Stephen Watts – BMC Blogs BMC Software Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:24:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Stephen Watts – BMC Blogs 32 32 Why Multi-Cloud Management Solutions Are Critical to Digital Transformation Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:54 +0000 To stay competitive in today’s ever-changing business environment, a company’s IT infrastructure must be agile enough to adapt to changing demands placed on it by both the business and its employees. Most businesses turn to the cloud to provide flexibility, since cloud computing enables businesses to scale up or down as needed, deliver services more […]]]> Why Application Monitoring Is Critical to Multi-Cloud Success Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:34 +0000 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 applications and […]]]> Azure Compliance: 3 Keys for Getting Started Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:42 +0000 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 understands the importance of compliance, […]]]> AWS Management Tools: What’s Available and How To Choose Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:48 +0000 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 […]]]> AWS vs Azure vs Google: Complete Guide to Cloud Platforms for the Enterprise Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:39 +0000 An increasing number of enterprises are making the switch to not only the cloud but multiple cloud platforms (multi-cloud) to support employee productivity, foster collaboration and drive business innovation. Indeed, the benefits of the multi-cloud environment are far-reaching and include reduced operational costs, higher accessibility and lower maintenance. All of these advantages are mission-critical to […]]]> AWS Serverless Applications: The Beginner’s Guide Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:22 +0000 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 You’ll Learn […]]]> Top 14 Podcasts for Tech/IT Professionals in 2018 Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:43 +0000 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 […]]]> What is Code Refactoring? How Refactoring Resolves Technical Debt Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:25 +0000 We’ve all been there before: it’s time to add one last function into your program for the next release, but you don’t have the time to make it just right – organized, well-structured, and aligned with the rest of the code. Instead, you have to add the functionality in a bit of a haphazard way, […]]]> 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 […]]]>