Stephen Watts – BMC Blogs BMC Software Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:56:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Stephen Watts – BMC Blogs 32 32 REST vs CRUD: What’s The Difference? Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:40:19 +0000 Some of the confusion around REST and CRUD has to do with the overlapping of basic commands mandated by both processes. This is further amplified by the Rails community embracing REST and its GET, PUT, POST nature. Savvy developers can see glaring similarities between GET, PUT, POST and CREATE, READ, UPDATE, DELETE. The latter commands […]]]> What is Serverless Architecture? Serverless Architecture Explained Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:00:47 +0000 Many experts believe that serverless computing is the future, as mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) applications continue to fuel demand for serverless architecture, coupled with the growing need to integrate cloud applications with mobile and desktop apps. Serverless architecture refers to the implementation of serverless code to create a number of design patterns that […]]]> SIEM vs. Log Management: What’s the difference? Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:19:43 +0000 It seems that nearly every week, we hear about another major business who’s just been a part of some data breach. Hackers have reached evidently secure information, often taking sensitive and financial information of employees and customers. The problem is that we don’t know what computer system attacks look like until after they occur. If […]]]> Top IT Security, Information Security, and CyberSecurity Conferences of 2018 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:50:56 +0000 Whether you are a security pro, software developer, security administrator, or any other role in the IT security fields, attending a conference is an excellent way to network with other professionals and extend your knowledge base. These IT security and cybersecurity conferences provide exclusive access to some of the newest innovations and ideas from all […]]]> What is Regression Testing? Regression Testing Explained Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:26:59 +0000 When making changes to a system, application, or component, you may find that the error or new feature you addressed is functioning – but now several other issues exist. This is a common issue in software development. There are many ways to test software, but one test focuses on post-modification testing to ensure the fix […]]]> What is IT Asset Management? ITAM Explained Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:30:40 +0000 We talk a lot about coordinating the skills and services of IT teams with business needs – anything from overseeing hard skills like programming, developing agile and DevOps cultures, and prioritizing projects based on needs, skill sets, timelines budgets, and even politics. But one thing we hear less about: how to accurately manage the resources […]]]> What is an Operational-Level Agreement? OLAs Explained Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:29:14 +0000 In today’s technology-driven marketplace, delivering superior IT service management is a requirement to remain relevant. As such, organizations must monitor key infrastructure performance indicators and business services defined under Service Level Agreements (SLAs), Operational Level Agreements (OLAs) and Underpinning Contracts (UCs). However, they must do this in a way that maximizes IT productivity while keeping […]]]> What is ITIL Financial Management? Financial Management for IT Services Explained Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:51 +0000 ITIL Financial Management is also called Financial Management for IT Services and refers to a section of the Service Strategy phase of the ITIL framework. In addition to financial management, the Service Strategy phase includes four other processes. These are: Service portfolio management Demand management Business relationship management Strategy management for IT services These five […]]]> Top 19 Tech/IT Conferences of 2018 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000 Conferences are designed to not only promote fellowship and create networking opportunities among like-minded peers, but they also provide access to the newest ideas and concepts. Fortunately, there are hundreds of tech and IT conferences around the globe each year, so you have the chance to find the right ones that will fit your area […]]]> CapEx vs OpEx for IT: What’s The Difference And How To Choose Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:58:12 +0000 IT professionals generally have two options when it comes to procuring new equipment, capabilities, and software: they can obtain new capabilities and equipment as a capital expense (CapEx) or they can obtain them as an operating expense (OpEx). As many companies are shifting from a model of hardware and software ownership to a SaaS model, […]]]>