The Business of IT Blog – BMC Blogs BMC Software Sat, 18 Aug 2018 05:12:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Business of IT Blog – BMC Blogs 32 32 How to Hire for the Multi-Cloud and Avoid a Skill Shortage Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:46 +0000 Hiring for any position is always stressful because so much is at stake, and technical roles are particularly challenging given high applicant numbers for many titles, often-optimistic proficiency lists on resumes, and the need for careful testing for required skills. The end result is a process that can be time consuming, expensive, and even risky: […]]]> An Introduction to Shadow IT Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:00:12 +0000 Cloud computing has made it easier for IT users to bypass IT procurement protocols and access the solutions they need to fulfil their job requirements. From a user perspective, the oversight of IT departments and stringent governance policies are often designed to protect the organization – not necessarily to address the challenges associated with the […]]]> Internal vs External Customers: What’s the Difference? Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:00:38 +0000 Sometimes it’s necessary to step back and clarify a seemingly obvious concept. In this case, let’s take a look at the difference between internal and external customers. From an IT perspective, of course there are reasons to separate the types of customers you serve: you may have an in-house help desk and a public-facing one. […]]]> Enterprise Blockchain: 4 Ways Blockchain Can Be Used in the Digital Enterprise Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:12 +0000 Blockchain. It seems it’s a word that’s on the minds and lips of everyone these days, yet due to its infancy in the business world, is still highly misunderstood by a majority of employees, including CEOs. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by HSBC, 59% of respondents hadn’t even heard of blockchain. While […]]]> What are Smart Contracts and How are Enterprises Using Them? Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:56 +0000 Smart Contracts is an application of the blockchain technology to create an independently verifiable, secure, permanent and fault-tolerant agreement designed for satisfying common contractual conditions. Consider the explanation of blockchain fundamentals. Blockchain can be described as a digitized, decentralized and distributed ledger used to record transactions and track ownership and transfer of assets. By design, […]]]> Anti-Patterns vs Patterns: What is an Anti-Pattern? Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:54 +0000 Jargon permeates the software development industry. Best practices. Artifacts. Scope Creep. Many of these terms are so common as to be called overused, and it is easy to assume we understand them because they seem so obvious. Still, we sometimes find new depth when we examine them closely. In this post, let us muse on […]]]> What is the “Intelligent Edge”? Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:36 +0000 Decades ago, Bill Gates predicted that there will be a desktop computer on every desk on every home. The technology industry has advanced exponentially since, and the form factor of computing devices have evolved from bulky desktop machines to smaller portable laptops and from compact mobile devices to tiny chips that bring computing capabilities to […]]]> What is Edge Computing? Edge Computing Explained with Examples Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:07 +0000 Edge Computing is a relatively new paradigm that aims to bring computational power in close proximity of IoT sensors, smartphones and connected technologies. The concept dates back to the 1990s, when Akamai solved the challenge of Web traffic congestion by introducing Content Delivery Network (CDN) solutions. The technology involved network nodes storing static cached media […]]]> What is driving the boom in on-premises hardware? Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:18 +0000 In late February this year, Morgan Stanley released an industry estimate that surprised the technology industry. In it, the financial and investment giant predicts an increase in sales in the purchasing of on-premises hardware, reversing a steadily decreasing trend as companies shift towards cloud computing. The projected sales growth, possibly reaching double-digit earnings growth in […]]]> What Exactly Does a System Architect Do? Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:00:03 +0000 The system architect role is vital to the successful definition, design, delivery, and support of any IT project. A system architect analyzes and recommends the right combination of IT components to achieve a specific business, department, team, or functional goal. They objectively analyze desired processes and outcomes and advice on the right combination of IT […]]]>