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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 →

Evolve to the Digital Enterprise, establish your Application Transformation strategies

In my last two blog entries (blog 1 and blog 2), I demonstrated how to use an analysis model to identify the potential landing zone for an application portfolio and which applications to DevOps enable. Let’s finish this series of... Continue Reading →

Evolve to the Digital Enterprise, improve your application agility

In my previous blog post, I described how we can use a simple model to assess where to position your applications in your future infrastructure. In the digital enterprise it’s not enough to position your applications correctly in a hybrid... Continue Reading →

Evolve to the Digital Enterprise, position your applications correctly.

About six weeks ago I started talking to you about an application portfolio analysis approach based on a simple model looking at the application type and importance for the organization. Since I’ve been refining the model and had the opportunity... Continue Reading →

Cooking breakfast and Microservice granularity

Yesterday I released a blog entry talking about how to set-up transactions in a microservice approach. As I continue to explore the microservices world, let me take a moment and talk about granularity. What is the right granularity for a... Continue Reading →

Microservices & transactions, let’s drink a coffee.

Last week I was asked by a client to talk about microservices, discuss their characteristics and highlight what the implications were on the organization, the way existing applications could be transformed with microservices, where that transformation made sense and several... Continue Reading →

Transform to the digital enterprise, mine your legacy.

Business are changing, segments are disrupted by new, fully digital enterprises. Information Technology is creeping in everything we do. Some call it the digital enterprise, others digital transformation, yet others industry 4.0. What-ever the name, companies better understand what happens... Continue Reading →

How to get started with BusDevOps

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about an integrated agile/DevOps approach, which I called BusDevOps (Agile & DevOps, why not BusDevOps?). The question of how to start often comes up. So, let me try answering it here. In... Continue Reading →

Agile & DevOps? Why not BusDevOps?

What is Agile? The term "agile software development" emerged from a gathering of industry thought-leaders in Snowbird, UT in 2001.  The term was first used in this manner and published in the now famous (or infamous) Agile Manifesto. It was... Continue Reading →

Five hot topics for 2017

This is the time of the year when we all look at the future. What’s coming? Early this year, I wrote a blog entry with the same title, or nearly. I highlighted 5 key topics for the year. Now, as... Continue Reading →

Are You Ready for an “Uberized” Economy?

Years ago I read the story of a German student who, in the early 20th century went to the U.S. to study how the U.S. economy operated. He made following statement, “Enterprises will only exist as long as it is... Continue Reading →

App transformation and DevOps working in perfect harmony

This week I have the opportunity to participate in a client workshop on DevOps and public cloud. How do we get traditional applications and agile/DevOps approaches working together. As older operating systems are getting out of support, as workloads are... Continue Reading →

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