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The Reality Behind Digital Disruption

How Real is Digital Disruption? How much of a clear and present danger does digital disruption represent to your business? The scaremongers might have you believe that you must commit ever-increasing budgets to ensure that you don’t become its victim. But they, of...

How Viable Is Digital Transformation?

Digital transformation requires culture change, but culture change rarely happens quickly. Traditional IT practices are so embedded that the tendency to revert to the old ways is often stronger than the motivation to progress. Many current programmes are failing as...

What Differentiates the Business Disruptors?

The biggest survival challenge for most businesses today is how to bridge the abyss between the early adopters and the early majority in their organisation. Yet if they are to become the disruptor rather than the disrupted, then this is exactly what they must do.

12 DevOps Principles – Part-2

The 12 Golden DevOps Principles for Success - Part 2 A structured DevOps framework to drive continuous improvement Agile practices form the foundations for a well structured DevOps framework. Just as with Agile,...

12 DevOps Principles – Part 1

The 12 Golden DevOps Principles for Success - Part 1 Understand the business goals and prioritise DevOps according to them. The sole purpose of DevOps is to help the business thrive....

The Truth About Containers

Containers are still a buzz word today and one I think we will see die out in the not too distant future and here are my reasons for thinking that.

Testing Early in the SDLC

Testing does not need to be a tedious burden that delays releases. Building an automated framework to facilitate testing early and often in the SDLC as part of a CI/CD pipeline is working smart.