Category: CAST News

From IT’s perspective, the business is always asking for new applications -- apps to innovate, or simply make their jobs a little easier. The problem is, it always want them done quickly and be up and running perfectly at launch.

Maintaining software quality on the bleeding edge

The sequestration has hit a lot of organizations hard, and IT intensive programs aren’t ducking the proverbial bullet. In the decade since 9-11, organizations had more money and resources to give to development teams to fix their application’s performance issues. But now that the nation is trying to fix its fiscal woes, every day and dollar counts.

Learning to survive in the new normal of IT Program Management

If you’re snickering at the idea of your CIO talking Java (or any programming language for that matter), trust us, you’re not alone. However, CIOs can no longer afford to be in the dark about their IT team’s choice of programming language and tools.

C-suite: It’s time to get techy

Did the press club have a meeting? Because this is the second time in two weeks that we’ve been in the press.

Lev Sits Down with ComputerWeekly to Discuss the Outsourcing of Software Testing

There’s been a lot of debate in the news and social networks about what’s in store for future CIOs. Oddly, pundits are in on the act, attempting to define exactly what we mean by CIO. Regardless of the title, the fact is that CIOs live on the knife’s edge of innovation, and today, that blade has never been sharper.

The Evolution and Career Path of the CIO

Who hasn’t been waking up early and staying up late to catch every second of action at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London?

The Gold Medal for Last Place

I wrote before about the time bombs that exist in the government’s cloud migration strategy. And while I was reading an article on Wired Cloudline about this very issue, those same points were running through my head.

The Federal Government’s Dark Cloud

Here’s a poster for you to celebrate the Fourth of July in the way only a mature development team can appreciate.

Some advice for the Fourth of July

We’re a society that is always looking for the “next big thing.”

Just check out the TV listings. We tune in to find out who will be the “Next Top Model,” “Next Food Network Star,” “Next Design Star” and “Next Iron Chef.” Technology is also quite interested in “The Next Big Thing” as witnessed by the 19.9 million results you get when you Google “Next Big Thing in Technology.” But while most of the TV “Next” searches focus on the individual, most of the “next big things” discussed in Tech have been on a trend level.

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