The Top Priorities and Setbacks Enterprises Face In Application Development

There are few things more valuable to any business than direct customer feedback. It’s how we test ideas – old and new. It’s how we decide to change. So we asked TechValidate to help us understand what customers and potential customers are thinking. They’re a trusted neutral party and have helped us validate our own thinking – and sometimes prove us wrong. Recently, TechValidate compiled two sets of survey responses from targeted recipients across a range of industries. One survey targeted existing Actifio customers, and the other focused specifically on application developers who are not current clients. The returns provide some fascinating results that will help to verify and quantify Actifio’s part in helping customers to gain financial benefits. Results also make clear the opportunity developers have to gain time and performance advantages as they come into the fold.

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Bridging the technology gap with Hybrid IT

This guest post was written by Janine Benoit, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing at Sungard Availability Services.

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Effective Test Data Management: Music to a DBA’s Ears

There is no better way to hear from potential end-users than at a Trade Show, and  Oracle Open World (OOW) in San Francisco is a great example of this. At our booth last year we had the opportunity to talk to teams of DBAs from a very wide range of enterprise organizations and hear about their day to day frustrations.

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The Definitive Question: Should Your Organization Adopt DevOps?

Digital businesses depend on information intelligence. Most of that intelligence comes from applications. So, why are so many businesses missing the application streamlining opportunity that comes from DevOps? That collaborative blend of application developers and IT operations is a culture shift that breaks down silos and promotes accelerated development. Becoming a digital business means way more than having the right technology. It’s the right mix of fast, smooth operations resting on an intelligent information base. That’s the idea of DevOps. That and bigger profits.

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Orange is the new Black in Application Development

For a moment, put yourself solely in the shoes of an application ‘end-user.’

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5 Key Priorities That Are Top of Mind for CIOs in 2016

CIOs and their IT organizations are faced with endless demands on their time and resources, so it's critically important to focus on identifying and solving the big issues that really matter most to them. With over 1200 customers around the world, Actifio’s customer success team is in regular communication with IT leaders and their teams as they work together to address their biggest technology and business concerns. Combined with these interactions, we’ve explored the latest industry research and discovered the top priorities and areas of concern for CIOs around the world in 2016.

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How to Develop Higher Quality Applications Faster with DevOps and Copy Data Virtualization

If you’ve ever worked anywhere near an enterprise IT department, you’re familiar with the internal scuffle that exists  between the development and operations teams. At no fault of their own, they’re doing what they’ve been charged to do. Dev, tasked with building new applications to advance the business, needs to get things done faster. At the same time, Ops is pushing for things to go slower, tasked with safeguarding data and infrastructure to protect the business. With totally opposing missions, it’s no wonder why things get done at a less efficient pace than ideal.

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10 Must Read DevOps Articles to Stay in the Know for 2016

It is becoming more and more common for enterprises to implement DevOps practices. The benefits that come from this implementation are exponential. Heading into the new year, we think it’s important to share these 10 articles to show how leaders are adopting DevOps and the value it provides.

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Big data isn’t the problem, data copies are

Big Data. Everyone’s still talking about it – and it shows no sign of stopping as the use of computers, mobile devices and the Internet continues to increase.

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Software-Defined Questions

Hardware is solid. We can see it and touch it and feel comfortable knowing what it does, how it works and where it is. Software, not so much. Software lives someplace but we don’t necessarily know where. Unlike hardware we may not even know it’s present – or missing. So, the idea of software defining data centers, networks and storage may be a bit unsettling. Marc Andreessen’s comment that “software is eating the world” might call up images of Godzilla and T Rex. Nicholas Carr asserts, “automation can erode… expertise”. It separates us from fully understanding how things work. He argues that, with all its benefits, software and automation can also bring essential dangers that fewer of us will know how the world really works. Sounds frightening. But isn’t it already true?

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