Top 7 Agile Certifications for 2018


Agile has become an important methodology for enterprise organizations looking for an incremental approach to software development and project management. Not surprisingly, this has led to increased demand for IT professionals who possess strong knowledge of Agile principles and how to apply them. Indeed, there are a number of Agile methods to … [Read more...]

What is Sprint Zero? Sprint Zero Explained


The benefits of applying Agile are clear and far-reaching. These include: Improved product quality Higher customer satisfaction ratings Increased control over project development Faster turnaround of ROI Fewer risks Overall, Agile simplifies the project management process by breaking it down into easily manageable parts, or Sprints. … [Read more...]

REST vs CRUD: What’s The Difference?


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 are the … [Read more...]

SIEM vs. Log Management: What’s the difference?


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 we … [Read more...]

Top 19 IT Security Conferences of 2018

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Last updated: 3/5/2018 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 … [Read more...]

What is Regression Testing? Regression Testing Explained


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 doesn’t cause harm or … [Read more...]

What is IT Asset Management? ITAM Explained


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 … [Read more...]

What is an Operational-Level Agreement? OLAs Explained


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, … [Read more...]