How many of us have done any of the following:
- Spent hours working on the wrong version of a document.
- Edited and save an image then realised that the program overwrote the original and now you cannot go back and start over.
- Sent the wrong copy of a document to a client or the wrong specification to a supplier.
- Opened up a PowerPoint in a meeting and discovered that you forgot to copy the updated version off of your desktop.
- Wasted hours trying to work out who in your team has the latest copy of the document that management are screaming for. Continue reading
We’ve just published a new Practitioner Insight report that discusses the importance of User eXperience (UX) as the critical success factor in implementing any Enterprise Mobility strategy. Whilst UX is well established in the Business-to-Consumer (B2C) domain, it is less prevalent where apps are built for employees to use (B2E). However, there are great rewards for any organisation that embraces this user base. Continue reading
There has been quite a reaction to the announcement from Adobe that Creative Suite, as a boxed product, is effectively dead. There are many good reasons for Adobe to take this step although there are also some issues that it still needs to address. We take a first look at the benefits Creative Cloud delivers for Adobe and its customers. When Bola Rotibi returns from Adobe Max in Los Angeles, we will deliver a more detailed view of where Adobe is heading. Continue reading
Orchestration from an IT perspective is not a new topic but with the drive towards a DevOps focused world, it has become a hot topic.
Wikipedia describes orchestration (computing) as ”the automated arrangement, coordination, and management of complex computer systems, middleware, and services.”
The design and development landscape has never looked so rich and varied, with opportunities to create all manner of applications and content for an ever-broadening range of devices. But equally, those at the front lines of design and development have perhaps never had it so challenging. CIC has just published a recent podcast with CIC Research Director, Bola Rotibi, speaking to Arno Gourdol, Adobe’s senior director leading the web platform and authoring team at the company, about the opportunities and challenges in this area. The discussion focused on how organizations and design and development teams can equip themselves to stay current and marketable, against the background of a rapidly changing technological landscape. Find out more about the podcast and the accompanying report.
IBM has just published CIC’s report, Agile Deployment for Embedded Software & Complex Systems. This Guide presents directions for Agile deployment strategies in the delivery of embedded software products and complex systems. It does so based on analysis and insights from an in-depth qualitative study of Agile implementations within organizations delivering embedded software products and complex and safety critical systems. The Guide provides an analysis of the maturity of Agile implementation within the providers of embedded software products and complex and safety critical systems, highlights some of the detailed findings from the organizations interviewed that give insight into the prevailing trends, tools in use, experiences gained and common practices in play.
You can obtain the report from IBM by clicking here or in the Research Library.
CIC has just published Continuous Delivery Realization. This Guide offers directions for improving the collaboration between IT development and operations teams, and a path towards Continuous Delivery. Continuous Delivery is synonymous with an ability to increase software release rates. It provides IT organizations with the capacity and flexibility for reacting to the changing demands of their business clients.
The Guide is available as a free download from the Research Library.
In a separate but related report, we profile the support delivered to improving Enterprise development and operations relations (DevOps) by Serena Software’s Release Management and Automation portfolio (also available from the Research Library).
IBM’s play in Service Virtualization (SV) for testing
In January 2012, I mused over the implications of IBM’s acquisition of Green Hat, vendor of a product that simulated external interfaces for software testing. Fifteen months later, I’ve had another look to see whether things have panned out as I imagined. Continue reading
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A recent Chilean film called NO narrates the campaign to defeat General Pinochet’s 1988 referendum that would have allowed him to remain as President after having ruled Chile as a despot for 12 years. Despite his tight grip on power and oppressive, dictatorial rule, Pinochet was put under international pressure to allow a vote. He firmly expected to win, counting on fear and apathy among the voters for a low turnout, and strong-arm tactics and cheating at the ballot box, if necessary. Continue reading
For many years IBM has been a paddler, not a player, in mobile. Although it has had a respectable presence in the telco market, for the most part this comprises backoffice infrastructure and services not directly related to mobile applications. Mobile features have been incrementally added to the product portfolio via organic development and a series of small acquisitions, most recently of Tealeaf and Worklight. But by and large IBM has benefited from the mobile revolution indirectly, as a rising tide lifts all boats. Could all that be about to change, with the launch of MobileFirst? Continue reading