• IT Chronicles Top 12 Blogs of 2018

    IT Chronicles Top 12 Blogs of 2018

    At IT Chronicles, we publish a huge amount of IT- and business-focused content for our tens of thousands of monthly readers to enjoy, learn from, and get inspired. Our blogs range from timely thought-leadership articles to business software reviews, checklists and how-to guides, and cover everything from ITSM, digital transformation, AI, cybersecurity, and much more
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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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  • Holiday Tech Freezes – Stay C.A.L.M ( Culture, Automation, Lean, Measurement )

    Holiday Tech Freezes – Stay C.A.L.M ( Culture, Automation, Lean, Measurement )

    “Spokojnych swiat” – is one of most popular Christmas wishes in Poland. In English it means “We wish you a calm and peaceful holiday season”. However, when we try to imagine the atmosphere in an IT department of a medium or large company during December and early January, it rarely is quiet and peaceful. Specialists
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  • DevOps is Fun But Non-Functional

    DevOps is Fun But Non-Functional

    Please don’t throw things at me! It sounds a bit odd but I’ve come to the conclusion that DevOps is fun but non-functional. Before you start throwing rotten tomatoes at me, as was the case with one of my other DevOps blogs, Kill DevOps, please let me explain. There aren’t many decent definitions of DevOps
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  • Are We Finally In The Cloud?

    Are We Finally In The Cloud?

    A ‘cloud-first’ way of working Twenty years ago Sean O’Sullivan and George Favaloro predicted a world where cloud computing was the norm and the world would look to cloud first, rather than considering in-house service options. ServiceNow commissioned ReRez Research (Dallas) to conduct a survey which targeted 1,850 respondents in seven countries, on four continents. They
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  • Speaking at the DevOps Enterprise Summit

    Speaking at the DevOps Enterprise Summit

    A Preview I’m honored to be speaking at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco this November. My talk will be on “Influencing Higher Education to Create the Future DevOps Workforce” As I’ve discussed elsewhere, our education system is a bit behind the curve in responding to digital transformation and underpinning practices such as Agile,
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  • DevOps Disambiguation

    DevOps Disambiguation

    DevOps is many things Being at the top of the hype-cycle, there’s lots of stuff being written about DevOps versus various standards, frameworks and religions. Most of it isn’t really helpful because the author isn’t clear about what he or she means by “DevOps”. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Well, yes –
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  • Devopathy – beware adding dogma to DevOps

    Devopathy – beware adding dogma to DevOps

    Devopathy is a system of alternative DevOps practice created at the top of the DevOps hype cycle by nefarious vendors and consultants, based on their doctrine of like cures like (similia similibus curentur), a claim that an approach that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy information systems would cure similar symptoms in sick
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