Category: Industry News

Are you load testing? Great. Are you counting on load testing to protect your organization from a catastrophic system failure? Well, that’s not so great.

Load Testing Fails Facebook IPO for NASDAQ

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.

Next AppDev Star

I love my job!

I’ve always been an avid writer, even as a kid. So when it came to career choices my decision to enter a profession that demanded writing skills seemed like a natural fit.

I started out as a newspaper reporter, following in my father’s footsteps, but as the jobs and money there began drying up in the mid-1990’s I took my interest in Technology and made the jump to writing for high tech companies and have been happy doing this job ever since.

Quality is a Happy Place
p>Last week, CAST issued a report on the summary findings of its second annual CAST Report on Application Software Health (aka CRASH), which delves into the structural quality of business application software. The report has earned significant coverage throughout the technology media, including InformationWeek, InfoWorld and Computerworld, as well as the Wall Street Journal.

A Crash Course on CAST’s New CRASH Report

This morning’s news was rife with accounts of the London Stock Exchange Group being forced to halt trading on its main market due to a technical fault in its barely two-week-old MilleniumIT trading system.  This is yet another example of the need for pre-deployment analysis of structural quality.

London Bourse is Falling Down – Time to Analyze Its Structure?

I've been surfing the booths at the Gartner Outsourcing & Vendor Management Summit in sunny, gorgeous Orlando (check out some pictures on Twitter).

To mark the event, CAST is giving away an iPad. To enter the drawing, take our sourcing survey.

Trends From the Gartner Vendor Summit 2010

Bill presented the 10 commandments of multisourcing covering governance, SLAs, and best practices. Here are some salient points from his presentation.

Forrester’s Bill Martorelli On Multisourcing

Some tools are very popular with software developers while some just fizzle out. What accounts for this difference?>

Why Developer Tools Stick

The financial markets have their secular cycles. Technology has its S-curves of adoption. Problem is, it's impossible to tell when that S goes from under-performing little bottom coil to the roaring top of the lucrative cobra head. If you're baffled, have a look at these S curves and you'll know what I'm talking about.

Cloud Computing – Why Now?

There are a lot of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tools out there. And there's a lot of hot air about the distinctions between PPM, ALM,  PLM, and who-knows-what-other-M.

The Problem with PPM Tools

A couple of weeks ago, I was standing in an old friend's flat in London, looking out onto the street, sipping a delicious drink before dinner. Lovely flat, beautiful street.

CFOs Are Easy