Applications are the modern lifeblood of the enterprise, and the desire to keep up with market demands has elevated most enterprise IT strategies from purely on-premises to hybrid and multi-cloud. But the desire to be even more agile and productive—and connect with end users in new and exciting ways—is pushing investments even further into new application environments, development processes, and management tools all leveraging cloud-native technology. In this executive brief, we home in on one component of the cloud-native movement, Kubernetes, and break down its role in achieving enterprise agility, experimentation, and innovation for competitive gain.
"Agile" software development is an increasingly popular development process for producing software in a flexible and iterative manner that can deliver value to the enterprise faster, reduce project risk and allow adaptation to changes more quickly.
Envision this situation at a growing bank. Its competitive landscape demands an agile
response to evolving customer needs. Fortunately, analytically minded professionals in
different divisions are seeing results that positively affect the bottom line.
• A data scientist in the business development team analyzes data to create customized
• experiences for premium customers.
• A digital marketer tracks and influences the customer journey for prospective
• mortgage customers.
• A risk analyst builds risk models for the bank’s loan portfolios.
• A data analyst examines data about local customers.
• A technical architect defines a new system to protect bank data from internal and
• external cyberthreats.
• An application developer builds a new mobile app for online customer portfolio
Between them, these employees might be using more than a dozen packages for
analytics and data management.
Around 70% of Agile projects are contracted using a Time & Materials approach (T&M). However, this leaves clients carrying all the risk rather than sharing it with their supplier. But there is a better way.
Listen now to find out:
• How alternative models for Agile contracting can improve risk-sharing and promote quality and collaboration
• How Coca-Cola European Partners’ have optimised their approach to Agile sourcing (with Kai Uhlemann, Director, Collaborative Solutions, CCEP).
Software development has evolved from rigid waterfall methodologies to more streamlined
approaches, like Agile and more recently DevOps. This evolution has taken place in
large part to shorten development life cycles and meet increased business demands.
Today, businesses of all sizes have built an advantage by implementing a DevOps culture
and processes, which break down silos between development and operations, allowing
organizations to create better software faster.
As organizations implement DevOps on Amazon Web Services (AWS), they need to
understand the security implications. The AWS Shared Responsibility Model makes clear
that AWS secures what’s “on the cloud,” while the customer is responsible for securing
their assets “in the cloud.” When AWS customers go about securing their DevOps
environments, they need to do so in a way that provides robust protection without limiting
HPE StormRunner Load is a cloud based performance testing solution that helps agile development teams release robust products that scale with confidence. The comprehensive analytic will identify performance bottleneck before deployment.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
To stay competitive, manufacturers have to meet the rapidly changing needs of customers while retaining high quality products, at the same time as controlling costs. Product lifetimes are shrinking and customers are expecting more customization and innovation. Agility is the key to staying ahead of the competition and meeting the needs of customers.
The FabPro 1000 entry-level industrial 3D printer delivers production-grade parts, at high speed, with six sigma repeatability, and can be used across a distributed manufacturing and engineering enterprise. With a low cost of entry, FabPro 1000 enables agile manufacturing operations to meet customer needs rapidly and effectively empowers engineers to deliver more value and quality in the product development process.
To find out more download this whitepaper today!
Governments have long found it challenging to modernize legacy IT systems. Now comes pressure to offer digital government services. However, which takes priority? The answer is both. But rather than thinking linearly, the smart way is to execute simultaneously by standing a traditional IT approach on its head. Government agencies need to use technology to develop proactive and digital government services, from the outside in, from the perspective of the constituent, while making modernizing adjustments. To be successful, it is critical for government agencies to move beyond traditional development methodologies by adopting an agile development approach. But what are the challenges? How can they modernize massive projects already in the works? In short, how to get there? Download this E-bookand find out where government agencies are falling short and where they can improve regarding digitization.
Discover how HPE Advisory Consulting Services consolidates and modernizes workloads and technology siloes, simplifying administration, and improving automation. Learn how IT organizations can support on-demand IT services and enable DevOps, self-service IT and agile development practices, while reducing equipment and operating expenses. This HPE Blueprint provides them with an overview of the steps they need to consider to achieve this outcome. This is valuable information to the IT person, particularly when they don’t know where to begin.
Discover the best practices from HPE’s IT Advisory Consulting Services for migrating and transforming applications in Hybrid IT by capitalizing on innovative platforms, modern application architectures, agile development tools and proven methodologies. There are a number of challenges our customers face when migrating and transforming applications for a Hybrid IT environment. This guide provide proven strategies and application approaches that can help them understand and reduce risks and complexity
"This blueprint, based on HPE Pointnext experts’ real-world experience, is a “How To” guide that captures the business and technology challenges driving software defined infrastructure (SDI) and provides actionable steps for overcoming them. Gain tips to transition to hybrid IT and take advantage of software-defined architectures for agile development and self-serve IT.
