There are five ways to provision test data. You can copy or take a snapshot of your production database or databases. You can provision data manually or via a spreadsheet. You can derive virtual copies of your production database(s).
You can generate subsets of your production database(s). And you can generate synthetic data that is representative of your production data but is not actually real. Of course, the first four examples assume that the data you need for testing purposes is available to you from your production databases.
If this is not the case, then only manual or synthetic data provision is a viable option.
Download this whitepaper to find out more about how CA Technologies can help your business and its Test Data problems.
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Today’s workforce has grown accustomed to using personal technologies that make communication easy and simplify their lives. But many enterprise tools haven’t kept pace. Most current project and portfolio management solutions fail to provide simple ways of performing everyday tasks. They don’t facilitate contextual communication that would help to solve problems, and they lack key functionality: the ability to narrow the focus to relevant data, to drill down for additional information and to efficiently forecast financials and model outcomes.
Download this whitepaper now to see how CA PPM brings more value to your business by providing 15 key features that remain unaddressed by other products on the market today.
Speed is increasingly becoming the most important factor in project execution for a modern business. Of course, it has always been important to deliver projects as quickly as possible—that’s why schedules were developed and managed to. But historically those schedules were usually rather arbitrary. Today, things are very different. Customers expect more functionality more quickly than ever before, and they are unwilling to tolerate delays or missed commitments.
Organizations have recognized the importance of minimizing time to delivery, seeking to leverage opportunities and solve challenges in as little time as possible, but in doing so they have frequently forgotten one critical aspect. They aren’t actively managing those time horizons—they are simply careening headlong toward the end goal. That can introduce significant problems, and that’s what we want to look at in this white paper.
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To excel as resource manager, you need to quickly find the right talent to solve the right problems at the right time. CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM) provides you with the modern resource management functions you need to maximize your company’s most valuable assets: the people.
Modern, simple and powerful, CA PPM helps you work smarter by region, department, project, role and skill set.
Five global legal trends are testing the limits of even the best new business acceptance models. In this ebook, you’ll explore their effects, learn best practices on how to adapt to them, and evaluate your current processes with an assessment checklist.
The legal industry is well past the days when scrawled notes in a day planner constituted time recording. The business of law has changed, requiring that time entries comply with client requirements and firm objectives. We believe the path forward is a new concept that we call “compliant time”: a way to streamline timekeeping and improve time-capture accuracy while also ensuring adherence to OCGs.This ebook explores the gaps and inefficiencies in the current stateat most law firms and shows how compliant time can help resolve these issues. Insights into how current processes impact and inhibit internal law firm stakeholder objectives reveal why firms simply must find new approaches. Declining realization rates, competitive market forces, and lawyer attraction/retention challenges are all factors that point to a need for change in time and billing technology.
In what ways can your firm distinguish itself from competitorsto land new clients? Leaders at the firm could likely provide a snapshot but may not have formally articulated these qualities or implemented astrategy built around them. Firms that successfully claim their place in the market do so by considering what clients need and value. And they help business development fill its critical role by freeingcapacity—a long-standing, though not insurmountable, challenge.This ebook provides concrete tips on how you can differentiate your firm to drive growth and promote client success.
The more you invest in an internet hybrid infrastructure, the more exposed you can be to internet events. At the internet infrastructure layer, this can mean unavailable destinations, poor performing paths and security events such as DDoS attacks. The fact is that there are thousands of internet events that happen every day and when it comes to DDoS attacks 97% of them happen at the infrastructure layer. You shouldn't rely on a single DNS service to protect you from all of these potential problems. Just like everything else in your IT architecture you should always have a backup plan.
How you implement a redundant DNS architecture is not a given. Watch this informative webinar and learn about different ways you can get the benefits of a hardened internet infrastructure layer that fits your existing and planned online architecture. Get insights and examples from our DNS experts on different key approaches.
Larger organizations run into problems when monolithic architectures cannot be scaled, upgraded or maintained easily as they grow over time. Microservices architecture is an answer to that problem. It is a software architecture where complex tasks are broken down into small processes that operate independently and communicate through language-agnostic APIs.
Businesses are overwhelmed with data; it’s a blessing and a curse. A curse because it can overwhelm traditional approaches to storing and processing it. A blessing because the data promises business insight that never existed earlier. The industry has spawned a new term, “big data,” to describe it. Now, IT itself is overwhelmed with its own big data. In the press to roll out new services and technologies—mobility, cloud, virtualization—applications, networks, and physical and virtual servers grow in a sprawl. With them comes an unprecedented volume of data such as logs, events, and flows. It takes too much time and resources to sift through it, so most of it lies unexplored and unexploited. Yet like business data, it contains insight that can help us solve problems, make decisions, and plan for the future.
