Stephen Watts
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 infrastructure IT services. It is often difficult to understand this role because the DevOps Engineer is the product of a dynamic workforce that has not yet finished evolving. For this reason, the career path required to become a DevOps Engineer is not clearly defined. DevOps professionals come from several IT backgrounds and start the role in different places in their career. What we do know about DevOps engineering is that it encompasses a role that was built out of the need of organizations to fully embrace 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...]

Hackers Have Gone Into Uber Drive: How You Can Protect Yourself
BY Roger HellmanRoger Hellman

At the risk of sounding like a geek, I could not help but notice the discussion about whether the 2016 Uber hack was ransomware or just extortion. I searched the web and the consensus definition of ransomware is “a type of malware that encrypts files so they … [Read More...]

AIOps Leverages Natural Language Processing for Service Tickets
BY Patrick CampbellPatrick Campbell

As IT service delivery becomes more complex and dynamic, forward-thinking IT leaders are turning to Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps). By leveraging machine learning and analytics on a big data platform, AIOps can help to resolve IT issues more … [Read More...]

4 Ways to Reduce the Pain of Multi-Cloud Compliance – Take the Trial and Learn How
BY Shawn JaquesShawn Jaques

Staying ahead of the competition in digital business means that companies must continually innovate and deliver improved services and products to the market. The speed and agility of public cloud has proven to be a cost effective, flexible platform, but it has … [Read More...]

Breach Recovery Checklist For You And Your Company
BY Scott N. SchoberScott N. Schober

No business or individual is immune to a cyber breach, yet I hear many people say they don’t think they will be affected. They believe that their company does not have anything valuable enough to be stolen, but every company and individual has data that is … [Read More...]

Get your Recovery Needs Met for GDPR- An IBM Systems Magazine Webinar
BY Carolyn HenryCarolyn Henry

The General Data Protection Regulation is a hot topic right now and top of mind for many of us in the IT industry - Legal, Technical, Security, and Compliance leaders included. Many are wondering how to get their arms around a Regulation that has no less than … [Read More...]

4 Key Findings from Forrester Survey on SecOps Maturity
BY Shawn JaquesShawn Jaques

Maturity is typically used in the context of a person’s path to adulthood. Do they behave and act as civilized adults according to social norms? Or do they throw tantrums, speak out of turn or lack the decorum to behave appropriately for the situation? We also … [Read More...]

Is the IBM Mainframe Really a Slow-Growth Market?
BY Phil GraingerPhil Grainger

In a recent item on the TechTarget website1, CA’s head of Corporate Strategy and Development inferred that the mainframe is a “slow growth market” and that CA was struggling to see how innovation could drive further growth for them - acknowledging that this … [Read More...]