Understanding Technical Debt: Cutting Corners That Can Cost You Later Cloud technologies are known to offer many benefits, but it’s safe to say that two words dominate expectations when it comes to development cycles: faster and nimbler. As more organizations implement agile development, it’s becoming clear that expedited time to market is an expected standard – and so is the speedy development that goes along with it. As fast turnarounds and flexible production become a baseline of cloud development, so does the necessity for developers to fix, tweak, change and adapt as they go. On a sprint, it’s tempting to
Outsourcing Agile Cloud Development: A New Frontier The rise in cloud popularity has brought a corresponding increase in the number of companies outsourcing their cloud software development. Yet things can get a bit complicated when a business sets out to find a compatible partner. While companies know they need to find a supplier that can deliver the right solution within their timeframe and price point, they aren’t always sure of the best practices to use in maximizing the partnership benefits – or even the right criteria to use to examine prospects. Outsourcing partners can be found easily, but when it comes
Cloud Availability: Are You Feeling Lucky? I’m a firm believer in having control over anything that can get me fired. So, while the cloud is wonderful for solving all sorts of IT issues, only the bold, the brave or the career suicidal place business-critical applications so completely out of their own control. My company began pushing applications to the cloud around 2004. Today the majority of our applications are cloud-based. Our most important applications, however, stay in-house and run on fault-tolerant servers. I know everything about them … where they are, what platform they are running on, when and how
Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 2 This is the concluding part of this article. For the first part, please look up Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 1. My recommendation for a cloud computing career is not only because of its longevity, but also because of the high salaries on offer. During my recent internship, I was working on a project to analyze several high-growth industries and recommend the most attractive ones for the city of South Bend to target for its proposed tech park. Cloud computing was one
Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Dhawan to Highlight Significant Market Opportunities Tied to Migrating Major Enterprise Applications to the Cloud PALO ALTO, CA and BANGALORE, INDIA–(Marketwire – January 13, 2011) – Symphony Services, a leader in software product engineering services, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Sanjay Dhawan, will present at the upcoming 13th Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York. Dhawan will be discussing how the growing trend of migrating critical enterprise technologies to the cloud – including new mobility challenges — has translated into a large and fast-growing market opportunity for innovative software engineering specialists such as Symphony Services.
Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Software Testing with Clouds. The challenge: In the conventional system of load testing that we use, we need to invest heavily in creating the required hardware and software IT infrastructure; costing heavy upfront capital expenditure and time required to build the machine infra structure. Sometimes it so happens that, organizations could not come up with the required resources in time and carry out the test. In today’s economic scenario with enormous financial pressure on businesses on the one side and rapidly evolving market scenario wherein applications has to be released early and in quick