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.

Application Engineer Roles and Responsibilities

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If you’re familiar with the industry, then you’ve probably heard of Application Engineers. Maybe you’ve even hired one yourself to complete a project. But what are the exact roles and responsibilities of an Application Engineer? Summary Application Engineers set out to improve the overall functioning of their client’s software. They do so by … [Read more...]

What is ETL (Extract, Transform, Load)? ETL Explained

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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 three distinct steps, this actually simplifies it too much as it is truly a broad process … [Read more...]

DevOps Engineer Roles and Responsibilities

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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 … [Read more...]

Top 12 Digital Transformation Books for 2018 and Beyond

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In a multi-generational workforce, CIOs face a number of challenges when it comes to the concept of digital transformation or DX. And there is often immense pressure to launch big digital changes to gain a competitive advantage, for example, creating a roadmap to keep critical processes and technology current. All this must be done while laying the … [Read more...]

HIPAA’s Security Rule: The Beginner’s Guide

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Before HIPAA, there were no general requirements or security standards for protecting patient health information in the healthcare industry. Without regulations set in place, healthcare providers could not confidently state that their patients’ sensitive data was properly protected. Once the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was … [Read more...]

HIPAA Introduction and Compliance Checklist

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In a world where healthcare records are increasingly found electronically and on the cloud, protecting this sensitive and confidential information has never been more vital. If you work in healthcare, you know how often you find yourself with access to sensitive personal information, all of which needs to be properly stored, transmitted, and … [Read more...]