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The opposite of agile

Ever looked at the antonyms of the word agile? By thinking about what it means to be agile, or the opposite of agile, in the context of Agile (with a capital A) delivery, enterprises can identify improvements by focusing on what...

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The promise of AI as a social and business growth tool

Everyday more companies are adopting or planning to adopt artificial intelligence as a growth tool in different industries. Counting on a wide range of applications, AI is set to be one the main business and social changing forces of...

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React JavaScript library gets an IDE

The Reactide tool works with a Node server to manage state across components

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CIOs take on digital transformation programs in diverse areas

More CIOs are taking on initiatives aiming to improve customer experience and better enable their workforce to compete digitally.

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5 top challenges to digital transformation in the enterprise

Large enterprises born before the digital age often face significant hurdles when it comes to enacting the kinds of changes that are necessary in order to make the digital leap. Here are the top five challenges they tend to face when...

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How 18F aims to take the pain out of the government procurement process

The head of 18F, V. David Zvenyach, explains how his company works to make the government procurement process easier with modular contracting techniques, human-centered design and agile approaches to software development.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Agile frameworks like scrum, lean or kanban are widely used across many industries. Each has its own focus, features, process, benefits and drawbacks. Here is a quick comparison to help you decide which will work best for your next...

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Reimagining your software factory for the road ahead

Software is increasingly the answer to every question in the technologist’s “guide to the galaxy.” How do you retool your software factory to deliver superior customer service?

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Former CIO sees digital transformations sprinting through DevOps

Sanjay Mirchandani, CEO of software vendor Puppet, says DevOps helped him as CIO of EMC, where he led a tech transformation.

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Tip No. 3: Provide coaching and advice as needed

This is a continuation of my series on "Five Tips for Leading Agile Data Management Development Teams." Here, I discuss the third tip: Provide coaching and advice as needed — to both self-managing teams and individual team members.

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How to institute an agile IT outsourcing process

The outsourcing process doesn’t have to be a marathon if you invest time and effort preparing for a more iterative transaction process.

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How to partner with the chief digital officer to drive digital transformation

Does your organization have a Chief Digital Officer or does it require one? How CIO can grow their leadership responsibilities by defining initiatives, aligning responsibilities, leveraging agile practices, and measuring key...

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CIOs disrupt IT operating models to align with digital business

Operational paralysis – failure to align IT with the business strategy -- can lead to a CIO’s demise. Sensing that, some IT executives have opted to disrupt the way they run their departments.

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How DevOps, agile spurred Slack enterprise adoption

Capital One’s IT staff began using Slack to share code, communicate and collaborate on the bank’s crucial software development. Now it’s spreading across department boundaries.

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A call for action -- the renaissance of enterprise IT

During the time of transition from industrial-age to digital-age practices, what the business needs most is a renaissance of enterprise IT. This is an exceptional opportunity, a call for action, for CIOs and CDOs to spearhead the...

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IT future shifts from labor arbitrage to productivity

The labor arbitrage/offshoring model is powerful and relatively simple — compared to investing in productivity for U.S. workers over the past couple of decades. Perhaps your company is like most enterprises in America, having opted...

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Bimodal IT: A steppingstone to agility

Companies should use bimodal IT as a steppingstone to a more innovative IT management strategy, where agility is emphasized.

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OSGi at the UK's biggest science lab

Developers at Diamond Light Source set out to migrate a mission-critical, Java-based acquisition system to dynamic class loading. Here’s what they learned.

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