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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 delivered 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)

Double Diamonds Aren’t Just for the Snow

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 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps @IBMcloud]

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 business. Software-driven innovation is becoming a primary approach to how businesses create and deliver new value to customers. A survey of 400 b... (more)

Gartner Hype Cycle 2012 – Emerging Technologies

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)

How to Develop Apps for Vehicles

Author Peter Rogers Principal Mobility Architect, CognizantVisionMobile recently published one of the best reports on apps for vehicles that I have read (http://www.visionmobile.com/product/apps-for-cars-mileage-may-vary/).  It 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·        ... (more)

Consulting Firms Kalypso, Integware Merge

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)