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Isaac Sacolick

President, CIO at StarCIO

New York, United States

12876 Followers

Isaac Sacolick is a successful CIO who has led digital transformation, product development, innovation, agile management, and data science programs in multiple organizations. He has transformed underperforming businesses by delivering new digital products, investing in strategic technologies, enabling agile practices, outsourcing commodity services and establishing performance metrics. He is the author of the book Driving Digital: The Leader’s Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology published by Amacom.

Isaac is currently President and CIO of StarCIO , a consulting services business that helps businesses execute their digital transformation programs. Previously, he held transformational CIO roles at media, financial services, and construction industry businesses and was a founding CTO at media and social networking startups.

Isaac has been recognized as an industry leading, agile, innovative CIO. He has been listed by The Huffington Post, Forbes, and HP Enterprise as a top social CIO and was recognized as a Top 100 CIO in STEM . Isaac has been writing a blog, Social Agile and Transformation for over ten years with 300+ posts covering topics on CIO leadership, digital transformation, agile execution, big data, innovation, and digital marketing. He is also a regular contributor to CIO.com and writes the Driving Digital Transformation blog. He speaks on a variety of transformation topics including the digital enterprise, agile transformation,digital product development, citizen development programs, the future of IT, and on becoming a data driven organization.

Isaac’s book, Driving Digital: The Leader’s Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology has received significant praise. Forbes.com called it a “…timely, engaging, and practical roadmap to developing and implementing digital strategies.” The Heller Search Associate remarked, “Sacolick is an experienced CIO with multiple transformation efforts under his belt. His new book is packed with insights, guidelines and stories from the front lines of transformation.” Distinguished technology executives commented, “Excellent…the best book I’ve read on the subject” and that “Isaac’s approach is practical and tactical with real-life lessons that can supplement any executive’s playbook.”

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: New York, NY
Speaking Topics: Digital Leadership 2025, Artificial Intelligence, Transforming the Organization with Agile Practices

Speaking Fee $8,000 (In-Person)

Personal Speaking Website: www.starcio.com
Isaac Sacolick Points
Academic 0
Author 818
Influencer 205
Speaker 320
Entrepreneur 60
Total 1403

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Featured Videos

Driving Digital: The CIO's Playbook
June 01, 2020
AI in the Enterprise: Finding Winning Business Opportunities
June 01, 2020
Transformation 2022: Reaching Enterprise Agility
June 01, 2020

Featured Topics

Digital leadership 2025

What leaders must do to ready their organizations for the next wave of digital opportunities and disruption

Artificial Intelligence - AI in the Enterprise: Finding Winning Business Opportunities

Five steps to begin experimenting with AI in any organization

Driving the Digital IT Organization with Agile and DevOps Practices

Bringing product management, agile, and devops together to drive the digital organization

Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: StarCIO
Theatre: United States
Media Experience: 10+
Last Media Training: 01/01/2017
Last Media Interview: 03/30/2020

Areas of Expertise

5G 30.13
Agile 45.94
AI 32.52
Analytics 40.23
AR/VR 30.22
Big Data 51.12
Blockchain 30.11
Business Continuity 30.21
Business Strategy 30.37
Change Management 30.63
Cloud 39.85
COVID19 31.74
CRM 33.25
Culture 30.99
Customer Experience 31.59
Cybersecurity 30.08
Data Center 30.67
Design Thinking 30.10
DevOps 100
Digital Disruption 30.33
Digital Transformation 40.45
Diversity and Inclusion 30.17
Ecosystems
Emerging Technology 30.70
Entrepreneurship
ERP 31.08
FinTech
Future of Work 37.40
Innovation 51.03
IoT 32.43
Leadership 37.77
Management 30.05
Mergers and Acquisitions
Metaverse
Open Innovation
Predictive Analytics
Project Management 30.18
Risk Management 30.51
RPA 30.80
Security 36.19
Social 30.46
Startups

Industry Experience

Engineering & Construction
Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Hospitality
Media
Oil & Gas
Retail
Travel & Transportation

Publications

2 Advisory Board Memberships
Enterprise Management 360 Advisory Board
EM360
September 27, 2018

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Rhumbix Customer Advisory Board
Rhumbix
March 01, 2017

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417 Article/Blogs
7 dos and don’ts for working with offshore agile teams
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November 21, 2022


The history of agile methodologies has its roots in collocating multidisciplinary teams, managing sprints with stickies on whiteboards, and opting for self-organizing dialogues over rigid practices. Agile coaches shaped these best practices, though many large enterprises have long histories of ru

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5 Ways Transformation Leaders Help Their Teams Feel Safe During This Holiday Season
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November 21, 2022

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How to explain devops jargon to business executives
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November 14, 2022


Every discipline has its jargon that’s hard to explain to those who aren’t “in the know” about tools, how work gets done, and common problems. As engineers, we do ourselves a favor by using names that are easy to explain and have reasonable agreement on the definition. For example, I don

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DevOps at SMBs: Three Important Considerations that Differ from Large Enterprises
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November 14, 2022

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7 ways to reduce costs with agile and devops
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November 07, 2022


You don’t have to sell the value and virtues of agile methodologies and devops to many technology leaders today. Most don’t want to go back to the days of failed projects, command and control timelines, or manual infrastructure operations. But most tech leaders recognize that it takes time an

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From Keynotes to Confident Aha Moments: Three Questions to Discover Your Agile Principles
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November 07, 2022

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The 7 Rs of cloud app modernization
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October 31, 2022


When someone says they want to modernize an application for the cloud, what exactly do they mean? Users have one perspective: They hope modernization brings improved experiences, higher reliability, faster performance, and, ideally, more frequent feature deployments. Architects, software develope

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3 Ways CIOs Can Target Sustainability Goals in Digital Transformations
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October 31, 2022

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5 modelops capabilities that boost data science productivity
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October 24, 2022


In the State of Modelops 2022 report, 51% of large enterprises had done early-stage pilots or experiments in artificial intelligence but have yet to put them into production. Only 38% reported they can answer executive questions on the return on investment on AI, and 43% said that their company i

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Why AI-Search is a Digital Transformation Force Multiplier During a Recession
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October 24, 2022

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How to get ready for the metaverse
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October 17, 2022


Will we see growth in the metaverse similar to the World Wide Web back in the 1990s? One source shows that there were fewer than 3,000 websites in 1994, but just five years later, there were more than 3 million, and being “on the web” was essential to many businesses.The internet’s growth i

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The best open source software of 2022
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October 17, 2022
The best open source software of 2022Image by IDGIf you’re a software developer today—or a cloud engineer, or a data scientist, or anyone who works with code—then open source software is like the air that you breathe. But open source wasn’t always so ubiquitous. Twenty or thirty years ago, w

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Why CIOs Leading Digital Transformation Should Not Report to the CFO
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October 17, 2022

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8 signs your low-code platform is overpromising and underdelivering
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October 10, 2022


You can build many technology capabilities using low-code and no-code platforms, including applications, databases, workflows, integrations, Internet of Things data streams, data visualizations, and more. They are versatile platforms to help replace spreadsheets, reduce technical debt, or experim

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3 Reasons CIOs Should Invest in AI-Search
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October 10, 2022

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The importance of monitoring machine learning models
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October 03, 2022


Agile development teams must ensure that microservices, applications, and databases are observable, have monitoring in place to identify operational issues, and use AIops to correlate alerts into manageable incidents. When users and business stakeholders want enhancements, many devops teams follo

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Eradicate “IT Business Alignment” - How to Empower a Data-Driven Partnership
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October 03, 2022

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The Four Leaders CIOs Should Collaborate with on AI-Search Experiences
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September 26, 2022
Take a quick survey of how many search interfaces you have running in the organization. Count every content management system, all the customer-facing applications, and the portfolio of important SaaS tools with built-in search capabilities.

