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This month in TechBeacon, learn how to create test automations that stand out, the right way to use encryption for GDPR compliance, how to optimize service management on a budget, the five signs that your IT project is about to fail, and more.
Why privacy protection must start with application-layer encryption
For GDPR compliance, encryption is key, but resist the urge to just encrypt everything, says Micro Focus Technology Evangelist Travis Greene. Yes, you need to implement the technology if you haven't already. But be careful how you approach it. Here's how to do encryption the right way.
A complete guide to the best data science bootcamps
Predictive analytics and other data science skills that are increasingly coming into play in enterprise IT systems, from development and testing to IT operations management. These courses will help you quickly build up your foundational knowledge.
7 productivity-killing habits of project managers
These bad habits prevent more project leaders from becoming superstars in their job than anything else, says Igor Tkach, chief technology officer at consultancy Daxx. Here’s how to recognize these behavior patterns—and what to do instead.
Five red flags your IT project is failing
Last year, 51% of enterprise transformation initiatives either stalled or were abandoned entirely. Don’t become the next statistic: Here are five situations that signal impending disaster—and how to avoid them.
5 steps to stand-out test automation
Are people ignoring your test automation work? Here are five reasons why, and test automation consultant Bas Dijkstra’s step-by-step process for ensuring that your test automations never get ignored again.
4 ways to optimize IT service delivery and support
How can you do more with service and support when you’re given fewer resources? That was a common refrain at the HDI Conference this year. From automation to shifting left, ITSM consultant Doug Tedder describes the four proven steps you can take right now.