Addressing the Agile Deployment Impedance Mismatch

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Organizations have now spent years moving to agile development.  In many ways, that has been a positive movement.  Anything that focuses on delivering the highest priority items first is a good thing.  And having something ready to deploy at the end of each sprint is a huge improvement over waiting for 6 months or more […]

DevOps Culture

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On a recent call to discuss our DevOps services, one of our executives asked for a clear definition of the term “DevOps”.  So I thought I’d write down a few of my thoughts here in the interest of sharing. First, it’s easier to describe what DevOps is not.  DevOps is not a tool or a set […]

Data Virtualization Comes of Age

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Tell me what I want to know and what I need to know. In an ideal world, that simple request should be easy for most data systems to answer. You ask a computer “What areas should we be investing in to get the maximum return for our investments? Who are the best people in the […]

Through a Glass Darkly: Technology Trends for 2014

Every year, when possible, I spend the last couple of weeks of the year reflecting back at the period just past and try to pick out what trends I see as being most significant to me. This is not intended as a gee-whiz list so much as a chance to prioritize those technologies, organizations and […]