• April 9, 2020

Rethinking the role of the IBM Z during the COVID-19 quarantine

The COVID-19 quarantine is changing a lot of our lives, including working from home 100% of the time. This makes it a great time to revisit how your business is using its IBM Z. There are some terrific capabilities that can dramatically improve your business’ responsiveness to problems. These include reacting to spikes in business […]

JIRA for Rocket Aldon

Everyone loves JIRA (well, almost everyone). And what’s not to love? Many consider Atlassian’s JIRA the go-to tool for managing projects for many reasons. It’s highly customizable, it’s not restricted to a single platform, and it can be hosted on-prem or in the cloud.  Its capability to include requirement and change management processes adapted to […]

People are asking “What is Db2 DevOps Experience for z/OS?”

This article was originally published on the IBM community blog and was written in collaboration with Patrick Bossman, an STSM for Db2 for z/OS at IBM, Paul McWilliams, an Information Developer for Db2 for z/OS at IBM, and Paul Bartak, Principle Solutions Advisor for Db2 Tools for z/OS at Rocket Software. IBM Db2 DevOps Experience […]

Modern DevOps and the IBM i

As I travel around the world visiting with IBM i customers and discussing the challenges around managing a modern development environment, I am increasingly hearing a common refrain: “My company wants us to manage all of our development with Git.” It is completely understandable. Companies would like to have a single repository for all their […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]