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Weekly recap: Survival strategies for IT chaos, why your development process is broken, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on survival strategies for IT chaos, why your software development process is broken, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Why your software development process is broken
As businesses push for increased flexibility, many discover that one of the biggest problems lies in their development process. Despite their best efforts, they just can’t turn development projects around in time. What’s the answer?

4 survival strategies for IT chaos
As employees increasingly bring their own devices and applications into the workplace and demand more out of their IT departments, many CIOs are struggling to adapt. How can you survive? While the article lists four nice tactics, here’s another option: Use a development platform.

Is the cloud ready for mission-critical apps?
A mission-critical application is one that, if it fails, will affect the day-to-day running of your business. Is the cloud ready for these apps? This article indicates that it is…but asks another question: Are your apps ready for the cloud? The fact is, many businesses still rely on inflexible legacy applications, which keep them from moving to the cloud.

Bringing IT back in-house? Watch out for 6 pitfalls
While outsourcing was all the rage just a few years ago, some companies are now doing the exact opposite, and bringing their IT departments back in-house. The reason: improved agility–which is an absolute necessity these days.