A DevOps Approach to Digital Transformation Success

A DevOps -based approach is more holistic than Agile because it treats software delivery as a single unified activity, it fosters collaboration between small teams across different business units, and it treats the ability to deploy, maintain, and scale as high-priority features from the outset What is preventing organisations from getting started with Digital Transformation [...]

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Application performance management and DevOps: A winning combination

Application Performance Management (APM) can be a critical tool for successfully adopting a DevOps approach at your organization. APM was once exclusively the domain of the operations team, but with DevOps, each side now has visibility into the processes and capabilities of the other. This allows development to take advantage of APM capabilities that were [...]

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How DevOps tools can be used to integrate cloud automation

How DevOps tools can be used to integrate cloud automation: The only effective ways to secure cloud application and system deployments are to develop security controls that integrate into the deployment pipeline, and to automate as much as possible. Many in the security community have dubbed this approach security as code, a take on the [...]

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Build and buy: Key to forming DevOps environment

DevOps has quickly become best practice for the digital enterprise. But how should CIOs go about building a DevOps environment? Hint: Buying talent will not be enough. DevOps has moved beyond hype to become a staple of enterprise IT.As such, an enterprise IT shop that's adopting DevOps needs developers and operations people who can collaborate, [...]

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Financial services firms warming to DevOps

Financial services organisations are adopting DevOps approaches faster and with more decisiveness than other industries as they bid to head off competition from an encroaching army of nimble startups, according to research from Vanson Bourne. The study, commissioned by managed services provider Claranet, surveyed 900 end user IT leaders from mid-market businesses in six European [...]

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Ten Ways To Improve IT Culture with Agile, DevOps, Data, and Collaboration

Signs that IT culture is Heading in the Right Direction Agile teams get things done first, worry about process mechanics later - When introducing agile practices - or even when agile has been used for some time and the team is looking to mature its practice - I find that strong teams will think agile, [...]

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DevOps transformation headaches: who you gonna call? Silo busters

In the classic Ghostbusters movies para-psychologists save New York City from being overrun by ghosts. While there may well be some long-deceased software lurking on a dusty mainframe, today’s large organisations are not being held to ransom by ghosts but by the proliferation of data silos. Many of these new silos are an unexpected fall-out [...]

How to Reap the Rewards of DevOps: One Bank’s Story

By Gottfried Sehringer There’s no shortage of DevOps stories, but every so often one blows me away, like the one I heard last week at the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona. Societe Generale, one of the world’s largest banks with almost 150,000 employees in over 50 countries, is a story about a broad ranging, comprehensive, hugely [...]

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Software Development, the Enterprise and 20/20 Vision: Getting a Clear Picture with Next-Gen DevOps

Additional processes that will arise from the next generation of DevOps solutions include: ■ Measuring the speed of deployment and deployment frequency to determine how much value DevOps processes are generating. ■ Following development cycles to resolution — determine how quickly problems are resolving by keeping an accurate trendline of how integration processes are improving [...]

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Monitoring in the World of DevOps

Central to the idea of DevOps is collaboration between all of the teams involved in IT applications and infrastructure. Developers, Operations, Quality Assurance, Security, and more, all have stakes in the delivery of a product or service. So, what does collaboration mean when it comes to monitoring in the world of DevOps? How DevOps Changes [...]

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