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New Docker tool removes a big barrier for enterprises

Making containers enterprise-ready has been a theme at this week's DockerCon EU conference in Barcelona, and on Tuesday Docker itself launched a new tool with that goal in mind.

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Bimodal is a cop-out

Why would an organization adopt bimodal IT? It says an IT group needs to move both quickly and slowly for an effective digital workplace. I recommend that CIOs embrace DevOps – the jewel in the crown in the cloud world – and apply its...


Building the foundation with a high-level architecture

Third in a series of articles that describes foundational steps to enable agile data warehouse development. Prior installments describe approaches for defining a business process model and initial data governance. This third article...

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Building the foundation for sound data governance

Second in a series of articles that describes foundational steps to enable agile data warehouse development. The first installment described how to develop a business conceptual model as a starting point. This article shows how to...


Enterprise IT appears to be going insane

Business users are frustrated with the enterprise IT function because of its inability to meet their business needs in a timely fashion. This frustration is not new and has been around since organizations first centralized IT into a...

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When validation doesn’t rule

Every once in a while, somebody comes up with a great idea that is really dangerous. Here’s some ammunition you can use to counter one we’ve encountered.

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7 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

The agile methodology has changed the face of software development and project management. It’s also increased demand for professionals with agile skills. Here are seven Agile-focused certifications to benchmark your knowledge.

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Agile innovations in data management

A look at best practices learned while using agile development methodologies for enterprise data management solutions, including an enterprise data warehouse, data governance, data quality, integrated analytics and reporting. It...

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CIO seeks to build the ‘killer app’ for logistics

From office space to agile development, Echo Global Logistics CIO Tim Kutz is driving process efficiencies and shaking things up in the IT department.

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Test, deploy, release ... repeat

When it comes to release management, what sounds great in theory doesn’t always work in practice. Here are four steps to building an effective strategy.

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What makes a DevOps unicorn?

There are many characteristics that DevOps unicorns utilize to optimize their use of, and outcomes of DevOps practices. Three keys areas that are analyzed are an omnipresent culture, technology savvy, customer obsessed leadership, and...

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How CIOs can boost business growth with ITaaS

CIOs should pay attention to the notion of IT as a Service (ITaaS), all discussions around cloud computing, digital transformation, and the so-called new style of IT bring back to it, it's the central element of the ongoing...

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Scrum’s co-creator talks about the framework’s transformational effect's Sharon Florentine talks to Jeff Sutherland, one of scrum's creators, to find out where the industry is, where it’s going and the challenges that lie ahead as more companies adopt agile and scrum.

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Questions to ask before you hire an agile coach

Before you hire an independent agile coach, ask yourself this: Do I already have the knowledge and experience in-house?

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Think you're agile? You're probably wrong

A new study by Oracle and Opinium Research finds that businesses around the world overestimate their ability to flexibly manage workloads or rapidly develop, test and launch new applications.

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How to coach executives to become agile leaders

Agile coaches wear lots of different hats. Michael Hamman of the Agile Coaching Institute shares five roles agile coaches play when helping executives achieve transformational leadership.

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How Facebook engineers conquer elusive app memory leaks

Facebook reveals techniques it used to reduced the number of elusive memory errors that would crash its iOS app

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Comparing scaling agile frameworks

As larger organizations scramble to apply agile software development methodologies to the challenges inherent in an enterprise-level company, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of the different approaches.

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