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Not born on the cloud yesterday: Easing into continuous deployments with blueprints

As traditional IT enterprises embrace the cloud to handle continuous delivery, they face challenges posed by their existing legacy systems handling complex applications and environments. For example, mainframe-based systems (typically located within the firewall) often have tighter restrictions on security and data management, which can lead to slower iteration cycles. According to a recent ADT […]

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3 ways to avoid failure in application deployment

In my previous post, I discussed six causes of system failures and their resulting negative impacts for enterprises. How can one one avoid failure? 1. If you have not yet built your DevOps practice, now is the time. DevOps increases the feedback loop exchange from ideas to customer feedback. Automating the application release and deployment […]

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Continuous delivery tops IT execs’ priority list

Innovation is undoubtedly all around us, from advancements in AI to quantum computing. Who wouldn’t want to capitalize on the value of digital transformation? But what’s truly driving these big moves? It’s due in no small part to the ability of IT organizations to speed software delivery. Enterprise Management Associates’ latest research report, derived from […]

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6 causes of application deployment failure

Today’s businesses operate in an environment of accelerated transformation and rapidly changing business models. It is critical for concerned IT leaders to reduce the risk of failure. It’s no secret that application deployment failures and slow deployment timelines lead to massive financial losses. Potential damage to one’s businesses reputation and, ultimately, the loss of customers […]

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Weather Company Data Service helps developers build smarter, more precise apps

Weather patterns are constantly changing. It’s frustrating to not have the umbrella at just the right time or the right jacket when a cold front comes through while you’re at work or were looking forward to an outdoor picnic when a storm rolls through. Inconsistency in weather can wreak even greater havoc on businesses. In […]

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Go agile to slash costs, reduce failure rates and speed deployments

Continuous deployment is the mainstay of a DevOps practice. Because accelerated delivery of software services is linked to business growth and innovation, it’s becoming de facto as companies pursue digital transformation. But if you’re somewhat new to agile-based continuous deployment, you’re probably wondering about things such as app quality, speed and delivery, not to mention […]

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Using IBM Cloud, KLM Open mobile app gives fans real-time access

Every September, 40,000-plus fans and visitors come to the KLM Open, the oldest golf tournament on the European Tour. To keep all these visitors engaged over the four-day event, KLM Open strives each year to improve the live experience for fans by creating new features to their mobile application. Golf has never been the kind […]

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developerWorks Open: 12 months, 100 projects

As of July 22, IBM developerWorks Open is officially one year old. And what a year it’s been. We’ve now featured and helped grow more than 100 open source projects. It’s been an amazing ride and a year full of challenges and discovery. How did we get from concept to that 100-project milestone? Well, think […]

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The yin and yang of cloud and mobile leadership

Cloud and mobile feed on each other’s success. Cloud provides a destination for innovation where developers can go to create the next great industry-shifting app with context data, weather and cognitive APIs. Cloud is an aggregation point of all this fantastic data that emanates from the single most important devices in many people’s personal lives, […]

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How a blind runner traversed 100 miles of desert with the help of Bluemix

In April, blind ultramarathon runner Simon Wheatcroft ran the Boston Marathon, using an app developed by the EMEA Bluemix team to keep him on track. But that was just the beginning. Several weeks later, Wheatcroft took on the challenge of a 150-plus-mile run across the Namib desert. The extreme heat forced Wheatcroft to stop about […]

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IBM Bluemix Garages: Changing the customer experience through innovation

A few years ago, I started speaking with several startups on how best to reach the new, cloud-native developer. Their response to me was that they simply did not see IBM in this space; neither a positive nor a negative view. It became quite clear that we needed to be a part of their community […]

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Continuous feedback in DevOps improves application release and deployment

As digital technology continues to transform and the use of social networks continues to grow, user feedback on specific applications is crucial. Feedback today is almost immediate and can spread to multiple people in seconds. And it can be furious and unforgiving. On the other hand, good feedback can increase both mind share and market […]

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