Agile software development is no longer a fad, a niche methodology, or just for startups: it’s a requirement for any modern and adaptive development organization. Without the adoption of agile practices, your business may be challenged to keep pace with customer commitments, beat the competition to market, and establish a roadmap for strategic innovation. But a proven framework for agile transformation—including services and tooling can enhance your productivity and speed, and support you as you scale.
Today’s fast-moving markets present threats and opportunities at every turn. Whether you’re a large enterprise or a small startup, it’s no longer enough to simply practice agile development. To survive—and thrive—in this disruptive environment, you need agility throughout your organization.
"It is very well understood that Business Enterprises today need to become more agile, meet new and increasing workload and security requirements, while reducing overall IT cost and risk. To meet these requirements and remain competitive many companies are turning to cloud computing. Companies thus need to formulate a strategy that can easily move them from traditional on-premises IT to private or public clouds.
Oracle understand the need for IT organizations to move to cloud computing at the same time also recognizes that moving to the cloud is a multi-step journey that starts with standardization and consolidation of IT infrastructure and ends by moving applications and data to the cloud.
The PDF is meant to help you gauge through the Oracle’s SPARC servers and give you an experience of simplified journey to the cloud by using the same technology for both cloud and on-premises deployments. No matter where your IT organization is on the journey to the cloud SPARC servers will be an i
Agile development teams and IT operations teams often become so consumed with their own daily challenges that collaboration between them is severely lacking or non-existent. The problem with this is that manageability requirements become an afterthought to the development process, and agile teams may roll out applications that IT ops can't effectively monitor and run.
While enabling cross-team collaboration is mutually beneficial— and ultimately improves the business' bottom line—, implementing it requires some effort at the organizational level to instill changes, and the right tools will help. Read this white paper to learn guidelines for adapting your application development and management model to enable Dev/Ops information sharing and collaboration, and learn how the cloud can be leveraged for this purpose.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Sep 22, 2014
The release of iOS 8 not only introduces a comprehensive list of features to enable greater enterprise mobility, it also highlights the pervasive need for an agile mobility strategy and EMM platform. According to a March 2014 study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, 50 percent of IT professionals in financial services say their company has no mobile strategy(1). Without a strategic approach to mobility and an EMM provider, organizations lack control over data security, end-user privacy, and mobile technologies that support corporate productivity. As iOS 8 becomes widely adopted, it will impact other mobility trends such
as the continued migration away from Blackberry. Enterprises will need to move quickly to address these challenges, so updating the mobile strategy should be a top priority in every IT organization.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Sep 22, 2014
The release of iOS 8 not only introduces a comprehensive list of features to enable greater enterprise mobility, it also highlights the pervasive need for an agile mobility strategy and EMM platform. According to a March 2014 study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, 50 percent of IT professionals in financial services say their company has no mobile strategy(1). Without a strategic approach to mobility and an EMM provider, organizations lack control over data security, end-user privacy, and mobile technologies that support corporate productivity. As iOS 8 becomes widely adopted, it will impact other mobility trends such as the continued migration away from Blackberry. Enterprises will need to move quickly to address these challenges, so updating the mobile strategy should be a top priority in every IT organization.
The industry is adopting agile and DevOps practices throughout IT to increase business agility. In this book, explore the potential for DevOps in your organization, told from a mainframe point of view.
• Digital transformation is essential in the modern software factory, and mainframes are mission-essential elements in many industries, including, finance, transportation, insurance and others
• The industry is adopting agile and DevOps practices throughout IT to increase business agility
• Explore the potential for DevOps in your organization, told from a mainframer’s point of view
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
It is an exciting and challenging time for CFOs as their role continues to evolve in a dynamic, everchanging business environment. To keep up with the pace of change and steer their companies toward growth, CFOs need to focus on strategic value and how they can support the broader organization. Driving growth, contending with an ever-evolving regulatory environment, delivering deeper and more-strategic business insights, and staying agile as demands change requires a new kind of finance organization. All of this change will continue to lead CFOs to look inward at their finance systems and evaluate if they can help support business demands today and in the future.
Forrester conducted a survey of global mid-sized companies about their software development initiatives and business performance. The study established a clear link between business performance and the use of agile integration. Forrester made several recommendations: blend agile integration with agile development, broaden integration strategy and architecture, center on business design, and blur the lines between internal and external integration. Red Hat can help organizations reach these agile integration goals.
Digital transformation is reshaping the business landscape faster than at any time in history. It used to take decades to disrupt a market, but natively digital companies such as Uber and Airbnb have disrupted their industries in just half a decade. Digitization is creating new winners and losers at an unprecedented rate. Organizations that adopt a digital strategy will leapfrog the competition, while those that do not will risk becoming irrelevant within five years.
One important step in becoming a digital enterprise is becoming an agile organization—that is, having the ability to take advantage of market opportunities faster than the competition. This shift to being an agile business has now become a top initiative for IT and business leaders. However, business agility cannot be achieved without having an agile IT infrastructure to enable it. This is why businesses spent more than $12 billion on technology to make IT more agile in 2014, according to ZK Research.
Securing your infrastructure, your customer interactions and protecting
your data are critical to preserving your reputation and your bottom
line. Many cyber attacks remain undetected for up to eight months1
and can cost an organization an average of 11 million USD.2
Today’s cyber actors are becoming more sophisticated, agile and capable
of getting past any network security. Organizations must evolve, replacing
traditional defensive security strategies with a proactive, intelligence-driven
offense to prevent and disrupt these threats.
