The Business of IT – BMC Blogs BMC Software Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:04:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Business of IT – BMC Blogs 32 32 Network Engineer vs Network Administrator: Roles, Responsibilities, and Job Descriptions Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:26:30 +0000 Network engineers and network administrators are common positions in the IT field, and both can hold a lot of clout. While it’s possible for the jobs to sound similar in descriptions and functions, and have some real overlap in responsibilities, there are distinct differences. In general, the network engineer is responsible for the design and […]]]> Setting Your Cloud Path: A Journey to Multi-Cloud and Beyond Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:15:28 +0000 The other day, my colleague said “Moving to the cloud should be as easy as moving house.” Now, I can’t vouch for her experience in regards to a house move, but mine certainly wasn’t “easy.” My wife and I visited over 10 places before we agreed on the one we purchased. There was the location […]]]> Creating an IT Strategy Communications Plan: 5 Keys to Success Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:50:39 +0000 This article is written from the perspective of an IT Strategy in higher education. However, many of the concepts can be applied to any strategy communications plan. Keep in mind however that the IT Strategic plan has an organization-wide impact. Because of this, the approach to communicating the IT strategy should be treated just like […]]]> IT Salary Trends for 2017 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:15:42 +0000 For the past six years, Puppet has released an annual DevOps Salary report, analyzing and curating data from careers in the IT field. The report features information comparing jobs, salaries, and working conditions of IT professionals across the world, providing insight into the differences and similarities. The DevOps Salary report aims to predict IT salary […]]]> Technical Debt Explained: The Complete Guide to Understanding and Dealing with Technical Debt Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:15:21 +0000 Technical debt sounds like a financial term, which is where this programming theory has its roots. When it comes to software development, technical debt is the idea that certain necessary work gets delayed during the development of a software project in order to hit a particular deliverable or deadline. Developers inherently deal with this issue: […]]]> Creating a Change Vision is a Team Sport Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:50:54 +0000 Issue 1 of the Digital Transformation that Endures Blog Series by Mark Gradwell All great leaders, past and present, share common traits: their change vision is easy to comprehend; they surround themselves with the right people to drive the change; they are great storytellers convincing others about the need and personal benefits of change; and […]]]> Data Lake vs. Data Warehouse vs. Database: What’s The Difference? Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:15:38 +0000 Data lakes have been rising in popularity these days, and are often compared to data warehouses. However, it’s important to realize that these two have quite a few differences and shouldn’t be used the same way. A data warehouse is a large store of data accumulated from a varied range of sources within an organization. […]]]> Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Explained Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:30:37 +0000 The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a foundational platform that allows Agile to be scalable for enterprise systems and software. SAFe is the most commonly used version of a scaled agile framework and offers the same benefit to companies as Scrum does to Agile teams. The goal then is to align development to further business […]]]> IT Strategic Plans: 5 Great Examples from Higher Education and Why You Should Read Them Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:00:30 +0000 Introduction No two strategic plans are created equal, nor should they be. An organization’s IT Strategic plan should reflect the unique needs of the organization as well as the market in which it operates. Higher education is no different. While many universities share similar challenges, the solutions to those challenges must be considered in the […]]]> Service Integration and Management (SIAM) For Beginners Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:30:49 +0000 There are few industries more demanding than IT when it comes to exceeding expectations. Tech startups and large businesses alike, feel the pressure to perform in innovative ways beyond industry standards as they navigate a competitive market. Oftentimes, this leads to outsourcing of services to provide value and savings to end users. Why All the […]]]>