Cloud computing has the market divided into two groups. There are the proponents of cloud and then there are the opponents of cloud. The cloud proponents have always sung praises about cloud’s scalability, ease of deployment, and reduced cost of IT ownership. But the opponents have always cautioned against security issues of cloud. And with Amazon’s not-so-distant cloud outage, concerns over cloud’s dependability and security have once again reared their head.
Outsourcing is more than just a fad now. It’s a strategic decision made by enterprises to realize business goals. During the initial days, outsourcing found its high in the obvious cost savings it delivered. But apparently this cost cutting turned out to be the nemesis of enterprises as they were left high and dry by their cheap service providers with no business results on hand. And the market realized that outsourcing was more than just cost containment. Today, outsourcing is powered by a new philosophy that stresses on quality, reliability, and dependability in addition to cost reduction.
Over the past decade, we have witnessed a number of breakthrough technologies emerge on the horizon. Ruby on Rails (RoR) is one such technology that has raised the bar for application development. Originally extracted by the Danish programmer David Heinemeier Hansson, RoR has matched wits with other popular programming languages. But RoR took the programming world by storm when Apple announced that it would ship RoR with Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard. Ever since that day, RoR has not looked back!
In March 2011, RSA – EMC’s security division – sent shockwaves through the industry as it announced a sophisticated cyber-attack on its SecureID system. Theft of unspecified information from SecureID has left marring scars and lot of red faces. But at the same time it has raised a lot of questions for IT industry as a whole.
Prior to the attack, SecureID was a benchmark in two-factor authentication system. But the attack proves that just having a strong security mechanism is not enough. We cannot just deploy a security system and hang up our boots expecting it to take care of everything. We have to be vigilant at all times and keep testing the security of our IT setup. In other words, we need to regularly conduct an IT audit.
Over the past few years, IT industry has experienced a booming demand for PHP professionals. PHP seems to have won the hearts of IT professionals and market alike with its robust development potential. An increasing number of customers are looking to hire PHP developers for their web application development projects. And is it hard to find a PHP developer for hire? Absolutely not! One search on Google and you end up with a long list of companies offering PHP developers on hire.