Digital developments are forever shaping the way we work, bringing new innovations through our office doors almost every day. These high-demand technologies have increased expectations, with organizations now having to drive business agility at unprecedented levels.
Although we’re presented with enormous opportunity, we also face new obstacles that can block the path to success; obstacles such as the need to innovate quickly, keep costs down, and actively respond to competitive pressures.
Flexible work arrangements (FWAs) can come in many forms, including telecommuting, compressed workweeks and flexible scheduling that allows employees to perform tasks outside of core business hours. Improvements in technology have made FWAs possible for a broader segment of the labor force, but some of these arrangements have yet to achieve widespread acceptance in many organizations’ workplace cultures. However, SHRM research shows that participation in some FWAs has risen in recent years, and these measures have yielded positive results for companies’ recruitment and retention efforts, as well as their employees’ development and productivity.
If the notion of GDPR approach as an agile methodology was the thesis for this paper, the conclusion surely has to be that there is much work still to be done by the enterprise. From an obvious mismatch between the belief of board preparedness to actual preparedness, drilling down into the specific areas of storage, security and development, there’s a feeling that while organisations are now aware of the risks and the necessary philosophical practice that has – or will – become action, there is still an absence of that ‘organic’ inclusion that should make GDPR part of the furniture.
Today’s DevOps and agile–loving enterprises are striving for fast changes and quick deployments. To these companies, the microservices architecture is a boon, but not a silver bullet. Organizations can enable smaller development teams with more autonomy and agility, and as a result, the business will notice IT being more in tune with their changing demands.
APIs represent a great opportunity for the enterprise to integrate applications quickly and easily. But APIs can be a double-edged sword: promising agility, while at the same time increasing risk. But if an organization can address API security as an architectural challenge long before any development takes place, it can reap the rewards of this technological breakthrough safely and securely.
CA’s portfolio is designed to drive efficiency from planning through production. A core component of our continuous delivery portfolio is CA Release Automation, a market-leading application release automation solution that delivers full application deployment automation and release coordination across stages, environments and teams. The solution’s analytic capabilities enable DevOps teams to plan, manage, analyze and optimize the continuous delivery pipeline from a single control point. In addition, the portfolio includes CA Agile Central, CA Agile Requirements Designer, CA Service Virtualization and CA Test Data Manager. We continue to invest in and enhance the portfolio, most recently via the acquisition of BlazeMeter, an innovative, SaaS-based performance and load-testing solution.
Software delivery processes and systems, and the people involved with them, are under increasing pressure. Sometimes it’s digital transformation, other times it’s simply the challenge of keeping up with the demands created by ever more dynamic markets and an escalating pace of change. None of this is news, but is does provide an important backdrop to the discussion of how software delivery needs to evolve, especially given that traditional methods and approaches were never designed to deal with the fastmoving and unpredictable environment you are probably working in today.
In a world where customers and citizens expect so much more from technology, the race is on to develop a finely tuned high performance IT function. Hopefully by reading this book you're in a better position to see how DevOps supports this imperative and can develop the strategies needed to reignite your business.
A lot can be learned from getting a group of experienced CIOs in a room and encouraging them to talk freely about the topics at the front of their minds. Rarely do they want to discuss technology, and even the latest IT industry ‘hot topics’ usually don’t get that much airplay. Conversations, and sometimes quite heated debates, tend to revolve around broader business-related trends, how these are changing stakeholder and user behaviour and expectations, and how best to respond to such dynamics.
Continuous Delivery has become somewhat of a buzzword in the software development world. As such, numerous vendors promise that they can make it a reality, offering their tools as a remedy to the traditional causes of project delays and failure. They suggest that by adopting them, organizations can continually innovate and deliver quality software on time, and within budget.
In this webinar Black Duck Software (www.blackducksoftware.com), together with representatives of SAP, will review the benefits open source offers to development organizations, the management challenges it presents, and approaches for addressing those challenges.
"Agile" software development is an increasingly popular development process for producing software in a flexible and iterative manner that can deliver value to the enterprise faster, reduce project risk and allow adaptation to changes more quickly.
This paper is for IT development executives looking to gain control of open source software as part of a multi-source development process. You can gain significant management control over open source software use in your development organization. Today, many IT executives, enterprise architects, and development managers in leading companies have gained management control over the externally-sourced software used by their application development groups. Download this free paper to discover how.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
Organizations are at a strategic crossroads. According to IDC analysts,1
two-thirds of CEOs will
center their corporate strategies around digital transformation initiatives. The goal of digital
transformation is only partly to make existing functions more effective. The greater goal is to be
able to do new things and use existing data in new, better ways.
