October 28, 2014
A simple description of DevOps is such:
‘An approach to Application Delivery that applies Lean principles to
accelerate feedback and improve time to market’
What does this mean? In a nutshell it implies that DevOps is a set of
principles and practices that enables an organization to make their delivery
of applications ‘lean’ and efficient, while leveraging feedback from
customers and users to continuous improve.
What do you ‘continuously improve’? Three things:
The application being delivered The Environment of the application being
delivered The process by which the application (and its environment) is
The ‘continuous improvement’ of the application and it environment comes
from the feedback mechanism. As the application is continuously delivered,
customers or customer surrogates (if the new feature delivered cannot be made
available to ... (more)
I sat nervously at the top of the mountain with a snowboard, staring down a
double black diamond that seemed to trail off into nowhere. The icy wind
biting at my face as I grit my teeth and reminded myself that, “speed is my
friend.” Speed provides agility to instinctively maneuver, trusting myself
and others around me as I navigate my way down. The second I start to slow
down or overthink the situation, I’ll find myself with a face full of snow.
Similarly, this concept of speed and agility can be applied to building
products that customers love — move faster than the market and ... (more)
IBM Scales DevOps for Large Enterprises with New Hybrid Cloud Solutions
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced new, cloud-based DevOps services, software and
infrastructure designed to help large organizations develop and deliver
quality software faster. By tapping into the collaborative power of IBM's
Cloud portfolio and deep business transformation experience, enterprises can
speed the delivery of software that drives new models of engagement and
Software-driven innovation is becoming a primary approach to how businesses
create and deliver new value to customers. A survey of 400 b... (more)
Here is a summary of the Gartner Hype Cycle for “Emerging Technologies”
for 2012 – what is stated explicitly, what can be inferred.
This Hype Cycle is suppose provide insight into emerging technologies that
have broad, cross-industry relevance, and are transformational and high
impact in potential.
Most crowded hype cycle on emerging technologies in last 10 years
48 technologies are listed in this year’s hype cycle which is the highest
in last ten years. Last year they had 42 – year 2008 was the lowest (27)
– year 2005 was the previous highest (44).
What does this imply?
May be ... (more)
Author Peter Rogers
Architect, CognizantVisionMobile recently published one of the best reports
on apps for vehicles that I have read
is frustrating with how difficult it is to actually get an app approved for
use in a car. Here are some of the unique challenges:
· Safety first considerations (like driver
distraction)· Long sales and car vendor app approval
process· Car vendor led UX and ideation
processes· Low risk strategies for selecting apps·
Continuing its growth as the firm approaches its tenth anniversary, Kalypso
announced today that it has merged with Integware, a consulting firm with
expertise in product lifecycle management (PLM).
Kalypso delivers a comprehensive set of services that enable innovation,
including objective PLM technology strategy and implementation services. With
the addition of Integware, the combined firm can provide clients with a
broader set of capabilities to drive real business results from PLM.
“Kalypso and its seasoned leadership team have done a fantastic job
building a solid and succes... (more)