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There are few trends in enterprise IT receiving more attention in 2016 than DevOps. A combo of the words "development" and "operations," DevOps is a term that can mean a lot of different things depending on the context. Sometimes it refers to specific software or hardware tools, e.g., a DevOps automation platform for spinning up test labs or sandboxes - but more often it is used to describe a broad new approach to culture within an organization. Essentially, DevOps is conceived of as a way to break down the longstanding barriers between siloed development, operations and QA teams. One definition from continuous delivery expert Jez Humble holds that DevOps is "a cross-disciplinary community of practice" dedicated to the study of building, evolving and operating rapidly changing resilient systems at scale." The key here is the "cross-disciplinary" part, indicating the ... (more)

How Information Security Threats Have Evolved | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security

Information security has become a critical priority for many businesses over the past decade, and for good reason. It seems like a new breach is exposed on nearly a daily basis, impacting another organization and its patrons. However, some companies believe that they're safe because they're either too small or too big to be affected by any of these cyberattacks. The truth is that groups of all sizes from Target to your local dentist are being hacked or having their data compromised, and it's causing a major upheaval in the security community. Businesses tend to also think that t... (more)

Are You Ready to Transition to Mobile and Cloud Technologies? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

In recent years, quality assurance teams have become accustomed to a variety of new technologies. It has been a big change for the many quality assurance analysts who came of age at a time when waterfall development methodologies and PC-centric applications were their front and center concerns. Now they have to adjust to the realities of cloud computing and the ever-expanding mobile device ecosystem. A lot of infrastructures, development platforms and applications are being shifted off-premises to public and private clouds, while the device mix at many enterprises is becoming more... (more)

DevOps and Test Automation | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Test automation is arguably the most important innovation to the process of QA testing in software development. The ability to automate regression testing and other repetitive test cases can significantly reduce the overall production time for even the most complex solutions. As software continues to be developed for new platforms - including mobile devices and the diverse array of endpoints that will be created during the rise of the Internet of Things - automation integration will have a huge hand to play delivering reliable, multifunctional products that end users want and nee... (more)

Testing and Security Measures | @CloudExpo #DevOps #Agile #Cybersecurity

How to Address Security Measures While Testing Cyberthreats have become more sophisticated over the years, improving methods to take advantage of software information and even completely shut down systems to hold data ransom. As a result, developers and testers must be able to ensure that their programs have the necessary protections in place to prevent attacks and keep business information safe. Here are a few tips to help teams address security measures during testing. 1. Designate an expert Within a team there should be a person delegated to investigate and document all securi... (more)