Unconventional Metrics for IT Applications Portfolio Investment


One of the perennial jobs for IT applications teams who develop and maintain in-house software applications is to manage the portfolio of existing apps used by the company. And what separates the good from bad investment decisions in the applications budget is economic insight.

IT Applications: 3 Changes Needed to Run Agile at Scale


Most applications teams have brought in coaches and new tools to help them and nearly half are trying to implement enterprise frameworks like SAFe , according to CEB data.

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Application Migration: Know Your Options

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Featured Virtualization applications cloudStuck with a challenge app? Don't worry - you have options Read More.

Application Build Reporting for MDT and SCCM

Mick's IT Blog

This new script I have written is designed to query the programs and features registry entries to verify if an application is installed and to write that verification to a.CSV file. It was going to grab the name of the application that was exactly how it was listed in programs and features.

PowerShell: Installed Applications Report

Mick's IT Blog

While working on the new Windows 10 build for my firm, it came up about updating the old script that generates a custom list of installed applications to a.CSV file on a weekly basis. The purpose of this report is so the build team has a concise list of optional applications they need to install during a replacement build for a user. This file contains a list of the applications you do not want to be included in the report. It also removes copies of application names.

IT Applications: How to Create a Culture of Quality


Over the past several years, those in charge of IT applications teams have emphasized the need for their staff to be as quick as possible in getting applications in to day-to-day use. But this mindset can lead to low quality applications development and time-consuming rework.

IT Applications: Four Ways Business Analysts are ‘Going Digital’


IT applications teams, who develop software in house for companies, employ business analysts to deal with internal customers and make sure the software is as useful as it can be. Blog Collaborate Across the Organization Information Technology IT Applications

Most cloud applications not GDPR-ready, report reveals

Computer Weekly

Just 2% of more than 15,000 enterprise cloud application analysed are GDPR-ready, according to a cloud risk report

The cloud can’t fix poor application performance

David Linthicum

Have you heard the fairy tale that application performance on the cloud is automatically optimized, without any effort from developers or administrators? Although elasticity does let you scale on demand by provisioning servers, or perhaps automatically these days using serverless computing technology, the elasticity concept unto itself does not guarantee well-performing applications.

Business applications embrace IoT, blockchain to face future

Computer Weekly

Next-generation ERP systems could intersect with IoT, blockchain and smart contracts to drive a new wave of automation aimed at operational efficiency

Reasons Why Application Lifecycle Management Is Important

IT Toolbox

ALM outlines methodologies which are to be used during software development and the tools that can help improve efficiency

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PowerShell: Pin and Unpin Applications to the Start Menu and Taskbar

Mick's IT Blog

I am in the middle of building a new Windows 10 image and testing out all of the GPOs and applications. The first of the features I added is being able to generate an official list of all applications on the machine that are listed within the specified GUID. Name -eq $Application }).verbs()

UC Value Drivers in 2017 - Application-Driven

IT Toolbox

As this series progresses, it might be easy to conclude that telephony has no place with collaboration in 2017. Messaging seems to have taken over, but voice will always have a role. Real-time communication remains essential for collaboration, but less of it will be running over fixed line phone systems

British breakthrough for IoT- based business applications this year

Computer Weekly

Internet of things-based business applications could be mainstream tools in the UK by the end of this year

Brother moves core internal applications to Amazon cloud

Computer Weekly

Manufacturer Brother has moved its back-office and customer-facing systems to the Amazon cloud using public and hybrid models

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Are You An Application Or An Infrastructure CIO?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Does a CIO have to choose between applications and infrastructure? Which do you favor more – applications or infrastructure ? There’s the (somewhat) glamorous world of application development and then there is the infrastructure team.