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5 best practices for securing CI/CD pipelines
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September 19, 2022


The engineer’s mindset is to understand a problem, build a solution, and then figure out how to deploy a robust and secure implementation into production environments.Unfortunately, it’s often more complicated and expensive to embed security best practices into a solution once it’s implemen

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10 CXOs Share Their Powerful Leadership Lessons for Digital Trailblazers
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September 19, 2022

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How SMBs Win with Agile and DevOps: Differently than Large Enterprises and Tech Companies
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September 12, 2022

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3 Ways Data-Driven Organizations Enable the Future of Work
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September 05, 2022

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3 Ways Data-Driven Organizations Enable the Future of Work
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September 05, 2022

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What devops needs to know about data governance
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September 05, 2022


Data governance is an umbrella term encompassing several different disciplines and practices, and the priorities often depend on who is driving the effort. Chief data officers, privacy officers, security officers, and leaders in risk management usually focus on the privacy, security, and regulati

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3 Ways Data-Driven Organizations Enable the Future of Work
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September 05, 2022

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From Bug Fixing to Board Meetings: Easy Learnings for the Digital Trailblazer
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August 29, 2022

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Avoid tech burnout: 5 ways to disconnect and relieve stress
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August 22, 2022


Here’s one of the things I do when I’m stressed about a tech challenge or a work-related problem, from my new book, Digital Trailblazer.Walks help clear my mind, but I seek a bowl of Japanese noodle soup when things get really bad. I still have a soft spot for nabeyaki udon, which I first ta

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What’s in the Budget? 7 Investments for CIOs to Prioritize
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August 22, 2022

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3 Ways to Develop Meaningful Relationships with Business Stakeholders
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August 15, 2022

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9 platforms that improve employee digital experiences
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August 08, 2022


Ask experts what initiatives and platforms improve employees’ digital experiences and you’re likely to hear hundreds of names. Your organization can enable self-service capabilities, improve productivity, promote collaboration, and advance compliance with the workflows and capabilities you ch

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7 Recommendations to Recession-Proof and Focus Your Digital Transformation
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August 08, 2022

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Real Stories from Digital Trailblazers: Nonprofit and Manufacturing CIO
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August 01, 2022

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3 data quality metrics dataops should prioritize
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July 25, 2022


Measuring quality of any kind requires the science of creating a measure or key performance indicator for a subjective property and turning it into a quantifiable attribute. Measuring quality should be a means to drive operational and delivery improvements. But there’s a cost to measuring quali

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Happy Agile Teams: How to Ask the Right Questions
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July 25, 2022

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How Low-code can Energize Digital Transformations During a Recession
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July 18, 2022

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Why you should modernize search technologies
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July 11, 2022


I earned much of my software development skills in architecting, building, and supporting customer-facing search applications. I used many different search technologies over the years, and they all had similar development patterns. You had to set up the infrastructure, load data, configure search

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What is Your Survival Plan for Managing Technical Debt?
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July 11, 2022

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Why I Wrote a Fearless Book to Inspire More Digital Transformation Leaders
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July 05, 2022

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7 devops practices to improve application performance
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June 27, 2022


Devops is primarily associated with the collaboration between developers and operations to improve the delivery and reliability of applications in production. The most common best practices aim to replace manual, error-prone procedures managed at the boundaries between dev and ops teams with more

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5 Summer Activities to Know for Accelerating Your Technology Leadership
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June 27, 2022

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Are you ready to automate continuous deployment in CI/CD?
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June 20, 2022


Many companies have rushed to implement continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines to streamline their software development workflows. Far fewer have taken the additional step to automate continuous deployment, a practice of using CI/CD pipelines to push changes into product

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Jumpstart Digital Transformation: Advice on How to Guide Tech Innovation Leaders
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June 20, 2022

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What is behavioral analytics and when is it important?
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June 13, 2022


You’re shopping for a car. You visit a manufacturer’s website to learn about model trims, review deals listed on the local dealer’s website, and then visit the dealership. What information can the sales rep review to learn about your purchasing needs and determine the best options to offer

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3 Signs You Have an Ambitious Digital Trailblazer Excited to Lead Transformation Teams
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June 13, 2022

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3 Ways you can Empower High-Performing Agile Innovation Teams
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June 06, 2022

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How to Focus Stakeholders on the Benefits of Agile Planning and Experimenting
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May 31, 2022

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3 ways devops can support continuous architecture
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May 30, 2022


Lengthy design phases for software architecture and systems used to be a required step before engineering teams began developing applications and systems. Architects would review high-level requirements, consider enterprise standards, and diagram an architecture on the platforms, design patterns,

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Talent truth bombs and eye-opening stats from the 2022 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
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May 24, 2022

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The Rise and Future of AIOps: How ML can Resolve Multicloud Complexity
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May 19, 2022

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Top technologists have job options: 5 tips for retention
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May 16, 2022


Developers, test automation engineers, site reliability engineers, and other technologists have more employment options today than ever before. Although there’s been a battle for talent for more than a decade, technologists can now seek remote work options well beyond commuting distances and ma

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5 Steps to Create a Meaningful Communication Strategy in Tech, Digital, and Data Departments
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May 16, 2022

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3 Practical Ways to Become a Citizen Data Scientist and Learn Machine Learning
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May 09, 2022
"The first decision in decision making is when to make a decision," proclaimed Mike Hayes, the chief digital transformation officer of VMWare and former commanding officer for SEAL Team. I was attending Rev 3 last week (May/2022), a conference on ModelOps, and, more generally, a conference for data scientists to learn and network about their practices in experimenting and delivering machine learning models that drive business impact.

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Sprint reviews and retrospectives in a hybrid work setting
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May 02, 2022


Agile methodologies empower self-organizing teams to focus on the customer, deliver incrementally, and utilize feedback to adjust priorities. The most common agile methodology is scrum, where small teams operate in sprints, usually one to four weeks in duration. Teams commit to a set amount of w

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How to Avoid Bogging Down Your IT Org With Technical debt
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May 02, 2022

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3 Problems with Just-in-Time Planning and Solving Them with Agile Planning
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April 25, 2022

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How to minimize new technical debt
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April 18, 2022


Technical debt can be small, like minor code improvements to improve performance, code readability, or other support factors. Large technical debt may be deprecated APIs, applications lacking CI/CD (continuous integration and continuous delivery), services with little automated testing, or legacy

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Leadership Skills You Must Master When Moving to Digital Transformation Roles
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April 18, 2022

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What is CI/CD? Continuous integration and continuous delivery explained
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April 15, 2022


Continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD), also known as CI/CD, embodies a culture, operating principles, and a set of practices that application development teams use to deliver code changes more frequently and reliably.CI/CD is a best practice for devops teams. It is also a best

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InfoWorld’s 2022 Technology of the Year Award winners
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April 11, 2022
InfoWorld’s 2022 Technology of the Year AwardsImage by IDGWhat makes an enterprise modern and competitive? For starters, a modern enterprise takes advantage of a CI/CD pipeline to accelerate application builds, testing, and deployment. A modern enterprise takes advantage of the cloud, where the re

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It’s Finally Time to Integrate and Modernize These Five Enterprise Workflows
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April 11, 2022

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A brief history of the agile methodology
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April 08, 2022


Every technology organization these days seems to practice some version of agile methodology. Or at least they believe they do. Whether you are new to software development or you started decades ago, your work today is at least influenced by agile methods.But what is agile, and how do developers

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What is agile methodology? Modern software development explained
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April 06, 2022


It's hard to believe that the agile methodology officially turned 20 years old last year. What once was an outlying practice for startups collaborating in colocated spaces with stickies and whiteboards is now a sophisticated, scalable, and widely used set of agile software development processes a

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5 ways to improve on spreadsheets for business workflows
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April 04, 2022


I recently wrote about five ways spreadsheets kill your business. Spreadsheets are a versatile tool for performing quick, ad hoc data analysis, developing presentation materials, creating small knowledge bases, and collaborating with small teams. But when spreadsheets become operational tools in

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Are you a Digital Trailblazer? Develop the Skills and Confidence to Lead Transformation
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April 04, 2022

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Connecting Everything: 7 Integration Types in Digital Transformation
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March 28, 2022

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How Low-Code and No-Code Really Helps Reduce Tech Debt and Drive Innovation
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March 22, 2022

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How to improve agile meetings
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March 21, 2022


Developers enjoy being on self-organizing agile teams and building innovative solutions. They recognize the need to discuss problems, resolve blocks, hold retrospectives, and share results in sprint reviews.But developers loathe attending too many meetings or wasting time in poorly managed ones.

