we have seen IT opting for the faster development approach since it requires less time and resources. However, this may not necessarily be the smart approach. Coding conventions, application designs, and even architectural backends that accelerate development can at times compromise the future-readiness of the solution.
While the other speakers shared their thoughts on topics like test objectives, test integrity, BDD, digital transformation, and team ownership, I shared my two cents on digital value chain. I also touched upon the importance of SMAC testing at the center of any digital assurance platform and the transfer and access to data at all these points.
Transportation Industry It’s been almost two years since the government’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program harnessed the power of big data to make the nation’s highways safer by collecting and sharing vast amounts of data on the trucks and truckers who carry 70% of all goods bought and sold in the U.S. The CSA affected […]
Big 4 Trends Changing IT Staffing It’s hardly news that the “big 4” IT trends — cloud, mobile, social and data analytics – are changing enterprise IT. As they do, they’re also changing the IT staffing picture. Some of the changes are obvious, as companies struggle to fill positions that didn’t exist until recently. As […]
The truth is that the need for IT staff hasn’t gone down, despite trends like data center downsizing, IaaS and PaaS that are moving some former IT jobs “to the cloud”, and offshoring. Companies are simply choosing to change the way in which they meet their need for IT staffing. One of the biggest changes is the move from hiring fulltime, permanent staff, to using temporary help or turn-key IT solutions from a company with specific industry and solutions experience.
Transforming Enterprise Application Support & Management Every November, IDC’s lead analyst for business software, Michael Fauscette, publishes an annual list of predictions for enterprise applications trends during the next year. Then, early in the New Year, he publishes a report that shows how well his team did the year before. The analysts haven’t always had a […]
IT Staffing: Finding Top Talent Quickly You hear it everywhere you go. It’s hard to find top IT talent. At the same time, we hear talented technology solutions professionals say they can’t find a position that offers them the financial and personal rewards they want. Part of it is the fact that IT department budgets […]
Winning the War for LOB Budgets If you’re in enterprise IT management, this may sound like old news: in most companies, line of business (LOB) executives now have the power of the purse strings over IT budgets. It’s one of the biggest shifts in enterprise application development and deployment. The shift toward LOB decision-makers taking […]
Combining CRM, BI & Big Data for Real Time Answers Until recently, enterprise CRM solutions, business intelligence (BI), and big data solutions were separate tool sets, often siloed within enterprise IT. Now, more and more companies are realizing that relying too much on big data analytics risks losing the personal approach to selling – and […]