We are still not there yet are we. The idea that IT is an “always on” utility, or better yet, a competitive advantage for the business.
Every year there are ton of examples illustrating that we still have a lot of work to do. Whether it’s shutting down the Russian stock market for a couple of hours, deploying
How do you become a high performance IT organization? Earlier in the year we had Glenn O’Donnell of Forrester on our Serena DevOps Drive-in webcast to answer this question. Glenn outlined the fact that we are in the beginning of an IT industrial revolution: IT is currently too slow, has poor quality and customers don’t trust IT. This current state has given rise to the DevOps movement, and Forrester
Today Serena is announcing ChangeMan ZMF v8, a major update to our flagship mainframe SCCM solution. Why the continued large investment by Serena in the mainframe? Read on…
How does a developer know when they are done?. How does a business know that their new application or feature does what the customer wants it to do? By testing. Testing is a cross functional activity that involves the whole team and should be done continuously from the beginning of the project. It serves as the gauntlet that a committed change has to run and pass in order to be considered worthy for release. While testing is a major key ingredient
The world of configuration management is no longer just about servers in the data center. It is rapidly expanding and supporting other environments including cloud, mobile devices, embedded devices, BYOD and devices in the car and home. All these environments need to be configured as a broader system tying into a business platform or application. Everything is growing and becoming increasingly pervasive,
If you didn’t see the news yesterday, our friends at CloudBees, the enterprise Jenkins company, announced further strengthening of their partner program to delivery continuous delivery success to software development and IT organizations around the world.
Deploying software in today’s enterprise environments is an extremely expensive and inefficient process. The cost in terms of resources, time and revenue lost is actually astounding. I was on the phone with a large insurance company recently that was struggling with high costs and time to market issues with their main retail application. Their DBAs were spending over 50% of their time manually deploying 3 releases a day.
Do you have high cost, highly skilled team members deploying software? It shouldn’t be that hard.