IT Culture

November 07, 2017

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry for their opinions on the best way to foster collaboration between Dev and Ops. Part 2 covers the personal interaction between Development and Operations ...

November 06, 2017

When you say "DevOps" one of the first words that comes to mind is "collaboration." But exactly how do we make this collaboration happen? This epic DEVOPSdigest list – to be posted in 7 parts over the next few weeks – intends to find the answer. DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry – including consultants, analysts, organizations, users and the leading vendors – for their opinions on the best way to foster collaboration between Dev and Ops. Part 1 offers recommendations on how to get started with collaboration ...

November 03, 2017

It's 3:47am. You and the rest of the Ops team have been summoned from your peaceful slumber to mitigate an application delivery outage. Your mind races as you switch to problem solving mode. It's time to start thinking about how to make this mitigation FUN! ...

June 15, 2017

In the development community, creating additional efficiency through improved collaboration has been prevalent for some time. But despite the head start on the rest of the corporate world when it comes to collaboration, many organizations function today as they did 15-20 years ago. Since time is money in the tech world, outdated collaboration is a huge missed opportunity ...

June 12, 2017

What if you discover a fatal error or an exploit in your app? What if your app is down during a crucial time? As a developer, how you react to a crisis can mean the difference between minor blip and an embarrassing or costly company blunder. Here's a crisis management plan to get things right when they go wrong ...

May 04, 2017

There is no "right" culture for DevOps, but characteristics such as open communication, high cooperation, collaboration, respect, and trust are essential. If your organization does not have these characteristics, they must be developed. Culture is learned, not inherited. It must be genuinely nurtured by everyone from executive management on down the line. Here are some hacks to help develop a positive DevOps culture ...

December 19, 2016

DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, often controversial and sometimes contradictory predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 6, the final installment, covers DevOps tools and DevOps people ...

October 31, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry – including analysts, consultants, vendors and even users – what they think is the most important cultural change an organization can make to ensure DevOps success. The result is a broad range of answers that delves deep into what DevOps is really all about. Part 4 covers development and testing ...

October 24, 2016

"Culture Change" is a phrase that is often used – maybe overused? – when talking about DevOps. The term culture change does not speak for itself, however. What exactly are we talking about when we say that DevOps requires a culture change? That question is what the DevOps industry experts endeavor to answer in this new list of Top Culture Changes to Make DevOps a Reality. DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry – including analysts, consultants, vendors and even users – what they think is the most important cultural change an organization can make to ensure DevOps success. The result is a broad range of answers that delves deep into what DevOps is really all about. Part 1 covers the executive and management perspective ...

September 23, 2016

In spite of the increasing adoption of agile and DevOps initiatives, a recent Tasktop survey identified the need for tools — that increase coordination in the software delivery process — to have stronger alignment with customer and business needs ...

September 21, 2016

Most IT practitioners in the United States earn $100,000 or more in annual salary (up from 47 percent last year), according to Puppet's 2016 DevOps Salary Report ...

August 17, 2016

The rapid growth of DevOps has resulted in huge demand for skilled DevOps professionals. As companies work smarter and introduce new technology, they’re increasingly looking for people who can enhance their technical capacities and drive development efficiencies in the process. But what skills do you need to succeed in the world of DevOps? ...

July 27, 2016

A recent Gartner survey found that 41 percent of surveyed IT professionals believe their IT organization to be ready for the digital business of the next two years ...

July 22, 2016

The IT outsourcing industry is evolving faster than we think. In the fast-paced digital age, organizations continue to leverage their business strategies along with IT outsourcing to meet the growing demands of their customers. This blog takes a look at the trends that can potentially shift the continuously evolving industry of IT outsourcing. With a focus on security, cloud computing, and multi-speed IT, here are the trends to watch out for in 2016 ...

June 27, 2016

As hybrid IT environments become the new norm, many businesses and IT teams are left wondering what is the right combination of cloud and on-premises integration tools. While the answer is different for everyone, the following six questions provide a foundation to start the conversation ...

June 08, 2016

Using DevOps principles when dealing with incidents and outages can help organizations avoid common pitfalls many companies encounter when a disruption in service inevitably occurs. Here are five DevOps practices that can keep a crisis from getting worse ...

June 06, 2016

CapTech provides tips for selecting the right partner for successful digital transformation ...

June 02, 2016

Businesses that want to win, serve, and retain customers on digital platforms are increasingly turning to American IT firms who can get them to market faster with more effective customer engagement solutions than offshore providers, according to a new CapTech study ...

May 23, 2016

Businesses have under 2 years to make digital inroads before suffering financial and competitive losses, according to a recent global survey, Are Businesses Really Digitally Transforming or Living in Digital Denial? ...

May 20, 2016

Key findings of a new study by Automic indicate steady growth of the tool stack, how unstable and unrealistic vendor lock-in has become and the importance of managing a coherent deployment pipeline, especially as many organizations begin to adopt and implement DevOps focused initiatives ...

May 11, 2016

There is a major disconnect between what is expected of IT by the business and what IT teams can actually deliver, according to the 2016 Connectivity Benchmark Report from MuleSoft ...

May 02, 2016

Many software development teams struggle with an overwhelming and seemingly never-ending influx of new requests. Different business groups such as sales, account management and customer care will often demand new features or product changes, particularly in large enterprise organizations. This can lead to frustration as development teams are overloaded and stuck working to put out fires. It’s important to have a clear product roadmap with solid release planning in place. A time box release cycle can introduce some stability and predictability for IT team, business team, and clients ...

April 29, 2016

DevOps is permeating the enterprise as both a technical and professional movement. If able to adequately manage a career in DevOps, it can be highly rewarding and fulfilling to have a profound impact on how your business operates and how your teams work together. So how do you get on the path to success with a career in DevOps? ...

February 22, 2016

Gene Kim (co-author of The Phoenix Project and other seminal works) remains intimately connected to the movement's real-world standing through his continued thought leadership work. Based on this close connectivity to practitioners – those with both advanced and more nascent initiatives – there's perhaps no better person to ask which milestones, challenges and performance metrics represent the hallmarks of today's existing DevOps adopters. In a recent interview, Gene shared some interesting feedback on what he's hearing out on the conference circuit and elsewhere in speaking to various stakeholders about their current DevOps strategies ...

February 18, 2016

The advent of DevOps has completely changed the way we build and deliver software and, inevitably, creates unique challenges for developers juggling a wide range of tools successfully. JFrog recently conducted a survey to gain insights into how developers and DevOps engineers use different tools and technologies and the challenges they encounter in their daily work. Upon comparing these findings to those of a similar survey conducted in 2013, things seem to be getting better for developers and DevOps, but the advances are not evenly distributed, as some areas have seen dramatic improvements while others have remained relatively stable ...

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