• The Data Center is Dead

    The Data Center is Dead

    The Postmortem on the Data Center Data Centers are dead. There will never again be a need for big expensive, underutilized rooms in corporate campuses. Enterprises will never have to attempt to acquire and maintain skills and capabilities that are difficult to attain and add no direct value to business operations or success. The data
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  • Continuous Delivery – Challenges for the Data Centre

    Continuous Delivery – Challenges for the Data Centre

    The last agile mile So you are a developer who has adopted agile development methodologies, you use a continuous integration server and you have started down the path to continuous delivery. Congratulations, you are moving in the right direction to fully recognize the benefits of agile.  What I often call ‘the last agile mile.’  Like
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  • Continuous Delivery Vs. Application Release Automation

    Continuous Delivery Vs. Application Release Automation

    I am often asked, “if we are using a continuous integration server and adopting a continuous delivery pipeline, why do I need application release automation (ARA)?”  Good question.  In a nutshell, continuous delivery (CD) is a process, and ARA is part of the CD tool chain.  It is best to think of CD as a
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  • Can and Should You Adopt Agile In Your Company

    Can and Should You Adopt Agile In Your Company

    If you have anything to do with IT or even any of the IT-adjacent industries, you have probably heard about agile. In fact, you have probably had your ears burning from the millions (it definitely feels like millions) of various experts turning “Agile” into one of the buzzwords of the 21st century so far. But,
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  • The Value of Values

    The Value of Values

    Business and IT management both encompass a multitude of differing activities. Some events are predictable and therefore can be dealt with by applying predetermined processes, procedures and protocols. Other events however are less predictable, and require on-the-job judgement and decision-making. Frameworks and standards offer guidance in the form of processes as to how activities could
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