Mark Gradwell
Staying the Course: Connecting the Dots Between Change Vision and Future Mode of Operations
BY Mark GradwellMark Gradwell

Issue 2 of the “Digital Transformation that Endures” blog series by Mark Gradwell In my last blog, I wrote about the importance of creating a change vision and how seeking input and support from stakeholders is key to the genesis and impetus for a digital transformation program. Knowing what your organization “wants to be when it grows up” and this input and support are all important in creating a future vision that employees are willing to embrace and pursue. However, there is a risk that employees will be unable to connect their role in the organization to the vision in a practical way. Simply put, they may be unable to determine how their day-to-day role and the way their team operates in its current mode contributes to realizing the future change vision. Therefore, it’s important … [Read More]

3 Essential Steps for Migrating to AWS or Azure Public Cloud
BY Robin ReddickRobin Reddick

Organizations have begun moving applications and workloads to public cloud at an increasing rate. According to Gartner, the worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) public cloud market grew 31% in 2016 to total $22.1 billion1. In 2016, Amazon AWS had the … [Read More...]

What is ETL (Extract, Transform, Load)? ETL Explained
BY Stephen WattsStephen Watts

The process of extracting data from multiple source systems, transforming it to suit business needs, and loading it into a destination database is commonly called ETL, which stands for extraction, transformation, and loading. While ETL is usually explained as … [Read More...]

What is a Technical Support Engineer? Explore Roles, Responsibilities, and More
BY Stephen WattsStephen Watts

Most people probably have some idea about what a Technical Support Engineer does. We’ve all gone through tech support at one point or another in our lives, but there are several essential duties that separate a Technical Support Engineer from other roles on a … [Read More...]

Discovering Discovery: Selecting IT Discovery Tools Made Easy
BY John FultonJohn Fulton

Why the Confusion? (Part 1) This is the first of two blogs covering the common challenges in selecting the right discovery tool(s), why there can be confusion, and where to start with your own evaluation or assessment. The subsequent blog will provide more … [Read More...]

Server Consolidation: 6 Steps for Addressing Server Sprawl
BY Joe RoushJoe Roush

Everyone who has ever been a systems administrator or infrastructure manager has at some point experienced server sprawl. Over the past few years, technologies like virtualization, Docker and cloud services have come along to help address this challenge. … [Read More...]

Data Breach Conundrum – Who’s on First?
BY Bev RobbBev Robb

The first recorded data breach of our century occurred in 1984 at TRW, a credit reporting agency. One stolen password posted to an electronic bulletin board could have permitted access to the credit histories of 90 million people. Computer experts warned that … [Read More...]

DevOps Engineer Roles and Responsibilities
BY Stephen WattsStephen Watts

DevOps isn’t magic, but it can look like it from the outside. In today’s job market, workers in innovative fields are creating new roles for themselves. The role of DevOps Engineer is one example. The DevOps Engineer is truly a renaissance person of cloud … [Read More...]

Introduction to Neural Networks Part II
BY Walker RoweWalker Rowe

In the previous post we introduced the concept of perceptrons, which take inputs from simple linear equations and output 1 (true) or 0 (false). They are the left-hand side of the neural network. But as Michael Nielsen explains, in his book, perceptrons … [Read More...]

Forrester Research: The Benefits of Enabling DevOps Through Jobs-as-Code
BY Tina SturgisTina Sturgis

BMC recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct an independent evaluation of the benefits a Jobs-as-Code approach creates in driving greater efficiency across the software development life cycle (SDLC). They started with this hypothesis – by adopting … [Read More...]

When Delivering Medical Technology Products, Delay is Not an Option
BY Patrick McDonaghPatrick McDonagh

Boston Scientific Corporation has been a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years. Medical professionals worldwide use our stents, catheters, pacemakers, forceps, needles, and many other products to diagnose and treat 22 million patients a year … [Read More...]