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Woking, Surrey, 29th October 2013 - SFW Ltd is delighted to announce that it has achieved supplier status on the G-Cloud 4 Framework, with 27 offerings available across the Software as a Service (SaaS), Specialist Cloud Services (SCS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) lots. This f...
In July 1989 the Harvard Business Review published a seminal article by Chase and Garvin titled The Service Factory [1]. They argued that “The factory of the future is not a place where computers, robots, and flexible machines do the drudge work. . . the
This book is exactly what the sub-title "A Practical Guide to Agile Requirements Discovery" says it is. The book is a very detailed breakdown of the steps that should be taken by Scrum teams that want to succeed.I have listed the chapters below to give you an overview of the topics the...
TechViews: 40 % of schools K-12 use cloud apps, Close to 1/3 of European companies have leaked data due to BYOD, 5 tips for implementing DevOps and more! Gartner: Are You and the IdaaS Market Ready for Each ...
LZA SOA Training & Certification: Dallas — January 27 – 30, 2014 Monday January 27, 2014-Thursday January 30, 2014 Dallas Texas Venue TBD Price: $2,495.00 (including $500 early discount) [converted to 2495.00 USD] We offer additional discounts for groups of three or mor...
Woking, Surrey, UK 07 October 2013 - SFW Ltd is delighted to announce that it has successfully bid for and purchased the GRETA Registry software. Registries are a key component in the management, monitoring and mitigation of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) and this proven, secure, reliable to...
Are you and your enterprise a prisoner of the past? I don’t mean legacy applications and technologies, I mean today’s business processes and applications. I work with many different enterprises and what’s common to the great majority is the centrality of
Do you have the courage?
One of the most popular sets of search terms we see in our website statistics relate to enabling Flash in WebRenderer. When we designed WebRenderer, we built it knowing that Flash was still being used and demanded by a lot of users, so we made sure that you could enable it within WebRe...
LZA SOA Training & Certification: Sydney — February 17 – 20, 2014 Monday February 17, 2014-Thursday February 20, 2014 C C & C Solutions L20 Zenith Tower A 821 Pacific Highway Chatswood NSW 2067 Australia Price: A$2,495.00 (including $500 early discount) [converted t...
Melton Borough Council and Hinckley and Bosworth Council select UK SME to meet Digital by Default service standardSeptember 17th, 2013, Leicester, UK: Web experience management SME Jadu has been selected to support Melton Borough Council's online transformation programme as part of a &...
The usual advice to developers and business innovators is to start small and then improve incrementally, an idea found in agile development and other popular “lean and flexible” approaches to business. You might think that DevOps, which is often
This is a featured guest blog post by Boris Rorsvort. He writes about development on his app Emuzikos – “The first easy way to find local musicians.” A few months ago, when I started using Codeship I didn’t realize how … Continue reading →
When I arrived at Agile 2013, I looked at the program and picked out sessions — mostly about improving the front-end of development. In order to do this, I had to pass the lounge area, which had tables, chairs, couches, easels … and lots and lots of white boards. This area ...
Leading UK SME collaborates with Government to create new digital exemplar serviceA new digital service, developed by Jadu and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to simplify processes within Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), has been launched. The new £1.5 million sys...
True EAs spend very little time thinking about software
ZapThink continues to drive innovation in SOA, Cloud and Enterprise Architecture
One of the biggest drawbacks in IT operations is that we work in silos, with loads of attempts made to connect functional departments before but it seems like very little progress has been made. With applications being the lifeblood of businesses, it is imperative that there is a commo...
How many times have I heard that the real problem with Agile is getting to the start line? There has to be some definition up front, but Agile methods don’t really help. Perhaps it’s a little secret for many organizations that they feel they must do more specification work up front bec...
Agile development methodologies advocate a rapid release cycle. Facebook, for example, noted last year that it pushes code live twice a day. Organizations may never push code that often, but they do push new versions, new features, and new APIs on a much more frequent cycle than has be...
Building software in an Agile way doesn’t guarantee it'll be agile
Your company has made a serious financial investment in ClearCase, and you have now decided to embrace an Agile development methodology. You have teams of developers using the software daily. You have built your software development process around all of the ClearCase issues, nuances, ...
