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Ringing Down The Curtain On Change Management Theater

Charles Betz June 8, 2017

Change Management is a hot topic lately on my social media channels. Like my friend Jon Hall, I also am a long time veteran of the classic Change Advisory Board (CAB) process. It almost seems medieval: a weekly or bi-weekly meeting of all-powerful IT leaders and senior engineers, holding court like royalty of old, hearing […]

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DevOps Has Reached “Escape Velocity”, CIO’s Need To Get Onboard!

Robert Stroud May 20, 2017

In an era where velocity and agility are driving technology management organizations over simple cost reduction, every business must constantly evolve to drive business differentiation. Leveraging practices such as Lean and Agile, smaller changes, automated pipelines and product centric teams, DevOps is transitioning from unicorns and small projects to company-wide initiatives. Companies such as Walmart, ING and JetBlue to […]

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Are You On An Agile+DevOps Journey? Don’t Miss Out On Continuous Testing Services!

Diego Lo Giudice May 2, 2017

It happens often in conversations with clients that I realize they have disjointed initiatives going on to support their digital transformation. The most dangerous parallel initiatives are those where, on one side, they are changing their development teams to become more Agile, but a separate initiative in the same enterprise exists where their Operations folks […]

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DevOps, Invest For Velocity And Quality!

Robert Stroud April 22, 2017

Delivering exceptional customer experiences and product for your business take speed and flexibility. More than ever before, speed and flexibility are required from every part of your organization, business and IT alike. DevOps provides your business leaders, enterprise architects, developers and I&O leaders a philosophy to achieve, not only the velocity that customers desire but […]

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Sysadmins: You're All Developers Now

Chris Gardner March 17, 2017

In a past life I was a system administrator, or "sysadmin". I enjoyed it, but even in those halcyon days of remoting into servers and driving to the office at 2 AM (hoping the server room wasn't on fire), I knew I had a limited shelf life. It wasn't until years later that I fully understood why: […]

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DevOps has reached critical mass, CIOs need to get on board

Elinor Klavens March 10, 2017

DevOps is one of the most powerful weapons that CIOs have in their arsenal. DevOps unites the entire enterprise in delivering business transformation with superior customer experience. Companies like Target, Capital One, Walmart, ING, Nordstrom, Netflix and JetBlue are already reaping the benefits. In order to unlock the promise of DevOps, CIOs must lead the call for […]

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DevOps, No Longer Just For “Unicorns”

Robert Stroud February 25, 2017

The born-digital “unicorn” companies such as Etsy, Google and Netflix, are pioneers of modern DevOps, but BT leaders at companies of all ages, sizes, and types are now eagerly pursuing the same principles.[i] The pressure for speed and quality is DevOps becoming pivotal for all organizations. For example, KeyBank is leveraging DevOps to quickly deliver […]

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Effective Metrics Are Critical For DevOps and Agile Success

Robert Stroud February 2, 2017

In the days of old, not very long ago, release cycles were measured in years —organizations were using “on-time” and “on-budget" as the mantra for project efficacy. Business today is compelled to deliver business technology in cycles of hours, or days. Faster cycles render not only tradition “waterfall” processes and silo based IT obsolete, it […]

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Welcome to 2017: The year of #DevOps

Robert Stroud January 10, 2017

We are eager to announce a beacon of light to help penetrate the post-holiday fog: Forrester’s DevOps Benchmark Survey for 2017 is officially live! Led by myself and Researcher Elinor Klavens, this benchmark survey serves as the backbone for a large portion of our DevOps research, facilitating the identification and tracking of trends and supporting […]

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In The Digital World, CIOs Need To Help The Business Move Faster

Tim Sheedy January 10, 2017

Too many businesses believe that their digital business strategy is actually a roadmap, or a series of IT projects. Being digital is a capability – in your business it impacts the culture, metrics, organization, skills, and finally – the technology.   As a CIO, one of the most important roles you’ll play is helping to […]

