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How to optimize Agile delivery when your development team isn’t co-located

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Co-locating Agile development teams with the customer or business unit is optimal for collaboration and customer intimacy. However, co-location is not always feasible. Development team members could be from multiple geographic locations, the customer could also be spread across multiple locations, and economic considerations might direct some of the development to regions with lower costs. This […]

Cloud computing trends that will affect your business in 2019

Barriers to enterprise adoption of cloud computing including security concerns and regulatory compliance continue to crumble. As new cloud computing capabilities mature, such as support for containers and serverless computing, multi-cloud environments are becoming the platform of choice for innovation and digital transformation. Cloud computing, a fundamental component of the digital trends affecting businesses today, […]

It’s time to move HR apps to the cloud

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Companies that started their digital transformation journey with customer-facing applications like sales or marketing and are prioritizing their next steps, or companies just beginning to migrate legacy apps to the cloud, should put human resources (HR) at the top of the list. After all, what’s more important to the success of the business than hiring […]

Filtering the signals from the noise to understand digital

“Digital” is generating a lot of distracting chatter that needs to be separated from the core concepts that make up digital. To filter the signals from the noise, let’s focus on the four stages of digital technology creation: design, develop, deliver and operate. Design Before making the first jump and heading into a long and […]

2019 IT trend: Increasingly strong data privacy rules will lead to new customer experiences

In 2019, protecting customers’ personal data will force companies to rethink their digital strategies as the full effects of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set in. Failure to comply with GDPR will thwart an enterprise’s ability to conduct business globally. Innovative companies will see this as an opportunity to deliver better customer experiences and […]

Want to act like a startup? Move to cloud native apps.

For companies that have weathered decades of volatile business cycles, changing consumer tastes and a hundred other factors, digital transformation may be the biggest reality check of all. Innovation and disruption aren’t happening at the edge of industries like they have in the past. Instead, the forces of change are tearing down and redefining the […]

IoT data: A new hope for the manufacturing industry’s future

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Manufacturing executives are under the gun to hit production targets amid challenges that include a shortage of skilled workers, inefficient supply chains and a lack of insight into how enterprise assets are performing. In order to make absolutely sure that production quotas and quality standards are met, operational technology (OT) teams tend to err on […]

Breaking through with managed DevSecOps on AWS

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Any time you can bridge a divide or break down a barrier, you create value. Digital transformation is helping a lot of companies do exactly that in the way they innovate, compete and communicate. But there’s also a lot of value to be gained from the way we build new digital-driven systems and solutions. Until […]

6 digital transformation trends for 2019

Business transformation will pick up speed in 2019 as enterprises make critical decisions about their digital strategy. Our six digital trends will guide those decisions. 1. Enterprises go after digital business moonshots In 2019, more enterprises will make bet-the-company commitments to digital business. It’s a new kind of corporate race as companies adopt these moonshot […]

Continuous processes can complicate security, but also provide an answer

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While cloud computing has promised to simplify the management of business-technology systems, it hasn’t exactly turned into a net simplification when it comes to security. Sure, cloud infrastructure platforms remove the complexity of having to secure the underlying infrastructure, and software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service providers simplify many aspects of application security. These platforms are cost effective […]