Why a “design for operations” approach is essential for service-based IT

To deliver on digital transformation and improve business performance, enterprises are adopting a “design for operations” approach to software development and delivery. By “design for operations” we mean that software is designed to run continuously, with frequent incremental updates that can be made at scale. The approach takes into consideration the end-to-end costs of delivering […]

Reducing risk in digital transformation

Digital transformation and enterprise risk management can be thought of as parallel highways. That’s because any transformation effort will introduce new risks and change to the organization’s overall security posture. As organizations continue their digital transformations, the transformation of security and risk management must be an integral part of that journey. Organizations must integrate security […]

The future of tech skills training: Like an open book test

Skills development and training is a huge part of driving an organisation forward into the future, and so it’s something that I spend a lot of time and energy on. I’ve seen a bunch of stuff over the past year that leads me to expect a revolution in training when it comes to mastery of […]

Don’t go digital without continuous delivery

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Want to succeed in a digital world? You’re going to need agility, agility, and more agility – and that means building your business on an agile infrastructure and using agile software methodologies that include continuous delivery (CD), a technique designed to infuse users’ input and experience. CD extends the automated testing used in continuous integration […]

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 […]

Cloud native computing grows by 200 percent

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Over the last few years the way you moved applications from your data center to the cloud was lift-and-shift, refactor, or migrate to containers. The latter has gotten a kick in the pants as cloud-native techniques such as serverless computing and microservices have joined forces with containers. Still unsure what I’m talking about? Chris Aniszczyk, […]