"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.
"To support digital transformation imperatives, organizations are increasingly exploring DevOps style approaches for the continuous delivery of high quality software. Unfortunately, however, many enterprises remain burdened with accumulated technical debt and legacy wasteful practices – waste that can quickly inhibit the flow of value to customers and the business. Lean thinking provides organizations with a framework by which to quickly identify all forms of waste impacting the flow of value, which DevOps practitioners can apply in a software development context to quickly pinpoint and eliminate 8 elements of waste across people, process and technology dimensions.
This paper presents the 8 elements of waste framework, strategies needed to identify and eliminate waste, and the metrics needed to measure effectiveness.
"DevOps – seeks to unify the traditionally separate worlds of application development and the operational functions that follow. Once unified, the process then loops back again to enable seamless iterations faster than ever before.
The theory of constraints teaches process planning and path of least resistance, yet IT lags most industries when integrating the entire process. This is where DevOps both finds its greatest challenge to adoption and, arguably, the greatest need for its revolutionary way of doing things. This InformationWeek special report outlines the current state of DevOps adoption and its impact on the Entertainment industry.
"Are dev and test constraints holding back your digital transformation?
Today, just about all businesses are scrambling to add digital components to their products and services with the hopes of capturing—and maintaining—the interest of an increasingly demanding customer base. As you undergo this digital transformation, your IT teams face tremendous pressure to not only develop innovative new experiences, but do so at an accelerated rate—lest competitors beat you to market with the next big thing.
Take a new approach to solving the familiar challenge of doing more with less—and doing it faster than ever before -- remove the constraints holding you back.
At its core, Service Virtualization is all about removing constraints within the SDLC by simulating dependent systems, services and behaviors. In order to understand the true depth and breadth of this concept, however, it helps to see how Service Virtualization can be utilized in different development scenarios.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jun 01, 2015
With more powerful software and hardware, SteelFusion 4.0 consolidates all IT at the branch into the data center for instant branch provisioning and recovery, full security and visibility, and apps that simply work.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: May 28, 2015
"Security-conscious organizations face a gap between current
requirements and capabilities as they relate to data masking. Data volumes are growing exponentially and the risk of data leaks continues to make news, yet many organizations rely on inefficient, legacy approaches to protecting sensitive data. In contrast, top performing companies are turning to virtual databases and service-based masking solutions to ensure that data management functions can keep up with software development.
This book defines the basics of application release and deployment, and provides best practices for implementation with resources for a deeper dive. Inside you will find:
• Business and technical drivers behind automated application release and deployment
• Evaluation guides
• Success stories that utilize application release and deployment solutions
In this report, Forrester Research recommends that application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on BI and big data initiatives get the best out of both by designing and integrating them in a flexible data platform.
Read this white paper for important guidance from industry leaders, including:
• Choose best of breed—95 percent of PS firms select best-of-breed applications
• Start with ERP—PS companies with the highest financial maturity rely heavily on financial metrics
• Build it out across the organization—Leading PS firms achieve organizational as well as financial success by connecting their core ERP systems to other critical parts of the business
• Take advantage of the cloud—Cloud-based applications have helped PS organizations more than any other development in the technology landscape over the past decade
Web content management (WCM) isn’t new. But customer demands and expectations are changing. That’s why finding the right WCM solution that supports delivering better digital experiences is important. Forrester Research, Inc. evaluates 10 vendors and names Adobe a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q1 2015. Again.
Download K2’s new white paper, “Make the move from IBM Lotus Notes and optimize your business apps,” to see how the right business-application solution can make all the difference. You will also learn how the right business-application solution can help you quickly rebuild your applications to have greater flexibility and configurability than you had before.
This whitepaper talks about common challenges encountered when building SharePoint 2013 business apps, what the implications are, and best practices for finding a solution that can make app development within SharePoint 2013 more successful for your organization.
To build a great mobile app, you need the right skills, tools, and support. That’s why many companies are turning to integrated and collaborative mobile application development environments that let them meet business needs and exceed customer expectations.
How effective is your mobile app development process when it comes to understanding customer needs and delivering the right apps at the right time?
IBM commissioned Forrester to identify the key drivers of successful mobile apps and the costs of failure -- for both customer-facing and enterprise applications.
Watch the webcast to understand the key cost drivers and why it’s more important than ever to get this right due to what Forrester calls the “mobile mind shift” and the competitive reality of “mobile moments.” We also invited our customer, Bank of Montreal, to share their mobile app dev story.
A good app can increase traffic, sales, productivity and brand satisfaction (see what happened for the Bank of Montreal). And a bad app will do the opposite (you could risk doubling your costs if you’re not mindful of the key cost drivers).
Enterprise applications are becoming increasingly complex, leveraging components across multiple platforms, including cloud. Learn how you can leverage IBM DevOps Services for Bluemix to provide full multi-stage release and deployment management to facilitate development.
How effective is your mobile app development process when it comes to meeting customer needs and business objectives? IBM commissioned Forrester to identify the key drivers of successful mobile apps and the costs of failure -- for both customer-facing and enterprise applications.
Watch the webcast to understand the key cost drivers and why it’s more important than ever to get this right due to what Forrester calls the “mobile mind shift.” IBM customer, Bank of Montreal, also shares their mobile app dev story. A good app can increase traffic, sales, productivity and brand satisfaction. And a bad app will do the opposite (you could risk doubling your costs if you’re not mindful of the key cost drivers).
Published By: OutSystems
Published Date: Mar 18, 2015
In this white paper we describe the top four issues that cause mobile projects to fail and outline a path that can take you safely around these common pitfalls and put you on track to delivering a powerful, flexible mobile application strategy.
Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Mar 17, 2015
Application performance management (APM) focuses on monitoring, maintaining, and optimizing the performance and health of business applications across development, test, datacenter, and network environments. As mission-critical enterprise application environments become more complex because of the increased use of cloud, big data, and mobility, APM is becoming a top priority for IT teams that need to quickly and cost effectively track end-to-end application performance, identify and remediate the root cause of performance problems, and maintain service levels required by end users and business stakeholders. SaaS-delivered APM solutions offer rapid time to value for IT organizations that need to implement APM quickly with minimal disruption to the business.
The agile approach is unique in that it focuses on the important aspects of the development process: the people and the artifacts - software and hardware. Learn how Agile encourages developers to be more iterative, team-oriented, self-improving and customer focused.
This paper introduces practical approaches to Agile focused on core principles and practices and shows how they improve project results for embedded systems development. Agile methods are a cohesive set of concepts, principles and practices to address the challenges of software development.
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