Monthly News Roundup – October 2016

The following is a compilation of October articles covering industry trends, including DevOps trends, enterprise app development best practices, and the relationship between data security and QA.

10 Steps to DevOps Success in the Enterprise – TechRepublic – 10/6

The DevOps movement continues to gain traction among large US enterprises, including Adobe, Amazon, Target, and Walmart. As TechRepublic's James Sanders explains, DevOps—a combination of Development and Operations—is essentially a workflow "centered around integration and communication between software developers and IT professionals who manage production operations." The idea grew out of the Agile methodology, and first gained attention at a conference in 2009. Here are 10 things tech leaders should know about DevOps.

The Transformational Power of IoT in the Enterprise – Business2Community – 10/10

The DevOps movement continues to gain traction among large US enterprises, including Adobe, Amazon, Target, and Walmart. As TechRepublic's James Sanders explains, DevOps—a combination of Development and Operations—is essentially a workflow "centered around integration and communication between software developers and IT professionals who manage production operations." The idea grew out of the Agile methodology, and first gained attention at a conference in 2009. Here are 10 things tech leaders should know about DevOps.

Let's Patent This: A Primer for Enterprise App Developers – Information Week – 10/11

With so many apps available today, and the relative ease with which they can be developed, it can be difficult to differentiate your app from others and to keep competitors at bay. One way to do both is to obtain patents to stop competitors from copying key aspects of your app. Unfortunately, there are so many demands to get an app to up and running quickly - whether it's for your own internal IT customers or your company's external end-users - it's easy to overlook critical aspects of the patenting process. Here are five basic strategies for ensuring you obtain the protection you need.

The Intersection of Data Security and Quality Assurance – App Developer Magazine – 10/31

In today’s threat-laden environment, where production data is one of the chief targets of hackers, organizations developing software must expend both time and resources securing their production data. One of the simplest ways to ensure security for software testing activities is through the use of targeted, advanced data-handling solutions that can synthesize and virtualize production data. Such a project is not without cost and effort, of course, but the result is well worth the investment. Furthermore, organizations can extend the value of such an endeavor by using it as the cornerstone of a comprehensive test data management (TDM) improvement project.

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