Yet, 72% of current IT spending2—and the focus of IT resources—is on maintaining existing
systems. This creates tension between what needs to be done today and what should be done
for the future.
Middle-tier applications, according to IDC,3
are the core of a digital transformation strategy
because they provide data integration, messaging, and application programming interface (API)
management. Middle-tier applications also provide a platform for application development and
management that can handle traditional enterprise applications and cloud-native, distributed
Specifically, a Java™ EE-based application platform can
Published By: QASymphony
Published Date: Jan 08, 2018
Data. It seems to be everywhere today and yet we can never get
enough of it. But as it turns out, a lack of data isn’t our problem
-- our problem is the difficulty piecing together, understanding and
finding the story in all the data that’s in front of us.
In software testing in particular, the need for consolidated,
meaningful test metrics has never been higher. As both the pace of
development and the cost of delivering poor quality software
increase, we need these metrics to help us test smarter, better and
Fortunately, business intelligence now exists to make this goal a
reality. The analytics these tools provide can help drive efficient
and effective testing by providing teams with insight on everything
from testing quality and coverage to velocity and more. And this
knowledge can position the QA team as trusted experts to advise
the entire software development team on steps that can ensure a
better quality end result.
Published By: QASymphony
Published Date: Jan 08, 2018
In this guide you'll learn how to select and integrate the right
test management solution for your team:
• Why test management software?
• How to buy: some general considerations
• The 5 must-have features
• Tips for evaluating & integrating your new solution
• Where to get additional help
BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH.
That’s because trends like agility, mobile and cloud
computing have QA teams bursting at the seams. As a
software development leader, you are under the gun to
deliver higher-quality software at an accelerating cadence
– and still find time to provide solid evidence of testing at
any given moment.
Test case management systems are – and have been – a
clear value driver in development organizations. But many
of these systems do not support today’s unique testing
Potential cost of software
defects to U.S. economy:
$60B per year
35% of senior IT executives
can’t deliver the quality
they need to within their
Many organizations consider optimization only for their largest or most challenging business problems, often utilizing a small number of Operations Research professionals. But in our age of Big Data, market globalization and increased competition, many organizations are successfully making the case that optimization can be applied to a wider variety of business and operational decisions, and be developed by a new group of users — the organization’s business analysts.
With a proven track record of results demonstrating that organizations can increase profitability with business analysts applying optimization to many types of business problems, FICO’s proven development methodology is giving organizations the confidence to extend optimization practices across their enterprises.
Setting goals is critical, but also misunderstood; so how can SMB leaders create a stronger goals-based culture to deliver the growth that employees crave?
Check out “Setting & Aligning Goals: How More Strategic Performance Management Builds a Better Workforce” to learn about how a more innovative approach to goals fuels both employee development and a healthier bottom line. This brief will show you:
• The power of aligning employee goals with the company vision
• Why goals should be SMART and CLEAR
• How to track goals in a more meaningful way
Download the brief today and learn how to make goals more impactful!
62% of employees say they don’t see changes occur from feedback they give during performance reviews.
Performance reviews help companies and managers evaluate an individual’s performance, but what they don’t do is help employees improve and grow. Why? Performance reviews must go beyond talk of achievements and shortcomings and take steps to offer opportunities and solutions for employees.
In this quick, two-page guide, you’ll learn about:
• Why performance reviews need a follow-up development plan
• Give employees greater career satisfaction by understanding their career path
• The power of specific and actionable goals in performance reviews
• How data can help you set employees up for success
• Why learning and development is necessary to transform your workforce
Get your copy and learn how to leave your employees empowered.
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 15, 2017
The pace and scale of digital business innovation is increasing. Organizations are trying to optimize resources, speed development, and adapt faster to market changes. However, this places an extra burden on IT operations teams, who are now asked to move faster, yet manage increasingly complex
IT environments. Automation can help. Read this e-book to learn more.
Composite applications can provide multiple benefits, such as business agility, better utilization of business software assets through code reuse, development efficiencies, and cost optimization. Once companies are skilled at deploying them, many find that they roll out new applications and integrations faster, while maximizing the value of "tried and true" software components.
Application modernization is a powerful method for extending the life and improving the business value of a company's critical application assets. It provides an attractive and cost effective alternative to application development, enabling companies to defer investment in replacement initiatives without compromising business support.