Cloud Computing

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The Ethics of Cloud Computing - Part 2

By Seth Payne    |    December 19, 2014    |    IT Operations

​This is part two in a three part series. To read Part One, click here. Firms also have the moral duty to be honest with the customers regarding security policies,...

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​The Ethics of Cloud Computing - Part 1

By Seth Payne    |    December 15, 2014    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

Cloud computing seems to still be one of the reigning buzzwords in high-tech these days. Everything is either “in the cloud”, “powered by the cloud”, or some variation on the...

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Gene Kim on the Need for On-demand Access to Automated Dev/Test Environments

By Noel Wurst    |    December 09, 2014    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

​Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap, and I am speaking with Gene Kim today. At Skytap, a lot of us are big fans of Gene and his work,...

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How to Eliminate “It Works on My Machine”

By Noel Wurst    |    December 04, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​voke analyst Theresa Lanowitz and her team recently conducted an independent survey of over 500 participants from both technology and non-technology companies of varying sizes to explore their use of virtual...

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Guest Post: Survey Reveals Benefits in Using Virtual and Cloud-Based Dev/Test Environments

By Noel Wurst    |    November 12, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​This article was authored by Melissa Jacobson and was originally published on Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog.In late August, voke, Inc. debuted its “Market Snapshot Report: Virtual and Cloud-Based...

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Your Healthcare, Your Cloud, and HIPAA

By Lee Slaughter    |    November 04, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development, IT Operations

Healthcare companies once considered the idea of managing any computing activities in the cloud a distant future due to ever-tightening standards of patient privacy. But software development and testing workloads...

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Guest Post: What’s Killing Software Testers?

By Noel Wurst    |    October 31, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​Our Tap In Partner Parasoft cooked up this nightmare-inducing, Halloween themed piece; it was originally published on their excellent blog.With Halloween rapidly approaching, let's take a quick look at...

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On-premises Data Masking for Increased Cloud Testing Security

By Noel Wurst    |    October 28, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

​We recently hosted a webinar with one of our partners, Axis Technology, to demonstrate how their DMSuite® tool ensures that sensitive production data remains secure, while also providing testers with ...

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How Skytap Complements, not Competes with, Puppet and Chef

By Brad Schick    |    October 24, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

​Skytap is occasionally asked how our service overlaps with provisioning and deployment tools like Puppet, Chef, and OpenStack HOT. While these tools do have some conceptual overlap, their roles are...

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Who Pays for Parallel Development Pizza Parties in the Cloud?

By Jason English    |    October 21, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

As we move development and test activities into cloud-based labs, we have noticed an age-old challenge arise to some companies’ adoption efforts. While it is tempting to focus on the...