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How To Continuously Implement Drupal Security Updates

  Keeping on top of updates to internet software can be a laborious task for IT teams. Though critical to the security of a website or application, the processes—from tracking new releases to scheduling and running the updates—can be both time-consuming and tedious. 

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To Block FLoC or not? Google’s new tracking technology

A lot of interest has been generated recently on the implications of Google’s new tracking technology – Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC).  In brief, Google is trying to reduce its dependency on cookies (or eliminate them) and instead allow the browser to assign each user tracked into an “interest cohort” – which is essentially a tag for a group of people that all share similar interests.  As a user browses the web, the browser summarizes all activity and assigns a cohort.   Advertisers are then able to target specific cohorts.

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How to Maintain a Successful Agile Development Process with Atlassian Solutions 

Agile software development has become the preferred development technique among tech leaders today. Unlike traditional methods like waterfall software development, which focuses on creating tight and exact stages, agile takes a more modern, iterative approach—allowing teams to continually revisit, examine and adjust their development techniques to deliver applications that meet business requirements effectively and quickly. 

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Get real-time protection to help prevent the growing number of ransomware attacks

Earlier this month the Colonial Pipeline, a 5,500 mile pipeline that supplies upwards of 45% of the gasoline to the east coast of the United States was breached and halted due to a ransomware attack. With no recovery mechanism in place, the company was forced to pay nearly $5 million dollars to regain control of their infrastructure. The attack is a harsh reminder for many organizations of the growing threat of cyber-attacks and ransomware. Sadly, hacker groups such as “DarkSide” are only increasing in numbers and the threat of ransomware is only growing in complexity and scale.

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Deployment Tool Update: Cascade 2.6 Released

Wow, what a quarter!  As the product architect for Cascade over the past six years, I can easily say that this latest release is the one that I’m the most proud of.  Cascade, our workflow automation and deployment tool, now incorporates new features and enhancements that make it faster and easier for DevOps teams to manage their applications.

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BlackMesh announces new partnership with Lando

As our customers’ development needs rapidly progress, the BlackMesh team believes it is critical to invest in the tools developers use to advance scalability and deploy quicker. Today, we announced the beginning of a new partnership with Lando to help developers everywhere take advantage of the speed and scale of their applications. As our preferred local dev tool, Lando combines the flexibility, ease of use, and automation for all workflows in a single dev tool. The Lando team has demonstrated a strong commitment to user success by continuing to innovate their toolset.

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Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Atlassian’s Public Cloud

Earlier this year, Atlassian stopped selling new licenses for its on-prem server products, also ceasing upgrades and downgrades, new feature development and support for these licenses. For organizations with existing Atlassian on-prem server licenses, the announcement means an eventual migration from Atlassian’s on-prem servers to Atlassian’s public cloud by February 2024 (data centers will still receive support and new features for those not ready for cloud). 

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For Federal Agencies, Website or Application Hosting Has a Different Regulatory Rulebook as New Laws Go Into Effect

Building fast, reliable, secure and accessible websites and online services is a top priority for the government today. Agencies have been porting more citizen services online for several years, but COVID-19 has shifted what was once seen as long-term “nice-to-have” projects into necessities.