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xChange13While preparing for xChange13, Serena’s global user conference from September 16-18, I happened to check in with one of Serena’s key release management partners. When I spoke with Eric Kunkel of Read More



Jonathan Thorpe at PuppetConfLast week I attended PuppetConf 2013 in San Francisco.  Having previously attended ChefConf 2013,

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Troxel HallIt’s back-to-school season!  Although I’m way past my college days, I wouldn’t mind enrolling at Iowa State University (ISU) just to see what it’s like attending class in Troxel Hall (pictured, courtesy

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Serena booth at SHARE ConferenceEach year Serena attends the SHARE mainframe conference. This year it was in Boston and was very well attended. Our booth (pictured) was the center for some pretty hard core

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Eden Roc Renaissance MiamixChange13, Serena Software’s global user conference from September 16-18, is at the legendary Eden Roc Miami Beach.  It sits between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, so attendees will be able to enjoy both a

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I recently read a fantastic article by Jens Segers on infrastructure as code.  I’m already a big believer in infrastructure as code and agree with Jens that it doesn’t matter which tool you use as long as you strive to have an infrastructure as code initiative.

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traffic lightI’m proud to announce that we have delivered Serena Release Automation

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Tasktop logoSerena has entered into a strategic relationship with Tasktop Technologies where our joint solutions will be extremely valuable to customers that want to integrate SBM with third-party ALM environments.

Our customers need Serena solutions to work seamlessly with other tools in the ALM ecosystem.  Integrating with Tasktop

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Jonathan Thorpe with Shania Twain look-alikeLast week I had the pleasure of working in the Serena booth at Agile2013 (me and a Shania Twain

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handshakeI’m going to open with a fact that should hopefully be obvious: Few organizations have a completely manual software release process.

I can imagine you saying things like “Duh! So what? What’s your point?”

The fact that partial solutions to software release problems are already in place poses an interesting problem for software vendors.  Some vendors pursue a policy of attempting to replace existing tools with their own products.  Others, including Serena, believe in co-existing with and adding value to solutions they have already invested

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