Christopher Condo

Principal Analyst

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Balance Speed, Experimentation, And Risk With FM&E Technology

Christopher Condo August 25, 2021
There's a certain amount of risk that comes with rapid innovation. Learn how a new category of technology can help minimize those risks for your development teams.
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Feature Management Is Hot — Feature Experimentation Is Just Warming Up

Christopher Condo June 15, 2021
Feature management and experimentation tools assist agile-plus-DevOps teams in achieving progressive delivery. Read more about our recent evaluation of these tools.
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COVID Drives M&A Activity In DevOps And IT Management

Sandy Carielli December 4, 2020
Learn how the pandemic's increased uncertainty and volatility has produced some attractive M&A opportunities in DevOps and IT Management.
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Value Stream Management Tools Unlock Agile-Plus-DevOps’ Potential: Takeaways From The Forrester Wave™

Christopher Condo July 20, 2020
Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders focusing on velocity and cadence are finding there’s more to software delivery than going fast. These leaders are realizing that shifting their focus from outputs to outcomes can provide greater insight than velocity alone. Using value stream management (VSM) tools, AD&D leaders gain better insight into their organization’s processes […]
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Agile, DevOps, And COVID-19

Charles Betz March 23, 2020
Now is not the time to revert back to old industrial practices. The world is going even more digital because of the COVID-19 crisis, and old industrial era thinking needs to be abandoned once and for all.
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Mainframe Developers Get Boost From BMC Acquisition Of Compuware

Christopher Condo March 3, 2020
The move signals that DevOps has shifted from the broad adoption phase to the massive adoption phase.
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Where’s The Value In Open Source?

Christopher Condo October 9, 2019
In a brand-new stream of research, VP and principal analyst James Staten and I will be taking a close look at open source software (OSS) as a strategy for modern businesses. We are seeking your help on answering a few burning questions related to our initial upcoming report, “The Case For An Open Source Strategy,” […]
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The Rise, Fall, And Rise Again Of The Integrated Developer Toolchain

Christopher Condo May 16, 2019
The recent merger of CloudBees and Electric Cloud is a sign of the times in the world of DevOps as integrated DevOps solutions come back into vogue. Not too recently, this would have been looked down upon as a step in the wrong direction when it comes to innovation and providing value to developers. But […]
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Be Better Than Best-Guess Development

Christopher Condo January 25, 2019
Developers sometimes feel as though they work in the dark, writing code, pushing updates, and delivering features but remaining detached from the customers they serve. Often relying on feedback from internal experts and best guesses, dev teams rarely have an unobstructed view into how customers truly use their features and feel about their products. Fostering […]
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Predictions 2019: Software Innovation Builds Upon Cloud, Collaboration, AI, And More

Christopher Condo November 8, 2018
As we move into 2019, Forrester sees digital transformation as a continued driving force for the software industry, pushing teams to accelerate their innovative efforts. Last year, Forrester predicted that a host of enabling technologies, such as serverless computing, integrated DevOps tools, AI+ML, and low-code platforms, would enable digital transformation efforts. We also predicted the […]
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Red Hat Acquisition Gives IBM A Much-Needed Booster Shot Of Open Source And Cloud DNA

Chris Gardner October 29, 2018
Yesterday, IBM announced its intention to purchase Red Hat for $34B. Assuming a successful transaction, this acquisition blends hybrid cloud and open source synergies: Both companies target hybrid cloud from different angles; Red Hat provides a compelling middleware environment with OpenShift, while IBM supports enterprise customers with monolithic and even mainframe support in its cloud […]
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New Engagement Models Emerge For Custom Software Outsourcing

Christopher Condo December 5, 2017
The purchase of Whole Foods by Amazon, and more recently, the proposed purchase of Aetna by CVS, are creating an imperative for all businesses to digitally transform. In my report on new engagement models, I capture and report on new and creative ways that AD&D leaders are working with custom software development partners to transform […]
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Check Out: The Forrester Wave: Continuous Integration Tools, Q3 2017

Christopher Condo November 28, 2017
The new Forrester Wave™: Continuous Integration Tools, Q3 2017 for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals is now live! Forrester survey data indicates most developers (67% of 2,000 developers surveyed) use CI tools as part of their software development process, but only 17% use them daily. Does your team fall within this 17%? Or, do you use […]
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