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Business Analysts and Business Architecture


by: Daniel Lambert BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE: FROM CHAOS TO PROCESSES Large corporations try to make sense from chaos that surrounds them by understanding their environments, finding rules of thumb, implementing robust, repeatable, replicable processes and ultimately optimize their profits. This reality gets to be more complicated with large corporations. It involves numerous…

Computer security: Hacking the hackers


Automating the search for loopholes in software “SET a thief to catch a thief.” Security-conscious companies, from banks to newspapers, often hire, if not thieves, then the analogues of thieves, to test their computer systems for weaknesses. These professional hackers, called penetration testers, poke and prod at their clients’ systems.…