17 days ago

Predictions 2018: New Technologies Propel Software Development

These days every company is in the software business. Fast, iterative delivery of high-quality software means better customer engagement and higher satisfaction, so an effective development organization is more important than ever. But in 2018 software…

23 days ago

The Open Group Amsterdam 2017 – Event Highlights

The rapid pace of technology innovation in today’s digital economy means that businesses require a level of agility and responsiveness that cannot be delivered by conventional business strategies and operating models.

This event focused on how Enterprise Architecture and the use of standards from The Open Group, such as TOGAF®, ArchiMate® and IT4IT™ (for managing the business of IT), are empowering companies to build better systems by architecting for digital business strategies.

Topics included: EA and Business Transformation; EA in Government; EA in Healthcare; Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities; Risk Management and Cybersecurity; Process Automation; and IT Management.

2 months, 1 day ago

Hybrid By Design Vs. Hybrid By Accident

As a veteran of enterprise IT, there’s a difference between “hybrid by design” and “hybrid by accident.” Let’s be frank: you are probably doing hybrid by accident – just about everybody is. Hybrid by accident is: Integrating public cloud with on-premises tech without standardizing on a common infrastructure-as-code practice Shadow IT cloud “experiments” that suddenly […]

2 months, 13 days ago

Continuous Delivery and Release Automation – Critical To DevOps Success

I am seeing more and more inquiries focused on driving business transformation where the transformation depends on software and business technology.  ING is a model for digital transformation, and Ralph Hamers, CEO, has publicly reinforced the bank’s transformation. Hamers stated “We have to recognize that technology is what Banks do”[i]. Every business today must focus […]

2 months, 26 days ago

The Forrester Wave™: Continuous Testing Service Providers, Q3 2017

Digital disruptors and customer-obsessed organizations are improving customer experience (CX) by shortening their software delivery cycles, delivering features in smaller increments, and scaling their existing Agile processes with DevOps. Traditional testing services don’t cut it for these organisations. In fact in my recent Continuous Testing Services Providers, Q3 2017 wave research, 38 business leaders representing the top […]

3 months, 2 days ago

Release Velocity Is Abysmal And Needs Continuous Deployment

DevOps is no longer the new kid on the block, adoption of DevOps encompasses all industries. Despite this adherence to principles of speed, velocity and agility, release frequency appears to be lagging. Continuous deployment can help: organizations leveraging an integrated continuous deployment toolset are able to make the dream of continuous releases to production a […]

4 months, 20 days ago

The New Enterprise “Business” Integration Approach in Banking

We all know that Banks have been one of the early adopters of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Integration technology such as Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). Why was it imperative for banks to embrace SOA? The diverse enterprise eco-system centered on the core banking platform can easily become very complex with hundreds of interconnected systems built using diverse technology stacks and scattered around different geographical locations. It was either death by a thousand cuts or to adopt SOA, and wisely so, most banks chose the latter!

9 months, 11 days ago

Do One Thing and Do It Well

By The Open Group One significant example of “fake news” in 2016 was the announcement that Dennis Ritchie, one of the original authors of the UNIX® Operating System, had passed away. In fact, he’d done so in 2011, a week after the death … Continue reading

1 year, 3 months ago

Using Apprenticeships to Develop Your IT Workforce: A Conversation with Andy Ruth

By The Open Group It’s no secret that the IT workforce is suffering from a skills gap. Not only are there not enough workers available to fill tech positions at many companies, but even the workers available may not possess … Continue reading