Companies today understand there are significant business benefits to modernizing and automating their IT processes. By doing so, they can improve operational efficiencies, boost productivity and agility, reduce costs and — with the resultant savings — invest in new initiatives and innovations to become even more competitive.
But how do you go about transforming IT infrastructure and operations, and how do you measure progress? After all, efforts to harness IT transformation as an engine to drive business transformation have been underway for years and will continue into the foreseeable future.
Fortunately, a ready source of detailed IT transformation insights exists. For nearly a decade, Dell EMC and VMware have helped CIOs define and prioritize the steps needed to transform their IT organizations as part of a series of IT Transformation Workshops with their customers
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Today, privileges are built into operating systems, file systems, applications, databases, hypervisors,
cloud management platforms, DevOps tools, robotic automation processes, and more. Cybercriminals
covet privileges/privileged access because it can expedite access to an organization’s most sensitive
targets. With privileged credentials and access in their clutches, a cyberattacker or piece of malware
essentially becomes an “insider”.
"The fast pace of innovation demanded by today’s digital businesses challenges traditional processes for the deployment and governance
of application delivery and supporting infrastructure. To address the increased pace of change, many organizations are transforming by adopting DevOps: a set of practices which employs continuous integration processes, breaking down the silos between development and operations teams.
As cycle times accelerate, and development teams adopt more Agile delivery methodologies, the traditional model for application security can be a drag on the speed and agility inherent in a continuous integration process. This creates a natural friction. Security teams can be perceived as slowing down or blocking delivery. At the same time, however, the apps are exposed to significant threats.
The goal of continuous integration is to deliver more frequent releases with more new capabilities to market, faster. It’s all about speed."
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
Think back just 5 years ago. In 2014…
• The seminal DevOps book—Gene Kim’s The Phoenix Project—was one year old
• Gartner predicted that 25% of Global 2000 enterprises would adopt DevOps to some extent by 20161
• "Continuous Testing” just started appearing in industry publications and conferences2
• Many of today’s popular test frameworks were brand new—or not yet released
• The term “microservices” was just entering our lexicon
• QC/UFT and ALM were still sold by HP (not even HPE yet)
• Only 30% of enterprise software testing was performed fully “in house”3
• There was no GDPR restricting the use of production data for software testing
• Packaged apps were typically updated on an annual or semi-annual basis and modern platforms like
SAP S/4HANA and Salesforce Lightning hadn’t even been announced
Times have changed—a lot. If the way that you’re testing hasn’t already transformed dramatically, it will soon.
And the pace and scope of disruption will continue to escalate throughout the fo
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
The way that we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the
past 5 years—but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the
same. Despite seismic shifts in business expectations, development methodologies,
system architectures, and team structures, most organizations still
rely on quality metrics that were designed for a much different era.
Every other aspect of application delivery has been scrutinized and optimized
as we transform our processes for DevOps. Why not put quality metrics under
the microscope as well?
Are metrics like number of automated tests, test case coverage, and pass/fail
rate important in the context of DevOps, where the goal is immediate insight
into whether a given release candidate has an acceptable level of risk? What
other metrics can help us ensure that the steady stream of updates don’t undermine
the very user experience that we’re working so hard to enhance?
To provide the DevOps community an objective perspective
on what quality
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Virtualization is the standard in enterprise IT environments for consolidating servers, enhancing businstrators that reduces their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and helps speed the application development process. However, as improvements have been made with server technology, storage technoless continuity, and improving business agility. VMware provides an architecture for server adminiogy has become the bottleneck. Legacy storage solutions can’t keep pace with thousands of virtual machines demanding maximum IOPS along with high bandwidth at the lowest latency. Infinidat’s InfiniBox removes the storage bottleneck for VMware environments. The InfiniBox enterprise storage array delivers faster-than-all-flash performance, high availability, and capacity density at petabyte scale. This Infinidat white paper is written for VMware and storage administrators to introduce them to the integration capabilities of the InfiniBox for VMware.
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Digital Business Demands Better
In your organization, you’ve probably heard
questions like these asked of the application
development and/or infrastructure and operations
> Why can’t our software development teams keep up with new business
> Why are we always waiting on infrastructure teams?
> Why do our business initiatives become outdated before their required software is
> Is our software development team aligned with corporate goals like engaging
younger consumers on their mobile devices?
Published By: BetterUp
Published Date: Mar 06, 2019
Research suggests that up to half of the investment your organization is making in Learning & Development (L&D) is being wasted. Employees unfortunately lose up to 75% of the information they receive through traditional L&D approaches (including learning management systems, episodic trainings, and workshops) — an effect known as the training transfer problem. In this report, discover the five critical requirements for effective behavior change and leadership development.
No matter where they are, your customers expect you to be there too, offering fluid, consistent experiences across channels
Customer choices continue to expand - 5.5 million new smart things are connected every day, and by 2020, Gartner predicts there will be 20.8 billion connected things worldwide.
76% of marketers agree that personalization is driving increased need for more assets.
88% of marketers agree that they need an easier way to discover and share assets that generate the best engagement.
With a hybrid content and experience solution, Synopsys saw:
o A 40% increase in productivity
o Reduction from 2 weeks to 2 hours to restructure content
WHY SHOULD THE TARGET AUDIENCE CARE?
Companies need to transform their businesses to meet the demands of customers in an omnichannel world.
