Why Service Virtualization simulation tools are critical to coping with dependencies

  In Part I of our interview with Jason Garber, one of the co-founders of Philadelphia-based PromptWorks, we talked with him about how consultancies approach the rescue of wayward software projects. As we noted, nobody knows the trouble companies can get into better than the guys usually brought in to pick up the pieces. In […]

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How one consultancy rescues IT projects that are in the ditch

  Few people understand the challenges and pressures facing corporate IT teams — the problems of integrating old and new software, developing new projects and automating processes and (gulp) adopting new methodologies — like the consultants who are often brought in to help them sort things out. Consultancies often work at the critical fault lines in […]

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2015 DevOps Virtual Summit: DevOps gets a Seat at the Enterprise IT Planning Table

DevOps is quickly becoming a mainstream discussion point for enterprises across the globe. This is because DevOps practices are expanding beyond fast-growing startups and making their way into the enterprise as large organizations look to quickly deliver new applications to reinforce and expand their brands. IT organizations are taking center stage in the application economy, […]

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Why eliminating finger-pointing can foster your DevOps culture

  Finger-pointing is a part of the corporate political DNA – in bad companies, anyway. One CTO working to transform a big company says breaking that bad habit is as easy as getting everyone together. Over at the DevOps Café podcast, John Willis and Damon Edwards did an excellent interview with Jody Mulkey, chief technology […]

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Lajos Moczar: Why I’m screaming about Agile

  Agile has many fans. Lajos Moczar is not one of them. As we saw in Part 1 of our two-part email interview, the Ireland-based consultant, author and veteran of all things information technology has previously called agile a “fad methodology.”   “Until we have given people a better way to think that results in better products and […]

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Should you tear down the wall between DevOps and Disaster Recovery?

Over at Forbes.com, Anthony Kessel of Sungard Availability Services is writing a series called DevOps Defined, which is examining what he calls the “limiting factors of DevOps – storage space and compute power.” In his latest installment, Kessel makes an argument for companies to do what some disaster recovery managers might find unthinkable: Make DR […]

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What’s “Quality” Software? It Depends on Your Definition of Quality, Says XebiaLabs’ Andrew Phillips

Boston-based XebiaLabs is getting a lot of tech industry chatter as a start-up company to watch, having secured $12 million in investor funding last year. Its main business – using technology to automate software development and delivery for its clients – is right up our alley. We reached out to Andrew Phillips, the VP of […]

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