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 take on the challenge? After having asked ourselves whether we’re going to cloud for the... 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 to the cloud? Why ask the question? Transforming applications and infrastructure is a complex endeavor,... 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 VMware to refer to apps that are installed in cloud-based virtual machines. According to VMware,... 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 driven by information technology. Think about the financial services industry or telecom. Most financial assets... 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 you an example. Let’s think about a manufacturing company that wants to deliver services to... 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 and key stakeholders while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure change. From that... 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 than formality. Organizations who approach DevOps as an ongoing journey, a series of pilots and... 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 technology easier. But API management does not only facilitate the life of the developer, it... 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 style of IT by using HP application transformation re-architecture methodology. The article discussed how we... Continue Reading →

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