Category: Tech

Five Tools for Your DevOps Team

It’s a well-known fact that the DevOps process can be long, complicated, and costly. With hundreds (if not thousands) of iterations being tested, deployed, and revised before a stable, satisfactory build has been reached. Because of this, many developers have begun adopting certain tools for their DevOps processes in an effort to lighten the load… Read more »

Top 5 Code Editing Programs

Coding software helps programmers to create reliable code. Here are five of the best coding programs currently available, along with a discussion of which programming languages are best to use with each. 1. Sublime Text Programmers looking for a lightweight editor that is extremely stable and fast should consider Sublime Text. While the full version… Read more »

5 Project Management Best Practices

Project management is a constantly changing field; an ever-shifting market and a regular influx of new technologies means project managers need to stay caught up with industry trends to apply new learnings to their work. But there are some core principles that apply regardless of the project, technology or tooling used. Here are five best… Read more »

Using SSH Config Files

Often times, users who rely on SSH for server administration or git SSH logins prefer (or are forced) to use separate and distinct SSH key files for their clients. Administration of multiple SSH key files (aka identity files) can be greatly reduced through the use of an ssh config file. The ssh config file is… Read more »

Critical Roles on Your Drupal Team 

Sites and applications exist to solve business problems. Drupal is a wise choice for building the sites and applications your organization needs to accomplish business goals, whether it be Sales, Marketing, Logistics, etc. Drupal is simple, and has a large community of development support. Though, it is also incredibly robust and takes a full team… Read more »

Atlassian Plugin Best Practices

Contegix is proud to be an Atlassian Expert Partner and has many customers who rely on our expertise with the Atlassian suite to keep their critical instances of JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, etc. running. We make sure your instances are fast, stable, and up-to-date. With the number of Atlassian instances that we host, we have learned… Read more »

Once I Declare a Disaster

In my last blog series (part 1/ part 2), we disussed when to declare a disaster and the significance of IT Resilience. Now, let’s walk through what happens once you declare and it’s time to bring your business critical systems back online. By this point, we have created our DR test plan.  The plan contains… Read more »

When to Declare a Disaster: Part 2

Once you have a working and proven DR solution (see the first post in this series), you will need to create and document your procedure for declaring a disaster.  Detail the following procedure in your DR Runbook: Start with who has the authority to declare a disaster.  I always recommend that only members of the… Read more »

When to Declare a Disaster: Part 1

Business impacting disasters are serious and can have long-term effects on a company’s health.  According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 75% of companies believe their DR plans are inadequate, 40% of businesses do not reopen after a disaster, and another 25% fail within one year. Do I have your attention yet?  What’s the… Read more »

Top Tech Trends Anticipated for 2018

A pile of different mobile devices

Along with a new year, comes a whole new set of tech trends. In 2018, many of the trends we anticipate are not completely unexpected. The vast majority of trends will focus on improving and perfecting the existing areas of focus that were noted in 2017, such as enabling smart objects to sync up with… Read more »