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What Is Privacy by Design?

What Is Privacy by Design?

21APRIL, 2021 by Zulaikha GreerWhat Is Privacy by Design? Millions of dollars go into securing the data and privacy of an organization. Still, malicious attacks, unnecessary third-party access, and other data security issues still prevail. While there is no definite...

Data Compliance: A Detailed Guide for IT Leaders

Data Compliance: A Detailed Guide for IT Leaders

31MARCH, 2021 by Ukpai UgochiSo, As the leader of a DevOps or agile team at a rising software company, how do you ensure that users' sensitive information is properly secured? Users are on the internet on a daily basis for communication, business, and so on. While...

What Is IT Operational Intelligence

What Is IT Operational Intelligence

24MARCH, 2021 by Taurai MutimutemaKnowledge is more important than ever in businesses of all types. Each time an engineer makes a decision, the quality of outcomes (always) hangs on how current and thorough the data that brought about their knowledge is. This...

What Is Data Fabrication in TDM

What Is Data Fabrication in TDM

15MARCH, 2021 by Carlos SchultsIn today’s post, we’ll answer what looks like a simple question: what is data fabrication in TDM? That’s such an unimposing question, but it contains a lot for us to unpack. What is TDM to begin with? Isn’t data fabrication a bad thing?...

Top TDM Metrics

Top TDM Metrics

19 FFEBRUARY, 2021 by Carlos Schults "You can't improve what you don't measure." I'm sure you're familiar with at least some variation of this phrase. The saying, often attributed to Peter Drucker, speaks to the importance of metrics as fundamental tools to enrich and...

Structured Versus Unstructured Data

Structured Versus Unstructured Data

08 FEBRUARY, 2021 by Zulaikha Greer Data is the word of the 21st century. The demand for data analysis skills has skyrocketed in the past decade. There exists an abundance of data, mostly unstructured, paired with a lack of skilled professionals and effective tools to...

Enterprise Environments: Understanding Deployment at Scale

Enterprise Environments: Understanding Deployment at Scale

04 JANUARY, 2021 by Ukpai Ugochi Have you ever wondered what would happen if you mistakenly added bugs to your codes and shipped them to users? For instance, let's say an IT firm has its primary work tree on GitHub, and a team member pushes codes with bugs to the...

What makes a good Test Environment Manager?

What makes a good Test Environment Manager?

07 DECEMBER 2020 by Daniel de Oliveira In today’s application-based world, companies are releasing more applications than ever before. Software delivery life cycles are becoming more complicated. As a result, large companies require hundreds and even thousands of test...

What makes a good Test Data Manager?

What makes a good Test Data Manager?

19 NOVEMBER, 2020 by Michiel Mulders What Makes a Good Test Data Manager? Have you implemented test data management at your organization? It will surely benefit you if your organization processes critical or sensitive business data. The importance of test data is...

The Pros and Cons of Test Data Synthetics (or Data Fabrication)

The Pros and Cons of Test Data Synthetics (or Data Fabrication)

22 October, 2020 by Louay Hazami Data privacy is one of the most pressing issues in the new digital era. Data holds so much value for normal internet users and for all types of companies that are looking to capitalize on this new resource. To keep data anonymous and...

Supporting Privacy Regulations in Non-Production

Supporting Privacy Regulations in Non-Production

18 SEPTEMBER 2020 by Arnab Chowdhury Every aspect of our daily lives involves the usage of data. Be it our social media, banking account, or even while using an e-commerce site, we use data everywhere. This data may range from our names and contact information to our...

What Makes a Good Enterprise Release Manager?

What Makes a Good Enterprise Release Manager?

09 SEPTEMBER, 2020 by Michiel Mulders Do you want your company to scale efficiently? Look for an enterprise release manager (ERM). An ERM protects and manages the movements of releases in multiple environments. This includes build, test, and production environments....

What Is Data Masking and How Do We Do It?

What Is Data Masking and How Do We Do It?

04 AUGUST, 2020 by Michiel Mulders According to the 2019 IBM Data Breach report, the average data breach in 2019 cost 3.92 million USD. Businesses in certain industries, such as healthcare, suffer more substantial losses—6.45 million USD on average. As the amount of...

What is and why have a Release Calendar?

What is and why have a Release Calendar?

13 JULY, 2020 by Eric Boersma Every project manager in the world shares a similar stress. They’re working on something important, and a key stakeholder sticks their head around the corner. They ask a small, innocent question. “When are we going to release that...

What is and why have a Test Environment Booking Form?

What is and why have a Test Environment Booking Form?

01 JULY, 2020 by Diego Gavilanes Ever since the dawn of time, test environments have been left for the end, which is a headache for the testing team. They might be ready to start testing but can’t because there’s no test environment. And often, the department in...

