Stories by John Moore

Is it time to move your databases to the Cloud?

Akamai Technologies, an engineering-heavy company that delivers a sizable chunk of the Internet's total traffic every day, is generally inclined to solve its technology challenges in house. Corey Scobie, vice president for Open Platform at Akamai, summarizes the company's default engineering culture and philosophy as, simply, "We should built it."

Written by John Moore08 Oct. 14 01:48

How responsive website design helps boost revenue, Australia's top online automotive classified site, is helping its independent dealers make the switch to sites built with responsive design in mind. Revenue is up, the company says, in part because of increased traffic from mobile devices.

Written by John Moore11 March 14 12:41

Business Process Management Provides Agility in Lean Times

When financial times are tough, the capability to streamline business processes, improve efficiency and achieve agility would appeal to any company. That's why firms today are increasingly finding new and sometimes unique ways to use BPM tools.

Written by John Moore10 Dec. 13 20:58

How Load Balancing Is Playing a Bigger Role in Tech Transitions

Load balancing isn't just for websites that expect surges in traffic any more. Companies of all sizes, and in all verticals, find load balancing an effective way to address disaster recovery, scalability, failover and application virtualization needs.

Written by John Moore19 Nov. 13 13:43

Giving Enterprise Software a Social Makeover Attracts Users

When it comes to developing enterprise applications, organizations are increasingly realizing that user experience is as important as functionality. In response, vendors are taking a more agile approach to building those apps in order to better meet users' needs.

Written by John Moore16 April 13 14:25

How IT managers can negotiate a SaaS partner contract

Thomas Trappler, director of software licensing at UCLA and SaaS contracting instructor at the school, has encountered a fair amount of reticence among individuals facing down a SaaS deal. A recent exchange between Trappler and a student in his Contracting for Cloud Computing Services class provides an illustration.

Written by John Moore10 July 12 22:00