Stephen Watts – BMC Blogs BMC Software Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:57:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Stephen Watts – BMC Blogs 32 32 Java on the Mainframe: z/OS vs Linux Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:08 +0000 In an ever-growing matrix of business technology powering day-to-day operations, it is a misconception that mainframe technology has lost out to cloud innovations. For those businesses who still use a mainframe, it can be both a sensible and powerful choice. A well-managed mainframe can offer many companies efficiency and cost savings, provided governance ensures resources […]]]> Low Code vs No Code: Is it The Future of Coding in the Enterprise? Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Not many groups have to be as adaptable as enterprise software developers. In the fast-moving world of software development, every day as an education. Today’s enterprise coders are most certainly familiar with DevOps, at least peripherally. But while some find the DevOps philosophy has rigid expectations, others believe that is changing. One example of this […]]]> How (and Why) to Enforce and Measure Data Quality Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:07 +0000 In today’s information-driven world, implementing an effective data quality management or DQM strategy cannot be overlooked. DQM refers to a business principle that requires a combination of the right people, processes and technologies all with the common goal of improving the measures of data quality that matter most to an enterprise organization. Put more simply, […]]]> Application Developer Roles and Responsibilities Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:00:16 +0000 With enterprise organizations feeling the pressure to deploy applications faster and more frequently, it’s no surprise that demand for application developers is reaching an all-time high. But what exactly does an application developer do? As the name suggests, an application developer creates and tests applications designed for electronic computing devices. He or she will typically […]]]> Microservices: An Introduction to Monolithic vs Microservices Architecture (MSA) Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:04 +0000 Microservices, also known as microservice architecture, are a specific method of designing software systems that structures an application as a collection of loosely coupled services. The main idea behind microservices is that some types of applications are easier to build and maintain when they are broken down into many small pieces that work together. Each […]]]> Rise of Data Centers and Private Clouds in Response to Amazon’s Hegemony Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:13 +0000 Amazon has long since dominated the cloud platform scene for eCommerce in an era of big data. Since the company’s inception, it has used data about customer wants and desires to influence investments in technology in a continuous way. Today, Amazon is exploring innovative ways to get products to customers faster and expand into new […]]]> What is an IT Vendor Management Office (VMO)? Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:55 +0000 The vendor management office (VMO) is a business unit within many enterprises that is responsible for evaluating suppliers of goods and services, and overseeing regular interaction and long-term relationships with vendors. Sometimes there is a separate IT-specific VMO setup specifically to monitor IT vendor relationships and help the organization follow stated policies and achieve goals […]]]> Serverless vs PaaS: Is Serverless the New PaaS? Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 In the race to develop the fastest, most efficient software at the highest frequency, more organizations are looking to solutions like Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). PaaS is a natural choice because it gives businesses more functionality with less management responsibility. This allows developers to focus on the act of developing without maintaining things like runtime environment. However, […]]]> ITIL V4: Intro to the 2019 ITIL Update Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:35 +0000 ITIL V4, the latest version of the world’s most popular ITSM framework, is scheduled to be released in Q1 of 2019. Announced nearly two years ago at the itSMF USA Fusion 2017 conference, the new ITIL update will focus on integrating ITIL guidance with best practices from the worlds of DevOps, Agile, and Lean. ITIL […]]]> IT Disaster Recovery Planning: How To Craft A Plan For Your Organization Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:03 +0000 In today’s digital world, technology disruption for even a few hours can result in significant financial consequences to your business. In fact, according to Gartner, the average cost of IT downtime is $5,600 per minute or more than $300,000 per hour. For large organizations, that number tops half a million dollars. It’s no wonder, therefore, […]]]>