What is Cloud in 2018?

By |2018-05-21T11:57:22+00:0021 May 2018|Analysis, Cloud, Digital Transformation, Uncategorized|

Why are we even asking this question now?  Hasn’t cloud been well and truly defined in the scope of transformation? So what more is there to say? Plenty, if you only think of cloud as the destination and not part of the modernisation and transformation journey. A recent article spoke of an organisation that moved [...]

Foundations fit for the digital economy

By |2018-03-08T14:42:26+00:008 March 2018|Analysis, Digital Transformation|

“What’s at stake in the digital economy?” Tough question, right? Tough enough to keep you up at night? Maybe not. One thing is for certain, the answer will be different, depending on who you are asking. In truth, there is collective fear across industries of being outsmarted and outplayed by a more nimble, innovative bright [...]

Compuware APM: The challenge of being ahead of the customer

By |2016-10-17T10:52:24+00:0026 August 2014|Analysis|

Compuware has undergone a transformation in recent months, some of which has been covered in my colleague Bola Rotibi’s January 2014 blog “Out with the old and in with the new: Compuware 2.0 no more”. . With the divestiture of the Uniface, Changepoint and Professional services business units to Marlin Equity Partners for $160 million, [...]

Orchestrated IT – a symphony or white noise?

By |2015-03-02T22:34:32+00:007 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+00:002 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+00:002 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 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 [...]