Category: Tech

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

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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 »

Best Tech Trends of 2017

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Technology is a field that evolves faster than the blink of an eye. With constant transformations, it can be difficult to assess how each new trend will play out. In 2017, as in the years past, there were countless new tech trends. While some were fleeting, there were a number of promising trends that have… Read more »

RPO & RTO Explained

Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) are two very important terms when it comes to Disaster Recovery.  Each will help you determine how effective your plan is.  This infographic will help explain the difference between the terms and why they are necessary.

5 Ways a Slow Website Is Hurting Your Business

Slow website loading times can have a big effect on all businesses, but especially on e-commerce sites. Most people know that slow websites are annoying to use, but many online business owners overlook the disastrous effects that slow loading times can have on a brand. Here are five reasons why speeding up a slow website… Read more »

5 Tips for Migrating Your Repos to a Unified Platform

Migrating your repositories into a single unified system may be a daunting task, but it’s definitely doable if you follow a few basic guidelines. As with any data migration project, conscientious management and planning will be necessary. Here we look at some valuable tips when migrating your repositories to help you make the shift in… Read more »

Controlling Your Repositories

Version control plays an important role in your day-to-day operations. It helps keep team members and developers abreast of important coding changes for projects, files, and ongoing technical issues. Simple yet effective, repositories like Bitbucket and Github can be controlled in various ways to help you manage key features like access, branches, and files, as… Read more »

5 Ways to Optimize Bamboo and Jenkins

Bamboo and Jenkins are two leading software services in the same arena: automating the non-human part of software development. Both pieces of software look to automate commits and build progression so that the users and developers on a program can spend more of their time and effort actually working on developing the software. However, both… Read more »

Which Test Management Tools Are Right for You

Keeping track of who’s testing what, when, and why is essential for maintaining test management best practices and getting applications to market faster. Depending on a company’s daily operations, there could be numerous people working on a variety of test cases, execution reports, or team testing projects at the same time or only once in… Read more »