Author Archives: Tim O'Brien

Reinventing Wheels and Opportunity Cost (or Why you Need to use Nexus)


June 13, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

I hear two sentences.. often. It’s either: “We’re not big enough for a repository manager.” Or, the increasingly popular, “We built our own repository manager. It’s just a caching HTTP Proxy.” I can understand the first statement. People usually think “they are not big enough” for a repository manager when they haven’t understood that running […]

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The Time to Pay Attention to Application Security is Now


June 12, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

When we announced Insight for CI a few weeks ago, our message was simple “Get Proactive about Security with Insight”. A few months ago, when we introduced the Repository Health Check in Nexus Professional, we had a similar message about licensing, “Lead or Be Led to OSS Compliance”. For months we’ve been making the case […]

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Nexus Professional 2.0.5 Released: It’s Easier to Evaluate Awesomeness


June 6, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

Nexus Pro has enhanced search capabilities that make it easy to identify which components are popular versus which components you might want to avoid. With Nexus Pro you can track your exposure to security vulnerabilities and licensing issues. With Nexus Pro you gain control over your releases so you can place release candidate binaries in […]

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Get proactive about Security with Insight


May 25, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

There’s a shift in the way organizations are thinking about security, and This article in Infoworld “IBM: Security execs move more toward active risk management” is exactly what we’ve been talking about. Here’s the quote that stood out: “Nearly two-thirds of security leaders say their senior executives are paying more attention to security today than […]

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Nexus is for Sharing


May 9, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

One of our customers asked me for a presentation deck making a simple case for bringing Nexus into a development environment: what are the broad stroke benefits of the repository from the perspective of the Enterprise? This video is that presentation, it doesn’t spend too much time enumerating a list of pro features. It focuses […]

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