We hear all the time about the consumerization of IT. It almost gets as much
prime headline real estate as big data, but now that we’ve all started
accepting that consumerization is here—what are we going to do with it?
Hopefully your answer revolves around expanding and growing your business,
because that’s what you should be doing, and what those who truly
understand consumerization are already seeing within their own enterprises.
While it’s been nice to believe that we employees and end-users of
enterprise software are the force behind consumerization (we are, after all,
the consumers mentioned in the phrase,) InfoWorld’s Galen Gruman points out
that “business itself has driven the shift to employee-directed tech.” In
other words, our smartphones and tablets that we all refused to leave home
certainly played a role in consumerization, but the increased productivity... (more)
Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am speaking with Theresa
Lanowitz today, who is the founder of voke. Theresa is going to be giving a
keynote at this year’s STAREAST conference on May 8, in Orlando, Florida.
The keynote is titled “Extreme Automation: Software Quality for the Next
Generation Enterprise.” I wanted to speak with her about what exactly
extreme automation involves, trying to define the “next generation
enterprise,” and to find out more about what she does and what voke does.
Theresa, how are you today?
Theresa: I’m great, and thanks for inviting me t... (more)
I’d love to take a poll (feel free to share your opinion in the comments
section below) on whether software should be considered a living organism in
the purist biological sense. Sure, software is made up of code instead of
cells, and it may have trouble finding a home in the classic taxonomic rank
of biology, but it’s difficult to find any other discrepancies between
software, especially at the enterprise level, and other complex organisms.
One area that enterprise software achieves its deserved classification as a
living organism is in its incredible ability to evolve over a rel... (more)
It often takes a couple of days to sleep off “the Vegas” after attending
a conference in the hyperactive desert, but, after an event as
as AWS re:Invent, take even a single day’s rest after
it’s all over and you’ll hear your competition blazing by you.
For those who weren’t lucky enough to attend AWS re:Invent, I’ve
condensed four days of notes, conversations, polls, keynotes, sessions,
demos, and datasheets into a top-five list of the issues, concerns, and
focuses that dominated the week.
Software, well, quality software, really is all about speed, is... (more)
This is a guest post from Orasi software consultant, David Guimbellot. This
piece was originally published on the software testing-focused blog,
One of the most important measurements in software development is related to
the defect queue. I don’t mean simply the count of defects. A queue has a
depth, latency, service time and throughput.
The depth is the count of issues assigned to a team or person. The latency
tells you how long an issue sits in the queue before it is fixed. The service
time is how long an issue takes to be resolved. And the throughput is how