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 environment, it’s also critical to be able to adapt your applications so they address the …

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 to test the approach with a couple CIOs. We discovered it actually works not just …

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 and act on it. Digital Natives, a disrupting force Start-ups, appearing from nowhere, disrupt whole …

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 migrated to cloud, transforming applications and modernizing them so they use up-to date middleware, database …

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 the importance of certain applications for your business. If you are on the journey to …

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 and technology, while separate agile models focus on culture and processes. Interesting. Sure you can …

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 the term you prefer) their applications. In parallel CIOs are pressed by the business to …

The business aspects of cloud: Part 7 – A cloud computing case study from ACME Corp.

This entry was originally posted on the CloudSource blog in February 2012. In part 4 we looked at criteria to decide which application to locate where, in part 5 we discussed single-tenancy versus multi-tenancy, and in part 6 we looked at different types of clouds we could use to host specific services. Let’s now try …