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.

Cloud Compliance Explained: 4 Keys for Success

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Cloud compliance is a huge issue for a majority of organizations, and it all begins the second you decide to migrate your data to the cloud. Until recently, most Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) only focused on providing data storage and cloud storage services to companies, without much energy dedicated to the security of that data or whether it met … [Read more...]

Java Developer Roles and Responsibilities

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What does a Java Developer do? A Java Developer is responsible for the design, development, and management of Java-based applications. Because Java is used so widely, particularly by large organizations, the daily roles vary widely, but can include owning a particular application or working on several at one time. Developer vs. Engineer This is … [Read more...]

IT Salary Trends for 2017

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For the past six years, Puppet has released an annual DevOps Salary report, analyzing and curating data from careers in the IT field. The report features information comparing jobs, salaries, and working conditions of IT professionals across the world, providing insight into the differences and similarities. The DevOps Salary report aims to predict … [Read more...]

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Explained

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The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a foundational platform that allows Agile to be scalable for enterprise systems and software. SAFe is the most commonly used version of a scaled agile framework and offers the same benefit to companies as Scrum does to Agile teams. The goal then is to align development to further business objectives. Similar to … [Read more...]

SaaS vs PaaS vs IaaS: What’s The Difference and How To Choose

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While the cloud is an extremely hot topic from small businesses all the way to global enterprises, it is still a pretty broad concept that covers a lot of online territory. As you begin to consider switching your business to the cloud, whether it be for application or infrastructure deployment, it is more important than ever to understand the … [Read more...]

Service Integration and Management (SIAM) For Beginners

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There are few industries more demanding than IT when it comes to exceeding expectations. Tech startups and large businesses alike, feel the pressure to perform in innovative ways beyond industry standards as they navigate a competitive market. Oftentimes, this leads to outsourcing of services to provide value and savings to end users. Why All the … [Read more...]

What is Batch Processing? Batch Processing Explained

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Simply put, Batch Processing is the process by which a computer completes batches of jobs, often simultaneously, in non-stop, sequential order. It’s also a command that ensures large jobs are computed in small parts for efficiency during the debugging process. This command goes by many names including Workload Automation (WLA) and Job … [Read more...]