Several years into the app economy, business has changed. Accelerating product cycles and competitive threats now demand continuous planning. Change is constant and managing it is more important than ever. As a result, companies that for years have taken a traditional approach to managing initiatives are moving rapidly to implement agile business practices. And they’re seeing results, in the form of improved quality, faster delivery of value, reduced development costs and increased customer satisfaction.
But this transition also creates new challenges and responsibilities for the project management office (PMO). In fact, the success of the transformation often hinges on the PMO’s ability to expand the underlying concepts of the agile development methodology into a companywide ethos¬—a concept known as business agility.
In today’s application economy, every business is a software business. To respond to change quickly and confidently, deliver value faster than the competition and build high-quality products your customers want, you need to put agile development at the center of your business.
Today’s fast-moving markets present threats and opportunities at every turn. Whether you’re a large enterprise or a small startup, it’s no longer enough to simply practice agile development. To survive — and thrive — in this disruptive environment, you need agility throughout your organization.
CA Agile Central supports Agile development methodologies, providing individual developers with a clear picture of their own priorities. DigitalGlobe’s management has a clear picture too; individual narratives are rolled up to provide real-time, business-level visibility into progress across the company’s entire portfolio.
Agile software development is no longer a fad, a niche methodology, or just for startups: it’s a requirement for any modern and adaptive development organization. Without the adoption of agile practices, your business may be challenged to keep pace with customer commitments, beat the competition to market, and establish a roadmap for strategic innovation. But a proven framework for agile transformation—including services and tooling can enhance your productivity and speed, and support you as you scale.
Today’s fast-moving markets present threats and opportunities at every turn. Whether you’re a large enterprise or a small startup, it’s no longer enough to simply practice agile development. To survive—and thrive—in this disruptive environment, you need agility throughout your organization.
Business applications have become the battleground for customer loyalty. To compete, IT organizations are under pressure to deliver applications faster and with higher quality. Continuous Delivery (CD) of code offers a solution. CD may be paired with DevOps, Agile and other methodologies. However, QA and testing can be an obstacle to CD’s rapid development and deployment of high quality code. Testers and developers must engage in Continuous Testing, continuously testing software for performance, quality and user experience as it’s being developed.
Continuous Testing is not a push button process, though. It requires a comprehensive approach. This paper outlines the common challenges to Continuous Testing and highlights results from real users who have used technology to get to succeed with the Continuous Testing process.
Software drives competitive advantage more than ever at an increasing velocity for releases along with higher, overwhelming levels of deployment complexity.
Dramatic growth in mobile applications, analytics, systems of engagement, and cloud demands that organizations respond adaptively, even as resource constraints make it challenging to nearly impossible to do so. As a result of these combined factors, IDC sees increased interest in, demand for, and adoption of agile approaches to development and also for business initiatives driving adoption of agile approaches to overall project, program, and portfolio management. As we receive inquiry on this area increasingly, it makes sense to assess this market.
To stand out in the application economy, businesses must add digital dimensions to the experiences they provide for customers, employees and partners. Such a “digital transformation” requires new thinking around IT—specifically, its capabilities and goals, and how the various teams must collaborate to deliver on business objectives. For many organizations, the best way to navigate the digital transformation is with DevOps.
In this ebook, you’ll learn more about the challenges digital transformation has created and how DevOps best practices, such as Agile Parallel Development, Continuous Delivery and Agile Operations, can be used to capitalize on opportunities and create competitive differentiation in the application economy.
Agile development teams and IT operations teams often become so consumed with their own daily challenges that collaboration between them is severely lacking or non-existent. The problem with this is that manageability requirements become an afterthought to the development process, and agile teams may roll out applications that IT ops can't effectively monitor and run.
While enabling cross-team collaboration is mutually beneficial— and ultimately improves the business' bottom line—, implementing it requires some effort at the organizational level to instill changes, and the right tools will help. Read this white paper to learn guidelines for adapting your application development and management model to enable Dev/Ops information sharing and collaboration, and learn how the cloud can be leveraged for this purpose.
Published By: Atlassian
Published Date: Feb 29, 2016
In this article, we’ll discuss how Git benefits each aspect of your organization, from your development team to your marketing team, and everything in between. By the end of this article, it should be clear that Git isn’t just for agile software development—it’s for agile business.
To deliver on the potential for transformative innovation, businesses must maximize the latent value of legacy application code and data—and fast.
• Go Agile with Agile processes and tools that speed innovation on legacy applications
• Onboard your team quickly with modern toolsets and languages that seamlessly integrate legacy code
• Integrate legacy code and simplify how you manage the software development lifecycle
"Agile BI requires more than just agile dashboards. True agility means prototyping data models quickly so business users can continuously iterate on them. Application development and delivery professionals working on BI initiatives should consider adding DWA platforms to their BI toolbox.
This Forrester report discusses how seven data warehouse automation vendors bring Agile options to all phases of BI/analytics application development. Read more to find out how these platforms help facilitate shorter development cycles."
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