3 New Year’s resolutions for your company’s approach to software development

Yes, I know. You’re finally going to lose that surplus 35 pounds in 2016. Me, too. But let’s talk for a moment about some other New Year’s resolutions that are easily within your reach in the upcoming year. They won’t help you fit into those jeans you wore in college, but they will make your […]

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Top 9 use cases to help turn your company, finally, into a software company

So you say you’re not a software company. Maybe you’re a bank. Or a retailer. Or a government agency. But not a software company, right? Yeah, we’ve heard that one before. Here’s the thing, though: Today, every company is a software company. If you’re not adding digital components to connect with customers and enrich those […]

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Software failure’s banner week

Wow, what a week for software failure! (No, we’re not cheering for failure. Read the exclamation point as a jeer.) On the same day one of the world’s largest airlines was brought to a halt, the New York Stock Exchange stopped trading – all because of entirely avoidable systems issues. And that wasn’t all the […]

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When a software glitch is not just a software glitch

Sometimes software problems are a nuisance. Sometimes they cause your brand to lose face – and customers. Occasionally, a software glitch can endanger innocent lives. This edition of The Week in Software Failure includes some issues in the latter category. If you’re ever tempted to skip a test, delay a test or forego testing altogether […]

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Rise of IoT brings tidal surge of security concerns

We’ve been writing a lot about software security lately. That’s because it’s a big damned deal. One important facet that will only grow in prominence is keeping networks safe as the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more prevalent. That is, as more devices around us become net-connected. New security vulnerabilities and defects yet-undreamed-of will start […]

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How your company should be gearing up for the Internet of Things

As the Internet of Things (IoT) move from a buzzword to new reality, organizations need to take a holistic approach in aligning their software development practices with physical devices. Gartner expects the IoT to lead to 26 billion new connected devices by 2020 and $1.8 trillion in new business value. We caught up with Mike […]

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Bob Galen Q&A: Test automation is central to your successful Agile transition

Buying into agile-oriented tools and going to seminars is one thing. But actually making it work in practice requires thinking about adopting new processes and communications strategies between developers, testers and production. I spoke with Bob Galen, Principal Agile Coach at Velocity Partners, who elaborated on some of the key elements of executing a successful […]

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