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Monthly Archives: March 2018

  1. How to Develop Service Strategy Using ITIL Best Practices

    How to Develop Service Strategy Using ITIL Best Practices

    What is ITIL Service Strategy?

    ITIL Service Strategy is the way through which organizations understand the importance of adopting a market driven approach. With its help, businesses deliver products and services that their customers need by encouraging the use of service management for managing IT services. ITSM helps organizations get their mission and vision with the right kind of technology and ITIL guides how IT related services will be managed.

    Companies are adopting ITIL because they realize the benefits they will reap with the right kind of technology and processes. ITIL, since it came into being in 1980, has served as a business partner to several organizations so that they adopt the practices that are relevant to them.

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  2. How to Deploy a Database Release to Multiple Environments?

    How to Deploy a Database Release to Multiple Environments?

    Adapting efficiently to the changing dynamics of the corporate world is vital to stay relevant, and competitive. And this is exactly why employers are actively hiring DevOps engineers. If you are in pursuit of becoming a DevOps engineer or you’re already an IT professional looking to expand your skill-set by adding DevOps expertise to your portfolio, you should consider proper DevOps training.

    By taking DevOps classes, you will be able to learn all that you need to know about deployment; and rise as a competent engineer in this domain. During the program, you’ll learn about different testing methods, deployment techniques, basic building blocks of DevOps and more. One crucial aspect of the program is the art of deploying data release in multiple environments. This is definitely an important skill that employers expect DevOps engineers to possess and demonstrate when needed.

    Let us walk you through the basics on how to deploy a database release to different environments:

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  3. Pitfalls to Avoid in Test-Driven Development

    Pitfalls to Avoid in Test-Driven Development

    Whether you’re a software developer or a DevOps engineer, test-driven development is one important aspect of software programming that is gaining much attention and popularity. It can be best referred to as a programming style that particularly involves 3 activities that are tightly interlinked. These include unit testing, programming & refactoring the source code.

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  4. Everything You Need to Know About the Building Blocks of DevOps

    Everything You Need to Know About the Building Blocks of DevOps

    The corporate mind-set is now focused on digital transformation more than ever. This is predominantly because it is believed that digital transformation is the key factor to improved company’s performance. And DevOps practices have been recognized as the foundation for fast and smooth digital transformation. This can be backed by the recently published 2017 State of DevOps. The report revealed statistics on how DevOps principles are helping organizations take the lead. The report suggests that by utilizing DevOps concepts the right way, organizations can:

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  5. The Role of Informal Learning in IT Skills Development

    The Role of Informal Learning in IT Skills Development

    Learning doesn’t always have to be formally done in organized sessions, like sitting in a classroom and listening to a lecture. Nowadays, instructors encourage people to use informal learning skills and develop knowledge organically. Some of the most common informal learning actions are: asking questions, reading/research, observing someone, or even responding to situations by solving problems.

    None of these natural actions involve taking part in a class that follows a curriculum. Though this learning strategy is natural, it can play a vital role in the development of IT skills in today’s world.

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  6. How to Learn From a Boss You Hate

    How to Learn From a Boss You Hate

    People leave managers, not companies.”

    An old phrase, with a deep meaning.

    We all know why we apply for a job: a healthy work environment, a good salary, an opportunity for growth, and useful fringe benefits.

    However, one factor that forced around 50% employees to resign from their jobs in 2015 was that they weren’t happy with their bosses. You’ll find similar stats in almost all the countries around the world, because people are fed up with listening to superiors who are always bossy and don’t motivate their employees. It hurts, but I guess we can call it human nature.

    There is no doubt in saying that working for someone you hate will make your life miserable. However, if you stop going to work, you’ll be the one who ends up on the losing side with bills to pay and no source of income. So to avoid getting in such a situation, it’s recommended to deal with it professionally and sensibly.

    There are many ways for you to put your hatred to the side and learn from your boss. Wondering how? Take a look!

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  7. 5 IT Skills You Can Learn Online

    5 IT Skills You Can Learn Online

    Arguably, you can learn all IT skills online. Some you can acquire on your own by reading useful articles and watching instructional videos, for others, you can join a virtual classroom. Either way, you can have access to all kinds of new IT training online, and that too at less than $20 a month. Let’s list down 5 basic IT skills that you can easily learn and master online.

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  8. How To Rank Project Priority In Your Organization

    How To Rank Project Priority In Your Organization

    Let’s start with a rule of thumb:

    If you’ve got everything under control, then alarms should be going off everywhere.

    It’s a red flag.

    It’s a sign that you’re prioritizing and focused on projects that are urgent, and not those that are necessary and strategically important.

    The fact is, if things are going well, you will automatically have a lot of urgent things seeking attention and resources. And to get things going well, you have to make a decision to prioritize your projects, set a cut-off line, kill the projects that fall underneath it, and focus on allocating resources and budget to the remaining.

    At operational and strategic levels, prioritization is often the difference between success and failure.

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