How software-defined environments and DevOps accelerate social and mobile delivery — Part 2

In my first post, I discussed how combining deployment automation and software-defined environments (SDE) reduces application delivery time and increases agility.  In this post, I look at these two solutions in greater depth. In summary, the two solutions deliver the following benefits: • Deployment automation streamlines the deployment of applications to the development, test and […]

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How software-defined environments and DevOps accelerate social and mobile delivery

This blog post is part of a series in which I am exploring how open cloud-inspired approaches, OpenStack, DevOps and open standards can help IT adapt to the shift to user and customer engagement through social and mobile applications. In many of the client cases I work with, users are demanding new applications and services […]

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Four IT innovations to deliver social and mobile

This blog post is part of a series in which I am exploring open cloud-inspired approaches such as OpenStack, DevOps and open standards. I want to look at how these approaches can enable IT to adapt to the shift to user and customer engagement through social and mobile applications. This debate is shaped by the […]

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The seismic impact of social and mobile on IT

This blog post is the fourth in a series of articles on reimagining enterprise IT in the age of social and mobile with open cloud. My aim is to explore the open cloud inspired approaches such as OpenStack and deployment automation that can enable the IT department to remain relevant to business developers and to the […]

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More reasons why the IT/business contract needs resetting for cloud

This blog post is the third in a series of articles on reimagining enterprise IT in the age of social and mobile with open cloud.  In the previous post, I said that the contract between IT and users needs resetting, as historical expectations are now restricting IT from delivering on user expectations. The two reasons I […]

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Why the contract between IT & the business needs resetting for cloud

This blog post is second in a series of articles on reimagining enterprise IT in the age of social and mobile with open cloud. The first introduced the scope of these posts looking at some of the challenges faced and potential solutions can be found here. In that first post I observed it is estimated […]

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Reimagining enterprise IT in the social, mobile age with open cloud

I believe the enterprise IT application delivery model as it exists today in many organizations is broken. With the advent of cloud, social and mobile, it requires new thinking. Users seem to agree as shadow IT has grown exponentially in recent years. The advisory firm CEB estimates that 40 percent of all IT spending at […]

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IBM Pulse: Standing room only at Open Cloud Summit

Steve recaps the action from the Open Cloud Summit at IBM Pulse 2014 in Las Vegas.

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Will improved efficiency mean increased consumption of OpenStack services?

With the release of OpenStack Havana, it seems appropriate to spend some time looking at the aims of the OpenStack community.

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