DevOps is an exciting and far-reaching shift in IT delivery. The promises are
tempting: radically higher productivity, lower cost and more reliable
So I guess it’s finally time for your IT organization to get on the
development-operations (DevOps) bandwagon, right? Everybody’s doing it, so
don’t delay. The big question isn’t whether, but how and where do you
First, go out and hire some DevOps people. Wait, wait – DevOps isn’t a
Okay, so you should create a DevOps group or department, right? A great team
of people you can train up on DevOps led by a director of DevOps. Hold on!
DevOps isn’t a department or function either.
Well, if it isn’t a role, a function or a department, what is DevOps?
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Today RightScale did a webinar on their Cloud Business Intelligence offering
with Talend, Jaspersoft and Vertica. One of the bigger objections to cloud
BI in the past has been security — how can I move all of this mission
critical data to a public insecure cloud?
With Amazon VPC now in the picture, the BI datasets are now as secure at
Amazon as they are in your data center. Why wouldn’t you use the cloud
for your BI needs?
Steve Hamm (@stevehamm31) of BusinessWeek - pictured below -got a big article
on #cloudcomputing into last week’s issue. It rightly points out that
cloud computing is the big thing and will keep us busy for the next 10 years.
Unfortunately, a lot of the article is misleading or missing key context.
His first example cited is Avon’s use of a smartphone- and PC-accessible
system for connecting Avon’s 150,000 “sales leaders” with their reps
(sales leaders are the consultants who recruit and run other consultants/reps
and get a cut of the “upline” commission). Nothing in the articl... (more)
Following Unisys’ recent announcement regarding their cloud computing
strategy (Unisys Moves to Break Through Barriers to Adoption of Cloud
Computing) I had the opportunity to speak with Rich Marcello, president of
Unisys Systems & Technology, and Sam Gross, VP of Unisys Global IT
Outsourcing Solutions. What struck me was the coherence and clarity of their
cloud computing vision as compared to HP or IBM.
Unisys’ strategy bridges public, private and hybrid cloud models, and
includes well-differentiated infrastructure, platform and software as a
service offerings (IaaS, PaaS, and ... (more)
An overhaul of your IT governance framework can be fun and profitable. This
may sound a little far-fetched, but bear with me.
IT leaders, including chief information officers (CIOs), must ensure proper
governance over all aspects of the IT estate. IT governance focuses on five
core principles, according to theISACA’s COBIT 5 framework:
Meeting stakeholders’ needs Covering the enterprise end-to-end Applying a
single integrated framework Enabling a holistic approach Separating IT
governance from management
The problem with the IT governance model is that the first principle is often ... (more)