5 Agile practices to keep pace with digital transformation

Source – appdevelopermagazine.com Disruptive, continuous change is now the norm. Online companies like Uber, Airbnb and Netflix have transformed the transportation, hospitality and entertainment industries with disruptive technologies and services that couldn’t have been conceived just ten years ago. However, enterprise organizations have been slower to respond. While customer facing web and mobile applications in retail, financial services and healthcare industries have been developed using continuous delivery methods, examples of enterprises adopting similar methodologies are few and far between. The culprit

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The benefits of intelligent DNS in DevOps projects

Source – betanews.com The DevOps model continues to gain traction because it’s an efficient and cost-effective development approach. It yields fewer errors, shorter development cycles and reduced need for expensive code fixes after deployment. One goal of DevOps is continuous development and deployment, which necessitates the automatic creation or removal of networks, as well as automated deployment to production. Automation is important because the fewer the number of manual steps involved, the less likely that human error will disrupt the process.

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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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DevOps : A real balancing act for CIOs between business benefits and security

Source – cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com Bangalore: Adoption of DevOps is on a rise among enterprises and organisations. The new DevOps approach combines the two key aspects – software development and operations across business functions within the organisation. It helps organisation to bring the softwaredevelopment and business operationscloser, allowing them to collaborate and function in a more coordinated and efficient way. This enables continuous and faster software delivery cycles. Business benefits  “It certainly does offer benefits in terms of time to market. In this day and age, IT is part of doing business and it

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How DevOps Drives Digital Transformation (and Vice Versa)

Source – thevarguy.com You’re hearing a lot today about the drive toward digital transformation. You’re also hearing a lot about the competitive need to implement a DevOps model. What savvy companies realize is that DevOps drives digital transformation, and vice versa. Digital transformation is a model in which companies rethink traditional processes and approaches and embrace digital solutions and automation to increase innovation. DevOps, meanwhile, is a software development and delivery process that emphasizes communication and collaboration among product management, software

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Cloud + DevOps: A Winning Combination

Source – it-infrastructure.cioreview.com “It takes two flints to make a fire.”—Louisa May Alcott As the use of digital technology and the app economy mushroom, businesses and organizations struggle to provide all the storage and infrastructure they need in their own data centers. For business, it’s not simply a challenge; it’s a matter of survival. Without safe storage and rapidly available infrastructure they can’t stay competitive. Hence, the cloud. The app economy demands more than just storage and infrastructure to stay competitive,

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Stumped by DevOps? Experts share their views on how to do DevOps right

Source – geekwire.com Back in the day, there were software development teams, and there were operations teams, and they might say hello to each other a few times a year at the company picnic. But that hasn’t been the case for a long time, as the expectations for how quickly software should be developed and running have changed quite a bit. Now, teams are expected to collaborate more closely to deliver software when it is ready. This is called “DevOps,” and

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Using DevOps to Move Faster than Attackers

Source – darkreading.com DevOps could be security’s biggest boon for quickly mitigating the kinds of vulnerabilities that will be highlighted next week at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas. And in a departure from the show’s typical doom-and-gloom demos of scary attacks and exploits, one speaker is taking the podium to explain the practicalities of tuning application security practices to DevOps speeds so organizations can finally get the jump on zero-days and other hard problems in vulnerability management. The rundown will come from

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98% of Companies Favor Integrating Security with DevOps

Source – darkreading.com An overwhelming majority of companies believe an integrated security and DevOps team makes sense, with 98% of survey respondents saying they are either planning to or have launched such an effort, according to a report released today by DigiCert. The survey, which queried 300 US companies with a third of the respondents coming from IT, DevOps, or IT security management, found that 49% of respondents have already completed their DevOps and security integration, while another 49% are working

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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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