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DevOps The Code To Delivering With Velocity, Quality And Agility

Robert Stroud December 20, 2016

Every business today is under pressure from a startup that is disrupting their traditional market. We have seen this in the taxi industry with Uber[i], ATOM Bank is revolutionizing banking[ii] and Airbnb the hotel industry.[iii] The overused statement that today every business is a software business, is resonating in every industry and we are all […]

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Velocity with quality mandates a model based approach to ARA tools and DevOps

Robert Stroud December 7, 2016

DevOps velocity mandates change velocity Enterprises today are focusing on delivering applications faster to drive customer experiences and drive business transformation to meet rising expectations. For some, faster delivery is simply faster time to disappointment where the delivery process is shoddy and speed is the only metric. Speed without quality in an oxymoron – and […]

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The Downside Of Digital Labs For Financial Innovation

Diego Lo Giudice June 20, 2016

The race to digital is heating up in financial services (FS) organizations; increasingly, the engine making this happen is Agile. Why? Quite simply, it is software that makes any financial business truly digital. Organizations are therefore in a rush to become great at rapidly innovating, developing, and delivering new software products to win new clients […]

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Digital Labs Can Do More Harm Than Good

Oliwia Berdak June 17, 2016

Exposed brick is replacing marble at many banks, insurers, and payment firms. Warehouses are deemed a better location for digital labs, digital centers of excellence, innovation labs, and innovation centers. But why are these spaces proliferating from Silicon Valley to Singapore? A cynic could say it’s a marketing exercise aimed at making the respectable (if […]

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Velocity Mandates DevOps And Continuous Deployment

Robert Stroud May 13, 2016

Today’s customers, products, business operations, and competitors are fundamentally digital. Succeeding in this new era mandates everyone constantly reinvent their businesses as fundamentally digital. You have two choices, ·      become a digital predator; or ·      become digital prey. To compete in this new digital market norm, software applications and products must contain new sources of […]

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Benchmark Against Your Biggest Competitor — Yourself!

Diego Lo Giudice January 8, 2016

As firms face growing competition for customers, they naturally seek to compare themselves with their peers and competitors, but there is a trap: Leaders don’t compare themselves with competitors anymore. Instead, they compare their current performance with where they need to be as a leader, and that’s what the business expects. In the past, it […]

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Deliver Business Value With Modern Metrics And Analytics

Diego Lo Giudice December 4, 2015

Modern application delivery leaders realize that their primary goal is to deliver value to the business and its customers faster. Most of the modern successful change frameworks, like Agile (in its various instantiations), Lean, and Lean Startup, which inspire developers and development shops, put metrics and measurement at the center of improvement and feedback loops. […]

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HPE Transforms Infrastructure Management with Synergy Composable Infrastructure Announcement

Richard Fichera December 1, 2015

Background I’ve written and commented in the past about the inevitability of a new class of infrastructure called “composable”, i.e. integrated server, storage and network infrastructure that allowed its users to “compose”, that is to say configure, a physical server out of a collection of pooled server nodes, storage devices and shared network connections.[i] The […]

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CA Technologies Dials Up Its Efforts In The “Better Software, Faster” Game

Diego Lo Giudice November 23, 2015

I am just back from the CA World 2015 in Las Vegas, where everything was cool: from the weather, with unexpected but welcomed temperatures in the low 50s; to the event theme, with a strong focus on Agile, DevOps, APIs, and security; to Fall Out Boys and Sheryl Crow’s concerts.  As digital pervades all industries, […]

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Agile Development And Data Management Do Coexist

Michele Goetz October 20, 2015

A frequent question I get from data management and governance teams is how to stay ahead of or on top of the Agile development process that app dev pros swear by. New capabilities are spinning out faster and faster, with little adherence to ensuring compliance with data standards and policies.  Well, if you can't beat […]

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