Why is SAFe® Popular and Why Should Organizations Bet On It?

Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is a methodology for an Agile team to work on massive projects in a flexible way. It is one of the leading Agile systems globally. It is considered as the current industry standard for valuable projects to impress clients. It is a complete solution for a perfect project closure with minimal risk of errors and rejections. Four benefits of using SAFe For any methodology to be implemented in a development process, it is important to know its benefits. So how does SAFe Benefit Organizations? Here are 4  benefits: Employee Engagement: In a software development company there are numerous reasons for employees to keep changing jobs. While working with SAFe®, they are 50% more likely to stay put with their organization, probably because of the flexibility SAFe® gives to work with a project. Time to Market:  Lean-Agile Frameworks take lesser time to enter into the market. They add value to the project and hence enter the market quickly. Software developers who practice Agile management are sure to gain first-mover advantages which will, in turn, bring high margin profits to the company. SAFe® enabled projects are known to witness 30-75 % improvement in marketing time. Quality: A project with…

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What is a Ransomware Attack?

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Ransomware has been around for almost as long as consumer use of the Internet. This type of malicious software can be deployed to attack businesses as well as individuals. In some cases, there is more than one reason behind the attack. In order to properly prepare yourself for a potential ransomware attack, it pays to understand a bit about the nature of this type of malware, what it can do, and how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim. Understanding the Nature of Ransomware Ransomware is an infection that either limits or completely blocks access to your operating system or the programs running on that system. The malware is designed to circumvent the protections that you have on the drive and essentially take over the system. It’s only after you comply with any demands issued by the originator that you are able to regain control of the system. What’s the Purpose of a Ransomware Attack? The most common purpose of any ransomware attack is to extort money from the victim. In exchange for remitting whatever sum the originator demands, you are supplied with a code or other resource that is supposed to remove the block and restore full access to…

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Powerful open source SQLite manager for Raspberry Pi

SQLite is a lightweight but powerful database management tool. It occupies a little space on the device – a bit more than 500KB, but offers most of the features that are implemented on other SQL database tools. SQLite is a serverless engine, meaning that the whole database is stored in a single file, and all transactions are reads and write from the file. There are no initial server configurations required – all you need is to create a .db file and start writing queries. This is why SQLite is preferred on small devices like mobile phones, embedded devices, and Raspberry Pi. Previously, we have installed an SQLite into Raspberry Pi, created database and table with only a few lines of script. We performed all the tasks from the command line tool. Eventually, you will want to have full control of the database and see the whole picture. Therefore, you should also consider installing SQLite manager, which brings a graphical user interface to work with SQL databases. To run the SQLite manager, you will need to work from the Raspberry Pi desktop. You may want to connect a monitor, or like me, use a VNC client to access the Raspberry Pi…

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How to Protect Your Business’s Computer Network

Your business needs a computer that is connected to a network, or in other words, the internet. Think, for a moment, about all of the benefits that you would obtain from doing this. You would be able to communicate with your clients, customers, and prospective employees daily. Not to mention, it allows you to have a presence on the world wide web, improving your credibility as a company. So, you decided to set up a computer network, but have you thought about what you need to do to protect it? To safeguard yourself against cybersecurity attacks and to keep your connection secure, you must adhere to the following steps. Monitor by installing a firewall A firewall is a software that people use to protect their private network security. It is precisely for this reason that it should be one of the first steps people take to safeguard their networks, which they must have turned private, to begin with. You don’t want unauthorized users to access your internet, right? That is why a firewall can act as a defense against this, as it can monitor and prevent security breaches at the same time.

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What exactly is a Laboratory Information Management System?

Simply put, a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is software which allows the effective management of test results, samples (and their associated data) to improve lab productivity. By adopting the use of a LIMS, your lab can integrate instruments, automate workflows, and manage samples and associated information. Plus, as well as producing reliable results more quickly, you can also track data from sequencing runs over time (and across experiments) to improve efficiency. This kind of software helps standardize tests, workflows, and procedures. At the same time, it allows the provision of accurate controls (such as test limits) of the process itself. You can also integrate instruments into the LIMS to automate the collection of test data. This eliminates the need to manually transfer results between the instrument and the LIMS, eliminating typographical errors. Entering numbers by hand typically results in a 1-3% error rate, and forces all results to be manually validated and approved, taking additional time and resources. The LIMS can be set up to ensure that only results from calibrated instruments may be recorded in the system and, via unique login, to check that the person, entering the results, is adequately trained in the operating procedures to perform the…

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Qualities of a Scrum Master

The Scrum Master in a DevOps team is the buffer between Product Owner and team members, between iterations and acceptance, and between goals and achievements. Let us see how the Scrum Master can be his best when he plays the role of a facilitator. An effective facilitator is one who Enables others to achieve common objectives Is always neutral in opinions and does not take sides Is supportive of all in putting forth their best Promotes contribution and collaboration between team members to synchronize the common goals Provides authority stemming from evangelizing of Scrum Values The facilitating Scrum Master enables Collaborative and communicative relationships between team members and their environment Implements the Scrum process with continuous evaluation, testing and process improvement Integration and transition of the Scrum team with the enterprise Effective and productive Scrum meets Achievement of personal and team objectives

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Five benefits of using a CMMS

Managing a production plant can be very challenging, complicated and time consuming for those who still use paper and manual repositories to control inventories and maintenance actions. In this article we will discuss the advantages of having a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). There are many problems in those companies that still carry everything according to old methods of pencil and paper: – Uncountable possibilities of human errors. – Difficulty sharing information with many people. – Following the trail of compliance with tasks is very difficult. – The writings can be confusing when several professionals work in the same job. – When several collaborators exist, the papers may go astray. – Without technology, coordinating activities in large maintenance projects can be very disorganized and inaccurate. Having a Computerized Maintenance Management System or CMMS optimizes the work, allows effective monitoring, solves problems that occur in day to day, organizes activities properly and more. Here are five ways in which this system can help you automate your documentation and achieve goals in the shortest possible time:

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