• September 25, 2018
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What’s In a Name?

Istanbul was Constantinople Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople Been a long time gone, Oh Constantinople Now it’s Turkish delight on a moonlit night Istanbul, as sung by The Four Lads For fans of pop culture, it’s hard to miss the ubiquitous Victoria Beckham. She seems to be everywhere, from magazine covers to television programs to […]

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DevOps automation: the key to mobile and cloud application deployment

Have you ever gotten that email asking “what’s our mobile strategy?” Or, “what are we doing about the cloud?” Technology is constantly providing new opportunities to grow our businesses and to make them more efficient. Our business end users see and use these technologies every day. Understandably, they become anxious to take advantage of them […]

IT audit time has a new four-letter word: EASY

Oh, the infamous IT audit As if IT departments didn’t have enough to worry about these days, they also have to make sure that the organization is in compliance with various industry and federal regulations – things like PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and Basel II. These compliance standards are all designed to protect sensitive information, applications […]

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 […]

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 at 25: managing change with Aldon ALM

As we continue to celebrate Rocket’s 25th anniversary year, we’re also celebrating all of the companies that have joined the Rocket portfolio over the years. Originally founded in 1979, Aldon was acquired four years ago, in March 2011, to help provide Rocket customers with an Application Lifecycle Management solution. Last month I received an email […]