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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 to do this interview. Noel: You’re welcome! So, let’s learn a little bit more about what you do with voke and what voke does. I was reading about some of your company’s services on your website—particularly those that relate to application development at the enterprise level. I saw where voke ... (more)

Easier Scaling in the Cloud: An Interview with Ryan Carey

DataXu software engineer Ryan Carey sits down to explain how moving his company's dev/test environments to the cloud enabled his company to scale at the speed they needed by using on-demand resources. Noel Wurst: Hello. My name is Noel Wurst. I am with Skytap. Today I am sitting here with Ryan Carey from DataXu. DataXu is a client of Skytap’s, and I was interested in sitting down with him today to learn a little bit more about what they do and how they decided to go about embracing the cloud and what the cloud has enabled them to do as far as growing as a company. Ryan, how are... (more)

Training in the Cloud: An Interview with Lee Orrick

Lee Orrick from F5 sits down to discuss how F5 made the decision to move their training to the cloud, in order to relieve some of the pain points—cost, time away from work, shipping of hardware around the world—from their business. Learn how F5 ensured the cloud would provide the legal coverage, licensing issues, and security before making the transition. Noel: Hello. I am Noel Wurst with Skytap. I am sitting here today with Lee Orrick from F5. F5 is one of Skytap's customers. I wanted to get the chance to learn a little bit more about what they do, how they made their decision ... (more)

Skytap CTO named Startup Technology Leadership Star

We don’t like to get too into the habit of patting ourselves on the back, so it’s always nice when someone else does it for you. The Puget Sound Business Journal recently named Skytap CTO and VP of Engineering Brad Schick as the winner of their 2013 Startup Technology Leadership Star award. PSBJ Managing Editor Becky Monk writes that their annual CIO Awards are presented to “leaders in health care, travel, retail, real estate, architecture, sports and technology who are leveraging the latest technology to innovate and deliver big wins for their companies, their customers and the ... (more)

The Expectations of the Enterprise 2.0: An Interview with Matt McIlwain

Madrona Venture Group's Matt McIlwain discusses what the enterprise 2.0 means, and what brought us to this point in software development. Learn how BYOD policies, empowerment, and other innovative strategies all contribute to the apps we can't live without. Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am speaking Matt McIlwain who is the managing director at Madrona Venture Group. I was really interested in speaking with Matt based off an article that I read that he recently wrote titled, “ In the Empowered Enterprise 2.0, Startups Have the Inside Track to Success.” How a... (more)