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Why Problems Are Good

Many large enterprise technology systems have suffered incidents that had significant impact to the customers as well as the firm itself. But experienced IT professionals know that learning from our mistakes is good, and so, too, is harnessing the lessons learned from a serious incident or problem.

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Bob Aiello
Reliability Is Possible with Environment Management

To have completely reliable systems, we must have effective IT controls in place that help to identify risks before they turn into incidents. Change management meetings are very helpful for coordination. Effective environment management and change control can keep your systems reliable and secure.

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Bob Aiello
The Potential for DevOps in Fighting Cyber Warfare

Government hacking incidents have put cyber warfare in the news. DevOps actually presents an interesting arsenal. With DevOps, your systems have excellent environment monitoring and are cryptographically verifiable such that the slightest penetration or unauthorized change is immediately detected.

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Bob Aiello
DevOps Can Be Secure and Agile at the Same Time

When it comes to DevOps, the goal is to move applications from development, to test, and then eventually to deployment as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, you can still be agile while having a safe, properly security-tested DevOps environment.

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Josiah Renaudin
Social, Mobile, Analytics, and the Cloud Together Are the Future of IT

The next wave in IT seems to be SMAC technologies—or social, mobile, analytics, and the cloud. Individually, each of the pieces of the “SMAC stack” are not new to us. However, what is changing now is the use of these four elements together as an integrated ecosystem, rather than as separate silos.

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Mukesh Sharma
Marriage Counseling and DevOps

Some organizations suffer from a dysfunctional silo culture, with dev and ops working completely separate. Trying to solve problems can feel like marriage counseling, with each side failing to identify what to do to improve their relationship. Just as in counseling, what they need is communication.

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Bob Aiello
DevOps and Reckless Driving

There is a trend of development managers suggesting that they need to embrace DevOps—but without the “Ops.” They argue that the operations team is too slow and lacks the skills to really participate. We want speed, but we also need to avoid error while improving reliability and enhancing security.

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Bob Aiello
Overcome DevOps Adoption Barriers to Accelerate Software Delivery

Every team can improve its delivery speed. When teams increase agility and reduce time to market by adopting agile software development practices, DevOps principles, and cloud self-service platforms, they choose a development and operations environment that accelerates software delivery.

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Chris Haddad