Delivery and Lifecycle Management

IBM Software Analysts Insight: Will a clear vision and strategy lead to a sure-footed, agile execution?

By |2016-10-17T10:52:38+00:007 December 2012|Analysis, Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Platforms and Operating Systems|

The abiding impression from the IBM Software Analysts Insight conference in Stamford, Connecticut was of a company absolutely clear on its strategy and sure-footed in its execution. For nearly a decade (since 2004), IBM has been attempting to reduce the market’s identification with its individual software brands (Tivoli, Rational, Websphere, Information Management), and in 2010 [...]

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Application transformation the HP way

By |2016-10-17T10:52:41+00:0027 March 2012|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Security, Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

HP software and service announcements of March 20th Application transformation sets out HP’s portfolio of products and services for helping organizations transition their application portfolios to the next generation of Cloud-enabled, mobile client-served application solutions. It is a strategy well aimed at the thinking about modernization and rationalization that is current in many enterprises.  Of [...]

Smart Cloud connections: Partner strategies to nurture

By |2016-10-17T10:52:44+00:0014 October 2011|Analysis, Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Licensing|

Without partners, Independent Software Vendors, Service Providers, System Integrators and other Consultancies would struggle to compete in a global market and also would probably face massive increases in their direct sales forces. Today, the Cloud is changing these partner models. Evolution of the partnership model Over the years we have seen the way that dealers, [...]

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IBM Pulse Check 2011: Rationalising the Tivoli portfolio

By |2016-10-17T10:52:46+00:0031 March 2011|Analysis, Delivery and Lifecycle Management|

“Rativo made real” was my first thoughts when I attended IBM’s Pulse in Las Vegas at the end of February 2011.  Rativo is the jocular combination of the Rational and Tivoli brand names often bandied about both internally and externally by the two IBM groups in recognition of their growing alignment and integration. This does [...]

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The benefits and practice of early lifecycle performance testing

By |2016-10-17T10:52:46+00:002 March 2011|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

A new paper from CIC is now available for download with the kind permission of Microsoft where we examine the benefits and challenges of early lifecycle testing for a cluster of technical test types, commonly known as performance testing. The aim is to bring managers up to date on the latest thinking on the subject and [...]

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Software testing needs to drastically improve

By |2016-10-17T10:52:47+00:007 January 2011|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Security, Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

No matter how well an application is designed or how hard developers try, in a world of complex software we need to rely on QA and software testing to ensure that applications are secure and stable. Unfortunately for many companies, they still treat the QA and test teams as an afterthought. Unless that changes, software will never live up to the hype or be the successful tool that most users expect it to be.

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Tablet vendors need better app stores

By |2016-10-17T10:52:47+00:004 January 2011|Delivery and Lifecycle Management|

There are many things that go into a successful device and platform. Stable hardware, OS and applications, having the right applications and the right price, making it easy to buy those applications and having a developer strategy that encourages people to write for your device. This might seem self-evident to most but apparently, not everyone.

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