The Business of IT Blog – BMC Blogs BMC Software Tue, 22 May 2018 07:47:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Business of IT Blog – BMC Blogs 32 32 Top 13 Podcasts for Tech/IT Professionals Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:43 +0000 As an IT professional, it is vital to stay on top of trends that keep your skills fresh and relevant. In recent blog posts we’ve covered the best books on digital transformation and top IT conferences to attend. Beyond books and conferences, podcasts are a great way to learn because they offer the opportunity to […]]]> What is IT Cost Transparency? IT Cost Transparency Explained Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 +0000 As budgets for IT seem to be on the rise and the importance of a solid technology team only increases, more and more organizations are realizing the necessity of being honest about costs, both to stakeholders and staff as well as to consumers. For a majority of companies, expenses are the most common factor that […]]]> IT Management: The Beginners Guide Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:04 +0000 Introduction Congratulations, you have been hired into your first IT Managers role! Now what? Most people in IT management roles have come up through the ranks in one of the technical teams. Oftentimes, individuals with exceptionally strong technical skills eventually end up in an IT management role. However, the transition from technical staff to management […]]]> Data Governance vs Data Management: What’s the Difference? Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:27 +0000 If there’s anything that’s defining successful businesses today, it’s the successful understanding, use, and strategy of a company’s data. Understanding your data and determining how to implement it brings up a whole range of questions, from both users and stakeholders: how is the data stored? How do we know it’s timely and accurate? Can we […]]]> The Basics of IT Virtualization Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:29 +0000 IT virtualization is the creation of a virtual—rather than a physical—version of an IT device or resource. Many people think of virtualization only in terms of virtual machines (VMs), where one physical machine hosts many VMs running different operating system implementations. It’s not uncommon for example, for a single Intel or IBM POWER system to […]]]> What is Root Cause Analysis? Root Cause Analysis Explained Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:30 +0000 In the world of software development and technology, the likelihood of having to try something out and then try it again is extremely high. Engineers learn from their mistakes and use them as an opportunity to grow their ever-expanding skill sets. While this can be beneficial at times, the idea of a major failure when […]]]> What is IT Agility? IT Agility Explained Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:53 +0000 In the ever-evolving world of information technology, being able to effectively respond to market changes is a difficult but critical task. As organizational capabilities change, so must IT processes, and sometimes it can be necessary to reconfigure or completely replace information technology systems in response to new marketplace realities. An increasingly common suggestion for how […]]]> What is a Canonical Data Model? CDMs Explained Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:45 +0000 The companies succeeding in the digital age are often ones that have improved their data integration – going beyond simply collecting and mining data. These enterprises are integrating data from various, isolated silos to harness the data into business intelligence that can drive vital decision making and improves internal processes. Data integration isn’t easy though, […]]]> Greatest Difficulties in Driving Digital Growth Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:43 +0000 One of the greatest difficulties in driving digital growth is consistency. Your daily business must be geared towards digital growth for the long term. This is particularly challenging for managers and employees from traditional industries. Consistency may not sound like a ground-breaking concept. But in eight out of ten cases, a lack of it hampers […]]]> What is Code Refactoring? How Refactoring Resolves Technical Debt Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:25 +0000 We’ve all been there before: it’s time to add one last function into your program for the next release, but you don’t have the time to make it just right – organized, well-structured, and aligned with the rest of the code. Instead, you have to add the functionality in a bit of a haphazard way, […]]]>