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Why I Wrote Digital Trailblazer: A Leadership Guide on Digital Transformation
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March 14, 2022

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5 ways spreadsheets kill your business
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March 07, 2022


Spreadsheets are a powerful, multipurpose tool used by businesspeople, analysts, data scientists, and technologists to collect, integrate, cleanse, analyze, and present data. They became popular in the 1980s with Visicalc and Lotus 1-2-3 until Microsoft Excel began its dominating run in the 1990s

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5 Steps to Communicate Important Pivots in Volatile Digital Transformations
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March 07, 2022

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Software development coaching dos and don’ts
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March 02, 2022


In my recent article on hiring and retaining developers in a hybrid working world, I shared several recommendations, including improving communications, committing to diversity, and enabling work-life balance. Leaders should increase their engagement with teams while trusting and empowering indiv

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How AI, AR/VR, and Emerging Tech can Boldly Transform Your Business
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February 28, 2022

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15 Behaviors that Hurt Agile Cultures and 5 to Pioneer Agile Mindsets
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February 24, 2022

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5 reasons software architects should embrace low code
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February 21, 2022


Software developers and architects were once justifiably skeptical of low-code technologies, but today, many mature low-code platforms enable agile development teams to improve productivity, increase quality, and deploy frequently. Developers use low-code technology to build apps, customer experi

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Insights on the Present and Future of Intelligent Search
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February 17, 2022

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How to manage software developers without micromanaging
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February 14, 2022


I’ve been asked several times this year about measuring a software developer’s productivity, quality, and outcomes, especially when leadership promotes hybrid working models.But here’s the reality that tech organizations face when it’s difficult to hire and retain great software developer

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3 Powerful Ways Decentralizing IT is a Force Multiplier in Digital Transformation
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February 14, 2022

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Use synthetic data for continuous testing and machine learning
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February 07, 2022


Devops teams aim to increase deployment frequency, reduce the number of defects found in production, and improve the reliability of everything from microservices and customer-facing applications to employee workflows and business process automations. Implementing CI/CD (continuous integration an

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Why Define Your WoW! Agile, DevOps, Product Management Way of Working
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February 07, 2022

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How to hire and retain developers in a hybrid working world
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February 02, 2022

Hiring and retaining talented developers, engineers, data scientists, and other technologists has never been easy. But it’s fair to say that the shift to remote work in 2020 and hybrid work in 2021 created new challenges and opportunities for technology leaders. Executives, managers, and team l

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What Is Headless Search? Improve Experiences, Simplify App Dev, Enable AI
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January 31, 2022

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Why you should buy, not build, a customer data platform
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January 24, 2022

Can you help your business create a single source of truth for all its customer data, including touchpoints from marketing, sales, and support functions in a single data platform? Can the platform integrate every customer interaction, including website visits, mobile app engagements, product cons

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How Agile Delivery Managers Collaborate with Product Managers and Drive DevOps Standards
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January 24, 2022

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My Top 2021 Books for Devoted Leaders, CIOs, Innovators, and Foodies
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January 17, 2022

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AIOps is on the Minds of Every CIO - and Here’s How I Know
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January 12, 2022

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AIOps is on the Minds of Every CIO - and Here’s How I Know
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January 12, 2022
Every CIO I know is balancing two humongous-sized beach balls. One ball represents driving innovation, improving experiences, and delivering data, analytics, and AI capabilities. The CIO wants to fill this ball with helium and make it easy for agile, self-organizing teams to collaborate, experiment, and release changes quickly.


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5 questions to consider about agile capacity planning
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January 10, 2022

The Agile Manifesto values “individuals and interactions over processes and tools.” One of the signers’ key principles is, “The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.” I agree with these principles but am pragmatic about what self-organizing tea

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What is Digital Transformation 2.0 and Boosting Promising Strategies
Starcio
January 10, 2022
What is digital transformation in 2022 and on? What should be on your digital transformation roadmap, and how should this in-pandemic world impact your digital strategy? I've been speaking about transformation leadership in several keynotes since September 2021and asking CIOs, CDOs (chief digital officers and chief data ...

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14 Expert Predictions on Winning in 2022: CX, Hybrid Work, Hyperautomation, Ecosystems, and AI
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January 03, 2022

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14 Expert Predictions on Winning in 2022: CX, Hybrid Work, Hyperautomation, Ecosystems, and AI
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January 03, 2022
Welcome to 2022. I’m hoping this inflection year will lead to growth and acceleration over the years to come. Are you ready to drive digital transformation?


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14 Expert Predictions on Winning in 2022: CX, Hybrid Work, Hyperautomation, Ecosystems, and AI
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January 03, 2022

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14 Expert Predictions on Winning in 2022: CX, Hybrid Work, Hyperautomation, Ecosystems, and AI
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January 03, 2022

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14 Expert Predictions on Winning in 2022: CX, Hybrid Work, Hyperautomation, Ecosystems, and AI
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January 03, 2022

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5 Top Driving Digital Posts of 2021
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December 27, 2021

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How digital twins improve physical systems
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December 27, 2021


There is a long lineage of technologies and tools used to model the physical world, including drawings, diagrams, and CAD models. There are also many ways to use technology to model real-world systems and make predictions, including financial trading simulators, weather predictors, and traffic pa

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3 Meaningful KPIs to Focus Agile Development, DevOps, and IT Ops to Deliver Business Outcomes
Starcio
December 21, 2021
We’ve been practicing agile for twenty years since the manifesto was published and transitioning to DevOps cultures for about ten of them. And IT Ops predates these best practices going way back to the days of mainframes in pre-web data centers.


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How canary releases enable continuous deployment
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December 13, 2021

The deployment paradigm of development, testing, production, and disaster recovery from the pre-cloud, pre-microservices days still lingers in my mind. In those days, buying, configuring, and maintaining infrastructure was expensive and complex, so you were unlikely to get the data center ops tea

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3 Ways Improving Data Catalogs Help to Accelerate Digital Transformation
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December 13, 2021

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Why Citizen Development is Core to Digital Transformation 2.0
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December 06, 2021
My favorite Ferris Bueller quote is, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." I can make the same argument on emerging technology and digital transformation.

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How the public clouds are innovating on AI
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November 29, 2021

The three big cloud providers, specifically Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), want developers and data scientists to develop, test, and deploy machine learning models on their clouds. It’s a lucrative endeavor for them because testing models often need

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5 Reasons Major P1 Incidents Have Terribly Long Resolution Times
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November 29, 2021

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5 Ways to Say Thanks to Teams Driving Digital Transformation
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November 22, 2021

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BrandPost: 7 Reasons to Migrate SAP to AWS
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November 18, 2021

CIOs all know that ERPs like SAP run the business, especially for large complex enterprises that have developed their back and front office workflows over the years, if not decades. For enterprise CIOs, overseeing the SAP platform is often job number one, and managing workflow enhancements, acqui

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3 reasons devops must integrate agile and ITSM tools
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November 15, 2021

Many organizations follow devops principles and want to transform into devops cultures. Some of the key practices include version control, continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD), infrastructure as code (IaC), applying machine learning in operations (AIops), and continuous testing. More advan

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Video - Why I am Absolutely Passionate About Digital Transformation Management
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November 15, 2021

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How to automate QA testing of SaaS and low-code applications
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November 10, 2021

Quality assurance automation engineers test applications developed in-house, from legacy monoliths to cloud-native applications that leverage microservices. A typical mission-critical application requires a combination of unit testing at the code level, code review, API tests, automated user expe

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3 Important Responsibilities of Business Analysts in Scrum and Agile
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November 08, 2021

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5 devops use cases for developing with feature flags
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November 01, 2021

When I was a software developer long ago, I was always excited about optimizing the platforms, tools, and libraries that enabled writing code, building applications, and deploying them to environments. I started out using Concurrent Versions System and SubVersion for version control, writing mak

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How to Persuade CEO to Sponsor Proactive Data Governance
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November 01, 2021

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3 Ways to Break from Change Management and Drive Transformation
Isaack Sacolick
October 25, 2021
Before you read the rest of this post, I want you to think through your approach to change management.

