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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 relatively short time here on earth. While the evolution of other living creations occurs at the cellular level, completely invisible to the naked eye—enterprises hoping to survive another day are evolving at a rapid pace and are undergoing massive transformations. In May of 2013, ZDNet’s Char... (more)

​The Ethics of Cloud Computing | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The Ethics of Cloud Computing Cloud computing seems to still be one of the reigning buzzwords in high-tech these days. Everything is either "in the cloud", "powered by the cloud", or some variation on the theme. I remember when hosted email was just that: hosted email. Today, such offerings are considered cloud offerings even though they have not changed in any substantive way since being first offered well over 15 years ago. This is to take nothing away from the significant technology shift cloud computing represents.  Without question, virtualization, storage services, and ev... (more)

Beyond Big Data and @Benioff’s “AI Spring” to the Dawn of Dataware By @MattMcIlwain | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

This article was authored by Matt McIlwain and was originally published on Medium. For more of Matt's writing, you can follow him here! Guest Post: Beyond Big Data and Benioff’s “AI Spring” to the Dawn of Dataware Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, Hadoop, Predictive Analytics — we hear these terms every day from companies such as Cloudera, Trifacta and Dato (formerly GraphLab) that are securing many millions in financing. I believe that 2015 will be the year when the conversation moves from Big Data to the Dataware stack. Over the past twelve months we have seen a lot of companies... (more)

Trimming Your SDLC Waste in 2015 By @Skytap | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

By Noel Wurst Hats off to Parasoft’s Mark Lambert and our own Jason English for their recent webinar, “New Year's Resolution: Trim Your Waste to Accelerate SDLC Velocity.” Holiday-themed online content can often be found for a dime a dozen and sadly, the cuteness of a clever title often exceeds the quality of the media itself. But Jason and Mark put together an awesome presentation that compares the importance of trimming our software development waste to the need to trim our waist after the all-to-common gorging that many tend to participate in to celebrate the end of another ... (more)

A Love Letter from Cloud Dev/Test Labs By @Skytap | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

A Love Letter from Cloud Dev/Test Labs to Service Virtualization by Jason English In the spirit of Valentine's Day, here's a little love letter from "the Cloud" that originally appeared in our partner Parasoft's perspective guide to Service Virtualization. But we think it's especially appropriate now. Enjoy!​ - N.W., Ed. Dear SV, Hey, I know it’s been a while since we started being “a thing.” When we met, everyone said you were just mocking, and that I wasn’t real enough to make a living, with my head in the clouds. Yet, here we are, a few years later. Service Virtualization, ... (more)