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A no nonsense discussion of 21st century IT

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Christian Verstraete

Am working since over 35 years in an IT company and have focused mainly on the Manufacturing Industry and Supply Chain related areas as well as on technology subjects such as Cloud and DevOps. I'm fascinated by the evolution of the world towards a digital environment and am trying to understand what the implications are for each of us.

Disrupt or be disrupted, that is the question

Uber disrupted the taxi industry, AirBNB the hotel market and tesla the automotive industry. What is happening in your sector and what approach are you planning in response? How does that influences your IT department? And are they ready to... Continue Reading →

Be responsive to the business, is cloud the solution?

In my previous blog entry, I asked the question: “Are you going to cloud for the right reason”. I highlighted cost as one of the main reasons companies look at cloud. But is cost really diminishing? That remains to be... Continue Reading →

Are you going to cloud for the right reason?

Many companies have established a cloud first strategy. Many clients tell me they are moving to the cloud. But are they doing that for the right reasons? Are they thinking through all aspects of why it makes sense to go... Continue Reading →

Cloud Native, you said Cloud Native?

Yet another term that has become fashion these days. Cloud Native application, wow that sounds like something great, but what does it really mean and when is it truly helpful? According to Webopedia, Cloud-native app is a term promoted by... Continue Reading →

Do we still need an IT department?

In a world where the business is increasingly performed using digital technologies and where the younger generation is IT literate, do we still need an IT department? That is actually an interesting question. It’s true that some industries have become... Continue Reading →

Transform IT for the digital economy.

As companies increasingly become digital, information technology needs to be central to their evolution. However, this implies a fundamental change in thinking from both IT and the business. Are both entities ready to take a new start? Let me give... Continue Reading →

Portfolio Management in a Digital Enterprise

In a digital enterprise, the business is IT and IT is part of the business. The question whether a separate IT department is still required is a good one. But let’s leave that one aside for the moment and look... Continue Reading →

Prepare your application portfolio for the Digital Enterprise.

Our world is increasingly becoming digital. Information Technology is creeping into everything we touch. Our cars are connected, our TVs are smart, our fridges identify the goods we need to buy and who knows what information our microwaves will soon... Continue Reading →

DevOps, how do I implement in a large enterprise?

In my last blog entry, I mentioned the Devops culture was often counter-intuitive for larger enterprises. How do we then implement DevOps in such companies? Remember, DevOps is a culture built on collaboration and communication across all IT professional units... Continue Reading →

DevOps, it’s not just about tools

In a study performed for my colleagues from HPE Software and available at Techbeacon.com, YouGov interviewed 403 development and IT professionals from 500+ employee companies in all sectors, except ISVs and Education. Their conclusion, the DevOps mindset is more important... Continue Reading →

API Management, next generation CRM?

In my previous blog entry I talked about the Strangler application approach and highlighted how by creating an abstraction layer, you could isolate the monolith application and slowly decompose it in loosely coupled modules that make fast deployment of new... Continue Reading →

Application re-architecture: how to adapt automation tools to your architecture standards

By: Xavier Plot, Global Business Analysis Capability Leader, Hewlett Packard Company Luc Vogeleer, Global Chief Technologist - Application Transformation, Hewlett Packard Company In a previous article, I explained how to not lose your application intellectual property while adopting the new... Continue Reading →

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