Data Literacy and GDPR (Know Your Risk)

Data Literacy and GDPR (Know Your Risk)

29 JUNE, 2020 by Carlos Schults In today’s post, we’ll discuss data literacy and its relevance in the context of GDPR. We start by defining data literacy and giving a brief overview of GDPR. Then we proceed to explain some of the challenges organizations might face...

Top 10 Cloud Optimization Tricks

Top 10 Cloud Optimization Tricks

23 June, 2020 by Arnab Roy Chowdhury In this digital era, online businesses have become mainstream. Consequently, online commerce has flourished—and led to loads and loads of data! Businesses need to build data centers to store information. Not only that, but if you...

SRE vs Disaster Recovery (Friends or Foe)

SRE vs Disaster Recovery (Friends or Foe)

08 JUNE, 2020 by Eric Boersma Every company needs a disaster recovery plan. This is just a simple fact of life. Your company needs to know how to recover when something breaks or you can’t get access to something you need. In larger, more advanced tech companies,...

Zombie (Ghost) Assets and How to Stop Them

Zombie (Ghost) Assets and How to Stop Them

25 May, 2020 by Daniel Longest Zombie and ghost assets sound exciting, like a late-night movie you’d watch around Halloween. While in reality they may not be that exciting, they’re scary if you don’t understand and prevent them. The good news is the steps you need to...

Environment Resilience – Hiring an SRE Team

Environment Resilience – Hiring an SRE Team

05 May, 2020 by Eric Boersma Taking on Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is not an easy task. It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from. Some organizations have done a little DevOps and are trying to break into SRE. Others haven’t even taken that step, and figure...

Test Environment Management for Dummies

Test Environment Management for Dummies

We often get asked by people “What is TEM (Test Environment Management), well for those of you looking for a quick overview of Test Environment Management, here is Use Case we developed as a way…

DevOps versus SRE – Friend or Foe

DevOps versus SRE – Friend or Foe

19 MARCH, 2020 by Michiel Mulders SRE vs DevOps: Friends or Foes? Nowadays, there’s a lack of clarity about the difference between site reliability engineering (SRE) and development and operations (DevOps). There’s definitely an overlap between the roles, even though...

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Top 10 Best Practice

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Top 10 Best Practice

06 MARCH, 2020 by Arnab Roy Chowdhury Top 10 SRE Practices Do you know what the key to a successful website is? Well, you’re probably going to say that it’s quality coding. However, today, there’s one more aspect that we should consider. That’s reliability. There are...

What Is Data Literacy? (aka Know Your Data)

What Is Data Literacy? (aka Know Your Data)

20 FEBRUARY, 2020 by Arnab Row Chowdhury   Technically, the world today has advanced to a level we never could’ve imagined a few years ago. What do you think made it possible? We now understand complexities. And how do you think that became possible? Literacy!...

What Is SRE (Site Reliability Engineering)?

What Is SRE (Site Reliability Engineering)?

14 FEBRUARY, 2020 by Michiel Mulders A site reliability engineer loves optimizing inefficient processes but also needs coding skills. He or she must have a deep understanding of the software to optimize processes. Therefore, we can say an SRE contributes directly to...

Data Compliance: What It Is and Why You Should Care

Data Compliance: What It Is and Why You Should Care

07 February, 2020 by Arnab Roy Chowdhury Do you remember what Uncle Ben said to young Peter Parker? “With great power comes great responsibility.” The same applies to companies. At present, businesses hold a huge amount of data—not only the data of a company but also...

The History of SRE

The History of SRE

17 JANUARY, 2020 by Sylvia Fronczak Site reliability engineering (SRE) uses techniques and approaches from software engineering to tackle reliability problems with a team’s operations and a site’s infrastructure. Knowing the history of SRE and understanding which...

Securing Data by Masking

Securing Data by Masking

25 JANUARY, 2020 by Michiel Mulders With the cost of data breaches increasing every year, there’s a huge need for higher security standards. According to IBM’s 2019 security report, the average total cost of a data breach has risen to $3.92 million per breach. It’s no...

Top Test Data Challenges

Top Test Data Challenges

08 DECEMBER, 2019 by Arnab Roy Chowdhury In the last few years, people have started to rely less on manual work and more on automation. Internet banking and online shopping portals are some examples of this growing trend of digitalization. Instead of going to the bank...

Release Management Explained in Depth

Release Management Explained in Depth

12 DECEMBER, 2019 by Carlos Schults The software development process today is very different from what it used to be 15, 20, or even more years ago. One of the most dramatic of such differences is undoubtedly the number and frequency of releases. Agile practices have...

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