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Sand Castles and DevOps at Scale

03JUNE, 2022 by Niall Crawford & Carlos "Kami" Maldonado. Modified by Eric Goebelbecker.DevOps at scale is what we call the process of implementing DevOps culture at big, structured companies. Although the DevOps term was back in 2009, most organizations still...

Test Environment Management Explained

3JUNE, 2022 by Erik Dietrich, Ukpai Ugochi, and Jane Temov. Modified by Eric GoebelbeckerMost companies spend between 45%-55% of their IT budget on non-production activities like  Training, Development & Testing and lose 20-40% of productivity across their...

Serverless Computing for Dummies

3JUNE, 2022 by Eric GoebelbeckerWhat Is Serverless Computing? Serverless computing is a cloud architecture where you don’t have to worry about buying, building, provisioning, or maintaining servers. In return for structuring your code around their APIs, your cloud...

Test Environments – The Tracks for Agile Release Trains

25MAY, 2022 by Niall Crawford & Justin Reynolds. Modified by Eric Goebelbecker.So, you’ve decided to implement a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and promote a continuous delivery pipeline by implementing “Agile Release Trains” (ART)*.  Definition: An Agile Release...

What Is Data Masking and How Do We Do It?

24MAY, 2022 by Michiel Mulders. Modified by Eric Goebelbecker.With the cost of data breaches increasing every year, there’s a need for higher security standards. According to IBM’s 2021 security report, the average total cost of a data breach has risen to $4.24...

Test Environments: Why You Need One and How to Set It Up

24MAY, 2022 by Keshav MalikWith the rise of agile development methodologies, the need to quickly test new features is more critical than ever. This is especially true for websites and applications that rely on real-time data and interaction. The only way to ensure...

What is Data Masking? And Best Practice!

20MAY, 2022 by Jane TemovMost organizations employ strong security measures to keep production data secure while being made available for day-to-day business activity. However, Data may be utilized for less secure activities like testing and training, or by third...

Data Compliance: A Detailed Guide for IT Leaders

15MAY, 2022 by Ukpai Ugochi & Arnab Roy Chowdhury. Modified by Eric Goebelbecker.As a DevOps manager or agile team leader, how do you ensure that users’ sensitive information is properly secured? Users are on the internet daily for communication, business, etc....

HIPAA vs GDPR vs PCI

HIPAA vs GDPR vs PCI

15May, 2022 by Carlos Schults & Justin Reynolds. Modified by Eric Goebelbecker.Organizations today are using more data than ever before. Indeed, data plays a critical role in decision-making for everything from sales and marketing to the production and development...

What is Release Management (an ERM & SAFe Perspective)

15MAY, 2022 by Jane TemovRelease Management, from an enterprise software definition, is the process Release Managers use for planning, executing, and monitoring a software release. It involves coordinating developers, testers, operations staff, and end-users to ensure...

Test Data Management In Depth: The What and the How

Test Data Management In Depth: The What and the How

05May, 2022 by Niall Crawford & Justin Reynolds. Modified by Eric Goebelbecker.Test data is one of the most important components of software development. That’s because without accurate test data, it’s not possible to build applications that align with today's...

IT Environments: What Are They and Which Do You Need?

IT Environments: What Are They and Which Do You Need?

16APRIL, 2022 by Justin ReynoldsThe IT landscape is rapidly changing, with companies becoming increasingly distributed, cloud-driven, and agile. In order to minimize complexity and ensure operational efficiency, it’s critical to maintain full visibility and control...

Types of Test Data You Should Use for Your Software Tests

08APRIL, 2022 by Alexander FridmanTesting is an integral and vital part of creating software. In fact, test code is as important as your production code. When you create test code, you need to create test data for your code to work against. This post is about the...

What Is Release Management in ITIL? Guide and Best Practices

05APRIL, 2021 by  Justin ReynoldsManaging enterprise software production at scale is no easy task. This is especially true in today’s complex and distributed environment where teams are spread out across multiple geographical areas. To maintain control over so many...

What Is Big Data Security and How to Implement It

12APRIL, 2022 by Rhuan SouzaIntroduction to What Is Big Data Security and How to Implement It In today's world, information has become an important resource that companies can rely on to make decisions and to get to know the market and its customers. And the amount of...

Enterprise Release Management: The Ultimate Guide

01APRIL, 2022 by Justin ReynoldsManaging software production at the enterprise level requires careful planning and coordination. This is especially critical when organizations are dealing with multiple products that have different release schedules, users, and teams. ...

Enterprise IT Environment: What It Is and How to Define Yours

15MARCH 2022 by Justin ReynoldsIT is the foundation of any digital enterprise. It has a hand in just about every process, from the company's connected utility systems to the digital applications that customers and employees access daily and everything in between. ...

Test Data Management Best Practices (Or TDM Process) 

3MARCH, 2021 by Michiel MuldersThe importance of test data management (TDM) is ever-increasing if you want to avoid data compliance risks and subsequent fines. The combination of enormous fines, such as the one British Airways faced after their data breach, and the...

How to Value Stream DevOps With Test Environment Management

05AUGUST, 2021 by Ukpai UgochiFor many organizations, DevOps is the best practice for efficiency. However, this model doesn't come easily as the organization needs to put certain things in place. For example, the firm needs to incorporate the right tools to ensure its...

GDPR Software: 11 Options to Help You Comply in 2022

10FEBRUARY, 2022 by Justin ReynoldsBusinesses today have an ever-growing list of privacy restrictions to deal with when collecting and managing data. One of the most notorious pieces of privacy legislation is the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which...

Understanding the Types of Test Environments

28JANUARY, 2022 by Justin ReynoldsBefore releasing software to the general public, engineering teams need to put it through a rigorous testing process. As such, software testing is a major part of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).  At a high level, software...

What Is the Role of a Release Train Engineer?

20JANUARY, 2022 by Ukpai Ugochi.The software development industry is constantly evolving. And as such, new techniques of creating, releasing, and deploying software solutions are emerging. With the emergence of these new techniques comes new job roles and descriptions...

How to Manage Test Data in Software Testing

20DECEMBER, 2021 by Justin Reynolds.How to Manage Test Data in Software Testing. To compete in today’s market, software companies need to create programs that are free of bugs and vulnerabilities.  In order to accomplish this, they first need to create test data...

How to Value Stream DataOps?

24NOVEMBER, 2021 by Daniel PaesEnhancements on data ingestion made evident the amount of data lost when generating insights. However, without guidance from methodologies like The DataOps Manifesto, some companies are still struggling to blend data pipelines from...

HIPAA, GDPR & PCI DSS. Same, Same but Different.

HIPAA, GDPR & PCI DSS. Same, Same but Different.

19NOVEMBER, 2021 by Justin ReynoldsOrganizations today are using more data than ever before. Indeed, data is playing a critical role in decision-making for everything from sales and marketing to the production and development of new products and services.  There’s no...

Test Environment Management/DevOps Flow Metrics

15November, 2021 by Ukpai UgochiAn environment means different things to many people, as the case may be. Nothing exists devoid of an environment (also termed an ecosystem). Each environment has its distinct characteristics that support what lives therein. These may...

Data: The ROI of Data Literacy

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.05NOVEMBER, 2021 by Carlos...

Data Compliance in Healthcare

25OCTOBER, 2021 by Justin ReynoldsThe healthcare industry is becoming increasingly data-driven. To streamline patient care and improve operational efficiency, more and more providers and physicians are using data to guide the path forward.   In a recent study from...

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