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Month: October 2011

Continuous Builds – A Customer Experience

Continuous Builds – A Customer Experience

Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC): In our last article we discussed speeding up your build by leveraging tools such as Electric Accelerator. In this article we will discuss the process of Continuous Integration (CI) along with a customer experience utilizing...

Top 5 Hottest IT Outsourcing Trends

Top 5 Hottest IT Outsourcing Trends

As the global economy remains turbulent, corporate decisions-makers continue to remain laser-focused on cost containment and finding new ways of generating additional productivity and value to their organizations. As a result, these macro factors are shaping many of...

From Out-of-Office to VPN in 15 Minutes

From Out-of-Office to VPN in 15 Minutes

Traditionally, using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to connect to a remote site has been a technical – and oftentimes troublesome – requirement. With the growing popularity of using “remote programmers”, I see requests for purchasing Cisco routers and Windows...

Taking IT Out of Corporate IT … A Response

Taking IT Out of Corporate IT … A Response

There were quite a lot of comments on this site and other sites on the original post -- all by IT professionals, and almost all negative. The comments were interesting, but quite one-sided. Many people thought the article was suggesting dropping a figurative bomb on...

How to Upgrade a DB2 Database Server from 8.2 to 9.1

How to Upgrade a DB2 Database Server from 8.2 to 9.1

DB2 is one of the best databases available today for the money and features. It also offers a relatively easy upgrade from 8.2 to 9.1 database versions.  The primary issue was finding which level of DB2 that other application vendors all supported. The attached...

The Five Most Challenging Things About Infrastructure Management

The Five Most Challenging Things About Infrastructure Management

Infrastructure management comes with its own unique challenges whether you are managing a lab network, computer farm, load-balancing application, or a build-and-release system .  As much as people lump things into the term "information technology," every piece of "IT"...