Archive for the ‘IT Service Management’ Category


5 deployment traps we can’t seem to avoid

In this 7-part series we’ll look at some common misconceptions about the process of deploying software in today’s unforgiving world. Over the next few posts we tackle these myths head on and show how there is a better way.

Releasing software into the wild is exciting and terrifying. When it goes well: we party. When it doesn’t: we spend the weekend without sleep, showers, food or sleep. Wait! Did I mention no sleep already?

Too often the reason our deployments fail is because we fall into the same traps over and over again. We never have time to step back and do it right so we keep on doing it the best we can and that is where the

Well it’s here! The registration for xChange15 in Washington DC opened today. Visit for details.

If you are a xChange alumnus, you will have been sent a discount code giving a very special

The intersection of ITIL and DevOps is an interesting one, and a topic that we have previously godzilla-mechagodzilla1974discussed. This topic is getting more and more air play as we see enterprises adopting DevOps practices like Continuous Delivery and Infrastructure as Code. After all, ITIL has been around for 25 years, and many enterprise IT organizations have adopted ITSM as their process/best practice backbone for delivering value to the

We are excited to announce that Serena’s xChange15 will be from Sunday March 22nd until Wednesday March 25th 2015. We are bringing xChange back to the east coast and will be in the wonderful Washington D.C. area in time for the First Day of Spring and the world-famous Cherry Blossom Festival. So mark your calendars today! We’ve selected the prestigious Ritz-Carlton at Tyson’s Corner for the event and

Next month I will be presenting at the SHARE conference in Pittsburgh. The bi-annual event is the place to be to learn about the trends and tricks for developing modern applications on the mainframe.

No one knows better than the army of Change and Release Managers that guard the mainframe environment, just how risky it is to change anything on the mainframe. And no one knows better than they just how business threatening it is not to keep pace with the market and customer needs. Balancing these two forces has been at the heart of the mainframe

Logistics is the lifeblood of modern life. Most of us did our holiday shopping online and it was the worldwide logistics infrastructure that got those gifts where they needed to go. For MIQ, operating on four continents, customer service is a real differentiator for them. And MIQ’s ability to use technology effectively is a differentiator for MIQ’s customers, as they say, “Supply chain solutions for the speed of innovation.”

For our fourth posting in the

Pink Elephant logoThis never gets old.  Innovation and validation, that is.  Serena’s innovation in the broad realm of ITIL processes was validated almost a year ago when we won Pink Elephant’s prestigious ITIL Innovation of the Year Award.  The new news is that we’ve just been selected as a finalist for this year’s award, further validating our ongoing innovation.

Our innovation this time is to directly address and automate the challenges of

Welcome back to the blog series that examines how Serena gains insight from our customers into where our solutions need to develop.

In our second episode we hear from Matt Stratton at Any online business needs to have maximum velocity in IT in order to maintain its competitive edge. To rapidly innovate and turn software versions, has to release software very fast, with repeatable accuracy and efficiency. The pressure was on at because of the development team’s move to Agile methods and the need to ensure business continuity. Two