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Software Development & Release Management

Back to the Basics of IoT

Consumers have taken a vanguard role in pushing innovation. IoT is changing the face of data collection, analytics and transmission. The field continues to evolve as new applications for smart devices develop. Download this white paper to learn more about how the...

Leveraging PTC Integrity for IEC 62304 Compliance

Executive Summary Our medical device customers report that up to 70% of new product innovation is being created in the software domain. This represents an increase in both volume and complexity. In this white paper, you'll learn: The 3 different use cases explained A...
5 Tools You Can Use to Eliminate Malware From Your Machine

5 Tools You Can Use to Eliminate Malware From Your Machine

One of the more common requests I receive from users is that their computer is running slowly, or even worse, they're getting a popup saying that their machine is infected with a virus and Extreme AntiVirus 2013 can remove that virus for the low low cost of $39.95!...

10 Pitfalls That Can Impact VMWare Performance

10 Pitfalls That Can Impact VMWare Performance

Ensuring servers provide consistent performance is a primary goal for all infrastructure management services . A large portion of our servers are in a virtualized environment, and the additional complexity involved there can present some challenging performance...

Dropbox: Do Everything!

Dropbox: Do Everything!

I will assume that everyone reading this is familiar with Dropbox -- my favorite program ever -- but I would like to highlight some newer features and espouse the virtues of this program in case anyone is still living in 2007. Dropbox acts as a shared folder between...

Alternative Ways to Deploy Web Services Other Than the Cloud

Alternative Ways to Deploy Web Services Other Than the Cloud

During 2012, the shining star for cloud services has once again been Amazon’s web service (AWS) offering. It success and popularity has made it an almost household name for cloud based web services. However AWS, or any other web services cloud offering, isn't the only...

Troubleshoot Common Application & Network Issues with tcpdump

Troubleshoot Common Application & Network Issues with tcpdump

Here's a common situation:  you manage an application;  you haven't gone through a release; no patches have been applied (to your knowledge); and the infrastructure guys say that they haven't touched the network in ages.  But a user calls, and to your...

Outsourcing of Vital IT Tasks to Grow in 2013

Outsourcing of Vital IT Tasks to Grow in 2013

In 2013, roughly one third of businesses will increase their IT outsourcing budgets. Chief Information Officers and CEOs, from small businesses to large enterprises, are planning to up their spending on the outsourcing of web/e-commerce platforms, application...

Keep Your Developers Developing!

Keep Your Developers Developing!

Software companies often choose to rollout new products by having their developers work directly with beta test customers.  But is this really a good idea? Not really, but let's understand why not, and then consider a couple of best practices if you just have to do it...

Accessing Enterprise Applications from Windows 8 RT

Accessing Enterprise Applications from Windows 8 RT

In a recent post, I spent a few minutes with Windows 8 and Office 2013 using a Dell Latitude ST -- and in my excitement over the launch of a new Microsoft tablet, I purchased a Microsoft Surface running Windows 8 RT hoping to see how it performs in an...