Hovis boosts job applications after HR tech roll-out

Computer Weekly

Baker and flour miller expects a quick payback from HR technology project

4 Reasons Why Citizen Developers May Be The Next Big Thing in Application Development

Social, Agile and Transformation

I must be behind the times because last week was the first time I heard the term "Citizen Developer", a term Gartner defines as a user who creates new business applications for consumption by others using. development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT. They are referring to a business user and not a software developer in IT, and are careful to distinguish this from Rogue-IT. agile software development cio citizen development cloud computing enterprise 2.0

Dell Automatic BIOS, Application, and Driver Updates in Build

Mick's IT Blog

You can see in the script that I have defined BIOS, Drivers, and Applications meaning if you select any of these, that is all that will be installed. The first thing, don't enter it as an application.

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Deploying Your Cloud: Three Real-World Applications and Use-Cases

Data Center Knowledge

Let’s talk about cloud. Not that we don’t normally talk cloud, but let’s actually focus on a few specific use-cases. Before we dive in, it’s very important to see that very soon cloud will simply become a normal part of your data center and business process. A recent Cisco Service Provider report. Cloud Computing Shared

PowerShell: Uninstall Windows 10 Built-In Applications with Verification

Mick's IT Blog

It can also uninstall multiple app via a text file containing the application names. I am in the beginning stages of building a Windows 10 image for the firm I work at. One of the things that needs to be configured is the built-in apps. Obviously, we do not want all of them. You maybe wondering why you would use this over GPO or DSC.

The network is the application: Why APIs are agents of change

Computer Weekly

Today, applications are beginning to offer the real network valueSun Microsystems once described the network as the computer.

IT Applications: Three Questions You Should Ask About the Applications Portfolio


For IT applications teams – whose job it is to develop software for a company in-house – this focus on digitization gives them a great opportunity to discuss the applications portfolio roadmap.

Cybersecurity: A vertical industry application?

Network World

Generic security requirements will remain forever, but I see a burgeoning trend transforming cybersecurity from a set of horizontal technologies to a vertical industry application. bank demands language skills and business process and regulatory knowledge that isn’t applicable for attacking banks in France or Germany. This is the big Papi of change agents for cybersecurity, as industry IoT applications will radically alter business processes, technology elements and threats.

IT Applications: How to Hire a ‘Digital-Ready’ Developer


Faced with a line-up of eager applicants, and after a day of repetitive interviews, it’s never been easy for managers to predict which job candidate will actually be the most successful in the job that’s up for grabs. For IT applications teams that develop software in-house for large companies, this proportion is likely to rise in the next few years. Two approaches from applications teams in CEB’s network will help.

Systems Application Architecture (SAA) Part 1

IT Toolbox

Common communications support was designed to interconnect SAA applications, systems, networks, and devices

Mobile Application Security in 2016


Arxan recently did a 5th annual State of Application Security report, which takes an in-depth look into the security of some of the most popular mobile health and mobile finance applications available. How safe is your app? And how do you feel about the security of the apps you install?

How to Increase Lead Generation with New CRM Applications

IT Toolbox

The latest customer relationship management (CRM) applications have introduced new features not available in legacy solutions, as well as more accessible deployment options for businesses of all sizes. These two characteristics combined for massive growth, with Forbes reporting a projected $127.5 billion market by 2018. CRM vendors are making heavy investments in their solutions to try to gain a

TSB moves to Microsoft cloud applications

Computer Weekly

TSB bank is moving more of its productivity business software to the cloud, with Microsoft 365 products next in line

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Cern to track job applicants ‘at the speed of light’

Computer Weekly

The nuclear research laboratory in Geneva, famous for tracking sub-atomic particles, is developing a cloud service to track of thousands of people who apply for jobs each year

NGA and DigitalGlobe Release Powerful Application To Community Under Open Source License


From NGA''s Press Release: NGA, DigitalGlobe application a boon to raster data storage, processing. By Bob Gourley. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”. ? Margaret Mead.

Dispelling 3 Myths of Cloud Application Migrations

Data Center Knowledge

While cloud migrations are often needed, misconceptions abound. Jason Cumberland of Dimension Data explains three of the most common misconceptions about moving from a dedicated server deployment to a cloud environment. Industry Perspectives

The Top Five Reasons Your Application Will Fail

Data Center Knowledge

Looking at this list, it’s clear that focusing on reducing the chances for human error and designing for scalability can prevent application failure. Read More. Industry Perspectives