Load Testing, Performance Testing and Stress Testing Explained

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Are you a looking for ways to simulate expected pressure on your software, website or application? Load testing allows you to know if your software can handle the eventual demands from the numerous end users who will be using it. Load testing is one form of performance testing that involves applying ordinary stress on a software, application or … [Read more...]

Known Error Database: An Introduction to KEDBs

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ITIL is a set of best practices that help IT teams function efficiently and align with the needs of business. One important piece of the ITIL that contributes to both of these goals is the Known Error Database, often shortened to KEDB. This is a database that tracks and describes all of the known errors within an overall system. In this article, … [Read more...]

IT Balanced Scorecard Explained: Using BSC for IT Performance

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The Balanced Scorecard is a management system that clarifies the strategy and vision of an organization, and then translates them into action that can be tracked. In simple terms, it’s a way of understanding how well the department or entire organization is doing. At first glance the balanced scorecard (BSC) can seem to be only a way of turning … [Read more...]

IT Compliance vs IT Security: What’s the Difference?

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For some IT professionals, the line between security and compliance becomes easily blurred and may seem like a moving target. How do we create comprehensive security programs while meeting compliance obligations? Is checking the compliance box really enough? And how does all this enable the business to function and move forward? These are questions … [Read more...]

Cloud Service Brokerages: How CSB’s Fit in a Multi-Cloud World

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Cloud technology continues to both support and disrupt the evolution of digital business. Not surprisingly, spending on cloud computing infrastructure and platforms is expected to grow at a 30% CAGR from 2013 to 2018 compared with 5% growth for overall enterprise IT. On top of this, an increasing number of enterprises—85% to be exact—are realizing … [Read more...]

Cloud Governance vs Cloud Management: What’s the Difference?

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While clouds have proliferated in enterprise organizations – public, private, hybrid– it has become increasingly important to define strategy around cloud governance and management. A first step in establishing a successful multi-cloud strategy is simply making clear the difference between governance and management. Organizations need to define how … [Read more...]

What is Infrastructure as Code? IaC Explained

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Infrastructure as Code, or IaC, is a method of writing and deploying machine-readable definition files that generate service components, thereby supporting the delivery of business systems and IT-enabled processes. IaC helps IT operations teams manage and provision IT infrastructure automatically through code without relying on manual processes. … [Read more...]