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Product Teams For Infrastructure And Operations

Charles Betz 2 days ago
As an analyst at Forrester, I talk to a lot of IT professionals. One of the most common inquiries lately goes something like this: “We’ve piloted DevOps and Agile and like the results. However . . . ” and then come the “what-abouts.” What about ITIL, the NOC, the auditors, the service desk, and perhaps […]
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Shopify Buys Handshake To Boost B2B Commerce Chops

Joe Cicman May 31, 2019
On Thursday, May 23, TechCrunch broke news that Shopify quietly acquired Handshake. Shopify is widely known as a B2C/DTC platform, and its Shopify Plus offering is aimed at a B2B audience. Handshake brings Shopify a more advanced set of B2B capabilities. How advanced? Handshake was listed in “The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Suites For Midsize […]
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Watch Your Language! “Low-Code” And “No-Code” Are Not The Same

John Rymer April 5, 2019
Simply put, “no-code” today is an aspiration and only sometimes a reality. Read why.
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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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Makers And Marketers

Jeffrey Hammond October 17, 2018
Fall means that software conference season is in full swing and that I’m on the road more than I’m off it. This week was an interesting one, as I found myself pinballing from one end of my coverage to the other. On Monday I spent some time at IBM’s Agile Engineering Summit in D.C. Attendees […]
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CIOs: Transform Your Teams If You Want To Deliver Winning IoT Products

James Staten July 6, 2018
Sadly, most companies don’t have the right operating and development practices to build and deliver great customer experiences for their IoT-enabled products and services. To help CIOs get this right, my very impressive CIO-team colleague, Jeffrey Hammond, has created a collection of reports that catalog the best practices that successful CIOs and digital leaders are […]
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At Build 2018, Microsoft Augments Developers With AI And Open Source

Diego Lo Giudice May 9, 2018
At Microsoft Build 2018 in Seattle this year, Satya Nadella confirmed Microsoft’s strategy to bring AI everywhere and to everybody. Microsoft (MS) is making it easier for its huge worldwide development community, encompassing enterprises, partners, and single developers to infuse AI vision, speech, language processing, and more in applications building. As I wrote in this […]
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Microsoft Build 2018: Top Five Takeaways

Jeffrey Hammond May 7, 2018
It’s a busy week with the Digital Transformation Forum kicking off in Chicago tomorrow, but I managed to slip in a quick trip to Seattle to this year’s Microsoft Build developer conference. It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since Satya Nadella took over as CEO, but time flies. We detected early on in […]
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Agile Only ? No thanks ! Agile + DevOps, Please!

Diego Lo Giudice December 21, 2017
In 2017 — although I suppose I should say in 2018, as it’s almost the end of December — it is simply unacceptable for any IT organization to focus on an Agile-only or DevOps-only journey. They are two sides of the same coin, and one completes the other. If your service provider tells you that […]
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Agile Plus DevOps Is Slowly But Steadily Reaching Enterprise Scale

Diego Lo Giudice December 14, 2017
Agile is still alive and well and in demand, according to Forrester’s Agile adoption panel. This year, our biannual survey tracking the health of Agile initiatives focused on the main challenge: Agile at scale. As software teams get further along their Agile transformation, they find that, despite some improvements, scaling vertically and horizontally remains their biggest […]
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Predictions 2018: New Technologies Propel Software Development

Jeffrey Hammond November 8, 2017
These days every company is in the software business. Fast, iterative delivery of high-quality software means better customer engagement and higher satisfaction, so an effective development organization is more important than ever. But in 2018 software development leaders will face new opportunities and challenges as software technologies and platforms pivot into new areas where traditional […]
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Everything you wanted to know about SAP Leonardo but were afraid to ask

Boris Evelson November 3, 2017
Large enterprise software vendors seem to be enamoured with using the names of historical figures or literary characters as brand names. Unfortunately, this is really confusing for the buyers, since the vendors apply these branding names differently. For example (in an increasing order of branding approach complexity): OpenText Magellan is a collection of business intelligence […]
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