From ‘Ensuring Customer Experience’ to ‘Assuring Trust’: Rethinking the Role of QA

Imagine a short circuit triggers a fire in your building while you’re at work, and the smoke detector in your smart home fails to raise an alarm. Or you receive a notification that your bank account was compromised because the bank’s mobile application had experienced a cyber attack. Or the insulin-monitoring digital pill miscalculates your […]

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Service Mesh: Solving the Microservices Manageability Challenge

As businesses strive to rapidly build and release new applications and functionalities to market, microservices are becoming a key part of the enterprise application roadmap. Containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes have made microservices architectures easier to use and thus more popular and widely accepted. Adopting a microservices architecture offers many business benefits, including […]

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Elevating Data-Driven Design to Meet Humans’ Emotional Needs

When working with modern technologies, the use of legacy design principles will only yield short-term benefits. The end result may satisfy purely functional needs, but it often falls short of truly addressing human behaviors and desires. For this reason, many organizations are turning to data-driven design. By applying analytics to how users navigate systems and […]

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Overcoming the Challenges of the Shift to Hybrid Cloud

According to IDC, public cloud IT infrastructure  spending in the second quarter of 2018 saw a nearly 59% year-over-year increase, more than double the spending growth on private cloud infrastructure during the same period. This shift to cloud, and particularly hybrid infrastructure, is being driven by decision-makers who realize the increasingly critical role hybrid cloud […]

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Consumption-based Models Are Easy, But Managing Consumption Economics Is Not

Business and technology leaders have been well-trained in the digital economy to perceive the world through the eyes of a consumer. Consumers’ day-to-day lives revolve around easy-to-use, consumption-based, pay-as-you-go platforms: Whether we’re watching a movie or TV show, listening to music, arranging transportation or planning a trip, it’s becoming less necessary to own a physical […]

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Mainframes: A Legacy to Discard or a Key Asset for Core Modernization?

“I predict that the last mainframe will be unplugged on March 15, 1996.” This forecast, made by former InfoWorld editor in chief Stewart Alsop in 1991, proves more highly exaggerated with each passing year. Mainframes continue to run inside many of the world’s largest companies, including banks, retailers, insurance companies and airlines, supporting their daily […]

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Overcoming Common DevOps Challenges to Gain Full Productivity Benefits

DevOps has ushered in a new era of agility, with diverse teams working collaboratively, sharing knowledge and responsibilities, and quickly delivering products and services. However, as competition increases amid demand for continuous process improvement, it’s not enough to just “do DevOps” – businesses need to unlock the full potential of their DevOps ecosystem. For many […]

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It’s Time to Prepare for the Smart Workplace

We’re all increasingly interacting with smart technology at home. My 4-year-old daughter learned to say “Hey, Google” before she could operate a mouse. As Amazon Echo and Google Home devices start to pervade millions of homes, consumers are growing accustomed to using Siri, Alexa, Cortana or Google Assistant to book appointments, send emails or check […]

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10 Ways to Succeed with a Microservices Architecture

Amazon can make crucial changes on its e-commerce platform in seconds. Tesla can upgrade your car while you sleep. What digital unicorns can do in minutes, traditional companies might need months. The lightning-quick capabilities of born-digital businesses aren’t just the result of following a unique development methodology; they’re also possible because they’ve got a flexible, […]

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