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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.

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 →

Go to Trunk, use the Strangler application approach.

In my last post I talked about how to change your release approach by using trunk. The benefit of such way of working is that you can release new functionality much quicker and in smaller batches. However, taking full advantage... Continue Reading →

Modernize Legacy Applications for use in the Digital Economy.

Here is another contribution of my friend Luc Vogeleer, Director of Strategic Partnership Development at BluAge. The Digital Enterprise requires a responsive and fast adapting IT as IT is becoming a core enabler of the business. The New Style of... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Trunk, change your release thinking.

It was about four years ago I heard the word “trunk” for the first time in a software development context. I was talking to one of the engineers who managed the release of OpenStack and he was talking about trunk... Continue Reading →

Batch to the future–Part 2

The Batch is dead, long live to batch jobs In our previous blog entry, we raised the point that the Cloud is the unique opportunity to promote smart architectures with enough details so that we can address larger issues beyond... Continue Reading →

Batch to the future – Part 1

Occasionally I welcome guests giving a real good perspective on one of the subjects treated on the CloudSourceBlog. Today I’m delighted to give Luc Vogeleer and Alexis  Henry the floor for a series of 3 blogs dedicated to how to... Continue Reading →

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