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DevOps Experts Share Advice on Measuring Success
News  |  8/13/2018
Watch out for navel gazing when it comes to your DevOps success metrics.
DevOps 101: Adopt Continuous Innovation
Commentary  |  8/9/2018
DevOps requires some hard work and tough choices, but in the end can keep a business competitive and innovative.
Where is My Job Title in Scrum?
Commentary  |  8/8/2018
Focus on roles, not job titles within a Scrum team.
As Iron Sharpens Iron: Hone Your Engineering Team
Commentary  |  8/3/2018
Putting engineers to the test keeps everyone sharp and prepared for the unexpected.
Tips for Assessing Cloud Migration Options
Commentary  |  7/31/2018
The decision process for selecting the right cloud options for various applications starts with an assessment of each individual application.
Why Customer Journey Mapping Matters
Commentary  |  7/26/2018
A valuable tool in delivering great customer experience in an IT project is customer journey mapping.
Why Place Security (Partly) in the Hands of Developers
Commentary  |  7/24/2018
By empowering developers to expand the work they perform related to security, enterprises can ensure that security is front and center from the start.
Machine Learning Workflow: A New Product Category Is Born
Commentary  |  7/12/2018
Developing and deploying software based on machine learning is a very different animal in terms of process and workflow.
8 Things They Don't Teach You in Project Management School
Commentary  |  7/9/2018
Project management is about more than shepherding software through the development process. Don't forget the humans and the team dynamic.
Consider a Bell-Curve based Agile Delivery Model
Commentary  |  7/5/2018
Getting started in new and complex client environments, a Bell-Curve based Agile delivery model may help reduce risks and offer a better probability of success.
10 Hottest Job Skills for Young IT Workers
Slideshows  |  6/28/2018
Technology job seekers under 40 are looking for positions that include these keywords.
Why Enterprises Struggle with Hybrid Cloud and DevOps
News  |  6/27/2018
More enterprises are moving to the cloud and implementing DevOps, containers and microservices, but their efforts are falling short of expectations. A recent study from the Ponemon Institute identifies some of the core challenges they face.
5 Lessons for SREs and Their Teams
Slideshows  |  6/18/2018
Now that SRE has become a cool job there's been some washing of the title. Sysadmins and IT ops are being rebranded as SREs without businesses actually making any the changes to their tasks. Here's what you should expect as an SRE as well as tips for excelling in the role.
5 Steps to Put a Faltering DevOps Plan Back on Track
Commentary  |  6/14/2018
The best laid plans of DevOps adopters often go awry. Here's how you can fix things.
Understand the Power of Internal APIs
Commentary  |  6/13/2018
Missing the transition from legacy integration to using APIs to connect internal systems might prove the difference between business success and failure.
Why DevOps Is Your Key to Becoming a Digital Entity
Commentary  |  6/7/2018
Becoming a digital entity isn't just about buying new technology, but also means creating new and advanced competitive capabilities by aligning technology processes with the business.
Rethink Change Management for Agile Initiatives
Commentary  |  6/5/2018
Companies that have applied change management to previous business or process changes must acknowledge that the pace and nature of agile means that traditional change management may not be enough.
A Machine Infrastructure to Get Value from AI
Commentary  |  5/29/2018
A key to your success with AI is building out an infrastructure that will support today's apps but also the workloads and data volumes of the future.
9 Traits of Emerging Disruptors
Slideshows  |  5/25/2018
Disruption causes quantum shifts in industries and societal behavior by digitizing the analog, upending economic models and otherwise challenging the status quo. The disruptors differently and act differently than the incumbents. Let's look at how.
Take a Wrong Turn with ERP and Wind up in Court
Commentary  |  5/24/2018
Lesson learned decades after the dawn of ERP software: Read the fine print, and understand exactly what it means.
DevOps at Scale: Best Practices in Use Today
Commentary  |  5/23/2018
IT professionals in the field discuss some of the best practices that help to make DevOps initiatives successful.
Debiasing Our Statistical Algorithms Down to Their Roots
Commentary  |  5/23/2018
Eliminating bias in the data and algorithms that drive artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives requires constant vigilance on the part of not only data scientists but up and down the corporate ranks.
Donít Get Side-Tracked by Flashy Metrics, Success is in the People
News  |  5/22/2018
Defining KPIs can be a whole different ballpark when you're in public sector IT. But even if you're not, the takeaway from these stories can easily be applied to the private sector: Focus on the impact, the people -- the customers -- and success will follow.
Re-Architecting for the Cloud: Optimize Your Migration Strategy
Commentary  |  5/21/2018
Re-architecting for the cloud is never easy, but following some key steps can result in an optimized strategy that positions your company for cloud migration success.
Experts from Across the IT Spectrum Share Insights from Interop ITX
News  |  5/15/2018
[VIDEO] IT leaders and experts, including keynote speaker, Beth Niblock, CIO, City of Detroit, share highlights from their presentations at Interop ITX 2018 along with insights about the future of IT.