You're rolling out new technology to a small department and considering how to gain adoption and guide people from old to the new process.

When are you starting the dialog with people in the department? What steps are you taking to get people on board and participate in the journey? How do you measure success, and what steps are you prepared to take when you hit speedbumps?

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3 ways to use data, analytics, and machine learning in test automation
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October 18, 2021

Just 10 years ago, most application development testing strategies focused on unit testing for validating business logic, manual test cases to certify user experiences, and separate load testing scripts to confirm performance and scalability. The development and release of features were relativel

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3 Achievable Ways to Define KPIs and Measure Successful Digital Transformation
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October 18, 2021

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Convincing agile product owners to prioritize technical debt
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October 13, 2021

Chances are your agile development team struggles with addressing technical debt. That is unless you work for a ground-floor startup with a cloud-native microservices architecture engineered during the past few years. The rest of us have technical debt embedded in our applications, services, data

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What Tech DevOps Never Really Resolved in Transforming to Digital Organizations
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October 11, 2021

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How cloud-native apps and microservices impact the development process
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October 04, 2021

I was a hands-on developer and chief technology officer during the days of object-oriented programming, three-tiered web platforms, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and hosting on virtual servers in the data center.So much has changed since then!
[ Also on InfoWorld: In search of the devops i

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3 Reasons Why Expert CIO Invest in AIOps to Support Digital Transformation
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October 04, 2021

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Becoming Data-Driven and Improving Data Health with Talend’s CTO Krishna Tammana
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September 30, 2021

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How to choose the right data visualization tools for your apps
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September 22, 2021

If you develop applications that share data with users, you’re likely to have requirements to present a graph, chart, dashboard, or other data visualization embedded in the application. This capability helps users better understand the data and discover insights, and it improves the user experi

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Why embed analytics and data visualizations in apps
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September 20, 2021

Today, many organizations are developing data-intensive applications that include interactive dashboards, infographics, personalized data visualizations, and charts that respond to a user’s data entitlements. In cases where an application needs to display a bar chart or other simple data visual

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How Feedback Loops Drive Powerful Culture Change in Agile and Digital Transformation
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September 20, 2021

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How to Reduce the Talent Gap while Growing Analytics, Data Governance, and App Modernizations
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September 13, 2021

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10 Hard Lessons Learned From My Personal Disaster Recovery
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September 07, 2021

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How low-code platforms enable machine learning
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September 06, 2021

Low-code platforms improve the speed and quality of developing applications, integrations, and data visualizations. Instead of building forms and workflows in code, low-code platforms provide drag-and-drop interfaces to design screens, workflows, and data visualizations used in web and mobile app

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Avoid Burnout: 3 Really Simple Activities to Reduce Stress in Hybrid Work Teams
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August 30, 2021

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Tips for agile and devops teams in a hybrid work model
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August 23, 2021
Many leaders are hoping that the worst of COVID-19 is behind us, and leaders are now considering their return-to-work policies, flexible working practices, and ongoing adoption of collaborating technologies. Will leaders support hybrid work, or will they require employees to return to the office

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3 Signs Devoted Agile Development Teams Lack Urgency and What to Do
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August 23, 2021

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40 Reasons Why Your IT Teams Lack a Sense of Urgency
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August 16, 2021

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12 ways to make really bad technology decisions
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August 09, 2021

When you look at new technologies, are you like a kid in a candy store excited to try every latest innovation? Maybe a leader in your organization is a technology gambler and ready to select vendors without sufficient analysis and due diligence? Or perhaps the procurement manager, the project man

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How SLOs and error budgets improve app reliability
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August 09, 2021

Once upon a time, business sponsors pestered development teams about when a feature would be done or a release ready for deployment. Today, agile development teams use tools like Jira Software to track epics and releases in burndown charts to answer these questions, review priorities, and conside

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Data-Driven Organizations: What are Principal Responsibilities of Successful Chief Data Officers
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August 09, 2021

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BrandPost: How IT leaders can empower a digital-savvy workforce
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August 03, 2021

At the top of this year’s priorities, CIOs and IT leaders should support hybrid working and drive digital, cross-functional collaboration. With a workforce that’s been highly productive over the last year while working remotely, digitally-savvy employees are ready to take their engagement to

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3 Ways to Enrich Alerts, Observability, and Monitoring Data to Drive AIOps Success
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August 02, 2021

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Are your agile and devops processes good enough?
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July 31, 2021

Many organizations have shifted to agile planning and delivery methodologies to improve consistency, reliability, and customer satisfaction in building and enhancing applications. They embrace devops cultures, principles, and automations to increase deployment frequencies, shorten lead time to ch

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5 takeaways from recent agile and devops reports
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July 26, 2021

Many organizations have shifted to agile planning and delivery methodologies to improve consistency, reliability, and customer satisfaction in building and enhancing applications. They embrace devops cultures, principles, and automations to improve deployment frequencies, lead time to changes, me

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How to Expand Data Governance with Successful Citizen Data Science
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July 26, 2021

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3 Ways to Reform Detractors that Really Undermine Agile and Digital Transformation
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July 19, 2021

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The benefits of API and service virtualization
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July 12, 2021


If you’re developing applications that connect to multiple microservices, software-as-a-service (SaaS) APIs, legacy systems, and other third-party services, creating a robust testing environment can be tricky. For example, suppose one API you are validating is to a microservice your team develo

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How service virtualization improves application testing
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July 12, 2021

If you’re developing applications that connect to multiple microservices, software-as-a-service (SaaS) APIs, legacy systems, and other third-party services, creating a robust testing environment can be tricky. For example, suppose one API you are validating is to a microservice your team develo

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7 Leadership Detractors to Digital Transformation and Advice on What to do
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July 12, 2021

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Ten Important Steps to Modernize Incident Management with AIOps
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July 05, 2021

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5 key technologies for cloud architectures
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June 28, 2021

I confess to preferring simplicity, especially when it comes to computing infrastructure. It’s easier for startups and smaller companies to run their businesses with a mix of software as a service (SaaS) with applications and data hosted on one public cloud. Many organizations run on hybrid clo

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How Agile Planning can Boost Digital Business Transformation
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June 28, 2021

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How Powerful Force Multipliers can Accelerate Digital Business Transformation
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June 21, 2021

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Why you need a data integration platform
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June 15, 2021

Data doesn’t sit in one database, file system, data lake, or repository. Data created in a system of record must serve multiple business needs, integrate with other data sources, and then be used for analytics, customer-facing applications, or internal workflows. Examples include:
Data from an

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The New Normal: How to Develop Mission-Critical Apps and Integrations Faster
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June 14, 2021

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Digital Transformation: When Printing Improves Operational Resiliency
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June 07, 2021

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How to Buy Digital Tech: Beware of These Harmful Buying Personas
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June 01, 2021

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3 good ways to validate APIs
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May 31, 2021

Here’s a situation I am certain many software developers have faced when building or enhancing a new application.The product owner defines an epic and several features requiring integrations with a new SaaS application. She’s made several assumptions about what capabilities the SaaS platform

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How AIOps Help SREs Measure Error Budgets and Fulfill SLOs
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May 24, 2021

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7 keys to selecting a low-code platform
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May 17, 2021

It often makes business sense to code microservices, customized applications, innovative customer experiences, enterprise workflows, and proprietary databases. But there are also times when the business and technology teams should consider low-code and no-code platforms to accelerate development,

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Improving Employee Experiences as People Adjust to Hybrid Working
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May 17, 2021

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How More Teams can be Successful with Effective Microservices
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May 10, 2021

