Stephen Watts

Stephen Watts

Stephen Watts is an IT marketing professional based in Birmingham, AL. Stephen began working at BMC in 2012 and focuses on creating best-in-class web content.

What is Stream Processing? Event Stream Processing Explained

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As we continue to rely more and more on data that is generated from our phones, tablets, thermostats, and even cars, the need for it to be analyzed while still streaming only increases. One way that Internet of Things data can be evaluated while it is in motion is with event stream processing. For those in the IT community who utilize event stream … [Read more...]

What is Software License Management? SLM Explained

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Overall IT spending is on the rise and much of that is due to the #1 spending growth category: Software. IT spending on software grew by 8.6% in 2017 and is expected to continue leading IT spend growth in 2018 per recent Gartner reports. Researchers have found that the average cost of unused software within companies comes to about $259 per … [Read more...]

What is Bimodal IT? The State of Bimodal IT in 2018

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In the 21st century, IT has pivoted significantly. Where it used to be one part of a successful business, IT is often both the backbone and the product of a successful business. With this significant shift, companies began to realize that not all functions of IT can be managed the same way, yet they remained unsure how to handle this divide. In … [Read more...]

IT Operating Models: 4 Examples for Digital Enterprises

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Now more than ever, CIOs must revisit their operating models and look for ways to improve IT’s impact on the enterprise organization whether through full IT integration, partial integration, vendor collaboration or a stronger focus on quality and speed. Universal Drivers of Change in IT Operations CIOs today face new operational challenges as the … [Read more...]

What is Serverless Computing? Serverless Computing Explained

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If you are looking for new ways to deploy applications faster and more frequently, then it’s time to consider serverless computing. Serverless computing allows developers to build apps without the headache of managing infrastructure. More specially, it allows them to write in serverless code without having to: Provision a server Ensure … [Read more...]

What is a Container? Containerization Explained

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Containerization is a modern virtualization method that accesses a single OS kernel to power multiple distributed applications that are each developed and run in their own container. A container takes its meaning from the logistics term, packaging container. When we refer to application containers we are describing a container for packaging … [Read more...]

How to Write Test Cases for Software

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A test case offers a way of validating whether a software component is free of bugs and performing as it should. Many suggest that the benefit of a strong test case is that it can guide any user, prompting them to walk through the test steps and execute the actions required for validation. And it’s true that a test case should be able to do … [Read more...]