Application Lifecycle Management

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Managing Servers: With Agents and Without Managing Servers: With Agents and Without

Andrew Phillips details the challenges and advantages of two specific approaches to automating server management: agentless and agent-based automation. Agent-based automation refers to when a small piece of software—called an agent, service, or daemon—is installed on each target server, whereas agentless management automation software interacts with the remote-control functionality built into each host-operating system to perform the administrative tasks.

Andrew Phillips's picture Andrew Phillips
Using Agile for Requirements Management Using Agile for Requirements Management

Charuta Phansalkar writes on the necessity of capturing and understanding requirements using agile practices. Agile, when implemented effectively, will ensure that the customer's voice is clearly understood throughout the project, which results in maximum customer satisfaction.

Charuta Phansalkar's picture Charuta Phansalkar
Configuration Management Interoperability Solution A Configuration Management Interoperability Solution

David Lawton writes that with a few changes to capital project business processes and the implementation of a content management interoperability services (CMIS) database, operations content can be extracted directly from originating tools and populated into a data model that helps operations manage the lifecycle configuration. Consuming the project content during the project provides a vehicle to transform and feed subsequent processes.

David Lawton's picture David Lawton
Trusted Application Base Why Target Needs a Secure, Trusted Application Base

Target’s well-publicized disclosure that customers’ personally identifiable information (PII) had been compromised is the latest software “glitch” that is getting a fair amount of attention. Read on if you would like to know how to secure your systems without having to rely upon security scans that only detect the presence of a problem after it is already on your server.

Bob Aiello's picture Bob Aiello
The Bugs That Deceived Me The Bugs That Deceived Me

Every time we look at the data, we perform an analysis that helps us make decisions—hopefully the right ones. In this article, Gil Zilberfeld describes a few traps where bug data misled him to make bad decisions. These traps are in the data itself, not the tools, and can lead us in the wrong direction.

Gil Zilberfeld's picture Gil Zilberfeld
Configuration Management and DevOps Stories 2013's Biggest Configuration Management and DevOps Stories

In 2013, we saw a remarkable number of system glitches involving large trading systems and the exchanges themselves along with a significant number of large banking systems. Bob Aiello writes how these incidents put DevOps best practices and configuration management in the spotlight of many technology reports.

Bob Aiello's picture Bob Aiello
Implement Agile without Breaking the Bank Ways to Implement Agile without Breaking the Bank

James Sullivan explains popular agile frameworks and outlines their costs and benefits. If you're worried that you are at a place where you cannot make the sort of investments that these agile frameworks require, James is here to discuss foundational agile practices that can provide you key benefits without the costs associated with these kinds of agile brands.

James Sullivan
Configuration Management Needs Analytics Why Change and Configuration Management Needs Analytics

Analytics-driven management stands to end the key challenges that constrain change and configuration management. By applying powerful analytics to the overwhelming change and configuration data, IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) technology can turn massive amounts of information into clear, actionable insights.

Sasha Gilenson's picture Sasha Gilenson
Securing the Trusted Application Base Securing the Trusted Application Base

Corporations, government agencies, and other institutions need to embrace industry best practices that have been proven to help develop and implement reliable systems. One of the most important considerations is the need for a secure, trusted application base. This article will help you get started delivering systems that can be verified and supported while continuously being updated as needed.

Bob Aiello's picture Bob Aiello
Major Trends in Software Release Management Three Major Trends in Software Release Management You Should Adopt

Software companies with tight-knit agile and robust release management practices have a significant competitive advantage. To realize this advantage, an organization must first optimize its release management process and identify the most appropriate platform and release management tools. In this article, Surinderpal Kumar explains three major software release management trends every software development organization can benefit from.

Surinderpal Kumar's picture Surinderpal Kumar

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