Survey: DevOps a bright spot among public-sector uncertainty

Source – fcw.com Confidence in public sector IT may be on the decline, according to the 2017 Splunk Public Sector IT Operations Survey, and a greater reliance on DevOps could be key to navigating the way forward. The Ponemon Institute, in a Splunk-sponsored survey released July 19, polled 1,227 “IT decision makers and managers,” some 60 percent of whom work in federal agencies. The goal was to better identify both the barriers to success and the potential keys to a more positive future.

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Public sector IT is struggling to keep up with digital transformation

Source – itproportal.com Public sector IT is suffering from a major crisis in confidence when it comes to the pace of change, new figures have claimed. Despite the need to implement digital transformation ideas and updates, many organisations are facing several major hurdles, according to the 2017 Public Sector IT Operations Survey from Splunk. The study found that public sector organisations undergoing digital transformation are losing confidence in the ability of their IT teams to keep tabs on the increasing level of new

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DevOps: When is it ok to fail?

Source:- ciol.com With a history going back to 2008, DevOps has been around for a while. And this movement is now making considerable inroads within the communications industry – with good reason. DevOps promises service providers the ability to deliver new products to market at a greater speed and higher quality than ever thought possible. But like all promises that sound too good to be true, faster product delivery and better service quality may elude certain aspects of your business.

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Dirty secrets of DevOps

Source:- dev.to I’ve read dozens of DevOps success stories, tales of bold IT leaders transforming their business and steering big corporate ships into the future. It’s hard to avoid all these stories about “DevOps transformation” and how some guy named Jim pulled the IT department out of the stone age. The trades, blogs, and conference presentations are filled with them. No one talks about the failures though, very few even write about their struggles implementing DevOps. It’s all sunshine and

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DevOps Tips and Inspiration from DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) Speakers

Source:- electric-cloud.com Our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) video podcast – now in its 4th year – has hosted hundreds of experts from the DevOps community who shared their experience and expertise around a wide range of topics related to DevOps and Continuous Delivery. Among the panelists we had on the program are many of the speakers who appeared at DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) throughout the years. IT leaders from companies like Hearst Business Media, Nationwide Insurance, IBM, Capital One, Target, Pivotal,

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DevOps practices help improve the quality of open source components

Source – betanews.com The use of open source components can help speed up the software development process, but it comes with a risk if poor quality code leads to vulnerable applications being released. The latest State of the Software Supply Chain Report from DevOps tools specialist Sonatypereveals that organizations which actively manage the quality of open source components flowing into production applications realize a 28 percent improvement in developer productivity, a 30 percent reduction in overall development costs, and a 48 percent increase

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Is DevOps Falling into the Maturity Trap?

Source – news.sys-con.com development manager from a large enterprise organization was explaining how they had created a DevOps maturity model based on CMMI. They went on to describe their current state of maturity and their plans to get to ‘full maturity’ in the next three years. He continued by explaining how they had presented this plan to executive management and subsequently received approval for a new ‘DevOps team.’ Many organizations are now looking to DevOps maturity models to gauge their DevOps adoption

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Will automated software testing eliminate my job soon?

Source – searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.co No one can see into the future. That said, it’s pretty clear that some of the traditional testing practices are going by the wayside, as processes such as Agile and DevOps continue to gain traction. These approaches emphasize speed to deployment, and synthetic testing and real user monitoring (RUM) in production, and have little time built in for traditional testing. If test plans, test procedures, formal test cases, and the usual test metrics constitute your understanding of the state of the art in

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10 Skills That Prove You’ll Be An Excellent Cloud Product Manager

Source – forbes.com Demand for product managers with cloud computing skills and expertise continues to be an area of rapid hiring growth. It’s common for hiring managers, directors and vice presidents to spend at least 20% of their time every week working with in-house recruiters, writing & editing job descriptions and interviewing candidates. McKinsey & Company’s May 2017 article Product Managers For The Digital World provides insights into how product managers can excel in their roles, defining a framework for assessing product management maturity.

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5 Steps to Migrate Unisys Mainframes to AWS

Source – infoq.com The Mainframe Conundrum If you have a Unisys mainframe, you may be thinking that cloud computing isn’t an option. You’d like to take advantage of all that cloud computing offers but don’t think it’s possible because it can’t handle your transaction workloads, or the architectures are just too disparate to merge, or even that it’s just plain too hard to do. I used to think the same thing. And until fairly recently, it was true. But cloud computing

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