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Splunk .conf18 – Splunk Next: 10 Innovations As part of .conf18 and in the balmy Florida weather surrounded by theme parks, JDS was keen to hear more about what’s coming next from Splunk – namely Splunk Next. Splunk CEO Doug Merritt announced a lot of new features released with Splunk 7.2 which you can read about in our earlier post …
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Splunk .conf18

Splunk .conf18

Splunk’s annual conference took place in Orlando, Florida this year, and JDS was there to soak up sun and the tech on offer. Three days went by quickly, with exciting announcements (dark mode anyone?), interesting discussion and the chance to mingle with customers and Splunkers alike. We also enjoyed the chance to meet up with the US distributors of PowerConnect, and time spent with …
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Interview with Erin Rangi

Interview with Erin Rangi

In the next instalment of our Women in IT series, we feature Erin Rangi, unapologetic All Blacks supporter and an integral part of our national sales team. Erin is JDS’ Splunk Account Director, working closely with our QLD and NSW customers and helping them get answers from their machine data and beyond. Erin Rangi, Splunk Account Director, QLD/NSW Now almost 12 …
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Catalog Client Scripts

ServiceNow Catalog Client Scripts: G_Form Clear Values

ServiceNow’s Service Portal allows businesses to interact with their users/customers with a catalog of various items, giving users easy access to services that help them conduct their business activities. Recently, JDS was engaged to assist a customer with a Human Resources (HR) onboarding form that integrated with SAP. There were more than fifty fields on a single form, spanning six …
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women in IT

Interview with Amanda Sam

Today’s educators and professional development providers are constantly looking for new ways to provide students with cutting-edge skills and excellent career prospects once they graduate. General Assembly is one such organisation, offering award-winning curriculum and ongoing mentorship to students across web development, coding, design, business, data analysis, and more. JDS has had a relationship with GA since mid-2017, partnering with …
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tech tips

Is DevPerfOps a thing?

New technology terms are constantly being coined. One of our lead consultants answers the question: Is DevPerfOps a thing? Hopefully it’s no surprise that traditional performance testing has struggled to adapt to the new paradigm of DevOps, or even Agile. The problems can be boiled down to a few key factors:

  1. Performance testing takes time—time to script, and time …
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The benefits of performance testing with LoadRunner

The benefits of performance testing with LoadRunner

Often in IT projects, the last item to be considered is a performance test. This is a mistake! Poor performance leads to unhappy users. The key to any go-live event is to ensure that your system or application is ready and able to perform well under load (i.e. under the pressure of multiple users). By performance testing with LoadRunner and …
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healthy on call

5 simple tips for staying healthy on call

Like it or not, 100% availability is the expectation of most customers when accessing web services in 2018. There have never been as many people online as there are now, and people are less patient than ever if there is a delay or disruption in service. This demand for fast and uninterrupted access means that IT consultants and DevOps engineers …
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Interview with Symone Soum

Interview with Symone Soum

Last month, the world celebrated International Women’s Day, where hundreds of organisations across the globe came together with commitments to #PressForProgress. In the lead-up to IWD 2018, their website highlighted a free program that was recently launched by Vodafone and the non-profit social enterprise Code: First Girls. This initiative provides coding training to teenage girls across 26 countries in an …
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