How to find devops staff who are good at both technology and people

Source:- infoworld.com A new study shows that to optimize devops you need a mix of hard technology skills and soft people skills. But how do you get that combination? Do cloud-oriented devops people need to be people-oriented, as well as technology-oriented? That seems to be the case, according to a new report by the Devops Institute. When it comes to recruitment, the study found that there is an equal balance in enterprises in looking for soft skills and in looking for

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A Practical Guide to DevOps: It’s Not that Scary

Source :- informationweek.com If you haven’t heard the term DevOps by now, you might have landed on the wrong page. If you know what it is and are intimidated by it, read on. DevOps, in its simplest definition, is a process. Developers and operations (thus DevOps) teams in the past worked in silos. By choosing a DevOps path or process, you enable collaboration and direct communications between those teams, which will likely speed up delivery and accuracy of projects. But it’s

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DevOps delivers faster software releases – and happier people

Source – zdnet.com First, the good news: DevOps is much more than a process change that speeds up software development and deployment. It invokes cultural change to the point where peoples’ at-work personalities can actually change — for the better. Now the bad news: Moving forward with DevOps often requires a “trigger event” — such as a merger or CEO change — to motivate the organization to fully embrace such change. These are the observations of Rob Englund, independent IT management consultant, trainer,

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AIOps combines machine learning and automation to transform IT operations.

Source – cio.com IT operations has become the lifeblood of all businesses today. A healthy IT organization can provide key competitive advantages for businesses in a fast-paced market. Many companies struggle to meet the high demand due to increased cloud system complexity. Distributed apps (where different parts of an app run on different systems) make it difficult to track where problems occur during an IT incident. Every minute of downtime or app failure directly impacts revenues. To mitigate these failures, IT

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You need your ‘cloud brain’ more than ever

Source – infoworld.com How we do IT is changing. As it changes, we need to alter the way we think about IT. I like to call that new thinking as having a “cloud brain.” So what the hell is a “cloud brain?” A few core attributes include the following: The ability to stop looking at all workloads as things that must exist in a corporate datacenter. Platforms can reside anywhere: colocation providers, cloud providers, in your datacenter, or on your

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How CIOs are transforming their organizations for the digital era

Source:- itworld.com Companies are facing a digital imperative to revamp business operations to better serve customers. To accommodate these shifts, CIOs are making sweeping organizational changes, adding new key roles, setting up innovation labs and tapping modern technologies to meet strategic mandates issued by their CEOs and boards. Social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) forms the primary digital fuel for most IT organizations. But most CIOs eager to stay atop trends are also testing new products in artificial intelligence, machine

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