Technical debt is a bad thing. It “… Will Kill You Dead“, or at least is a “… problem“, depending on the reference cited. Multiple Web sites (including technicaldebt.com and ontechnicaldebt.com) comment on the metaphor. Technical debt is also a marker of a kind of vitality, as I’ll show below. One of the on-going consequencesRead More
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When “Hype or Hope?” is debated vigorously enough on any subject, it’s easy to guess the truth combines both poles. That’s certainly the case with HTML5. The details are interesting enough that it’s worth a few lines to sketch the essentials of what you should know. Every month or so, someone–Gartner last summer, Luke Stevens,Read More
This is a blog post by our friends at Heroix, you can read more here: Heroix Blog A lot of buzz in the information technology (IT) world has been created by Gartner’s APM model, published back in August of 2012. IT Centralization recently published an article composed by LarryDragich, which prioritized the APM framework and allowed those who areRead More
These trends will largely determine online gaming business in 2013: online gaming is large and still growing rapidly all around the globe; much of the news about gaming this year will involve government actions; more and more, end-users play games on mobile devices; and the boundaries and definitions of gaming are changing even faster thanRead More
The DevOps behind successful on-line gaming companies are playing with George Washington’s axe. They need to know how to handle it. The axe–familiar to those with a more classical education as Theseus’ ship–is the notorious one whose handle had been replaced three times, and head twice, but remained the same property. That’s how successful gamingRead More
This is a blog post by our friends at Heroix, you can read more here: Heroix Blog Agile and efficient infrastructures: two words which every information technology (IT) department wishes to operate by. A recent article published on the APMDigest explained how having an agile, flexible IT environment is the largest benefit when utilizing aRead More
Chase Bank went off-line. Could application performance management (APM) have saved it? That question is far thornier than the simple words that go into it. None of us on the outside know enough of the facts to be sure; from my own off-the-record conversations with financial and security specialists, I suspect that no insider hasRead More
“IBM: Four Major Trends Shaping Social Business in 2013 and Beyond” challenges me. Either I’m too witless to “get social”, or the recent IBM Connect 2013 conference was selling snake oil–or possibly both. While I know IBM is filled with savvy, successful people, I have to conclude that its social business side is empty. NotRead More
Last week’s remarks on my own use of a Chromebook in datacenters resulted in so much discussion that a few more details deserve mention today. Keep in mind that Google and most of the Chrome hardware vendors originally targeted entry-level consumers: they promote low price and ease of use. I’m not the only one toRead More
Chromebooks have a role in datacenters. Colleagues call them “consumable keyboard machines” in recognition of their modest prices. Their combination of functionality pushes them to the front of the list of “grab and go” alternatives for such reviewers as Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, a fan of both the ARM-powered Samsung and its somewhat more potent andRead More