I'm sure many of you reading this Cortex are aware I also write a regular
column for Forbes on digital transformation. What you don't know, however, is
how the Forbes sausage comes to be made. But as it happens, a recent article
caused quite a stir behind the scenes - a story in itself.
Normally such a kerfuffle wouldn't be worthy of note, but in this case,
there's an important lesson about digital transformation to be learned here.
So let's peel back that natural pork casing and take a peek into the motley
assortment of ingredients that go into such an article.
The Story Is the Story
On a recent briefing call with a vendor, they mentioned that they could set
me up with an interview with the AVP of creative and digital strategy at one
of their clients, a large, well-known technology and financial services firm.
(I won't mention the names of any of the players, as I'm ... (more)
Dispelling The Myths Of Agile
Do you like the idea of Agile software development, but you don’t think
it’s a fit at your organization? Perhaps your enterprise is too rigidly
hierarchical, or maybe your projects are too large and complex for Agile?
Think again. Agile is well on its way to becoming the standard approach for
developing software, even for immense, complex applications for enterprise
use. Just ask the United States federal government.
That’s the news from this week’s Agile in Government: Mutual Adaptation
conference, put on by The Association for Enterprise Information... (more)
By Richard Hirsch
The [hybris YaaS] architecture also uses micro-services mash-ups to aggregate
service calls or to compose more complex service flows that “stop cascading
failure and enable resilience in complex distributed systems where failure is
inevitable”. This model was demonstrated by NetFlix in its Hystrix
solution) and has been used successfully in numerous environments.
Note: Currently HCP does not yet support Cloud Foundry so the YaaS Beta
doesn’t run on HCP.
As others have discovered, this architecture has broader implications for
SAP’s general cloud e... (more)
by Jason Bloomberg, President, Intellyx
To paraphrase the immortal Facebook sage, there are three things in this
world I hate: 1. Articles about buzzwords; 2: Irony; and 3: Lists. Let us
therefore proceed with all due irony to list our derogations of one of the
buzziest: the Internet of Things, known to aficionados and curmudgeons alike
as the IoT.
The IoT explosion is rather curious if you think about it, as the Internet
has been with us now for nigh on two decades, and everything connected to it
has always been some kind of thing. But now it seems every kind of th... (more)
Jason Bloomberg to discuss the importance of resilience, inherent
flexibility, and good technical debt to the success of DevOps
The DevOps Drumbeat: Reinventing the Iron Triangle
The cloud has transformed how we think about software quality. Instead of
preventing failures, we must focus on automatic recovery from failure. In
other words, resilience trumps traditional quality measures.
Continuous delivery models further squeeze traditional notions of quality.
Remember the venerable project management Iron Triangle? Among time, scope,
and cost, you can only fix two or quality will s... (more)