IT Culture

August 12, 2019

While DevOps is by now a well-established philosophy, practice and tool for boosting an organization's ability to rapidly deliver services and applications, one overriding DevOps myth still prevents many organizations from maximizing the value their teams are able to deliver. That myth? That DevOps will fix your Dev culture ...

July 29, 2019

The relationship between marketers and developers is one of the most essential for business success. Together these two teams define and control the customer experience. However, anyone that's ever worked in an office knows that miscommunication and misunderstandings are inevitable in this kind of working relationship. Twilio SendGrid recently dug into the inner workings of this vital partnership and what we found highlights how it is evolving with digitization, how this dynamic impacts business outcomes and how the right technology can strengthen the developer-marketer bond ...

June 24, 2019

Any time you embark on a new initiative across your organization getting buy-in is critical. This is especially true of DevOps initiatives. The nature of DevOps dictates that adopting it impacts engineers, sys admins, quality assurance, and the executives setting priorities for quarters ahead ...

May 14, 2019

Most (85 percent) of organizations have adopted, or plan to adopt, a product-centric application delivery model, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. Although full adoption is rare, overall, survey respondents use the product-centric model for 40 percent of their work in 2018. Gartner predicts that this figure will reach 80 percent by 2022 ...

April 11, 2019

Enterprises in the US and Europe have evolved their views on Agile and DevOps methodologies, with the vast majority now focused on how to scale and optimize the practices instead of whether to adopt them, according to a new report from ISG ...

April 09, 2019

Tech professionals in DevOps, web product manager (WPM), and developer roles have prioritized coding and scripting, systems and infrastructure, and database management skills development in the past 12 months. When it comes to the next three to five years, they are looking to develop skills in areas like security management and hybrid IT, while eyeing career paths such as data science and analytics ...

March 27, 2019

Automation process and soft skills are the most important "must-have" DevOps skills, according to the 2019 Upskilling: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report from DevOps Institute ...

March 25, 2019

As companies change the way they deliver IT services and software, businesses need the right talent who can adapt to this shift and raise the bar for software delivery. This is proven to be true with Puppet’s fifth annual 2018 DevOps Salary Report, revealing that as the IT jobs landscape continues to evolve, larger organizations with more complex infrastructure are paying more for better talent and diverse skills ...

March 13, 2019

While developers have the power to change the world with each tap of the keyboard, results from SolarWinds Cloud Confessions: The Trouble with Troubleshooting revealed a disconnect between technology pros' skills to innovate and the tasks they must deal with on an everyday basis. Troubleshooting application issues was the No. 1 activity on which tech professionals (including web product managers (WPMs), developers, and DevOps teams) spend their time, which results in less time for product development and innovation ...

March 07, 2019

DevOps promotes and facilitates the coordination between the software developers who create apps and the operations personnel who deploy them, but as the newly released Evans Data survey DevOps 2019 shows the two groups often have very different ideas ...

February 13, 2019

DevOps continues to gain significant momentum as teams look to master Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD). This is transforming how and what is being developed and released. As a result, software development teams and organizations continue to undergo rapid change. Not only that, but teams are also getting increasingly more diverse, in location, generation, gender and culture. So how do the technical and people managers in DevOps adjust? ...

January 17, 2019

To better align business and IT objectives, enterprise organizations should focus on the core "problems" that individual business units face today in driving out real consumer value. Until the roadblocks and inhibitors — and, ultimately, the resultant technical debt — are removed from the equation, large enterprise organizations will continue struggling to succeed ...

January 16, 2019

Technical debt is what results when legacy platforms or highly integrated and dependent systems and processes inhibit large enterprise organizations from meeting the needs of internal business stakeholders. In many cases, the core objectives that drive real, monetizable business value are not aligned to the esoteric IT goals of "automation" and "Agile development." This creates a fundamental disconnect between business and IT ...

December 14, 2018

DEVOPSdigest asked DevOps experts for their predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2019. Part 2 covers DevOps culture and people ...

October 22, 2018

Embracing DevOps at enterprise scale requires a seismic shift in the way an organization plans, builds, tests, releases, and manages applications. Here are four ways to ensure your enterprise DevOps transformation is a success ...

June 27, 2018

The popularity of social media platforms and applications is spurring enterprises to adopt "social business" models to better engage with employees and customers and improve collaboration, according to a new study published by ISG ...

June 12, 2018

Dev teams are doing their best to give the customers what they want, but oftentimes find themselves in between a rock and a hard place. Teams are struggling to get up to speed with new tools that are meant to make their lives easier and more realistic to hit deadlines. With spring cleaning season upon us, take time this season to tune up agile processes and continue the work of advancing the shift towards DevOps ...

June 11, 2018

The ability to create a culture of DevOps is critical to any organization's ability to deliver applications and services at a high rate of speed, but can we clearly and concisely answer the question: What exactly is DevOps? Despite the best intentions, some large companies are struggling to understand what DevOps actually is, and what it takes to fully implement its concepts and reap its benefits ...

May 31, 2018

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the IT industry for their opinions on the top tools to support DevSecOps. Part 5, the last installment, offers some final thoughts about "tools" that are not necessarily technology ...

March 27, 2018

EMA has just completed research titled, Unifying IT for Digital War Room Performance. The research was partly inspired by current debates about the role of the "War Room" and how it is or is not evolving. Some seem lost in fantasy — "the war room will absolutely disappear." Whereas for others, basic incident handling is just emerging and having a more defined and effective war room team remains a hope for the distant future ...

November 27, 2017

It has been argued that Dev and Ops teams should work more closely together for some time. For many, the benefits of a closer relationship are clear, and the debate has moved on from if to how, but for lots of companies there are several types of walls to tear down ...

November 21, 2017

One overlooked opportunity for improving DEV and OPS collaboration is inviting database administrators (DBAs) to the DevOps conversation. DBAs function in a unique role where bridging the gap between development and operations occurs daily ...

November 20, 2017

DevOps must also be seen as a bottom-up process. In other words, if we consider DevOps, we must also take very serious look at "OpsDev" ...

November 16, 2017

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry for their opinions on the best way to foster collaboration between Dev and Ops. Part 7, the final installment, covers IT Operations tools ...

November 15, 2017

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry for their opinions on the best way to foster collaboration between Dev and Ops. Part 6 covers DevOps and development tools ...

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