IT Culture

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 ...

January 27, 2016

Only 20 percent of organizations that have attempted to implement DevOps have fully deployed it, according to the results of a new global study, commissioned by CA Technologies. The research also found that these "advanced" DevOps adopters were more likely to report that their digital initiatives contributed to competitiveness, customer retention and top- and bottom-line results ...

January 25, 2016

Adoption of cloud technologies and DevOps methodologies continues to grow as established companies seek to transform their businesses in order to better serve modern customers, according to a survey conducted by NetEnrich. And yet, despite these advances, enterprise IT departments remain challenged to keep pace with the demands of business users for new products and services. The reason: IT is spending too much time on day to day systems maintenance, and internal teams lack the skills necessary to deploy, manage, and optimize cloud and DevOps environments ...

January 15, 2016

Based on data gathered from the Puppet Labs 2015 State of DevOps Report, the DevOps Salary Report underscores the increasing recognition that adopting DevOps practices help organizations achieve better business results. Because DevOps makes such a difference, people with DevOps skills are in high demand, and as a result, DevOps engineers make noticeably higher salaries than most other IT practitioner job titles ...

January 08, 2016

In the field of financial services, transitioning to DevOps can be especially challenging for two main reasons. First, there is a strict separation of Development and Operations. Second, many executives and IT people believe that the software and hardware environments of financial services companies, particularly banks, are not compatible with DevOps. Enough with the challenges. Here are some practical ways for financial services companies and many other organizations to embrace DevOps successfully ...

December 17, 2015

In DEVOPSdigest's first annual list of DevOps Predictions, experts — analysts and consultants, and the top vendors — offer predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2016. Part 3 covers the relationships between Dev, Ops and the Business ...

December 16, 2015

In DEVOPSdigest's first annual list of DevOps Predictions, experts — analysts and consultants, and the top vendors — offer predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2016. Part 2 covers the changing roles of Ops and Dev teams ...

December 09, 2015

Attempting to weigh the current level of DevOps maturity within your organization is one of those daunting propositions that can leave today's business and technology pros searching for meaningful answers. There are some well-established metrics that can serve as inherent measurements of overall DevOps success, including deployment frequency rates, average lead times, meant time to recovery (MTTR), and of course, any figures resulting from dedicated Application Performance Monitoring (APM). Yet, perhaps even more valuable than some of these numbers, or of greater import to practitioners for purposes of self-assessment, are metrics that help analyze precisely how ongoing DevOps adoption compares to similar efforts among peers ...

December 07, 2015

As a result of virtualization and the shift to software-defined networking (SDN), a DevOps culture has begun to emerge in the telecom industry that requires network operators to look beyond technology and the network, and embrace a holistic view of product development, business development, operations and planning ...

December 01, 2015

I love the Bourne movies. Apart from the action, what I find fascinating is the uncanny abilities of the protagonist – Jason Bourne; his sixth-sense. He can quickly "weigh up" his surroundings and make detailed assessments of all dangers. This acute level of awareness gives him a distinct competitive advantage. We need this ability in IT Operations, especially with performance monitoring – we need Jason Bourne's situational awareness ...

November 12, 2015

Improving end-user customer experience is one of the key objectives of an application performance management solution in a production environment. By leveraging the application performance data earlier in the development cycle, DevOps teams can ensure readiness for exceptional customer experience before deploying any application in production. Finally, harnessing the business data in application transactions and logs and correlating them with operational data can provide actionable business insights. In this blog, I will discuss five steps to DevOps success leveraging an application performance management solution in production ...

November 09, 2015

The perception that adopting DevOps is all about culture, not as much about technology, would appear rather shortsighted. No question, navigating the involved people and process issues is widely recognized as the biggest challenge in adopting DevOps models. That's an established concept that I doubt anyone familiar with this movement would attempt to dismiss. However, it's also very clear that finding the right tools and services to support this evolution is a hugely critical piece of the puzzle ...

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