DevOps Summit Power Panel | DevOps and Security – YouTube

Check out this DevOps Summit Power Panel Video recording with me as host, moderator and conference chair on ‘DevOps and Security’ with multiple key influencers.

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ITSM problem management: What are your pain points?

ITSM problem management: What are your pain points?

Tweets from #CIOchat Tweet Jam quoted on techtarget.com @tcrawford Always the case. The strongest misconception of #ITSM (and esp. #ITIL) has been that you need to do it all. Says who!? #CIOChat Read more at… http://searchcio.techtarget.com/news/2240222162/ITSM-problem-management-What-are-your-pain-points

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The 7 skills Ops pros need to succeed with DevOps – DevOps.comDevOps.com

The 7 skills Ops pros need to succeed with DevOps – DevOps.comDevOps.com

I was recently quoted in an article at Devops.com by George Hulme. “The most in-demand skill requirements for success with DevOps were actually soft skills,” Read the whole article at  The 7 skills Ops pros need to succeed with DevOps – DevOps.comDevOps.com.

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Business get it – nobody wants to be a glasshole

Business get it – nobody wants to be a glasshole

If you want to understand the future of wearable technology, and the implications for corporate IT, don’t hang around Google Glass developer conferences. Instead, go to Disneyworld, where visitors gladly wear colorful smart “Magic Bands” that let them do everything from unlock their hotel rooms to get into rides and buy food. Visitors get the convenience of traveling more lightly, while Disney gets up to the minute information on everything from the length of the lines at Space Mountain to how well vanilla shakes are selling at Epcot. Or go to the Vail ski resort, where I was recently, and check out their EpicMix program, in which visitors wear an RF-equipped pass that tracks the vertical feet they’ve skied, earn pins for tackling various challenges and race against their friends. The three critical takeaways from these examples: Wearable technology can’t be clunky; 2) it has to offer an apparent and…

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Information technology skills gap raise concerns for some

Information technology skills gap raise concerns for some

During a recent Tweet Jam I gave my thoughts on IT skills gaps.  TechTarget highlights some of the more pertinent points in this article… http://searchcio.techtarget.com/news/2240222158/Information-technology-skills-gap-raise-concerns-for-some

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Is DevOps Doable in the Enterprise? CIO Journal Column Gets ‘em Talking – ServiceVirtualization.com – A Virtual Software Environment

Is DevOps Doable in the Enterprise? CIO Journal Column Gets ‘em Talking – ServiceVirtualization.com – A Virtual Software Environment

Mike Drago at ServiceVirtualization.com got my thoughts on whether DevOps is Doable in the Enterprise (hint: it is!). Empirical evidence is starting to prove out the concept and more companies are jumping on board. Mann cites an IDG study showing that enterprises are adopting DevOps even faster than smaller businesses. Read the rest of the article and what I had to say at http://servicevirtualization.com/profiles/blogs/is-devops-doable-in-the-enterprise-cio-journal-column-gets-em-tal

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It’s the Application Economy, Stupid – Innovation Insights

It’s the Application Economy, Stupid – Innovation Insights

IT is still strategic. Every business is now a technology business. Cloud computing, mobility, social media, wearable computing, the Internet of Things and the API Economy are all moving front and center. And the common denominator to all of this:  The application. It’s the applications that will grow the business and bring in the money by becoming the place where the business meets the customer. Call it the Application Economy. Just as Bill Clinton had to remind himself “It’s the economy, stupid” as he was canvassing for votes for his campaign to become President in 1992, CIOs should have a single-minded focus on “it’s the Application Economy, stupid.” So what do CIOs need to do? For starters, they need to take the lead. Most businesses understand that IT is a core part of their business, and we are starting to see business leaders give their CIOs more power to modernize…

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DevOps Challenges and Solutions

In this video round table, Lori MacVittie, Senior Product Manager at F5 Networks; Damon Edwards, Co-Founder at DTO Solutions; JP Morgenthal, Director, Cloud Computing Practice at Perficient and I discuss best practices for leveraging the gains from DevOps – See more at: http://www.datamation.com/events/video-roundtable-devops-challenges-and-solutions.html#sthash.L48EQyZz.dpuf

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How DevOps Benefits Large Enterprises – InformationWeek

How DevOps Benefits Large Enterprises – InformationWeek

The era when DevOps was just for startups is over. There’s plenty of proof that big companies have figured out how to benefit from this software development method, too. Large enterprises absolutely are different from the startups and web “unicorns” such as Netflix, Google, Facebook, and Amazon — the businesses most commonly highlighted as being at the forefront of DevOps maturity.   Read more of my thoughts on the matter over at InformationWeek – http://www.informationweek.com/software/enterprise-applications/how-devops-benefits-large-enterprises/a/d-id/1268924

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How to turn executives into DevOps champions – DevOps.comDevOps.com

How to turn executives into DevOps champions – DevOps.comDevOps.com

IT practitioners must bridge the gap of understanding about DevOps with their managers and executives if they really want continuous delivery to take root in their organizations. Next week at Camp DevOps @ Gluecon, I will propose ways to do that in my talk, Building Top-Down Support for DevOps.    Read a sneak preview at http://devops.com/features/turn-executives-devops-champions/

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▶ TechViews Unplugged: April 2014

▶ TechViews Unplugged: April 2014

Today we released a new version of TechViews Unplugged. In this edition, George Watt and I discuss the Internet of Cars, building a Raspberry Pi cluster, the growing trend of wearable computers, Facebook’s Oculus acquisition, Android Malware, the booming App Economy, and why employees don’t care about security. For more information, go to http://www.CA.com/Insights via ▶ TechViews Unplugged: Internet of Cars, Wearables, and More – YouTube.

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DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology – InformationWeek

DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology – InformationWeek

I am extremely grateful to my mate Charlie Babcock over at InformationWeek for publishing a great article on DevOps, featuring some of my ideas on this new approach for accelerating delivery of new applications and services. “The term ‘DevOps’ is a horrible one,” said Mann at a talk on “What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps” at the InformationWeek Conference in Las Vegas March 31, and also in an interview afterward. DevOps suggests that the life of a software application “begins with development and ends with operations,” when in fact it may be under continuous development to reflect changing business conditions. Please head over to InformationWeek to read the full article, DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology – InformationWeek. btw, you can see my whole presentation from the InformationWeek Conference, TechInsights Research: What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps‘, on SlideShare. The deck is embedded in miniature below, or click through…

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Wearable tech is here – are you ready?

Wearable tech is here – are you ready?

  Today I was privileged to have RCR Wireless publish my new article on wearable technologies, titled ‘Wearable tech is here – are you ready?‘: As businesses take the lead in delivering compelling new services with wearable technology, they have to step up their game to be sure wearable tech meets consumer expectations. With wearable technology, you’re enhancing the customer experience. But you’re also adding another layer of things that can go wrong and end up annoying that customer. Wearable is beginning to transition from an interesting, convenient new tech to something that businesses and consumers rely on. What was once gee-whiz amazing is now something we just take for granted. The same will happen as wearable technology becomes more successful. Read more at the original, over at RCR Wireless – http://www.rcrwireless.com/article/20140413/readerforum/reader-forum-wearable-tech-ready/

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