As the networks become ever more essential to business processes, they are also increasing rapidly in size and complexity. Many factors can affect network availability and performance—increasing traffic, configuration problems, failed network elements, changes, and more. Since not all of these problems are hard failures, managing the network to detect and correct business-impacting problems requires new tools, strategies, and initiatives. To deliver the availability and performance business demands, network management teams need to optimize fault management and ensure availability, unify fault and performance management, automate change and configuration management to ensure compliance, and automate IT processes. This integrated approach is called Automated Network Management (ANM).
HR leaders hear lots of talk about "getting a seat at the table" among the leadership functions of an organization. But what does "getting a seat" really mean? Simply put, CEOs are demanding a more strategic approach in managing today's workforce needs, as well as in planning for future needs. As an HR leader, how can you take ownership of the talent strategy in your organization? It's time for you to find out.
Talent can move the needle in your organization. By exploring six best practices that all HR leaders should follow, this complimentary guide shows you how to earn the respect of fellow business leaders. Download it today.
Without a reliable method to locate and change its privileged account passwords, Wings Financial was burdened with a variety of security and regulatory problems. Lieberman Software's Enterprise Password Manager solved all of this - find out how!
Within 6 months of starting to use Okta, customers on average will connect more than 10 applications for single sign-on. Once single-sign-on is tackled, cloud-first IT organizations can start to tackle the next set of problems. These next challenges are all about how you manage identities across all connected systems, how to determine who has access to what, and how you maintain control over user access. Some of the largest organizations in the world spend millions of dollars building out complex workflow systems to manage these processes. Even then, they depend heavily on manual work to actually get the job done. With Okta, there is a better way to do this, and it’s accessible to organizations of all sizes. Okta Provisioning gives you a foundation for cloud-first IT that brings sanity to your IT processes and enables you to encourage business groups to keep adopting more applications and users to bring the devices of their choice to work. App management, mobility management, and authe
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: May 20, 2016
In this eBook, we will:
-Tell you how to get started with performance metric monitoring
-Share real-life examples of application failures and how to avoid them by using 7 key metrics to find problems early on
-Show you how stuff really works in "the life of a metric" and how to integrate performance metrics into automation tools throughout your application delivery chain
Get the right processes and metrics in place to support continuous delivery and build a better digital experience, faster.
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: May 20, 2016
The Art of DevOps: Embark on a mission to continuously deliver assets to the operational battlegrounds safely, securely, and quickly.
This eBook gives you, a veteran of application development wars, recommendations that will put you at strategic advantage to win today's war:
- Supplement manual tests with automated testing
- Add advanced performance monitoring technology to your arsenal to prevent problems from infiltrating your code after check-in
- Leverage best-in-class communications and advanced performance monitoring to quickly identify and prevent casualties resulting from poor performance
The globalization of the medical device industry has delivered substantial business benefits, but it has also presented certain problems that can make the realization of those opportunities challenging. Learn about a comprehensive global collaboration solution that addresses and overcomes these obstacles.
Published By: Lucidworks
Published Date: Aug 24, 2016
In reality, we developed search technologies, not primarily as a front-end service but to alleviate the challenges of the back end: our data. Search grew in direct response to data problems. The search story can’t be told without the data story, and high-volume data would be nearly useless without search technology.
Download this eBook to learn more about search technologies.
When it comes to Design for Manufacturing (DFM), it’s never too early to start. Planning ahead and thinking through the entire product lifecycle is the best way to reap all the benefits that come from excellent design — including better part selection, improved product quality, streamlined approvals and cost savings. Start by identifying an experienced Countract Manufacturer (CM) that understands the importance of good DFM and who will work with the product developer at every step.
Power system operators have lots of questions about the aging switchgear they maintain:
• How can we reduce risk for an outage or arc flash event?
• What kind of project is required to fix my problems?
• Is total replacement my best option?
Find answers in "Answer Guide: Make Aging Switchgear Last Longer and Perform Better." Learn the benefits and how-tos of switchgear modernization and see easy-to-install solutions for any OEM's equipment.
Companies are facing massive cyber security challenges – many of which are rooted in the endpoint. In fact, according to IDC, 70% of successful breaches begin at the endpoint. If you are a Kaspersky Lab customer, and still have breaches in your endpoint security, then something isn’t working. Perhaps you’re struggling to prevent advanced attacks, or your security team may be burdened by maintaining overly complex policies. You and your end users may even be facing performance issues.
If you are experiencing any of these issues, then your endpoint security products may actually be creating more problems than they solve. Ask these questions and find out for yourself.
Companies are facing massive cyber security challenges – many of which are rooted in the endpoint. In fact, according to IDC, 70% of successful breaches begin at the endpoint. If you are a McAfee customer, and still have breaches in your endpoint security, then something isn’t working. Perhaps you’re struggling to prevent advanced attacks, or your security team may be burdened by maintaining overly complex policies. You and your end users may even be facing performance issues.
If you are experiencing any of these challenges, then your endpoint security products may actually be creating more problems than they solve. Ask yourself these questions for a cybersecurity reality check.