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August 17, 2020

In Episode 3, cloud computing pioneer Mike Kavis, Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting, joins the AI+ITOPS Podcast to discuss the people and teams behind ITOps, DevOps, AIOps and CloudOps ...

August 13, 2020

Cloud breaches will likely increase in velocity and scale, according to the Summer 2020 edition of the Accurics State of DevSecOps report ...

August 12, 2020

Even though COVID-19 brought many aspects of the economy to a halt, several categories of apps received a significant boost during the pandemic, according to Bugsnag ...

August 10, 2020

In Episode 2, Jonah Kowall, CTO of Logz.io and former Gartner Research VP, joins the AI+ITOPS Podcast to discuss some of the hottest topics in ITOps today, including AIOps, Open Telemetry, Observability, and Big Data challenges ...

August 06, 2020

While most enterprises are committed to modernizing their application software portfolios, there are still myriad challenges to overcome and improvements to be made, according to the State of Modern Applications in the Enterprise 2020 report, based on a survey conducted by Hanover Research and commissioned by AHEAD ...

August 02, 2020

APMdigest and The Field CTO joined forces to launch the AI+ITOPS Podcast. The mission of the podcast is to discuss the struggles faced by ITOps — such as digital transformation and the need to keep IT services "always on" — and explore how AI/ML, AIOps, APM and other ITOps and DevOps technologies can help. Episode 1 features guest Dennis Drogseth, VP at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) ...

July 07, 2020

According to New Relic's More Perfect Software Research report, the "leaders" have made far greater progress than their peers in developing more perfect software — 90% of leaders say that developing and deploying more perfect software is a strategic priority ...

June 22, 2020

Teams tasked with developing and delivering software are under pressure to balance the business imperative for speed with high customer expectations for quality. In the course of trying to achieve this balance, engineering organizations rely on a variety of tools, techniques and processes. The 2020 State of Software Quality report provides a snapshot of the key challenges organizations encounter when it comes to delivering quality software at speed, as well as how they are approaching these hurdles. This blog introduces its key findings ...

June 17, 2020

In the agile DevOps framework, there is a vital piece missing; something that previous approaches to application development did well, but has since fallen by the wayside. That is, the post-delivery portion of the toolchain. Without continuous cloud optimization, the CI/CD toolchain still produces massive inefficiencies and overspend ...

June 04, 2020

From May 2019 and continuing on until the end of the year, there was a dramatic shift by criminals who started targeting APIs, in an effort to bypass security controls, according to the Akamai 2020 State of the Internet / Security: Financial Services – Hostile Takeover Attempts report ...

May 28, 2020

On Wednesday, May 6th, iOS users all over the world experienced an app crash when they tried to open popular apps such as TikTok, GroupMe, Spotify, and Pinterest. How did simultaneous crashes occur across so many independent apps? What's the common thread that would cause widespread app crashes? Turns out, it was a change in behavior in the Facebook API ...

April 22, 2020

Most businesses find it challenging to adapt their quality assurance and testing process to the agile way of working, according to The Continuous Testing Report, conducted by Capgemini and Sogeti, in collaboration with Broadcom Inc.'s Enterprise Software Division ...

March 30, 2020

Developers spend roughly 17.3 hours each week debugging, refactoring and modifying bad code — valuable time that could be spent writing more code, shipping better products and innovating. The bottom line? Nearly $300B (US) in lost developer productivity every year ...

March 26, 2020

Human transformation is the single most critical success factor to enable DevOps practices and patterns for enterprise IT organizations. Traditional upskilling and talent development approaches won't be enough for enterprises to remain competitive because the increasing demand for IT professionals with core human skills is escalating to a point that business leaders have not yet seen in their lifetime. We must update our humans through new skill sets as often, and with the same focus, as our technology ...

March 09, 2020

The prospect of a pandemic, as unsettling as it is, can serve as a forcing issue that ensures your IT operation be ready to deal with almost anything, from a natural disaster to severe weather or a local outbreak of flu or norovirus. Your first priority must be to protect your people ...

March 03, 2020

Organizations are increasingly leveraging APIs as building blocks to streamline integration while supporting reuse and self-service across the enterprise, according to the 2020 Connectivity Benchmark Report from MuleSoft and Vanson Bourne. In fact 80% of businesses currently use public or private APIs. However, very few have developed a strategic approach to enable API usage across the business ...

February 20, 2020

Value Stream Management (VSM) is still a budding initiative in the software delivery industry but is quickly gaining momentum, according to a study conducted by Forrester Consulting ...

February 03, 2020

As part of DEVOPSdigest's 2020 predictions, industry experts offer predictions on how Cloud and related technologies will evolve and impact DevOps in 2020. Part 2 covers Cloud-Native and more ...

January 30, 2020

As part of DEVOPSdigest's 2020 predictions, industry experts offer predictions on how Cloud and related technologies will evolve and impact DevOps in 2020. Part 1 covers Hybrid IT and Multi-Cloud ...

January 28, 2020
Dave Hayes

With a projected 7 billion mobile users by 2021, mobile is becoming the most dominant digital touchpoint for customer engagement. Annual mobile app downloads are projected to reach 258 billion by 2022 — a 45% increase from 2017. But downloads alone do not indicate mobile success — retention and engagement are key. While there are many factors that influence these metrics, application performance may be one of the most critical ...

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