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Fast Growth: Convincing Management to Support IT Purchasing Needs and How to Cope When They Won't Budge By now, the link between IT modernization and business success is clearly defined and well understood. According to a recent survey of IT professionals, 93 percent of respondents indicated that adopting significant new technologies is at least somewhat important to their organization's long-term success, and budget limitations ranked as one of the top limitations to that adoption. I think the key problem here is that IT departments are still seen as cost centers, not as business enablers. The consequence is that IT departments get about the same budget every year, not taking into account the fact that IT has a broader and increasingly significant impact on every area of the business with every passing year. More importantly, this mindset misses the opportunity t... (more)

The Future Is Hybrid: Seven Paths to Get to the Cloud By @GerardoDada | @CloudExpo #Cloud

If you work in IT, you're likely bombarded with vendor messaging about the cloud. Yes, understanding the cloud is a requirement for all technology professionals, but it may seem that the cloud is all anyone is talking about these days. And right or wrong, many IT departments are even adopting a cloud-first mentality. Now, we do believe the cloud is the future of IT, but - and this is a big but - it's not for everything. The cloud is like using a rental car: quick and cheap, but a Hertz is not the ideal mode of transportation to get to the office every day. In other words, the cl... (more)

Component Assembly Using a Visual Development Environment

Every day more organizations are embracing CBD (component-based development) for its promise of code reusability and, as a result, reduced development effort and faster time-to-market. In addition, Java is quickly being adopted as a standard for Web development. Application server vendors are now selling components for e-commerce and vertical applications. For example, BEA Systems identified this trend early on, and understood how it could become a competitive advantage. To that end, BEA recently acquired The Theory Center, a software development firm focused on creating EJB (En... (more)

Practical APM & DevOps By @SolarWinds | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

A Practical Approach to Application Performance & DevOps Considered by many as the next step beyond Agile, DevOps has proven to be effective at accelerating development cycles, improving performance, reducing bugs and overall improving the innovation and velocity of development teams. There are a couple ways to look at DevOps: first, DevOps is a development methodology based on continuous integration and continuous delivery supported by set of configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet, Salt and Ansible. We can also think of DevOps as a simpler set of principles that gui... (more)

DevOps and Actionable DataPoints | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #BigData #Microservices

Information overload has infiltrated our lives. From the amount of news available and at our fingertips 24/7, to the endless choices we have when making a simple purchase, to the quantity of emails we receive on a given day, it's increasingly difficult to sift out the details that really matter. When you envision your cloud monitoring system, the same thinking applies. We receive a lot of useless data that gets fed into the system, and the reality is no one in IT or DevOps has the time to manually determine the actionable data points (that's a whole job itself), meaning monitoring... (more)