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When to incorporate design thinking in scrum
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May 03, 2021

For many developers, QA automation engineers, and site reliability engineers participating in agile development teams, the delivery work starts by defining user stories and committing to complete them in sprints. Sometimes, the user story calls for a “back-end” implementation, such as configu

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5 Ways to Improve Team Collaboration
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May 03, 2021

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3 Important Ways IT Improves Digital Operations with AIOps
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April 26, 2021

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3 usability standards for web and mobile applications
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April 19, 2021


Ask an application or full-stack developer about the types of testing they perform on their applications, and they are likely to report on unit testing, API testing, and hopefully SAST (static application security testing) and other security testing. The QA automation engineers are likely to ment

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How Hundred-Year-Old Enterprises Improve IT Ops using Data and AIOps
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April 19, 2021

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How to Empower Transformation and Create ROI with Intelligent Automation
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April 15, 2021

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3 Emerging Ways IT Benefits from AIOps
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April 12, 2021

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Data lineage: What it is and why it’s important
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April 05, 2021


Databases are good at inserting, updating, querying, and deleting data and representing the data’s current state. Developers rely on data consistency so APIs can perform the correct transactions and applications can retrieve accurate records. Other consumers of data include data scientists deve

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7 Lessons from IT Leaders on Operating at Digital Speeds with AIOps
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April 05, 2021

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How to improve application reliability with observability and monitoring
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March 29, 2021

When developers deploy a new release of an application or microservice to production, how does IT operations know whether it performs outside of defined service levels? Can they proactively recognize that there are issues and address them before they turn into business-impacting incidents?And whe

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Why Killing Silos is Crucial in Digital Transformation
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March 29, 2021

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5 devops practices to improve application reliability
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March 29, 2021

When developers deploy a new release of an application or microservice to production, how does IT operations know whether it performs outside of defined service levels? Can they proactively recognize that there are issues and address them before they turn into business-impacting incidents?And whe

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3 AIOps Secrets that Boost Quick Business Impacts
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March 22, 2021

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Knowledge management for agile and devops teams
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March 18, 2021

“Working software over comprehensive documentation” is the second value stated in the Agile Manifesto. The Manifesto’s signatories were fighting against the business and technical requirements documents synonymous with waterfall software development projects. They recognized these documents

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Energize a Center of Excellence that Empowers Citizen Data Scientists
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March 15, 2021

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6 security risks in software development and how to address them
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March 08, 2021

CIOs and their IT departments face significant business pressure to modernize applications, improve customer experiences, migrate applications to the cloud, and automate workflows. Agile development and devops comprise the cultures, practices, tools, and automations that enable software developme

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5 Ways Vision Statements Drive Achievable Digital Transformations
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March 08, 2021

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What is discovery and dependency mapping?
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March 04, 2021

Try asking IT for data on the development, test, production, and disaster recovery environments in the data center and public clouds like AWS or Azure. It’s a straightforward question, yet answering it accurately and without going through a time-consuming audit is difficult for many IT operatio

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Fundamentals of MLOps, ModelOps, and Successful Machine Learning Lifecycles
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March 01, 2021

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5 Ways IT Leaders are Adjusting to New Operational Normals
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February 24, 2021

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How to Fix Bugs, Raise Team Happiness, and Improve Developer Productivity
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February 22, 2021

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3 ways to get into reinforcement learning
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February 18, 2021

When I was in graduate school in the 1990s, one of my favorite classes was neural networks. Back then, we didn’t have access to TensorFlow, PyTorch, or Keras; we programmed neurons, neural networks, and learning algorithms by hand with the formulas from textbooks. We didn’t have access to clo

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Your Digital Transformation is Floundering? Revealing Why
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February 15, 2021

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7 best practices for remote development teams
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February 08, 2021

Application development and agile teams have been working remotely for most of the last year. Developers figured out how to use Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet to run virtual meetings. Some use Slack for asynchronous communications, while others focus on the collaboration capabilities buil

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Celebrating 500 Posts on Driving Digital Transformation
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February 08, 2021

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3 ways to experiment with text analytics
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February 04, 2021

Text analytics, sometimes called text data mining, is the process of uncovering insightful and actionable information, trends, or patterns from text. The extracted and structured data is much more convenient than the original text, making it easier to determine the information’s data quality an

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InfoWorld’s 2021 Technology of the Year Award winners
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February 03, 2021
InfoWorld’s 2021 Technology of the Year AwardsImage by IDGWhat a long strange year it’s been. We barely got started on 2020 before the offices closed and we all learned a new acronym, WFH. We also learned that, freed of the daily commute and cut off from the office Kegerator, software developers

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How to be a Program Manager in Agile Organizations
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February 01, 2021

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How To Know Your Organization is Committed to Digital Transformation
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January 25, 2021

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What is the AI in AIops?
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January 21, 2021

You don’t have to look very hard to find technology platforms that advertise ML (machine learning), automation, and AI (artificial intelligence) capabilities. Once devops became mainstream, it bred process, technology, and IT culture movements with similar names, including cloudops, dataops, sy

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How to measure developer productivity — and how not to
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January 18, 2021

I cringe when development teams tell me that their organization makes them capture hours in Jira Software, Azure DevOps, or whatever agile management tool they are using. Capturing hours is understandable and often required for professional services organizations, which often charge clients on a

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3 Digital Transformation Strategies in SMB
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January 18, 2021

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How to mandate agility in software development, operations, and data science
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January 11, 2021


Even when leaders proclaim in their townhalls that your organization needs to be more agile and nimble, they can’t mandate it. Your CIO and IT leaders may standardize on practices, metrics, and responsibilities that they describe as agile methodology standards, but they can’t dictate that eve

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2020 Book Reads: Agile, Innovation, and Transformation
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January 11, 2021

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How agile development teams use value streams
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January 07, 2021


Many businesses are investing heavily in digital transformation, gearing up their cultures to deliver more capabilities aligned to customer needs. But understanding business value and aligning efforts to customer benefits is a challenging discipline. It’s relatively easy to understand the val

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Dashboard of 650+ Informative Articles by Isaac Sacolick
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January 04, 2021

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Celebrating 100+ Posts by Revealing the Elephant in the Room
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December 21, 2020
What a week and what a year. I think we're all looking forward to a quiet and peaceful holiday. I think many of us are happy and hopeful about flipping the calendar to 2021. While experts warn us about a difficult few months ahead of us, I think we're all eyeing the days when we feel safe, when we can break bread with family, enjoy a toast with friends, fly to our favorite destinations, and feel human again.

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Are you ready for multicloud? A checklist
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December 14, 2020

Perhaps you deployed your first cloud-native Node.js application to Amazon Web Services and then received a new assignment to port over several legacy .NET applications to a public cloud. Should you try Amazon Lightsail as a first step, or should you review Microsoft Azure’s options for .NET de

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How to Drive Agility with Intelligent ERP in the New Normal
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December 14, 2020

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5 signs your agile development process must change
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December 10, 2020

Do you call your agile development process “fragile,” “hybrid waterfall,” or “fake agile”? Is your agile backlog more like a request queue or a task board? More specifically, are the agile development teams exhibiting any of these 15 signs that you’re doing agile wrong?Maybe your ag

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AWS, Salesforce Turn Up The Volume as Digital Transformation Fuels the Cloud Wars
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December 07, 2020

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How to Energize Outside-In Thinking in the World of Remote Work
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November 30, 2020

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Public clouds and big tech target low-code capabilities
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November 23, 2020

I’ve been using low-code and no-code platforms for almost two decades to build internal workflow applications and rapidly develop customer-facing experiences. I always had development teams working on Java, .NET, or PHP applications built on top of SQL and NoSQL datastores, but the business dem

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5 Special Activities for the Best Remote Thanksgiving
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November 23, 2020

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Breakthrough Book: Digital, Data, and Social Networking Leaders
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November 16, 2020

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Applying agile in POCs for emerging technologies
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November 12, 2020


