Four Keys to Success with Industry 4.0

The goal for a growing number of manufacturers today is to become a smart, connected industrial enterprise. That’s what “Industry 4.0” is all about: seamless connections, insights and workflow automation from the factory floor to product delivery and beyond. The list of potential benefits is long: Increased visibility into workflows and supply chains. Better communication […]

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How DevSecOps Can Help Plug a $6 Trillion Drain

In another two years, the “digital underbelly,” or cybercrime, will near $6 trillion in damages. This is not collateral damage; it’s $6 trillion worth of opportunities lost to subpar application security. These damages extend beyond the financial realm into customer trust – depleting the currency that digital goes by. A security lapse could even sound […]

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Let Chaos Rule: Intervening During Design to Boost Resilience of Distributed Applications

Businesses have long thrived on applications that are flexible, cost-effective, scalable and resilient. The measure of a system’s resilience is its ability to withstand the impact of planned or unplanned disruptions, and recover quickly from a failure. With increased application complexity and an abrupt rise in the number and type of network attacks, however, businesses […]

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Why New Hires Alone Can’t Solve Your Security Troubles

Major data breaches are headline news. When criminals steal corporate data or personally identifiable information (PII), it can create a public relations nightmare with long-lasting business consequences. But well-publicized breaches are only the tip of the iceberg. In “Today’s State of Vulnerability Response: Patch Work Demands Attention,” we explore how and why security breaches happen. […]

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Making the Most of Your Hybrid Infrastructure with a Cloud Management Platform

Cloud has endured high and low points in its relatively short lifecycle. Earlier this decade, it faced misgivings if not outright opposition from many major enterprises that refused to believe a cloud platform could ever replace an on-premises infrastructure. This was followed by a period of euphoria, when companies couldn’t wait to move their data […]

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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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