technical debt


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technical debt

The extra work required in the future to make changes in an application when it was designed or coded in a hurry at the beginning of the project. Technical debt may also accrue when the problem the app was designed to solve or the functional specifications are not fully understood. See functional specification and information system.
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Sdk4ed aims to realise its vision through the following objectives: - establish a set of methods and tools for monitoring processes for early identification of design flaws, Energy consumption indicators, And security vulnerabilities, With respect to the targeted hardware platform and non-functional requirements - estimate the costs and limitations associated to technical debt (td) liabilities in the entire software stack.
As such, enterprises need to develop datacenter diversification strategies that minimise the impact of the technical debt associated with ageing internal datacenters while enabling quicker responses to business changes.
com)-- For enterprise architects who sit astride both technology and business strategy, charged with delivering timely advice on everything from technical debt management to IoT strategy, seamless data integration is a necessity rather than a luxury.
As discussed in the March-April 2013 issue of Defense AT&L magazine, Technical Debt is the organizational, project or engineering neglect of known good practice that can result in persistent public, user, customer, staff, reputation or financial cost.
At AWS, we help banks innovate faster by combining startup agility with enterprise experience and resources, eliminating costly technical debt and reducing risk.
Those who disagree probably also don't see a problem with an ever-increasing pile of technical debt that rarely seems to rise to the level of being important enough to address.
7 -- Today's IT organizations are divided into two camps: those that thrive by effectively leveraging digital technologies, new business models, and entrepreneurial cultures; and those that are saddled by technical debt, plodding business processes, and lack of a digitally-fueled vision for the future.
Many organisations are suffering with a hidden technical debt.
The technical debt incurred by trying to "make do" with, and add onto, the existing software configurations far exceeds the cost of doing it properly.
CM First is a global software and services company established in 1999 with a focus on modernizing applications, managing technical debt and the agile development of enterprise apps.
He says: "We effectively reinvented the wheel on a number of occasions: We had a legacy platform which was not operating to a level which the business needed for its ambitious growth plans, for example there was limited expansion capacity, not an ideal disaster recovery provision and also technical debt in the software.
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