• April 9, 2020

Devops

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3 of the biggest IT pitfalls (and how to avoid them)

Don’t get stuck–get ALM I once had a manager who had a sign on his wall that read “It takes 1,000 ‘Attaboys!’ to make up for one ‘you dimwit!’” The same might be said for misdirected application software deliveries versus moments of technological genius. Having been in the IT world for thirty plus years now, […]

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4 Reasons Why HIPAA Auditors Will Love Application Lifecycle Management

The advantages of ALM for IT compliance and audit procedures   We all know that IT compliance is a top priority for most organizations. For the healthcare world and HIPAA compliance, meeting the requirements is not just a priority, it’s an absolute business imperative. Proper HIPAA practices protect your patients’ privacy and help your business […]

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5 Ways DevOps saves the day for software delivery

Why DevOps is a must-have–not a nice-to-have If you’re in the IT world and have never had a software release go wrong then you should consider yourself lucky and head to Vegas for the slots. It seems like every day there is another story in the press about a major software failure caused by a […]

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Is it going to take a major software failure to get you to look at your current systems?

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” There is no better example of this than the application development lifecycle and all its moving parts. If any system, code, process, or workflow breaks down at any time, it can prompt a major software failure that can be devastating for an organization’s business. Are […]

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Finding the silver lining in IT compliance with Application Lifecycle Management

Turning struggles into successful IT strategies Almost everyone in IT dreads the pain of audits associated with internal or regulatory requirements. Preparing for and participating in an internal or regulatory audit can impose an enormous burden on IT, and especially on application development organizations. Yet, as much as we might not like them, these audits […]

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Silo madness: how to put an end to silos with DevOps and ALM

“Silos, and how to prevent them” is one of those business issues at the top of many a board meeting agenda, and has been for years. When silos exist in your company, information is not shared. When information is not shared, teams work from bad data. With bad data comes bad decisions and wrong courses […]

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Rocket DiGIT recap: Preparing infrastructure for digital transformation

Last week at the Rocket 25 DiGIT Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, I had the pleasure of meeting dozens of customers from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and the UK.  I also had the honor of presenting a conference-wide presentation on preparing infrastructure for digital transformation. This was a first-time presentation of my thoughts on this topic.  […]

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Leaving Las Vegas

As I get ready to fly home to Boston, I just wanted to share my thoughts about the great week that Rocket Software just had at IBM InterConnect 2015. This is one of the most important software industry conferences of the year, and I leave this week inspired by the breadth and depth of content […]

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Live from IBM InterConnect: a new way forward

The third and final general session of IBM InterConnect 2015 ended an hour ago, giving attendees a lot to think about. While the first two general sessions focused on new ways to think and work, this one was looking out to the next 20 years. IBM’s Marie Wieck summed up the three main themes of […]

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Live from IBM InterConnect: Bluemix, DevOps and PaaS

In a recent post I wrote about how software as a service (SaaS) has taken off and is now the biggest of the three traditional pillars of cloud computing. Of the other two, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is already a well-defined commodity and is becoming less ‘obvious’ in the way that other infrastructure components […]