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Month: August 2014

Medical Device Development: First to Market

Medical Device Development: First to Market

In the world of fast competitive marketing, a lot of attention goes to the first company who develops a creative breakthrough and comes out with a cool new device first. New technology in the medical device market has resulted in several new products which include;...

What Are The Key Agile and Lean Software Development Practices?

What Are The Key Agile and Lean Software Development Practices?

Agile and Lean Software Development approaches came into favor in the late nineties and beginning of the 21st Century in reaction to the many issues with traditional plan-driven, heavyweight software development processes. However, many of the practices embodied in...

Have Hybrid Cloud Solutions Become Commonplace? IBM Thinks So

Have Hybrid Cloud Solutions Become Commonplace? IBM Thinks So

IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer roughly a year ago has supposedly fueled hybrid cloud adoption -- but why now, and why hybrid solutions? After all, isn't the beauty of the cloud its scalability, quick implementation times, and low cost? Wanting to retain physical IT...

3 Ways That HxD Can Promote Software Engineering Best Practices

3 Ways That HxD Can Promote Software Engineering Best Practices

It can often be the case that better software engineering practices may be promoted by the use of good software engineering tools. That is, tools that assist the engineer to better understand the current state of the work product. As we know, the final work product is...

What Happened to IPv6?

What Happened to IPv6?

There was a lot of talk about IPv6 and how it would affect users and IT infrastructure as a whole when we ran out of IPv4 addresses in 2011. Since then, on the consumer and individual level, we have not seen much change. End users still use their IPv4 addresses at...

How to Create Your Own Custom Queries with PTC Integrity

How to Create Your Own Custom Queries with PTC Integrity

Often times when I am using PTC Integrity (now PTC Windchill RV&S), I am performing the same or similar tasks over and over again. By default, PTC Integrity offers you something called your Quick Query where you can save a query and run it over and over again. But...

How a Possible VMWare Spin Off Affects your Company

How a Possible VMWare Spin Off Affects your Company

A possible EMC/VMWare spin off is in the works, which could benefit stock prices and investors, but what about companies relying on VMWare's high availability virtualization software? Would a spin off mean improved technology focus, or a shift in the virtual machine...

Is the Windows Phone 8 Ready for the Enterprise?

Is the Windows Phone 8 Ready for the Enterprise?

Is the Windows Phone 8 Ready for the Enterprise? I suppose the short answer would be, 'compared to what?' I've been an Android user, an iPhone user, and now I'm using a Windows Phone 8 -- and I have my gripes about all of them. Of course the real problem is that I...

How to Best Recover your Infrastructure Systems in Case of Disaster

How to Best Recover your Infrastructure Systems in Case of Disaster

Every system administrator's worst nightmare is having a total disaster of their infrastructure systems. Disaster could take many forms, such as a natural disaster or even doing a physical move of a server and dropping the server, destroying it. The goal when disaster...

Software Development Best Practices: Code Reviews – Part 3

Software Development Best Practices: Code Reviews – Part 3

In this third and final installment of my three-part software engineering best practices series on code reviews, we will look at the various tools available to facilitate the code review process. We've already looked at the benefits of code reviews and why conducting...