When DevOps And SecOps Collide: How To Improve Collaboration To Enable Agility

Source – forbes.com There are two kinds of companies today: the ones that are in the cloud and ones that will be in the cloud. The gravitational pull fueled by agility, cost and resource management cannot be resisted. Today’s digital transformation is invigorating companies around the world to increase performance and drive more output. The rush to harness new digital technologies often results in enthusiastic business owners taking initiatives straight to the cloud, putting DevOps and SecOps at odds by allowing

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10 Top DevOps Barriers And Trends Forecasted For 2018

Source – forbes.com With data indicating that 50% of organizations have implemented DevOps, analysts like Forrester are calling 2018 the “year of enterprise DevOps.” While many enterprises indeed have DevOps practices kicked off, these are early days and barriers to DevOps still exist. Such barriers vary and are based the type of organization, its size, existing processes and degree of deployment scale. A survey we published at the beginning of the year noted the top 10 barriers leading into 2017. Having

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Planning for Digital Transformation Success

Source – cio.com Many CIOs are still in a fog when it comes to cloud computing, yet the digital enterprise is the future and the direction most are going. Gartner estimates that less than one-third of enterprises have a cloud strategy set in place, but as Gigabit LTE and 5G approach — and wireless takes the networking reigns — most enterprises may need to cut the cord for specific applications. CIOs simply can’t take full advantage of the cloud with old-fashioned networking technology.

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Strengthening the flow of DevOps with data, tools and culture

Source – pcworld.idg.com.au We’re on the brink of a major technological evolution that is changing the way we communicate, live and work. With the fourth industrial revolution, the explosion of data is disrupting conventional business models and the way technology impacts the decision making process of people. Digital transformation brings the complexities of new and segmenting IT developments. As more and more Australian organisations are realising the importance of collaborating through data, the challenge for business leaders is finding the right

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DevOps pipeline tools sort out IT automation junk drawers

Source – techtarget.com SAN FRANCISCO — As early reconnaissance missions into DevOps expand into full-fledged battle strategies for enterprise IT shops, they look to DevOps pipeline tools to help them create a unified front. Against that backdrop, updated products from Electric Cloud and XebiaLabs offer new ways to tie together disparate IT automation environments from mainframes to microservices, along with features that track software updates as they move through DevOps pipelines. This contrasts with earlier trends among DevOps pipeline tools, in

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3 DevOps pitfalls and how to avoid them

Source – information-age.com Businesses have been hearing about DevOps and its benefits for some time, and now it appears to have reached a critical mass. As Forrester points out, DevOps has moved from the fringes, accessible only to a small number of large companies, to the mainstream. While DevOps is increasingly necessary, that doesn’t mean it’s easy. IT projects are notorious for a high rate of failure – a problem that is still prevalent in our agile-focused era. We recently surveyed

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One-third of IT leaders yet to implement DevOps

Source – computerworld.com.au Australian companies are operating in a highly competitive environment where they need to build, test, and roll out new or updated solutions to customers faster than ever before. With IT being a very large functional area with many specialisations, the key to successfully leverage technology across the business depends highly on the level of effective collaboration that exists within the IT department. And yet, independent Robert Half research has identified the need for more enhanced departmental collaboration in certain companies

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Decoding Disruptive DevOps for QA – Solving the TCoE Conundrum

Source – cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com In order to accommodate the wave of digital technology sweeping across the business world today, organisations must constantly operate in an agile and DevOps mode. This can help to ensure faster release cycles and foster closer collaboration between various teams. This digital transformation also means that IT environments are becoming ever-more complex, as businesses look to cater to next generation technologies like cloud, mobility and analytics. All of this taken together means that it’s often a challenge for

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Not ready for DevOps? 3 steps to prepare your organisation

Source – information-age.com A recent survey by eMarketer found that the average person clocks over 4 hours of time on their mobile phone every single day, with 90% of that time spent on apps. It comes as no surprise then that to satisfy this ever-increasing digital appetite, apps need to be developed and updated rapidly. The fact that an app works – or, indeed, doesn’t work is of primordial importance in whether the customer has a positive or negative impression of a company.

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Nine DevOps metrics you should use to gauge improvement

Source – searchitoperations.techtarget.com It’s no small task to transform an IT organization to integrate development, operations and quality assurance teams. A DevOps methodology requires team and process changes and then, once everything is in place, the onus is on IT to create DevOps metrics and measure the outcomes. The key to a productive DevOps program is effective and comprehensive measurement and monitoring. Create a detailed game plan to understand how processes and projects work and how to improve them over time. DevOps metrics

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