11 IT Leaders and Experts Share Highlights from Interop ITX
News  |  5/15/2018
[VIDEO] If you missed Interop ITX or would like to relive it, we have you covered. We've compiled 11 interviews with IT leaders and experts who attended and spoke at Interop ITX 2018, including keynote speakers Sam Ramji, VP Product Management, Google Cloud and Joe Barkai, Consultant, Speaker, Author and Blogger.
Calculating Blockchain's Impact
Commentary  |  5/15/2018
It's time to consider: Does the technology promise hope or hype for society and business?
How C-Suite Leaders Can Best Implement AI
Commentary  |  5/14/2018
C-suite executives can't sit back and wait for the IT team to build out an enterprise strategy for artificial intelligence. Those execs have to get involved right from the start.
Interop ITX Reflections: Expert Advice, Predictions, and More
Slideshows  |  5/10/2018
There was no shortage of expert advice and sage predictions as takeaways from last week's Interop ITX conference. Here are some examples.
Conversational AIís Challenge: Understanding Human-Like Context
Commentary  |  5/7/2018
The ambiguities of the English language present hurdles for initiatives to utilize conversational AI in the corporate world.
Data, DevOps, and the Rest of the Business
News  |  5/3/2018
Data makes DevOps work, and DevOps offers a lesson in how the rest of the business can make the best use of data.
Giving the IoT the Power to Pay Attention on Our Behalf
Commentary  |  5/1/2018
Research by neuroscientists promises to make attentional mechanisms a core feature of artificial general intelligence, and thus help to make the IoT so much more than commonly thought.
How to Spin Up an AI Flywheel with Data
Commentary  |  4/30/2018
Gather as much data as you can about your customers, optimize metrics to address business questions, and build out your AI-based applications.
What Do Modern Analytics Look Like With Agile Deployment?
Commentary  |  4/17/2018
When deploying an analytics initiative throughout an organization it's time to utilize agile concepts.
Executives, Beware of Agile!
Commentary  |  4/16/2018
The successful shift to an agile organization isn't just about a mandate from above; management has to embrace agile as a way of doing business.
In Cyber-Defense, Good Enough is Far Better Than Perfect
Commentary  |  4/4/2018
Agile and DevOps concepts help businesses get the basics of applications to market quickly, and those same concepts can help prepare the military for its challenges.
Define DevOps' Role in Application Security
News  |  4/2/2018
DevOps teams are challenged by hackers whose tools and practices have grown increasingly sophisticated. Here's how the good guys can gain the upper hand.
How to Break Your App-Dev Logjam
Commentary  |  3/29/2018
Greg Newton, vice president of technology at Asurion, says his company is now producing five, or even more, software releases each week - all thanks to a new development approach.
To Get Ahead in Tech, Treat Soft Skills Like Technical Skills
News  |  3/29/2018
Despite the name, soft skills are actually really hard to master. Yet more and more, they're proving to be the attributes that give candidates an edge when looking for new roles and leadership positions.
Common DevOps Myths and Misconceptions
Commentary  |  3/28/2018
For those who think that DevOps is a one-off project or simply a set of tools, check out why those and other beliefs are myths.
8 Things to Consider Before Hopping on the Blockchain Train
Commentary  |  3/26/2018
While blockchain holds great promise for some applications, companies have to understand the various challenges.
DevOps Today: What Does It Mean to You?
Commentary  |  3/26/2018
DevOps is moving forward. Is your organization coming along for the ride?
3 Myths About the Site Reliability Engineer, Debunked
News  |  3/20/2018
As automation becomes a fact of life, newer roles, such as site reliability engineer, emerge. For IT pros looking for their next move, here's a little background about the role as well as some common misunderstandings about it.
Manage What You Can't See: No Magic Required
Commentary  |  3/19/2018
Andi Mann, chief technology advocate at Splunk, is a big proponent of 'observability' - knowing what's happening with all systems, services and apps to be able to fix and, eventually, prevent problems.
Blockchain: What Business Leaders Need to Know About This Disruptive Technology
Commentary  |  3/16/2018
IT and business leaders can benefit from learning what blockchain means to their organizations and explaining the benefits, and drawbacks
How Dev and Ops Can Work Together for Continuous Delivery
News  |  3/16/2018
How can you get to continuous delivery when your Dev team and Ops team seem to be working at cross purposes? Learn how to build a harmonious, collaborative DevOps team instead.
Reshaping Skillsets in the Age of Analytics
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Automation and greater involvement by business managers with the analytics team are just a couple of the changes that are in store for data science.
From Measurement to Insight: Put DevOps Metrics to Work
Commentary  |  3/14/2018
When you can measure the results of your DevOps program, that's where the magic happens.
7 Techniques for Successful Digital Transformation Initiatives
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Seven techniques that will help create natural project checkpoints, stakeholder feedback loops, and system adjustments throughout your digital transformation initiative.
Creating an Open Source Program for Your Company
Commentary  |  3/12/2018
An experienced open source expert offers some tips for how to succeed with open source software, starting with an open source project office.
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