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Could a DevSecOps state of mind help us emerge stronger?

6/2/20 / by Zach Young posted in DevOps, AI, artificial intelligence, Aerospace & Defense, COVID-19, devsecops

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According to Gartner there is set to be a massive uptick in the adoption of a DevSecOps state of mind. From an estimated 15% of development teams using this approach in 2017 to 80% by 2021. But why now?

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2020 Crystal Ball: What do the "Twenties" Hold for Test Automation

1/21/20 / by Antony Edwards posted in DevOps, UI testing, AI, business outcomes, intelligent automation

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According to CNET’s Eric Mack, “In some ways, the future that so much science fiction promised us is already here…but the decade beginning in 2020 will take us even further toward a world where far-out ideas…become topics of serious conversation.” In a previous blog post, we touched on a number of these ideas—including a cashless society, virtual vacations and implanted cell phones.

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Customers Hold the Key to Digital Transformation Success

12/31/19 / by Candice Arnold posted in Customer Experience, DevOps, Test automation, digital transformation

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In a recent column in MIT Sloan Management Review, Thomas H. Davenport and Andrew Spanyi wrote, “The evidence is piling up that organization-wide digital transformation is challenging for many organizations.” The authors go on to list many of the factors that are causing companies to struggle with digital transformation—among them, numerous legacy systems, too much technical debt and a large number of functional and business unit data silos to overcome.  

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Scaling DevOps? Avoid These Common Pitfalls

12/10/19 / by Antony Edwards posted in DevOps, business outcomes

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In a recent InformationWeek John Edwards wrote, “Trends can be fleeting. Understanding that innovation is constant, and keeping up with emerging and evolving trends, can be greatly beneficial to one’s job performance and career.” This is certainly true, but I’d take it a step further and argue that keeping pace with current trends is essential not only for individual performance, but for overall business vitality as well.   

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Stop Talking About Tech.  Talk About Culture.

11/19/19 / by Michael Giacometti posted in DevOps

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DevOps code is a cultural and collaborative phenomenon. It is not about using tools to get code from point A to point B. It is not about making sure you are using the latest and greatest cloud-based, on-prem, mobile solutions, so code keeps moving through a release pipeline, and stakeholders keep getting notifications to the same effect. It is not about fancy dashboards, either.

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Why Digital Transformation Demands A Business Reeingeneering

10/29/19 / by Antony Edwards posted in DevOps, AI, business outcomes, machine learning, digital transformation

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Digital transformation is a top enterprise buzzword—and for good reason. As companies across every sector embrace cloud, AI, machine learning, the IoT and other technologies, it’s clear that the future belongs to those who can effectively harness digital technology to drive business outcomes.

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Why AI Offers Brands a Bridge over the IT Skills Gap

10/24/19 / by Candice Arnold posted in Customer Experience, DevOps, AI, Retail

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In a recent Eggplant survey on retail trends it was apparent that companies are facing some common challenges in delivering a high-quality digital experience. Nearly every retailer we surveyed recognizes the importance of evaluating how the user experience impacts business outcomes, yet 30% have a drop off rate of 50% or more on online properties.

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The New User Interface

10/22/19 / by Michael Giacometti posted in test automation tools, DevOps, Digital Experience

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Say the words “User Interface,” and what comes to mind immediately to most people is a graphical interface accessed by Tablet, Laptop, or Mobile.  People generally do not think about wearables, scanners at your Supermarket, medical devices, or even your Internet-enabled toaster having a User Interface, but they do.

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Three Keys to a better Omni-channel Black Friday and Cyber Monday

8/20/19 / by Michael Giacometti posted in Cyber Monday, DevOps, Black Friday, Retail

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The trends from the last several years are clear: Retailers are reaping the rewards by providing an Omni-Channel experience on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. According to CNBC, Cyber Monday in 2018 experienced a 19.3% Year on Year increase in Sales with a record $7.9 billion while retailers pulled in $6.22 billion and a further $3.7 billion in sales on Black Friday and Thanksgiving respectively.

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The DevOps Disconnect

8/6/19 / by Michael Giacometti posted in test automation tools, DevOps, continuous testing, digital transformation

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Lack of communication is often cited as the biggest problem Business have when implementing DevOps.  This would be communication between co-located teams where the team just doesn’t talk, teams across geographies where time zones come into play, even where the IT and Business just will not discuss things.  Indeed, there are many places where a lack of communication can cause DevOps to fail.

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