There’s plenty of new and exciting technology for developers, engineers, and data scientists to kick the tires on, learn how to apply, and evaluate for potential business applications. To learn about it, technology and data teams often conduct POCs (proof of concepts) to validate use cases, per

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How to Alert on Technical Debt, Legacy, and Burning Platforms
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November 09, 2020

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What Emerging DevOps Capabilities to Boost in 2021
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November 02, 2020

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How edge analytics will drive smarter computing
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October 26, 2020

Many analytics and machine learning use cases connect to data stored in data warehouses or data lakes, run algorithms on complete data sets or a subset of the data, and compute results on cloud architectures. This approach works well when the data doesn’t change frequently. But what if the data

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Slow Down and Stop Deploying Buggy Software
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October 26, 2020

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5 Ways Scrum Leaders Drive Astoundingly Successful Collaboration
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October 19, 2020

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5 things CIOs want from app developers
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October 15, 2020

CIOs and IT leaders are stuck in a paradox of competing priorities regarding developing, enhancing, and modernizing applications. On the one hand, they seek innovation, experiences that delight end-users, and agile devops practices that enable the quick delivery of new business capabilities. On t

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How to mandate agility in software development, operations, and data science
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October 13, 2020

Even when leaders proclaim in their townhalls that your organization needs to be more agile and nimble, they can’t mandate it. Your CIO and IT leaders may standardize on practices, metrics, and responsibilities that they describe as agile methodology standards, but they can’t dictate that eve

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Five Reasons Your Agile Practices Fail to Deliver Results
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October 12, 2020

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What CIOs can Learn from Low-Code Platform CTOs
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October 05, 2020

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7 low-code platforms developers should know
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September 28, 2020

Some developers cringe at the thought of using low-code platforms that take them outside of their Java, .NET, and JavaScript environments, or separate them from their IDEs, automated test frameworks, and devops platforms. Others have embraced low-code platforms as tools that enable rapid applicat

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5 Recommendations on How Much To Invest in Agile and Scrum Courses
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September 28, 2020

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5 ways agile devops teams can support IT service desks
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September 24, 2020

Agile development teams aim to develop innovative capabilities, while devops teams strive to release code to production more frequently. But the buck often stops with the IT service desk and customer support teams who must respond to application incidents, issues, and requests.Release too frequen

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What is the Modernized Role of Scrum Masters
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September 21, 2020

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Amazon, Google, and Microsoft take their clouds to the edge
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September 14, 2020

It might surprise you to learn that the big three public clouds – AWS, Google Could Platform, and Microsoft Azure – are all starting to provide edge computing capabilities. It’s puzzling, because the phrase “edge computing” implies a mini datacenter, typically connected to IoT devices a

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How a Java Low-Code Development Platform Drives Useful Innovation
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September 14, 2020

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Simplify agile, devops, and ITSM with Jira automations
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September 10, 2020

Late last year, Atlassian announced the acquisition of Automation, a popular plug-in to Jira Software. Until then, automations in Jira were possible by configuring workflow triggers, using marketplace plug-ins such as recurring tasks, or applying IFTTT (if this, then that) rules with tools like Z

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How to Shift Slow Cultures into High Gear
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September 08, 2020

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Digital Transformation is not a 9-5 Job
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August 31, 2020

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What SREs want application developers to know
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August 27, 2020

It’s important for everyone working in IT to accept critical feedback and advice on improving processes, quality, and collaboration. For agile development teams, that feedback often comes from product owners, business relationship managers, stakeholders, customers, and end-users of the applicat

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Why Data Science, DataOps, and Data Governance need Agile Methodologies
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August 24, 2020

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Why You Should Avoid Calling it Automation
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August 17, 2020

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MLops: The rise of machine learning operations
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August 13, 2020

As hard as it is for data scientists to tag data and develop accurate machine learning models, managing models in production can be even more daunting. Recognizing model drift, retraining models with updating data sets, improving performance, and maintaining the underlying technology platforms ar

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Planning Digital Transformation Initiatives When There are Too Many Priorities
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August 10, 2020

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When hybrid multicloud has technical advantages
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August 03, 2020
Ask someone who has spent a big part of their career in IT operations managing data centers, and you’ll hear plenty of reasons why and where private clouds have advantages over public clouds. They’ll mention reliability, scalability, and security reasons and argue they can meet higher...

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How a Small Nonprofit Succeeded in Digital Transformation
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August 03, 2020

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How AIOps Enables Rapid Response To Operational Uncertainties
Enterprisers Project
July 30, 2020

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IDG Contributor Network: 5 outdated technology practices that doom digital transformations
CIO
July 29, 2020
CIO and IT leaders love and hate it when technology terms catch on in the media and it becomes overused nomenclature by executives. On the one hand, we love well-understood jargon because it establishes a context with business leaders around the need to invest in new technologies, change business processes, better understand emerging technologies, or innovate in competitive areas. On the other hand, some technical terms become overly generalized and eventually outdated to the point where it can easily detract from more mature and progressive ways of managing and winning with technology.

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What is the Most Important Agile KPI?
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July 27, 2020

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Developers should consider using graph databases
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July 23, 2020


Twenty years ago, my development team built a natural language processing engine that scanned employment, auto, and real estate advertisements for searchable categories. I knew that we had a difficult data management challenge. The data in some ad types were relatively straightforward, like ident

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Why developers should use graph databases
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July 23, 2020


Twenty years ago, my development team built a natural language processing engine that scanned employment, auto, and real estate advertisements for searchable categories. I knew that we had a difficult data management challenge. The data in some ad types were relatively straightforward, like ident

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5 Priorities for IT Leaders During this Summer of COVID
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July 20, 2020

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How to choose a data analytics platform
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July 13, 2020

Whether you have responsibilities in software development, devops, systems, clouds, test automation, site reliability, leading scrum teams, infosec, or other information technology areas, you’ll have increasing opportunities and requirements to work with data, analytics, and machine learning.
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What is the Role of the Tech Lead in Agile?
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July 13, 2020

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From Legacy to Intelligent ERP: A Blueprint for Digital Transformation
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July 06, 2020

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Defining a continuous testing strategy
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July 02, 2020

Continuous testing is both a practice and a mindset. Developers and quality assurance specialists initiate the practice of continuous testing in the devops CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous development) pipeline, triggering a list of automated tests that run with every build and delivery.

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5 Ways to Better Manage Technical Debt
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June 29, 2020

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Transforming the Workforce with Governed Citizen Development
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June 22, 2020

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How dataops improves data, analytics, and machine learning
InfoWorld
June 20, 2020
"Have you noticed that most organizations are trying to do a lot more with their data?To read this article in full..

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Digital transformation: 7 steps for communicating a strategy change
Enterprisers Project
June 18, 2020

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3 ways to apply agile to data science and dataops
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June 18, 2020


Just about every organization is trying to become more data-driven, hoping to leverage data visualizations, analytics, and machine learning for competitive advantages. Providing actionable insights through analytics requires a strong dataops program for integrating data and a proactive data gover

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5 Signs You're in a Hot Potato Culture
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June 15, 2020

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Digital transformation: 3 signs you need to pivot
The Enterprisers Project
June 10, 2020
How do you know when your digital transformation strategy needs a shift to address market changes or new priorities? Consider these three examples

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Closing the DevOps Lifecycle with Agile Service Management
Isostech
June 09, 2020

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How to make the most of AWS Lambda
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June 08, 2020


There are many options for deploying cloud-native applications and services. Organizations developing large numbers of applications and services on different platforms and with varying compliance requirements are likely to consider containers and CaaS (containers as a service). Other organization

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5 Critical Takeaways from the 2020 State of Agile Report
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June 08, 2020

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5 ways to drive agile experimentation using feature flags
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June 04, 2020


Cloud application architectures, microservices, CI/CD (continuous integration, continuous development) pipelines, test automation, and infrastructure as code are all technologies that enable agile development and devops teams to deliver code to production frequently. They have taken software deve

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DevOps Next Frontier: Improving ITSM by Transforming the CAB
isostech
June 02, 2020

