5 Channel Ops: Big Show Highlights

5 Channel Ops: Big Show Highlights

My great mate Lorna Garey recently reached out and invited me to present at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. My first time at this event made me wonder why I had never attended before. It was absolutely buzzing, and huge interest in both the Expo floor and sessions. I presented on ‘Cloud Computing’s Gold Lining: Channel Opportunities in the Era for Everything-as-a-Service’ to a packed luncheon crowd, and was energized by the positive response. In a new article reviewing the conference, Lorna posted some of the ideas I put out there on the day. You should read this at the source over at http://www.channelpartnersonline.com/blogs/lorna-garey-blog/2015/03/5-channel-ops-big-show-highlights.aspx.

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The Digital Disconnect with @AndiMann By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps] | SYS-CON MEDIA

Check out my guest appearance on  Mike Kavis, a key influencer in the DevOps space podcast. We discuss the “digital disconnect”, a gap between the expectations of business leaders and the ability of IT leaders to deliver, and how DevOps can close the gap by delivering services faster and better. http://www.sys-con.com/node/3299319

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IT Leaders Prepare for Next Wave of Smarter and Smaller Connected Devices

IT Leaders Prepare for Next Wave of Smarter and Smaller Connected Devices

Chatted with Hunter Muller at HMG Strategy about the Next Wave of Smarter and Smaller Connected devices. “We’ve all heard or read about the Internet of Things. But what excites me more is the Internet of Cars. Automakers are placing sensors in their cars and those sensors will enable a car to communicate in real time with other cars on the road. The upshot is that everyone driving has a better picture of what’s going…

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Seven Reasons Your Cloud Deployment Might be Delayed – Datamation

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I was recently interviewed by Andy Patrizio over at Datamation.com for his article on Seven Reasons Your Cloud Deployment Might be Delayed. Another industry expert weighed in. “It does spread the cost of infrastructure, which makes it very attractive to CFOs and CIOs struggling with massive OpEx costs for IT, but similar to a vehicle lease, you end up paying more in the long run because you do not get to write off those capital…

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The Ultimate Endpoint of Enterprise on DevOps.com

The Ultimate Endpoint of Enterprise on DevOps.com

There’s a reason we so often use the word “journey” when we talk about DevOps – it is a critical aspect to a practical approach to DevOps. While we focus a lot on culture in the DevOps community, as I have previously said, culture is an output, not an input; it is the destination, not the journey. By contrast, the set of ‘best-practice’ application delivery methods that improve communication, collaboration, and integration between development and…

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The Role of a Traditional NOC in the new DevOps World

The Role of a Traditional NOC in the new DevOps World

This new question in the DevOps.com Enterprise DevOps Q&A series comes from a large business, though not what many would recognize as a traditional or legacy enterprise. This organization, like many high-growth businesses, is in a relatively new market segment that only exists due to the rise of cloud computing and digital media. In their business, the network (especially access to and from their public cloud service) is critical to the value they provide their…

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How DevOps Helps Grease the Gears of the Application Economy

How DevOps Helps Grease the Gears of the Application Economy

Check out this slideshow at devops.com quoting me on How DevOps Helps Grease the Gears of the Application Economy. http://www.eweek.com/developer/slideshows/how-devops-helps-grease-the-gears-of-the-application-economy.html

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Why technology alone can’t buy you a DevOps strategy – Highlight

Why technology alone can’t buy you a DevOps strategy – Highlight

Sarah Lysecki blogged about my keynote speech “DevOps: A Culture Transformation, More Than Technology.” at last year’s CA World. “A DevOps project can help you create a cultural change that seeps out into the organization. It might start with one team or a project for a mobile device. That gives you institutional learning and builds up a culture of collaboration.” Read the blog at – https://blogs.ca.com/2015/01/22/technology-alone-cant-buy-devops-strategy/ And see the video of the keynote here –

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DevOps Is Key Contributor to the Bottom Line | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps] | SYS-CON MEDIA

DevOps Is Key Contributor to the Bottom Line | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps] | SYS-CON MEDIA

SysCon interviewed me about CA’s new study  “DevOps: The Worst-Kept Secret to Winning in the Application Economy,” “The argument against DevOps is over. Global business and IT leaders need DevOps to transform their enterprises into application-led businesses, drive their competitiveness and create business growth.” read the whole article at DevOps Is Key Contributor to the Bottom Line | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps] | SYS-CON MEDIA.

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What benefits are driving DevOps adoption?

What benefits are driving DevOps adoption?

Check out this new article quoting me for Network World to support DevOps research – http://www.networkworld.com/article/2871233/opensource-subnet/what-benefits-are-driving-devops-adoption.html

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15 Out-of-the-Box Predictions for IT This Year

15 Out-of-the-Box Predictions for IT This Year

New article quoting me on predictions for 2015  in eWeek. Out of 15 prediuctions from EMC, Microsoft, etc, I landed 3 (all connected to CA’s strategic solutions) including Passwords Give Way to Continuous Security… On the heels of a year fraught with breaches, hacks and password scrutiny, security strategy in 2015 will shift significantly: Instead of vigorously enforcing security, companies instead will take a more targeted approach to detecting insecurity. Read the article at http://www.eweek.com/it-management/slideshows/15-out-of-the-box-predictions-for-it-this-year.html

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Impressions of DevOps in Europe

Impressions of DevOps in Europe

I recently had the pleasure and privilege of traveling around Europe for a series of conferences and events focused primarily on DevOps to help me understand how DevOps is faring in Europe and to see what customers and others are doing to engage with DevOps principles and strategies. DevOps is hot in Scandinavia It was not just Scandinavian attendees either – many international companies with local roots and/or local operations were also there to present…

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Five lessons from Europe for enterprise DevOps

Five lessons from Europe for enterprise DevOps

Here are five top lessons that I learned from organizations about DevOps in the enterprise from my travels in Europe late last year. I recently visited Europe for the Continuous Delivery (CoDe) conference in Copenhagen, DevOps Days Berlin, and DevOps Days Ghent. I presented a keynote in Copenhagen: “DevOps and Cloud: Tips & Techniques to Revolutionize Your SDLC” as well as a couple of short Ignite-style sessions: “Five Minutes for 10 DevOps Tools” in Berlin and Ghent. However,…

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