Profile of James M. ConnollyGuest Commentary
Member Since: 11/18/2013
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Articles by James M. Connolly
posted in November 2017
Amazon's announcements at AWS Re:Invent continue to extend AWS offerings far beyond basic infrastructure services.
A key to a successful DevOps initiative is ensuring that team members stay involved at all stages of the development, test, and deployment cycle.
Faced with the rapid pace of technology changes, organizations have to plan for continuous re-skilling of their tech workforces.
Gathering user feedback is a key element of a DevOps strategy, but you have to be proactive in collecting that feedback.
Following the privacy rules set out in the EU's GDPR isn't just about compliance; it shows customers and others that they can trust your company.
Don't build custom software for general purpose computing needs that are better served by third party applications.
The cost of protecting applications from cyberattacks is climbing fast. So, it's time for business units to help cover the pricetag.
If companies are forward-thinking in their application of predictive analytics, AI, and machine learning they can make these technologies inclusive, and available and relevant to all people.
Good intentions alone don't make for a successful hackathon. Here are some lessons learned at Adobe.
If you want build trust in machine learning, try treating it like a human, asking it the same type of questions.
Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be just a cost of doing business. With the right approach, it can both protect while creating new levels of business growth.
Employee burnout is a growing problem, and in the IT sector -- with its ever-evolving technologies and demands from business leaders -- is no exception.
Companies in every industry have to be ready to embark on digital transformation and innovation initiatives. Even the largest enterprises can achieve success if they set out with a start-up spirit.
It’s the combination of practices and tools that allow organizations to achieve enterprise DevOps and optimize the value of their entire software pipeline at scale.
Blockchain isn’t a miracle technology to solve all problems at once. It is a fundamental shift in the way companies transfer data between two parties.
The DevOps concept's focus on speed to market and continuous release can leave gaps in software quality. Understand which ones you can live with, and which are critical.
There's great value for companies to use automation technologies in analytics, taking advantage of the vast data sets now available. Making machine learning models more precise isn't just about technology; but a reimagination of business structure and the roles of tech and people.
Successful enterprise DevOps transformations share several common characteristics, strategies and techniques which enable an organization to break down the transformation into smaller, achievable steps.
It's time for the IT security team and the physical security team to work together on a "cyber-physical" security strategy.
Blockchain holds promise for the banking industry, offering a transparent and security form of doing business.
Companies should create a chatbot readiness checklist to help define a bot design strategy.
New capabilities in CRM and digital marketing solutions require a strategic reassessment.