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Agile Transformation Everywhere! - Winning over Stakeholders
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June 01, 2020

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A New Must Read for CIO and Digital Leaders
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May 25, 2020

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What developers must know about master data management
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May 21, 2020


Until now, as a developer, you’ve been able to develop specialized mobile applications, APIs, and internal workflow applications without a lot of interference from the data architecture, analytics, and marketing departments. Now, for the first time, they’re asking you about integrating a new

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What is Driving Digital Transformation Change?
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May 18, 2020

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Driving Competitive Advantages with Master Data Management
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May 11, 2020

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Digital Transformation is Absolutely Important in a Volatile COVID-19 World
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May 04, 2020

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How AIOps improves application monitoring
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April 30, 2020


IT operation teams use many tools to monitor, diagnose, and resolve system and application performance issues. In a recent survey of 1,300 IT professionals on the future of monitoring and AIOps, 42 percent report using more than 10 monitoring tools; 19 percent use more than 25 tools.That’s a lo

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COVID-19 in the Numbers: Transformation Leadership Needed in Banking, Travel, and Higher Ed
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April 27, 2020

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What Digital Transformation Means Viewing Through a COVID-19 Lens
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April 20, 2020

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Devops for remote engineers and distributed teams
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April 16, 2020


If you are a devops engineer working remotely or on a distributed team, you have a couple of challenges that can make or break your success working with agile developers, quality assurance engineers, site reliability engineers, and other system operators.The first challenge is the ops responsibil

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3 Virtual Meetings Hard to do with Zoom
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April 13, 2020

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7 best practices for remote agile teams
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April 13, 2020


Agile methodologies work best when everyone on the team is together in one location. When teams share a workspace, it’s easy for teammates to ask questions, pair on programming tasks, and solve problems without scheduling meetings. Using technologies like web conferencing, group chats, and emai

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12 Top Posts for Agile Product Managers
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April 06, 2020

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5 apps to integrate with Jira Software
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April 02, 2020



Agile development teams using Jira Software have a comprehensive platform to manage their backlogs and work in progress. You can set up Jira to support different agile methodologies, including scrum and Kanban, then configure the workflows, fields, and screens to align with your way of working.

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Leading a Defensive to Offensive Transformation Strategy Post COVID-19
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March 30, 2020

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Four Agile Workstreams in a Data Driven Organization
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March 23, 2020

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3 steps to applying agile methodologies in IT operations
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March 19, 2020


Agile practices are not just for software development teams sprinting to code, test, and release applications. Agile methodologies, including scrum and Kanban, are being used today by a variety of business, data science, and technology teams, including IT operations.Although agile methodologies c

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How Low Code Platforms Enable Remote Collaboration
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March 16, 2020

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CIO Must Pivot to a Safer-Smarter World
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March 12, 2020

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What is DevOps in 5 Minutes with @NYIke
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March 09, 2020

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PaaS, CaaS, or FaaS? How to choose
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March 09, 2020


Imagine walking into a grocery store that specializes in hamburgers—all kinds of hamburgers, but only hamburgers. When it comes to hamburgers, though, the store’s options are endless. If you’re a hamburger chef, go to aisle one to find the beef, chicken, and other protein options, along wi

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How agile teams can support incident management
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March 05, 2020


No one enjoys being woken up in the middle of the night or having a weekend interrupted because of a major incident disrupting application reliability or performance. When an application is truly down and impacts business operations, few desire the pressure of the war room. Agile developers shou

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What is Proactive Data Governance?
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March 02, 2020

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What is agile methodology? Modern software development explained
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February 25, 2020


Every technology organization today seems to practice the agile methodology for software development, or a version of it. Or at least they believe they do. Whether you are new to agile application development or you learned software development decades ago using the waterfall software development

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What is Agile Planning in 5 Minutes with @NYIke
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February 24, 2020

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5 ways agile teams meet sprint commitments
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February 20, 2020


A fundamental scrum team practice is committing to the prioritized work at the start of the sprint and then fully completing it at its conclusion. Strong agile teams complete or exceed their sprint commitments and deliver working software at the end of the sprint. They also measure their velocity

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Introducing! 5 Minutes with @NYIke
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February 17, 2020

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Delight Employees and Empower IT to Shine at ITSM
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February 10, 2020

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How to bring security into agile development and CI/CD
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February 10, 2020


Devops came about because of the cultural, functional, and technical walls between development teams that want to release frequently and operations teams that need to preserve reliability and stability. Devops culture addresses the mindset, collaboration, and practices to achieve both objectives,

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How to query and extract data from SaaS applications
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February 06, 2020


Behind every SaaS application are databases storing business information about employees, suppliers, customers, and other partners. SaaS applications support workflows such as CRM for sales and marketing, cloud ERPs for financials, workforce management for human resource functions, and other ente

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InfoWorld’s 2020 Technology of the Year Award winners
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February 05, 2020
InfoWorld’s 2020 Technology of the Year Award winnersImage by IDGAre you digitally transformed yet? If “digital transformation” means anything, it means taking advantage of the latest innovations in software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and artificial intelligence to improve y

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Where to Place Your Machine Learning and AI Bets
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February 03, 2020

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Breakthrough Agile Transformation: The Important Leadership Roles
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January 27, 2020

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How to improve CI/CD with shift-left testing
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January 23, 2020


Testing applications used to be a technically challenging, time-crunched activity scheduled days or weeks before an application’s release. Development teams were given the leeway to code until the eleventh hour, and testers, who did much of their work manually, had little choice but to make do

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What are Seven Types of Big Data Debt
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January 21, 2020

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What is CI/CD? Continuous integration and continuous delivery explained
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January 17, 2020


Continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) embody a culture, set of operating principles, and collection of practices that enable application development teams to deliver code changes more frequently and reliably. The implementation is also known as the CI/CD pipeline. CI/CD is one

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3 Expert Questions to Focus on Winning Digital Transformations
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January 13, 2020

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2020 Predictions: Agile - Devops - SRE, Low-code, and AI
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January 06, 2020

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John Cusack Practical Quotes on Strong Digital Leadership
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December 30, 2019

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Why it's been a Remarkable Pivotal Year for Digital Leaders
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December 23, 2019

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The one transformation goal CIO must prioritize in 2020
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December 17, 2019


Do you know the one thing that you have to change in your organization in 2020?Will you focus on developing new products and services? Surely that’s a critical place to start, especially for the growing number of companies that want to sell and deliver digitally driven products and services dir

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My Top Books 2019: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, AI
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December 16, 2019

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How to handle the blow-up meeting and create breakthroughs
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November 25, 2019


When you lead digital transformation initiatives or manage change management programs, you are likely to find yourself in meetings that fall off the status-quo cliff. In these meetings, you intentionally or unintentionally catch one or more participants off guard in a way that hits a nerve. You c

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3 agile burndown reports and how to use them
Infoworld.com
November 14, 2019
Agile practices, to the uninitiated and underinformed, can sometimes appear as ad hoc software development and project management methodologies. The truth is far different...

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How to use Spikes and Deliver Agile POCs
Blogs.Starcio
November 04, 2019
In my last post, I discussed shallow commitments, an agile tool team can use to negotiate with product owners when they are asked to commit to more stories in a sprint above their velocity and comfort zone. Teams commit as usual and then define several stories that sit in the shallows. If the committed stories are finished earlier than expected, then they can pick up new stories from the...

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How to Negotiate Sprint Commitment with Product Owners
Blogs.Starcio
October 28, 2019
It's that dreaded time again. You've gathered for the sprint commitment meeting and already have a fairly good idea of what the team will be willing to commit. Your velocity is 100 story points per sprint, and over the last three sprints they achieved +/-10% against that target. You're hoping for a 95 point commitment as there is a big meeting this week that will pull the team off task.

