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On average, downtime costs businesses anywhere between $100,000 to $5 million PER HOUR. This includes the loss of revenues, goodwill, wasted labor on troubleshooting, and business cost of lost productivity.

However, downtime is not the only D-word in the IT industry. Delays in rolling out new features, bug fixes, vulnerability fixes, enhancements, and so on, can drive the customers to the competition. Naturally, IT teams are under extraordinary pressure to minimize downtime and delays in delivering IT services to their users. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and DevOps emerged as organic and natural solutions to this challenge.

Both Site Reliability Engineering…

Essentially a set of practices coupling software development (Dev) and information technology operations (Ops), DevOps is the combination of employees, methods, and products to allow for perpetual, seamless delivery of quality and value to the clients.

Adding to a set of DevOps practices, a DevSecOps approach provides multiple layers of security and reliability to the clients by integrating highly secure, robust, and dependable processes and tools into the work cycle and the product.

This desirable outcome of integrating DevOps and DevSecOps into corporations has made it a trendy work cycle in the market.

However, with a growing focus on automation…

New Generations. Old Skill Sets. Adjusted Expectations.

There was a time where soft skills were considered common sense practices that held no value within the confines of an organization. While soft skills played a vital role in the success of an organization and its employees, they often went unrecognized for the significant impact they played. However, in an ever-evolving employment landscape, it has quickly become obvious that the two youngest generations in today’s workforce, the Millennials and Gen-Z, have simply not been equipped with the soft skills that generations before considered common sense.

While this younger workforce is highly equipped…

A recent survey on big data challenges faced by businesses uncovered some startling facts about data utilization. 38% of the businesses “lack” a compelling business case to use their data. 34% of the companies did not have processes mature enough to handle big data technologies, and 24% of them are incapable of making big data usable for their end-users!

To call these findings shocking would be an understatement. If the survey’s results are true, then a large percentage of the businesses do not know what they can do — they must do — with the data they have and continue…

Enterprise architecture has come a long way in the past decade. With more and more technologies emerging every day, taking advantage of them and creating a better enterprise architecture becomes quite essential. By integrating new technology into the enterprise architectures, we can achieve fruitful results even during difficult times.

This article will give you the five characteristics of a modern enterprise architect that everyone should know. Besides that, you can also learn how to build the required characteristics to stay relevant and grow your business.

Five Characteristics of Modern Enterprise Architect

1. Strategic IT Driver

Strategic IT drivers are the ones that help form the IT strategy. Even though there…

IaC Overview

As everything is digitized now, especially after the covid pandemic, it is now even more important to properly manage the IT infrastructure of an organization. [1] [2]

Earlier, this management of IT infrastructure was done manually by the system administrators. They managed all the hardware and software that was required for an application to run. Tech has progressed a lot in the past few years, and now there is an alternative to this manual management, called Infrastructure as Code or IaC in short.

Let us define IaC in more descriptive terms. Infrastructure as code is the process of managing and…

Imagine a large-scale IT infrastructure made up of networks, databases, servers, storage, operating systems, and other elements. How do you provision, configure, manage, and scale up these various elements on-demand?

Traditionally, system administrators, often a dedicated team of specialists, manually performed these tasks as and when the need arose. Consequently, resource provisioning used to be a complex task that “wasn’t” characterized by responsiveness. Agility, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness all came at the cost of each other in such an environment.

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) emerged as a natural solution to these challenges. IaC is the answer to how do we manage…

Did you know that Netflix’s AI-powered recommendation engine is worth $1 billion a year?

AI’s impact on modern businesses has been incredible. Netflix is not the only business to have realized its importance. 84% of the organizations believe AI can give them a competitive advantage.

Artificial intelligence technologies have registered a meteoric growth over the past few years. Much of the developments in the areas of automation and AI have focused on improving workforce productivity. In fact, Accenture predicts AI will bring about a 40% boost to business productivity by 2035. Although impressive, it’s hardly groundbreaking!

The most impactful applications…

The global DevOps market is set to hit $9.4 billion by as early as 2023. Yet, 78% of the organizations have failed to get it right. Why?

DevOps celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2018. In the technology industry, that’s a lifetime! Despite its relative maturity, the DevOps philosophy continues to evade even the most prominent and resourceful organizations. A shocking Gartner report has revealed that 75% of the DevOps projects fail to meet their goals.

Why are DevOps failure rates so high? What are the common challenges faced by organizations when implementing the DevOps philosophy? How to overcome these challenges?

The average inference speed for cloud-based AI hovers around 1.5 seconds. The intelligence edge cuts it down sharply to 10–15 milliseconds. This drastic reduction in latency alone makes a number of futuristic technologies — such as autonomous vehicles — possible.

The advent of cloud computing has set off a colossal centralization fever that has caught almost every business that understands the importance of a digital-first business strategy. Even the world’s governments and public sector organizations are leveraging the advantages offered by cloud computing. …

Mir Ali

Field CTO | Technology Visionary | Customer Champion | Big Thinker.

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