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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 →

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 →

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, 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 →

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 →

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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