IBM® i2® Enterprise Insight Analysis is a next generation intelligence
solution that enables organizations to incorporate cyber threat hunting
into their security strategy and turn their defense into a proactive
offense.It helps organizations uncover critical insights about their
threats and threat actors so they can mitigate and counter more threats
with a combination of multi-dimensional visualte analysis capabilities
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.
You can succeed in your digital transfomation and deliver applications and services faster, better, and safely.
How? With Enterprise Agile Delivery. Enterprise Agile Delivery brings a wealth of benefits to organizations and can be adopted by any Agile hybrid framework: SAFe, LESS, Nexus as well as Agile/lean frameworks like Scrum and Kanban.
Yet to achieve Eneterprise Agile Delivery, enterprises need an easy to use modern ALM tool for quick and successful onboarding. Download this white paper to understand how the right solution will help you:
› Strategiaclly align feature releases and backlogs with your overall business strategy
› Identify and prioritize dev and test activities with visibility into project waves and portfolios
› Make data-based decisons for safe releases with real-time insights and multidimensional views into delivery risks
› Sync business, dev, QA and release teams around shared objectives with automated coordination and communication
In this whitepaper, we will explore the Agile portfolio continuum and provide recommendations on how to bridge the gap between the ideal Agile organization and your current state to help build a winning enterprise.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Aug 25, 2017
Transitioning from traditional IT to cloud IT is not an all-at-once, big bang effort. Rather, the cloud adoption process should be an agile, incremental process. And the first part of that process is understanding the different cloud models. Contrary to popular belief, cloud isn’t necessarily only public cloud, multi-tenant, and hosted in a vendor’s data center. It can also be private cloud, single-tenant, and/or hosted in a corporate data center. Often the best solution is a hybrid combination of these options. This paper will show you the advantages of hybrid cloud applications and explore the considerations you should make to find an optimal solution for your organization.
A significant paradigm shift occurred in the last few years. Much like other technological shifts of
the last decade — when cloud computing changed the way we do business, agile changed the way
we develop software and Amazon changed the way we shop — Zero Trust presents us with a new
paradigm in how we secure our organizations, our data and our employees.
While difficult to identify the precise tipping point, one thing is certain: what were once
extraordinarily high-profile, damaging breaches are no longer extraordinary. In just the last
18 months, Yahoo, Accenture, HBO, Verizon, Uber, Equifax, Deloitte, the U.S. SEC, the RNC,
the DNC, the OPM, HP, Oracle and a profusion of attacks aimed at the SMB market have all
proven that every organization — public or private — is susceptible.
The epiphany behind the paradigm shift is clear: Widely-accepted security approaches based on
bolstering a trusted network do not work. And they never will. Especially when businesses are
dealing with skill
The public cloud has rapidly moved past the novelty, curiosity stage to the business critical initiative stage for nearly every established organization. In a 2016 IDC CloudView survey, 80% of the enterprises contacted were actively engaged in public-cloud projects. The driving forces are a realization that the public cloud is “enterprise ready” and the need to be more agile, more responsive and more competitive. For those organizations that already have an existing physical IT infrastructure, the common starting point is a hybrid approach, which extends the existing data center into Microsoft® Azure™.
Organizations continue to rush down the digital transformation path. Whether by modernizing their IT infrastructures, leveraging the cloud, or becoming data-centric and data-driven, organizations must become more agile in their business practices and within their IT infrastructure stack to effectively compete in today’s dynamic business environment. Between the speed and distributed nature of modern businesses, as well as the expectation of instantaneous access to data from everyday users, it’s not surprising that nearly one in three organizations are looking into ways to improve data analytics for real-time business intelligence and customer insight.
To meet the growing challenges of a competitive world economy, a digital transformation is taking place in the enterprise. Organizations realize that to be competitive they need to be more agile. They need to reach their customers wherever they are, and they need to be able to scale their applications to meet customer demands.
To meet these challenges, organizations are deploying new microservice applications that are changing the application delivery environment. These applications are agile, configured to enable new features to be added without disrupting applications in production, and designed to automatically instantiate instances in response to increasing user demand. In short, microservices are drastically changing the way that applications are deployed and managed. This introduces a high level of complexity to network infrastructures because traditional applications are not going away. Applications will continue to be designed for both microservices and traditional 3-tier imple
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 30, 2019
Workday brings finance, HR, and supply chain into a single agile system, so your organization can adapt to the ever-changing healthcare industry. Watch this quick demo to see how you can streamline operations, transform your care continuum, and more.
Published By: GoodData
Published Date: Sep 17, 2013
BI requirements are oft en out of date even before the fi rst set of specifi cations has been collected and documented. Agility is the last frontier in the battle for BI success, and it is the keystone to Forrester’s Agile BI triad: Agile BI soft ware development, Agile BI organizations, and Agile BI technologies.
Organizations today are increasingly information-driven, requiring them to create, organize, and store more data every day. To handle the conversion of “data to information”, you need an agile and scalable infrastructure which will provide the backbone to run multiple business-critical workloads simultaneously. This IDC white paper examines the need for the NetApp FAS8080EX hardware-optimized platform to help organizations transform into data-driven entities, adopt newer technologies, and invest in business-critical applications to stay ahead of their competition.
One thing is clear: the old way of running IT just won’t work in the new business environment.Truth is, preparing your IT department (and your company) to be agile, cost-efficient, metrics-driven, and flexible will require a change in how you operate. To support new business processes, you would do well to turn to a converged system, like HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization.
In this paper, we look at the greatest challenges faced by IT departments, and how traditional configurations, processes, and organizations are poorly-equipped to handle today’s workplace. We discuss the benefits of converged systems that are engineered to handle virtualized workloads. Finally, we look at HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization as a simple and effective way for businesses to optimize their data center infrastructure
and processes to better meet business needs.