SDLC Comparision: Agile vs DevOps

Agile and DevOps are often conflated and confused with each other. It’s often misunderstood where one stops and the other begins. While there are a lot of differences between the two, the short answer is that Agile is a Software Development Life Cycle that provides a methodology for delivering tech products and DevOps is a method to deliver those same technology products to those who need it. Agile When the Agile Manifesto was first written in 2001, it was a response to the waterfall-based methodologies. Waterfall approaches were heavy front-end specifications and hoping you covered everything. Inevitably, you didn’t. [...]

IT Management Certificates to Boost Your Salary

In the previous 18 months ending in November 2018, 1 in every 7 jobs created in the US is in IT.That is quite a bit of technical people. These opportunities are not restricted to just the technologists. Demand for the governance and management expands along with it. If you are planning on moving a step ahead in your career, you can take up managerial and leadership roles in the organizations at an improved pay scale. IT management certifications area good way to make yourself available and attractive to more roles. Getting these certifications can help you expand your strengths. [...]

More Cost Cutting Tips for CIOs [Infographic]

More Cost Cutting Tips for CIOs Move to Shared Services - A third party is often cheaper Get Budget Opinions from Colleagues Take Inventory of Hardware & Software - Be surprised what you do not need Review Contracts - Are you paying too much for services? Do you Really need 99.9999% Uptime? - is 99.9 good enough? Review Vendors - are they getting too cozy?

What a 3.8% Unemployment means to IT and Technology [Infographic]

What a 3.8% Unemployment Rate Means to Tech Talent 1- IT & Tech Talent Is in Demand 2- Tech Talent Is Enjoying High Wages 3- Tech Talent Is Getting Better Perks 4- Tech Talent Gets More Inquiries in Their Services 5- Companies Need to Hire Tech Talent Faster 6- You Need the Right Environment & Culture https://decideconsulting.com/what-a-3-8-unemployment-rate-means-to-tech-talent/ Read More: Changes to DACA, H1-B Make Tech Recruiting a Challenge >> Read More: 3 Tips for Navigating the Tech Talent Shortage >> Read More: Practical Reasons you Cannot Find .NET Developers >> Read More: Why Is It Harder to Find Talent [...]

Technology Spotlight: Vulnerability Management and Penetration Testing

Vulnerability management (Blue Team), Penetration testing (Red Team) are like two sides of a coin, one without the other is incomplete. News Flash: When it comes to security, incomplete equals "at risk". We see this duality in every industry where assurance is required.  Such as in industrial design and testing. In the cyber world management must begin with assessing what the potential for damage to brand integrity will be should a breach occur. Loss of customer or public confidence? Loss of trade secrets? Leakage of Personally Identifiable Information? Once management embraces the danger a breach represents to their business, [...]