premium Is security killing your digital transformation?

Hackers love traditional security. So do your competitors. Want to ruin their day? Forget what you know about how faster development increases risk. If your approach to security is slowing you down, it’s only a question of which you’ll lose faster—your data or your customers. To begin, let’s agree on one fundamental principle: In the … continue reading

premium Defining a new network landscape

The latest advances in software-defined networking (SDN) promise to enable automation of IT operations, particularly among enterprises shifting to DevOps, application modernization initiatives and hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. Network systems providers such as Arista, Big Switch Networks, Cumulus, HPE, Nicira and Juniper were among the earliest to deliver on the concept of SDN at the … continue reading

premium The challenges of developing and maintaining software in critical infrastructure

Over the past decade, enterprise software investments have increased significantly, and don’t show any signs of slowing down. Gartner Group recently predicted 9.5 percent growth in enterprise software spending in 2018, with another 8.4 percent growth in 2019, totaling $421 billion. Driven by the fast pace of improvement in what software can do, it is … continue reading

premium Why it’s time to finally ditch the Big Four in ITOM

In July 2018, Broadcom announced its plan to acquire CA Technologies for nearly $19 billion. While analysts have furiously debated the merits of a chip manufacturer buying an enterprise software company, the CA acquisition heralds a momentous shift in the $25 billion IT operations management (ITOM) software market. For more than two decades, four technology … continue reading

Analyst View: What edge computing means for I&O

Many digital business projects create data that can be processed more efficiently when the computing power is close to the thing or person generating it. Edge computing solutions address this need for localized computing power. Gartner defines edge computing as solutions that facilitate data processing at or near the source of data generation. For example, in the context of … continue reading

Erasing the silos that inhibit effective IT incident response

While serving on the front lines of major incident response, the last thing enterprise IT teams need is to have to consult an org chart to determine the right participants across several functional areas. Whether delivering new services or restoring services after a disruption, the core components of the development and production squads: DevOps, IT … continue reading

premium Creating an ITSM success story

ITSM or IT service management is a strategic approach that is used to execute the design, delivery, and management of the IT services within an organization in the most efficient manner possible. The aim of ITSM is to align the available information technology resources with the business goals of an organization. What are the different … continue reading

premium Serverless vs. containers: How the two stand up next to each other

Serverless computing is the latest trend the IT industry is hopping on, but there is still some confusion about what the technology really means. Despite its name, serverless doesn’t mean servers are no longer necessary. It just means organizations no longer need to use their own physical servers. Instead, servers can be run, accessed and … continue reading

premium Re-tooling the CI/CD Pipeline for Infrastructure and Configuration as Code

The triple effect of cloud adoption, DevOps and CI/CD has dealt a blow to the old tried-and-tested means of infrastructure provisioning and configuration. Thanks to the increasing size of software, its dependencies and support of various platforms, these predominantly manual and script-based tasks have been getting increasingly cumbersome, time-consuming and error-prone. This is where Infrastructure … continue reading

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