Stephen Watts – BMC Blogs BMC Software Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:49:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Stephen Watts – BMC Blogs 32 32 What is TOGAF? The Beginner’s Guide to TOGAF Fri, 02 Mar 2018 20:29:47 +0000 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 […]]]> Enterprise Architecture Frameworks (EAF): The Complete Beginner’s Guide Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:52 +0000 Today’s computer and technology systems are complex – especially when they are responsible for so much of the productive activities within most organizations. Physical and cloud servers, applications, and enterprise software all must communicate and share data seamlessly in order to provide the customer a successful and satisfactory user experience. The holistic view of all […]]]> What is Stream Processing? Event Stream Processing Explained Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:21 +0000 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 […]]]> What is Software License Management? SLM Explained Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:52 +0000 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 […]]]> What is Bimodal IT? The State of Bimodal IT in 2018 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:47:42 +0000 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 […]]]> IT Operating Models: 4 Examples for Digital Enterprises Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:00:36 +0000 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 IT […]]]> Top 19 Programming & Software Dev Conferences of 2018 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:32 +0000 Last updated: 3/5/2018 Staying up-to-date with the latest developments is vital in any technology field, but especially when it comes to software and programming. There is no better way to learn the newest emerging trends than by attending a conference, where you can meet other like-minded peers and watch the creative sparks fly. Developers will […]]]> What is Serverless Computing? Serverless Computing Explained Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:54:55 +0000 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 its functionality Create test […]]]> What is a Container? Containerization Explained Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:04 +0000 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 software that deploys together, […]]]> How to Write Test Cases for Software Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 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 […]]]>