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Optimal Continuous Integration Best Practices (Part 3)

November, 2021 As I noted in “Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 1” and “Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 2,” there are 10 best practice principles associated with Continuous Integration. In the previous articles, we covered the first six. In this...

Creating a CI System

...Continuous Integration Best Practices (Part 2) As I noted in Optimal Continuous Integration Best Practices (Part 1), there are 10 best practice principles associated with Continuous Integration.  In Part 1, we looked at the first three. For Part 2, we pick up where...
How Code Reviews Reduce SDLC Costs

How Code Reviews Reduce SDLC Costs

Bugs can be introduced anywhere in the software development lifecycle, from the early stages (requirements gathering etc) right up to the final shipping of the project. The most expensive types of bugs to fix are those introduced earliest and fixed latest. For...

Top 5 Reasons to Conduct an IT Outsourcing Re-Evaluation

Top 5 Reasons to Conduct an IT Outsourcing Re-Evaluation

IT outsourcing contracts, as noted in a recent blog post, should be treated as living documents -- continuously evaluated, refined, and optimized over time. Not only do business conditions continually change, but it’s also important for outsourcing customers to...

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...

Five Reasons To Use Application Management Services

Five Reasons To Use Application Management Services

Application management services sounds intriguing; have a company host and run your applications, and separate your business from your infrastructure.  Anyone who's dealt with the stress of IT planning and purchasing understands the temptation to use application...

Four Unavoidable Reasons To Take IT Out of Corporate IT

Four Unavoidable Reasons To Take IT Out of Corporate IT

In the world of IT, solutions become problems with alarming regularity.  The new software of today is the upgrade nightmare of tomorrow.  The policies that solved problems create new ones years later. The corporate IT departments that we look to for solutions are...

In The Trenches: A Look At The Benefits of IT Outsourcing

In The Trenches: A Look At The Benefits of IT Outsourcing

IT outsourcing has become prominent in nearly every area of the economy -- to the point that its benefits are taken for granted.  We're aware of the saving of money, of cloud technology providing cost effective high availability infrastructure, and so forth.  The...