The CTO, Manager and Bandmaster

The CTO, Manager and Bandmaster (Parts 1 & 2) Part 1 Importance of the rhythm According to Hector Berlioz, the essential qualities of a conductor are "to hear and see, he must be agile and strong, know the composition, nature and scope of the instruments, how to read the score.” This ultimately also describes very... Continue Reading →

Blockchain – an evolution that is becoming a revolution!

Blockchain - what is it? For those familiar with it, it might surprise you to realize how few people have even heard of it. Blockchain is an extremely promising technology in our endless search for ways to increase computing power, speed and security. By eliminating the "middle man," both security and speed are automatically increased, which by itself could be considered an incredible increase in computing power. Many startups are going this way. Banks, insurance companies, video games and more are either seriously considering it, or already using it.

A Time Series Database – how do I choose? A Time Series Database (TSDB) is defined simply as a software system that is designed to handle time series data the best possible way.  The bigger question is, what is a time series?  The answer is that it is a series of points of data arranged... Continue Reading →

Are you employing a DevOps strategy?

Are you employing a DevOps strategy?  DevOps : Market and Tools DevOps has changed the market and also the tools we use in the software industry.  Gone are the days of separation.  We have quickly passed  from “waterfall” through the separated infancy of “agile system administration” and “agile operations” to “DevOps.” But what IS DevOps? ... Continue Reading →

Want to break down barriers between teams?

Think "Agile" and break down barriers between teams In software development, Agile’s practices have the advantage of encouraging teamwork by breaking down barriers between various teams in sales, development, business consulting, operations, and IT. Google defines it as “relating to or denoting a method of project management, used especially for software development, that is characterized... Continue Reading →

Benefits of Big Data

Benefits of Big Data – and a few challenges Benefits of Big Data are many, yet there seems to be much confusion and even fear about the topic.  Therefore, before continuing with this article, it seems prudent to first define the term.  Big Data is a computing term, defined, according to Google, as “extremely large... Continue Reading →

Roles of the CTO – Chief Technology Officer?

The relationship between CTO and Product & Engineering Although roles inside a company cross path multiple paths and it is a trait of modern times to look at less strict boundaries between different jobs, at least at an executive level, it is important to have functions with clear responsibilities and formulated expectations. The role of... Continue Reading →

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