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5 primary activities for CIOs transforming to a data-driven organization
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October 21, 2019


It’s become popular and almost cliché for CIOs, chief data officers, and IT leaders to proclaim the need to transform into a data-driven organization. We want leaders to leverage data and analytics in their decision making instead of the loudest or most experienced executives asserting decisio

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7 principle coding practices for agile developers
InfoWorld
October 17, 2019
Agile software development is not just about agile principles and practices. To be successful in releasing software that positively impacts end-users, addresses technical debt, and deploys reliably, the development team must also consider their agility-driving coding practices and architecture standards.

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5 technische vereisten in je datastrategie
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October 03, 2019


Tien jaar geleden was het opstellen van een datastrategie relatief eenvoudig in vergelijking met nu. In die tijd discussieerden database-experts over de mogelijkheden en prestaties van relationele databases van Oracle, Microsoft en IBM, of over het gebruik van open source databases zoals MySQL en

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5 technical capabilities required in modern enterprise data strategies
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September 30, 2019


Creating a data strategy a decade ago was relatively easy compared to today. Back then, database experts debated the capabilities and performance of relational databases from Oracle, Microsoft and IBM, or whether to use open source databases like MySQL and PostgresSQL. A minority of enterprises e

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IDG Contributor Network: 5 technical capabilities required in modern enterprise data strategies
InfoWorld
September 30, 2019
"Creating a data strategy a decade ago was relatively easy compared to today. Back then, database experts debated the capabilities and performance of relational databases from Oracle, Microsoft and IBM, or whether to use open source databases like MySQL and PostgresSQL. A minority of enterprises explored NoSQL databases including document stores, key-value databases and columnar databases from technologies such as MarkLogic, MongoDB and Apache Cassandra. Organizations moving lots of data between enterprise systems invested in ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) platforms and a small minority invested in data quality or master data management solutions.

Flash forward to today and CIO recognize that data and information is the oil of the 21st century . Having diverse data management options, dependable dataops practices , proactive data governance , advanced analytics, citizen data science programs and maturing machine learning capabilities are all required to deliver competitive and differentiating business capability.

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5 planning principles for agile development
InfoWorld
September 19, 2019
One of agile development’s core principles is to deliver working software at the end of every sprint. Teams accomplish this by defining robust user story acceptance criteria, committing to the sprint as a team, automating testing, demoing sprint results, and maturing other practices to ensure that code is complete and ready for production.

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Agile Planning: Leverage Customer Feedback and Usage Data
Blogs.Starcio
September 16, 2019
The happy path of agile planning is around breaking down features and releasing them.

The required path is to itemize technical debt, business and technical operational needs, and compliance requirements into the plan and ensuring some of this work gets prioritized.

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Fifteen Reasons Why StarCIO Agile Planning Drives Results!
Blogs.Starcio
September 09, 2019
I have been introducing different aspects of StarCIO Agile Planning. Last week I shared how continuous planning is used to deliver solid roadmaps. Prior to that, I posted on how StarCIO Agile Planning drives architecture standards and developing great products!

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Agile Continuous Planning to Deliver Solid Roadmaps
Blogs.Starcio
September 04, 2019
Agile teams can't wait till the end of a release to begin planning the next one. The time gap it creates is a tremendous loss of productivity. Furthermore, this approach to planning doesn't simplify drafting roadmaps and forecasts that many organizations require from their agile teams.

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How to address data and architecture standards in agile development
InfoWorld
August 29, 2019
"One challenge agile leaders and teams face is how to define and follow data and architectural patterns and standards in agile development. There’s a belief that it’s hard to drive data and technical standards because agile teams work in sprints that are usually two to four weeks long, and product owners generally overbook the backlog with prioritized features. Standards take time to develop; following them requires teams to have sufficient time to plan technical implementations...


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Agile Planning Business Roadmaps, Architecture Standards, and DevOps Releases
Blogs.Starcio
August 19, 2019
Agile planning doesn't end when stories are written, accepted by the team, sized, and ready for development.

Story writing is one aspect of agile planning, but it's not the only one. At StarCIO, agile planning is done at several levels depending on the complexity of the requirement.

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5 responsibilities of an agile software development manager
InfoWorld
August 15, 2019
"I recently participated in an #IDGTECHTalk , a Twitter chat held Thursdays at 12 pm ET that focused on the topic of “The Current and Future State of Coding.” Many of the questions and tweets were about coding languages and frameworks; I elected to focus on the role of software development management in ensuring teams meet objectives, follow best practices, and collaborate on solutions...


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Developing great products with StarCIO Agile Planning
Blogs.Starcio
August 12, 2019
Writing user stories was once a relatively straightforward exercise. Product owners wrote stories in customer-centric language defining why, what, and for whom the story was being implemented. The goal was, and still is, to establish a shared understanding of the requirements with the agile development team without overly specifying how the story should be implemented.

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Driving Digital Tip of the Day by @DrivingDig Episode 1
Blogs.Starcio
August 05, 2019
I'm introducing a new opportunity for everyone to learn more about Digital Transformation. Every day, @DrivingDig will be publishing a #DrivingDig Tip of the Day...

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Agile product management and portfolio platforms explained
InfoWorld
August 01, 2019
"When you ask product owners if agile tools work well for them, you’ll get a mixed, sometimes negative response. Agile tools do help agile teams, but they don’t provide all the capabilities that product owners need to do their jobs.To read this article in full...

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5 outdated technology practices that doom digital transformations
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July 29, 2019


CIO and IT leaders love and hate it when technology terms catch on in the media and it becomes overused nomenclature by executives. On the one hand, we love well-understood jargon because it establishes a context with business leaders around the need to invest in new technologies, change business

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Driving Digital 2025: Reaching Enterprise Agility [Video]
Blogs.Starcio
July 29, 2019
I've started sharing insights from my keynote, Driving Digital 2025.

I am writing and speaking about what leaders have to do today to drive transformation over the next five years.

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5 Risk Mitigation Strategies for Agile Teams
Blogs.Starcio
July 15, 2019
I find that agile teams because they are agile, may leave behind fundamental-to-IT risk mitigation strategies that can make sprints, releases, and application development more reliable and robust. Risk mitigation should be a basic tenet of agile mindsets and culture, and perhaps even agile governance. It's particularly important for teams new to agile, teams working on complex legacy technology, and even when advanced teams experiment with new platforms.

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3 ways devops mitigates the operational IT skill gaps
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June 24, 2019


Talk to CIOs and IT leaders about their strategic and innovation programs and they are sure to mention that skill gaps are a primary hurdle. One study shows a 900,000-person skill gap in artificial intelligence, IoT, and blockchain by 2022. Now this is in emerging technologies where cutting edge

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Celebrating Two Fantastic Years of Driving Digital
Blogs.Starcio
June 24, 2019
Two years ago I received my "author's copies" of Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology. The picture you see here is just after I opened the box. What a thrilling moment it was!

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5 Activities to Improve the Culture of Agile DevOps Teams
Blogs.Starcio
June 17, 2019
It's getting close to summer months and many agile devops teams are working hard to close out their Q2 commitments. The summer months are a great time to bring people and teams together to recalibrate on priorities and revitalize their commitment to collaboration.

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10 Lessons Learned from IT Leaders on Driving Transformation
Blogs.Starcio
June 03, 2019
A couple of weeks ago I was asked to be the master of ceremonies at CAMSS Ontario, an IT leaders forum in Toronto sponsored by SINC. Unlike other conferences that I've keynoted and moderated panels at, this one had five participatory sessions. Each session starts with my intro to the topic, a workgroup discussion led by moderators that everyone participated in, and a concluding panel that I moderated. Topics covered AI, devops, security, and multi-cloud.

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What is an enterprise wide agile transformation and why CIOs should lead it
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May 20, 2019
More CEOs are considering enterprise wide agile transformations, enabling a significant opportunity for CIOs to lead their organization’s process, culture and mindset changes.

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Why Tech Sales Professionals Should Read Driving Digital
Blogs.Starcio
May 06, 2019
It's hard to get meetings. It's hard to understand the industry, business challenges, the full breadth of technology capabilities of the products or services being sold, and the competitive landscape. It's hard developing meaningful relationships with technology and digital executives. It's extraordinarily hard to close sales.

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