• August 21, 2018
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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 […]

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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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Live from IBM InterConnect: DevOps meets data science

I just attended a session at IBM Interconnect on Devops Analytics. I expected a few nice BI style charts and so on. But these guys are thinking big. The problem can be described relatively simple: you are running a devops team and you need to push out a new build as soon as possible. Even […]

IT jungle: Rocket schemes DevOps serenity with Aldon ALM Hub

“Many organizations–even IBM i shops–are adopting agile development methods. While this approach has advantages, it creates friction with the operations folks tasked with getting changes into production. Last month, Rocket Software‘s Aldon division started rolling out its new ALM Hub functionality to help the two sides collaborate more effectively while still respecting separation-of-duty requirements….” Read […]