I am pleased to announce that Serena has entered into a definitive agreement to transition the ownership of the company to a partnership of HGGC and Serena founder Doug Troxel. HGGC is a California-based private equity firm that focuses on investing in mid-market technology companies with strong technology, revenue and customers. They have an outstanding record of helping businesses reach their full growth potential.
Doug Troxel will continue as a board member and HGGC’s CEO and co-founder Rich Lawson will join as Chairman. I am excited to
On April 7, 2014, IBM will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the mainframe, marking an incredible achievement. In what some consider the biggest business gamble of all time, International Business Machines invested $5 billion ($35 billion in today’s dollars) in a family of six mutually compatible computers and 40 peripherals that could work together and be expanded in multiple combinations. Big Blue ended up adding 60,000 employees and 5 new major plants to support this new system. It has been the most important product announcement in the history of
I am pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership agreement with QualityPark (QP), a Serena requirements management partner for over 10 years. Under this agreement, QualityPark will assume software development for Dimensions RM, Serena’s Requirements Management product, and its companion product,
I had the pleasure of joining Bola Rotibi, Research Director at Creative Intellect Consulting, during Serena’s DevOps Drive-In Webcast, hosted earlier today. (I forgot to order my popcorn when registering!) My key takeaways from the session come from Bola’s slide titled, “Ten points for gearing towards Continuous Delivery:”
Last week Microsoft introduced their new CEO, Satya Nadell. I always like to read the “memo to the employees” from a new CEO. It’s interesting to hear what inspires and motivates new CEOs and how they frame the mission and vision. Mr. Nadell states: “This is a software powered world” and “that software enables businesses to engage customers in more meaningful ways.” In order to achieve
If 2013 was the year to get down to business, 2014 is the year to wake up and deliver. However, it’s not so much that app dev priorities or resolutions have changed; it’s their importance and focus on execution and delivery that is more critical than ever. No surprise that this fact continues to hold true: delivering applications faster to the business is still the #1 application development priority for 2014.
At the Gartner AADI Summit in
Serena Software released Serena Release Manager v5 back in December and I blogged a brief overview of the features and functions of the release and how it can help organizations start to transform their culture and begin to support the main principles of DevOps. The results ultimately need to transform into improving operational efficiencies and being more responsive to the business. We have seen customers improve
The DevOps Drive-In FAQ webcast with Gene Kim was a great success. As usual, Gene provided a huge amount of valuable information. I came out of the webcast feeling even more positive about the future of DevOps, which will surprise some people as I’m sure they didn’t think I could become more enthusiastic.
There were a lot of excellent questions which may well inspire future blog posts, but for now I’ll reiterate my thoughts on three tips to
DevOps is something that is talked about frequently but what does it really mean? How would you react to the folowing statements and questions?
What if I said all of the above were at least partially true?
Now that you are