Delivery and Lifecycle Management

Why fast growing SoftServe is a good fit for the digital economy

By |2018-02-21T12:38:02+01:0021 February 2018|Analysis, Consulting, Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Partner Services, Vendor Analysis|

Is being a smart digital operator all just about building software effectively? SoftServe, a fast growing digital consulting company with a global operation and footprint, knows that there is more to it. The creation of software is part of a means to an end. But what is that end? Insights from the field In Creative [...]

Using HP lifecycle virtualizations to reduce test costs and production risks

By |2016-10-17T10:52:20+01:0026 January 2015|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

No matter how big a customer you are, when a vendor wants to sell you a product at $239,000 a pop, you have to ask yourself serious questions whether it can save you money or give you some competitive edge. Reading Ian Murphy’s Spotlight Review of HP's Service and Network Virtualization instantly set me off [...]

‘Intrapreneurship’ at Barclays: a blueprint for mobile innovation

By |2016-10-17T10:52:24+01:007 July 2014|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Mobile, Software Development|

The mobile revolution is well and truly underway and many enterprises are facing the challenge of how to adapt to avoid losing out to competitors – both large and small – that are quicker off the mark. Recently, CIC analysts Bola Rotibi and Clive Howard gained privileged access to senior staff and technical leads within [...]

Continuous Delivery Webinar for SAP Ops Teams

By |2016-10-17T10:52:32+01:0028 August 2013|Delivery and Lifecycle Management|

Bola Rotibi and Ian Murphy join Rick Porter from Revelation Software Concepts on two dates soon for a webinar call Continuous Delivery and Workflow Orchestration Strategies for SAP IT Operations Teams. The webinar will provide SAP IT Managers and Operations Team with a detailed view of how important flexibility and agile practices are to SAP release management [...]

UX is not just about UI

By |2016-10-17T10:52:35+01:007 May 2013|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Software Development|

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 [...]

Orchestrated IT – a symphony or white noise?

By |2015-03-02T22:34:32+01:007 May 2013|Analysis, Delivery and Lifecycle Management|

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." In the last three years, we have seen an increasing amount of attention [...]

Agile Deployment for Embedded Software & Complex Systems

By |2016-10-17T10:52:35+01:002 May 2013|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Software Development|

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 [...]

Enterprise DevOps realities and a path towards Continuous Delivery

By |2016-10-17T10:52:35+01:002 May 2013|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Software Development|

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 [...]

IBM and mobile: time to take the plunge

By |2016-10-17T10:52:37+01:0023 March 2013|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Research, Software Development|

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 [...]