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Integration Products Expectations Industry Expectations for Today’s ESB-Based Integration Products

Most organizations have accepted the commercial benefits of using enterprise service bus-based integration products in their software projects. However, the industry expectations for an ESB product are ever increasing. This article will explain how vendors are trying to cope with the demand.

Sanat Singha's picture Sanat Singha
Release Management Definition What Is Release Management, and Why Is It Needed?

This article talks about what release management is, then tells you how to implement the concepts in an organization by explaining what skills are needed, how release managers work within a team, and how the process is related to continuous integration.

Salman Khwaja's picture Salman Khwaja
IT Fire Prevention Moving IT Operations into Fire Prevention Mode

Continuing to manage highly complex IT environments in a reactive mode leaves IT specialists vulnerable, when really they need to understand the actual causes and effects of what’s happening among the many technologies in use across the enterprise. Instead of constantly fighting fires, IT operations teams should aim to prevent the fires from starting.

Sasha Gilenson's picture Sasha Gilenson
Harmony in Releases Achieving Enterprise Release Harmony

An enterprise release consists of individual releases, some independent and some dependent. If we think of an enterprise release as a song, then the individual releases can be thought of as the musical notes that make up the song. This article discusses problems associated with an enterprise release and ways in which these problems can be overcome, resulting in release harmony.

Pradeep Prabhu's picture Pradeep Prabhu
Getting Started with Agile Getting Started Scaling DevOps

DevOps is a set of principles and practices that are effectively used to improve communication and collaboration between development and operations. But how exactly does one implement DevOps, and, more importantly, how do we scale DevOps to meet the needs of a larger enterprise application development? This article will help you get started with scaling DevOps.

Bob Aiello's picture Bob Aiello
Change Management Evolutionary Change Management

Change management is a dynamic process that has to evolve with the changing needs of the business, organizational size, and project outcomes. This article addresses some challenges with change management and some tactics that can be used for choosing the right strategies for overcoming these challenges. The key is to stress the importance of keeping change management scalable and lean at every stage of the organizational improvement process.

Pradeep Prabhu's picture Pradeep Prabhu
ALM Integration Platform The Essentials to Look At in an ESB-Based ALM Integration Platform

Identifying the right vendor for an ESB-based integration platform is not an easy task. It depends on several factors associated with your current ALM use case and requirements. Project stakeholders should decide on the integration flow, future tool enhancements, tool accessibility, and configurability before coming to a conclusion. This article takes them through the steps of identifying value propositions in an ESB-based integration solution.

Sanat Singha's picture Sanat Singha
Implementing DevOps Deciphering DevOps

Many organizations struggle with understanding and implementing DevOps. The first question most managers ask is, “What is DevOps and how will it help me?” Organizations often refer to DevOps in several very different ways, and therein lies the confusion. Read on to find out what DevOps really means and what its practices can do for your work processes.

Bob Aiello's picture Bob Aiello
Tool Integration Approach An Overview of the ESB-Based Tool Integration Approach

Business users who tend to follow the enterprise service bus model to implement SOA for tool integrations are yet to optimize their effort and investment. It is imperative that businesses are completely aware of why, when, and how to select the right ESB solution to build an integrated ALM ecosystem, and they should know what to ask an integration vendor in order to get the most out of the deal. This article takes them through the critical steps of choosing an appropriate ESB solution.

Sanat Singha's picture Sanat Singha
Deployment Automation Consider Deployment Automation to Add Business Value Faster

“Business value sooner” is a simple phrase, but it has been pondered by the best IT project managers. Deployment automation provides business value sooner, which makes for a better return on investment. It not only gets features to market sooner but also gets defects resolved faster.

James Sullivan

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