For the second year, we asked 500 panelists their
feelings and perceptions regarding the state of brickand-
mortar retail. The results may surprise you.
Our research found that, although sales associates are generally viewed
neutrally, specific sectors such as consumer electronics stores and momand-
pop shops have a positive perception.
Consumers seek out sales associates who are educated and able to
help them make an informed purchase. Our results also confirmed prior
reporting1 into the growing fluidity between e-commerce and traditional
retail. More than 75 percent of our panelists reported frequently browsing
online, then purchasing the product in-store. Sales associates who are
educated about the products in their store are more likely to sell more. Brands
that ensure that their sales teams have the proper product knowledge
maximize the likelihood that consumers will purchase from them.
Christian Elsenhuber - AWS & Carsten Duch - SUSE
Join our webinar and learn more about the SUSE Cloud Application Platform on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). The webinar will show you how SUSE accelerates the use of applications in containers. With integrated automation and customization features, SUSE helps your DevOps teams deliver container applications, accelerate innovation, and improve the responsiveness of your IT.
Software development has evolved from rigid waterfall methodologies to more streamlined
approaches, like Agile and more recently DevOps. This evolution has taken place in
large part to shorten development life cycles and meet increased business demands.
Today, businesses of all sizes have built an advantage by implementing a DevOps culture
and processes, which break down silos between development and operations, allowing
organizations to create better software faster.
As organizations implement DevOps on Amazon Web Services (AWS), they need to
understand the security implications. The AWS Shared Responsibility Model makes clear
that AWS secures what’s “on the cloud,” while the customer is responsible for securing
their assets “in the cloud.” When AWS customers go about securing their DevOps
environments, they need to do so in a way that provides robust protection without limiting
As companies like yours scale their cloud environment, the question has
evolved from “what do I need to protect” to “how do I control and monitor
what I am responsible for?” Many companies, especially those who are born on
the cloud, or who are more cloud-mature understand the Shared Responsibility
Model. Now, they are focusing on building a strategy that gives them greater
control and visibility of their cloud environment.
Gartner reported that “In 2018, the 60% of enterprises that implement
appropriate cloud visibility and control tools will experience one-third fewer
security failures.” Having the right monitoring strategy is beneficial for multiple
reasons, and this eBook will detail how OneLogin implemented it in their AWS
environment, and why you should consider implementing it in yours.
Application owners and DevOps teams want to build in AWS without compromising security, but often lack the tools to keep sensitive data secure. During Pacific Dental’s move to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company sought to enhance and operationalize its security measures to match the speed and scale of the cloud, using a cloud access security broker (CASB) to proactively address misconfiguration and risk to their data.
How do you maintain secure systems and operations across an elastic, complex AWS environment? As SailPoint transformed from a startup to a publicly traded company, their AWS infrastructure grew as well. With this growth, SailPoint needed to be able to identify and respond to anomalous behavior quickly, while simultaneously trying to align their organization into a cohesive DevSecOps organization.
Join this webinar to learn how SailPoint gained a holistic view into their cloud infrastructure, plus how you can enable your Security and DevOps teams with in-depth insights into AWS infrastructure to make actionable, data-driven decisions to reduce risk.
As your business grows, so do your infrastructure needs. With their growing AWS infrastructure, it was important that Informatica simplify security, increase agility, and adopt a more DevOps-centric development model.
Join our upcoming webinar to learn how Informatica leveraged RedLock, Palo Alto Networks’ security and compliance solution, to help build security earlier in the development process so vulnerabilities could be remediated faster. You will also learn how other businesses, like yours, can manage the security in your environment with greater ease and control.
Businesses are often challenged with the complexities of protecting their physical, virtual, and cloud workloads while also meeting their part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Shared Responsibility Model. IT security leaders are inundated with too many security tools that aren’t built for their specific environments. Additionally, these responsibilities often entail large amounts of manual processes and people to administer them. As such, there is a need for a solution that provides a secure environment for you to transact your business without slowing you down.
Trend Micro™ Deep Security™ is optimized to support the broadest set of platforms and environments (on-premises, virtual, on AWS, or containers) while delivering multiple threat defense techniques to help DevOps teams rapidly detect security incidents, fulfill compliance requirements, and securely deploy containers.
In this webinar, you’ll learn real customer use cases that have successfully leveraged Trend Micro Deep Securit
Containers have become the new infrastructure
standard for development teams. While the “DIY
container approach” (un-orchestrated containers)
still has its use cases (e.g. low latency, longer
compute jobs, predictable traffic), production-grade
deployments require orchestration. DevOps teams
are increasingly leveraging the benefits of Kubernetes
and accelerating its adoption, taking it from a 27%
adoption rate in 2018 to a 48% adoption rate in 2019
according to the RightScale “2019 State of the Cloud
Report,” from Flexera. The same report also positions
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)
as one of the fastest-growing managed Kubernetes
offerings available, with a 44% adoption rate.
Previously, containers were a technology deployed
by individual teams – and were typically used for
“application testing” in the enterprise world. Today,
many organizations are now not only seeing the
benefits of operationalizing containers to deploy
production applications, but also re-positioni
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
The USO is a nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization that supports America's troops and their families around the world. They turned to Skillsoft to build USO University for their employees, an effective solution to solve the organization's global learning, onboarding and compliance challenges. And, they achieved jaw-dropping results and ROI in just their first 6 months.