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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Analyze your portfolio, understand the role of your applications.

In my last blog entry I shared a model to review which applications can be retired and by what they can be replaced. I shared this entry with colleagues and realized this model can be used to review and understand... Continue Reading →

What applications could I retire?

Yet another interesting question to ask. What applications can I retire in my application portfolio? How do we identify which applications can be retired and potentially replaced by others? When reviewing a portfolio this is a fundamental question that needs... Continue Reading →

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