Stephen Watts

Stephen Watts

Stephen is based in Birmingham, AL and began working at BMC Software in 2012. Stephen holds a degree in Philosophy from Auburn University and is currently enrolled in the MS in Information Systems - Enterprise Technology Management program at University of Colorado Denver.

Stephen contributes to a variety of publications including CIO.com, Search Engine Journal, ITSM.Tools, IT Chronicles, DZone, and CompTIA.

Single Tenant vs Multi-Tenant: What’s The Difference?

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One of the single most important parts of an enterprise digital transformation strategy involves finding the right SaaS service or services that compliment your business model, culture and compliance needs. When you begin learning about the different SaaS products available to your organization, you’ll discover two different types of … [Read more...]

Why Application Monitoring Is Critical to Multi-Cloud Success

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In today’s multi-cloud world, organizations can’t afford to allow IT problems to disrupt or degrade service, so they must be able to proactively identify potential points of failure, address problems quickly when they do arise, and align effort with business impact. To optimally prioritize issues, IT needs to know their impact on specific … [Read more...]

Azure Compliance: 3 Keys for Getting Started

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As enterprise businesses accelerate innovation in the cloud, the concepts of threat detection, data privacy and compliance audits have never been more important. Indeed, violations can lead to costly security breaches, regulatory actions and loss of brand equity. Microsoft, which launched its cloud services platform Azure back in 2011, clearly … [Read more...]

AWS Management Tools: What’s Available and How To Choose

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As more businesses go through the digital transformation process of switching to cloud platforms, AWS has long established itself as a market leader among cloud service providers such as Azure and Google Cloud Platform. One thing that makes AWS so attractive for large businesses and developers alike is the number of tools available for those who … [Read more...]

AWS Serverless Applications: The Beginner’s Guide

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Serverless applications are changing the way companies do business by enabling them to deploy much faster and more frequently. Amazon’s AWS Serverless Applications Model (AWS SAM) has been a game changer in this space, making it easy for developers to create, access and deploy applications, thanks to simplified templates and code samples. What … [Read more...]

Top 14 Podcasts for Tech/IT Professionals in 2018

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Last updated: 6/11/2018 As an IT professional, it is vital to stay on top of trends that keep your skills fresh and relevant. In recent blog posts we’ve covered the best books on digital transformation and top IT conferences to attend. Beyond books and conferences, podcasts are a great way to learn because they offer the opportunity to stay … [Read more...]

What is TOGAF? The Beginner’s Guide to TOGAF

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In a long line of enterprise architecture frameworks, TOGAF® is not the first and it’s unlikely to be the last. But it is one that’s endured for nearly two decades, with worldwide usage – an impressive feat in today’s technology landscape. TOGAF is the acronym for The Open Group Architecture Framework and it was developed by The Open Group, a … [Read more...]