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Enterprises across all industries are in the midst of difficult, bet-the-company changes we call digital transformation. And yet, there remains broad confusion about the scope of the word digital. While the rise of mobile technologies are the impetus for many such transformations, digital goes well beyond the choice of user device. In fact, digital transformation reflects the fact that customer preferences and behavior are driving enterprise technology decisions – and such technology decisions impact the entire organization, from innovative, customer-focused efforts all the way to the traditional IT organization. With such transformation, however, comes a large measure of risk – the risk that the slow, traditionally run IT organization won’t be able to keep up with the faster, customer-facing digital efforts. This bimodal pattern can lead to shadow IT challenges and... (more)

Fitbit: The Dangers of Inaccurate M2M Data | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M

Fresh off the Vegas-style hypefest that is the Consumer Electronics Show, fitness wearables darling Fitbit is already in hot water. Numerous customers, furious at the inaccuracies of Fitbit’s devices, filed a national class-action lawsuit on January 5. “Plaintiffs and many consumers like them have experienced—and testing confirms—that the [Fitbit] PurePulse Trackers consistently mis-record heart rates by a very significant margin, particularly during exercise,” the lawsuit alleges. “Far from ‘counting every beat,’ the PurePulse Trackers do not and cannot consistently and accurat... (more)

DevOps: A Cultural Rethink | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

DevOps is an organizational and cultural rethink of how software-driven organizations can become organizations at velocity – agile enough to innovate and fast enough to deal with any change that comes their way. Information technology is a central enabler of DevOps, but today’s better-faster-cheaper technology is not the whole story, as tools are only as good as the people wielding them. The more fundamental story here is the organizational and cultural transformation necessary to take full advantage of modern tech. Business at velocity depends upon such transformation. DevOps, ... (more)

What’s New in CA APM 10.1 | @CloudExpo #APM #Microservices

What’s new in CA APM 10.1 By Amy Feldman Microservices architecture compartmentalize the application by function allowing for greater application flexibility, portability and an increase in update/changes. This architecture introduces new layer of monitoring challenges to an already complex application environment.  The strides and enhancements we made in CA APM 10 with APM Team Center Perspectives, Timeline views and Differential Analysis has helped us to make strides in solving these challenges of monitoring microservices that include: Reduce complexity – Since microservices i... (more)

Compuware May Have a Future After Buyout

Compuware May Have a Future After Its Leveraged Buyout Finance experts say the continued profits from Compuware’s mainframe business will be key to paying off the debt from the company’s $2.4-billion buyout. A business plan based on giant mainframes might seem precarious and antiquated in today’s era of cloud computing and wearable devices. But industry experts note that predictions of an imminent Death of the Mainframe have been coming for decades and were always proven wrong. Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, an IT consulting firm, said mainframe computers are still heav... (more)