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It was my pleasure to announce the winners of the 2016 Micro Focus Innovation Awards. This year, the categories were:

  1. Innovation in deploying a Micro Focus solution in a way that pushes the technology in new direction
  2. Delivering Value to the organization that enables dramatic improvement in the delivery of IT services
  3. Satisfaction that has been created in IT or the business as a result of making use of a Micro Focus solution



Latest Acquisition Demonstrates Commitment to Long-term Customer Value, Portfolio Expansion

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L) today announced the acquisition of GWAVA, Inc., a worldwide leader in Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA). The transaction extends Micro Focus’s rapidly growing software portfolio and comes on the heels of its announcement to merge with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Software Business Segment… Read the full Press

Peter Drucker, the father of modern management said, “Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two – and only two – basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs.” Marketing is required to understand the needs of the customer and innovation is required to build the product or services that fit those customer needs.

Read the full article on the Micro Focus Blog

Well, since meeting with our new Micro Focus colleagues, the energy, enthusiasm and content for our DevOps Interchange conference has picked up significantly as has the flood of terrific customer and partner presentations received. The Product teams have been combined and there has been frenetic activity in the Lab so you don’t want to miss the reveals and synergies across our broader Software Development and Test


The DevOps movement evolved to allow organizations to innovate fast and reduce risk. DevOps rethinks how software development and delivery occurs and it reshapes how IT is organized and how IT delivers value to the business. However, some “pure” DevOps ideas are difficult to implement in highly regulated, large enterprises.

A question of scale

When the organization is required to meet strict government audit and compliance standards, when you have optimized IT delivery

The heart of every Serena xChange User Conference is the track session content and its soul the informative presentations. Very often, and after each  presentation is delivered, ongoing conversations and dialog permeate the conference breaks – engaging your peers, Serena product experts and technical support.

The Call for Speakers is currently open through June 30th

Selected speakers receive complimentary registration to the

Registration for xChange16 is now open. The Early Bird promotions start today and go on through April 30th. If you register now you can save $600. We have an exceptional hotel rate of just $264++/night but those rooms are limited so book early.

The preliminary agenda can be found on the xChange16 site along with details on the optional training day classes we are providing this year. xChange16 runs from Sunday

Announced this morning. Link to the press release can be found here.

I am delighted to announce that Serena Software has earned the 2015 Omega NorthFace ScoreBoard Award℠ for achieving excellence in customer satisfaction in the area of Customer Support.

This is the ninth time Serena has won this award and reflects the strong commitment that Serena Support has to customer success. Not only is this a measure of the Support organisation but also of the entire Serena organisation as we work closely with our customers, across all departments. The

The 2016 Federal User Group meeting will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday April 5th and 6th, 2016. Once again we will be at the wonderful Newseum on Pennsylvania Ave a few steps from the Capital Building. You can register today, there is no cost to attend this event and lunch is included.

Here’s the agenda:

Tuesday, 5th 08:00 am to 5:00 pm – innovation