Posts Tagged ‘ devops ’

Cloud computing : bienvenue à l’âge adulte | Le Cercle Les Echos

Cloud computing : bienvenue à l’âge adulte | Le Cercle Les Echos

I was interviewed recently by the wonderful people at Le Cercle Les Echos. In it, I talked to them about the issues with ‘cowboys’ in the cloud, and the need for ‘grown-up’ management tools: LE CERCLE. L’hésitation de certaines entreprises à se lancer dans le Cloud computing tant que le marché n’est pas encore totalement arrivé à maturité, n’est pas un gage de réussite pour ces dernières. En réalité, plus une entreprise accumulera de l’expérience dans le Cloud, mieux elle saura en tirer les bénéfices. C’est en effet l’un des principaux enseignements d’une étude intitulée : “TechInsights Report: Cloud Succeeds. Now What ?” et conduite par CA Technologies auprès d’entreprises engagées dans le Cloud depuis plus d’un an (janvier 2013). Read the original article (in French) at the source – Cloud computing : bienvenue à l’âge adulte | Le Cercle Les Echos or check the English (Manglish) version at Google…

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How to Succeed with a Mobile-First Strategy

How to Succeed with a Mobile-First Strategy

In my last post, I shared my initial impressions of CA World 2013. Today I’d like to drill a little more deeply in to something I saw at the show. Based on the conversations I had with customers at CA World, more and more companies are shifting to a mobile-first strategy for development. That is, every new application they develop and roll out—be it a mundane expense report or a vital sales analytics tool—must be mobile-ready. It’s a worthy endeavor, and fulfilling it requires new development approaches, organizational shifts and commitment — from the top down. Developing and supporting mobile applications looks nothing like the traditional process for building enterprise-grade applications. For those, separate development teams typically work in silos to build and test individual pieces of an overall application. The pieces are combined and tested together. If something doesn’t work, the various pieces of the application are sent back to…

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What Happened at CA World: Mobility, DevOps and, Yes, the Mainframe

What Happened at CA World: Mobility, DevOps and, Yes, the Mainframe

After attending at least five CA Worlds over the years, the most recent show in Las Vegas hummed with a new kind of vitality. Here are some of my first impressions of what I saw and heard at CA World 2013. From our own CEO’s comments to the booths to customers describing their work, the talk and excitement went far beyond the usual topics, such as ITIL and service management. CA World has always been really practical, pragmatic and useful. This year it also had an excitement that I hadn’t felt before. What struck me especially was how our customers are finding new ways to drive innovation and business value in everything from mobile to DevOps to mainframes. First up is mobility. My conversations at CA World drove home to me how mobility is fundamentally changing the role of IT and how it develops apps. On the show floor I was…

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Live Interview – The Changing Role of IT and the CIO

Live Interview – The Changing Role of IT and the CIO

Last week at CA World, I had the privilege to be interviewed by Al Perlman, one of the excellent Tech Target moderators who hosted the Broadcast Center – part of the CA World Virtual Conference. Al and I discussed my views on a rage of topics relevant to the disruptive trends in IT today. In a short but hopefully interesting video, I describe our amazing Luminaries Live! sessions at CA World (you can see the Luminaries Live! videos soon on CA.com). I also talk about why successful C-level executives use social media, how big corporations can (and do) deliver innovation, the emergence of devops, the opportunities in mobile and big data, and how the innovative CIO must adapt to survive. Check out the whole video below – it’s less than 10 minutes!

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10 Ways IT Can Own Cloud Decisions

10 Ways IT Can Own Cloud Decisions

How IT leaders can bring the true value of cloud computing to their organizations. Much of the hype surrounding cloud computing is causing confusion among enterprise IT looking to cloud to solve problems and hoping not to introduce more. Unfortunately several sources ranging from industry experts to news articles to well-known technology evangelists seem to be providing more questions around cloud than answers. IT needs some clarity and guidance to ensure their cloud endeavors produce the promised benefits. To be certain, the public cloud is a fantastic thing. It has a role to play for consumers, and even for many businesses (what’s wrong with using Gmail or Google Apps for your business?). And cloud computing for business, government, and other organizations is, without doubt, the future of IT. But we need to have at it with eyes wide open. Here are ten things IT needs to do to take ownership of…

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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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