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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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