The number and complexity of test environments that need to be accessed for an organization's various projects has become overwhelming. The challenge of providing rapid access to the necessary test environments with the appropriate configurations has recently escalated for a number of ...
#devops API and application versioning becomes a requirement when dev is agile. Agile development methodologies advocate a rapid release cycle. Facebook, for example, noted last year that it pushes code live twice a day. Organizations may never push code that often, but they do push n...
#devops API and application versioning becomes a requirement when dev is agile. Agile development methodologies advocate a rapid release cycle. Facebook, for example, noted last year that it pushes code live twice a day. Organizations may never push code that often, but they do push n...
Announces 18 new global partners to help developers build, test, deploy and manage apps in the cloudBrussels, Belgium - June 25, 2013 - CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, is extending its footprint in Europe as demand for its PaaS service continue...
DevOps Tweetchat! Join us in the first ever #TechViews tweetchat on June 25th at 1ET as we delve into the world of DevOps, its challenges and the opportunities it presents for your organization. Clo...
After 20 years in the software industry, there is one absolute truth I can share with you: someone has solved this problem before. The “this problem” that I mean can be anything from creating new software to a new marketing campaign to content creation. If you are struggling with it, l...
Enterprise Cloud Computing: London – December 5 – 6, 2013 Thursday December 5, 2013-Friday December 6, 2013 Price: A$1,295.00 [converted to 1239.96 USD] We offer additional discounts for groups of three or more people, government or non-profit employees, people who’ve...
I was interested to read the recent McKinsey report on disruptive technologies. McKinsey identifies twelve potentially economically disruptive technologies including the Mobile Internet, Automation of Knowledge work, Internet of Things, Advanced Robotics
[caption id="attachment_1754" align="alignleft" width="235"] Sign up for a complimentary webinar to be held next Thursday (June 6) at 10am PDT, featuring analyst Bernd Harzog discussing how virtualization and agile development trends translate into new...
Your development teams are busy building your next product releases. You follow an “Agile” methodology for your software development process, and have feedback loops throughout your processes to increase visibility, quality, and speed. You have a well defined build and release process ...
LZA SOA Training & Certification: Estonia — September 24 – 27, 2013 Tuesday September 24, 2013-Friday September 27, 2013 devtraining Toompuiestee 30 10149 Tallinn Estonia Price: €2,245.00 (including $250 early discount) [converted to 2901.21 USD] ZapThink SOA Trai...
Version 2013.1 of Perforce Features New Filtered Replication Capabilities and Task Streams for Better Support of Rapid Release Cadences WOKINGHAM, UK (May 22, 2013) - Perforce Software today announced the availability of version 2013.1 of its Software Version Management system, featur...
LZA SOA Training & Certification: Sydney — September 10 – 13, 2013 Tuesday September 10, 2013-Friday September 13, 2013 Navitas Building (over Wynyrd Station) 11 York St Sydney Australia Price: A$2,495.00 (including $500 early discount) [converted to 2441.67 USD] ZapThi...
Lon Binder, VP of Technology at Warby Parker Recently we had the pleasure of sitting down for an extended conversation with Lon Binder, VP of Technology at Warby Parker. We discussed a range of issues central to how Warby Parker approaches IT, including new store launches, what IT i...
Check out briefingsdirectblog.blogspot.com for more from Dana Gardner. This blog was originally posted by Gathering Clouds friend Dana Gardner on his blog, Briefings Direct.  It is used with permission by the author.  As IT aligns itself with business goals, Agile software developme...
Falls Church, VA, May 03, 2013 --(PR.com)-- For the third year in a row, Kore Federal has been named one of Virginia's 50 fastest growing companies, earning a spot on the 2013 Virginia Chamber of Commerce (VCC) Fantastic 50 list. The company, who provides advanced IT solutions suc...
My favorite and least favorite question I get is the same – “Can you help me build a business case and ROI for cloud computing?” Well, yes… and no. The issue is that cloud computing has such a massive impact on how IT is delivered that many of the metrics and KPIs that are typically u...
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) will be a highly dynamic environment with constantly changing configuration and resource allocation settings driven by various forms of automation including the provisioning of workloads from service catalogs, the scaling of workloads in response...