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News from TechBeacon - May 2020

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, May 14, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

This month TechBeacon features Micro Focus CEO Jerome Labat, who shares his team’s digital transformation lessons learned, as well as advice on how to upskill for DevOps careers, Joe Colantonio’s top tops or open source web performance testing tools, the right way to do OpenStack cloud builds, and the 4 keys to getting security and compliance right with DevSecOps.

Innovate and deliver: How to do both during your digital transformation
Micro Focus Chief Technology Officer Jerome Labat’s teams spent the last year modernizing and transforming its IT service portfolio, and rethinking the way those teams work. He shares three key lessons his teams learned about the digital transformation process as it affects IT, and how your IT organization can keep up with digital transformation efforts.

DevOps upskilling: How to fill the notches on your tool belt
The DevOps Institute recently released Upskilling 2020: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report https://bit.ly/2WmsBUD, which looks at the role of DevOps pros in the era of digital transformation, and the people, process, and technology skills these roles require. Here's what you can learn from the report—and how to be a standout in the DevOps field.

Web performance testing: 18 free open-source tools to consider
TestGuild’s Joe Colantonio weighs in on the best open source tools for web performance testing. One of these tools just might be the perfect complement to your commercial testing tool set.

Get security and compliance with DevSecOps: 4 key components
Ideally, you want an innovation pipeline that builds compliance in, while boosting quality and productivity and shrinking time to market. To balance speed and compliance, consider these four aspects of compliance.

OpenStack remains essential: How to get your private cloud builds right
As Titus Kurek’s organization implemented over 100 private cloud builds, they’ve learned what companies should do to make their OpenStack deployments successful. Here he shares 7 pieces of hard-earned advice from the trenches.


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News from TechBeacon

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, April 9, 2020
Updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Privacy and compliance are front and center this month, with Micro Focus technology experts weighing in on the trends in secure data analytics, the latest data security methods, and how to deal with PII. Plus the top open source tools to complement your web performance testing, how to become a top-performing IT ops team and more.

Why secure data analytics is critical for CCPA compliance
While business users must adapt to the privacy priorities established by new laws, all is not lost. Micro Focus Strategic Security Architect Phil Sewell explains why you need to build security and privacy into your big data analytics for the long haul.

Why the new privacy laws demand data-centric security
Taking a data-centric approach to security may be daunting, but doing so matters more than ever, says Micro Focus Security Strategist Michael Gutsche. Here’s why—and what you need to do to prepare.

How to meet privacy requirements with your PII
Personally identifiable information (PII) can be found everywhere in your organization, and if you don’t find it first, hackers just might. Dave Humphrey CTO for IDOL at Micro Focus, shares how to tackle your unstructured data risk.

Web performance testing: 18 free open-source tools to consider
How many users and how much long-term revenue could you be losing due to bad web performance? Joe Colantonio curates this list of free and open-source web performance testing software that might be the perfect complement to your commercial tools.

4 secrets of high-performing IT Ops organizations
We’ve distilled the key takeaways from the new research study, The Roadmap to Becoming a Top-Performing Organization in Managing IT Operations. Hint: It’s all about being proactive, having the right metrics, and zeroing in on the quality of customer experience.

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COBOL and GDPR: Why Format-Preserving Data Protection is Key

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, March 12, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Why is format-preserving data protection better for your COBOL applications—especially in the new age of privacy laws? Phil Smith, Senior Product Manager and Architect, Mainframe and Enterprise, Micro Focus breaks it down.

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Six Strategies for Building AI-based Software

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, March 12, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Building AI into your software? Here's what Micro Focus R&D Director Jecky Toledo says his software team learned along the way—and the takeaways for yours. Hint: natural-language processing played a key role.

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How to Create a Successful Digital Transformation Road Map

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, March 12, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Here's how to build a roadmap to get you to your digital transformation destination. Among other things, think in outcome-focused steps, says Sairam Bollapragada, Head, Global Delivery Center, Micro Focus Professional Services.

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Five Benefits from Integrating Pen Test Reports Into Your SIEM

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, March 12, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Integration between penetration testing and your SIEM delivers several key benefits that could be key to your security strategy. Guy Kramer, Lead Solutions Consultant, Security, at Micro Focus, shares how to make it happen in your organization.

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Will IT Operations and Security Tools Converge in 2020?

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, February 13, 2020
Updated: Monday, February 10, 2020
Why are IT operations and security professionals using different tools to perform similar functions? That’s going to change in the coming year, says Micro Focus Chief Technology Officer Jerome Labat, as protective and detective tools take the first steps toward convergence. Read more.

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Robotic Process Automation: 5 Key Trends to Watch

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, February 13, 2020
Updated: Monday, February 10, 2020
The surge in enterprise adoption of RPA shows no signs of slowing down this year, but companies that have adopted RPA are already experiencing growing pains—and many are re-evaluating the tools and processes they're trying to automate while brushing up on the governance and organizational coordination necessary to scale RPA projects. Here’s what you need to know.

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Test Automation Tools: Top Trends and Challenges for 2020

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, February 13, 2020
Updated: Monday, February 10, 2020
As testing tool vendors continue to innovate in 2020 you can expect to see more artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, a potential ramp-up of robotic process automation (RPA) in testing, and the steady rise of secure DevOps, or DevSecOps in testing. The downside? The fragmentation of the test automation tools market is likely to continue. Read more.

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31 Cybersecurity Stats That Matter

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, February 13, 2020
Updated: Monday, February 10, 2020
Managing cyber risk is no longer just about applying the right controls for detecting, preventing, and mitigating internal threats. To get the full picture, you need to stay on top of the latest developments in the threat landscape, understand your exposure, and know who is behind them. That’s why TechBeacon assembled key security statistics from well-known, respected sources on the most important cybersecurity trends you’ll see in 2020.

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