Overcoming Common DevOps Challenges to Gain Full Productivity Benefits

DevOps has ushered in a new era of agility, with diverse teams working collaboratively, sharing knowledge and responsibilities, and quickly delivering products and services. However, as competition increases amid demand for continuous process improvement, it’s not enough to just “do DevOps” – businesses need to unlock the full potential of their DevOps ecosystem. For many […]

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10 Ways to Succeed with a Microservices Architecture

Amazon can make crucial changes on its e-commerce platform in seconds. Tesla can upgrade your car while you sleep. What digital unicorns can do in minutes, traditional companies might need months. The lightning-quick capabilities of born-digital businesses aren’t just the result of following a unique development methodology; they’re also possible because they’ve got a flexible, […]

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Ready, Aim, Fire: Don’t Miss the Target in Meeting Your Agility Goals

Increasingly when I talk to our enterprise clients, a question invariably arises in the conversation: “We need customer-focused products and solutions, and we want to improve our time to market. How do we achieve this by leveraging our existing assets, while improving our agility and delivery velocity?” All these clients have activated initiatives in the […]

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Infusing Security into Digital Engineering

The digital economy calls for solutions to be built with digital technologies from the ground up. However, this can result in a double-edged sword: The more a solution relies on digital mechanisms like open APIs, web services, open-source software libraries, cloud and web access over the public Internet, the more vulnerable it is to hacking, […]

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Five Steps to Ensure Continuous Security with an Agile Approach

While there’s plenty of research on integrating security into Agile software methodologies, we’re often left only with “security sandwiches,“ where security is discussed upfront and at the far end of the development process rather than  throughout. Corporate security remains an isolated department at many organizations, one that lives outside the Agile/DevOps/Pod team practice. Developers have […]

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How Organizational Culture Can Drive Digital Success

While smart IT strategy and effective execution remain crucial components for business success, organizational culture has become one of the most distinctive differentiators in digital business today. According to recent research we conducted with HfS Research, companies that intentionally focus on culture realize greater success, both revenue-wise and in terms of building out their digital […]

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Reinventing Talent Acquisition, DevOps Style: Seven Ways to Become a ‘Destination Company’

Just as brilliant drummers have their pick of bands, top cloud-native developers and project managers can be choosy about their employers. They’re the rock stars of business, and they know it. If you’re not a “destination company” like Amazon, Facebook or Google, how do you entice top talent to work for you? (And if you’re […]

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Four ‘No Regrets’ Steps for Shifting into Digital Engineering

“Digital” may have technically been around since the invention of the transistor, but we’re still in the early days of a new economy. We’re moving from digital that’s fun (sharing photos on social media, listening to algorithmically selected music) to digital that matters (extending banking services to the unbanked, treating patients remotely). At the center […]

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