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Übergeek, Andi Mann, on mending fences between IT and business leaders | Cloud Era Institute

Übergeek, Andi Mann, on mending fences between IT and business leaders | Cloud Era Institute

IT projects often fail to come in on time, fail to come in on budget, and fail to live up to what’s promised. These are areas that can be improved. Cloud computing can play a big part in those improvements. The cloud lets you get experimental projects out faster and cheaper, so you can say, “This is what we have already done. Do you want us to do more?” rather than saying, “In twelve months, we might be able to put that into our backlog.” Part of the solution is Agile development and DevOps, which help the IT team focus on business ideas. The Agile model prescribes continual engagement with the business people who are stakeholders in the application. That is an important development in our industry. There is a lot more at the source, Übergeek, Andi Mann, on mending fences between IT and business leaders | Cloud Era Institute. While…

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Consumer-Driven Development Creates a Governance Black Hole

Consumer-Driven Development Creates a Governance Black Hole

Consumerization of IT (CoIT) is rapidly giving way to Consumer-driven IT (CDIT), as tech-savvy consumers drive businesses to deliver increasingly innovative and satisfying technology experiences. As a result, consumer-driven development is focused heavily on delivering convenience, ease of use, mobility, low cost, rapid updates, and cool interfaces. This disruptive approach is enabling exciting innovations, from mobile apps for securely sharing personal photos with friends, to cloud services that let developers rapidly build and deploy environments. However, it also causes these same businesses to neglect some essential back-end requirements – like governance, security, and compliance.

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Myopic View of DevOps Misses the Mark

Myopic View of DevOps Misses the Mark

I am hearing a lot about the rise of a concept called “devops” – a mashup of “development” and “operations”. I am not at all an expert in this area, but from what I can tell, devops is aimed at streamlining rapidly iterative application delivery to allow for greater development and business agility. Devops aims to achieve this by breaking down the barriers – human, process, and technology – between application development and system operations. Interestingly, the concept is new enough that, as I write this, there is not even an entry for it in Wikipedia yet. I did find a blog by Damon Edwards (on Twitter – @damonedwards) very useful though, as he explains the age-old disconnects between application developers “throwing software over the wall”, and ops who are painfully resistant to change. James Urquhart (@jamesurquhart ) blogged very recently on the concept too , and again provided some…

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