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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Building an integrated Agile/DevOps Maturity Model showing how to progress

Having focused on the DevOps subject for some time now, I’ve been looking at how to characterize the maturity of enterprises in the DevOps space. And I found some quite interesting elements. Typical DevOps maturity models focus on the automation... Continue Reading →

Application Transformation or Automation, where do you start?

Cloud computing seems on the rise according to many sources. Companies are slowly but surely including cloud technologies in their IT landscape. In evolving the IT environment they are confronted by the need to move, migrate, evolve, transform, modernize (use... Continue Reading →

DevOps, it’s not just automation

I often hear people telling me they are moving quickly to DevOps and that they are automating their testing and deployment environments. Unfortunately six or nine months later they are disappointed. They have not gotten the benefits they expected. Why... Continue Reading →

IT should become a service provider

This entry has originally been published on the CloudSource blog in December 2011 Have you ever heard people complaining their IT department does not provide them the tools and services they require? I can tell you, I often get an... Continue Reading →

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