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CIO Series: Aligning IT to the Business

Here's a thought for 2017. Every year author, entrepreneur and Forbes contributor Steve Andriole, provides his analysis of Top CIO priorities. While many of the priorities (security, cost, agility, etc.) are predictable, it is Andriole’s analysis and recommendations that are provocative and likely to make CIOs ‘crazy’ (his words). This article covers aligning IT with the business. IT Recommendation 1: Aligning IT with the Business The only…
Scott Turner
December 29, 2016
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Gartner Data Center 2016 Summary

3 Lessons learned from #GartnerDC DevOps Adoption, Tool Proliferation, ITIL: Gartner Data Center 2016 Summary  If you missed the Gartner Data Center conference last week in Las Vegas. Not to worry. We are here to share what happened in Vegas with you. Dipping their toes in the DevOps pool: It is easy to assume that everyone is already on board with DevOps. But many organizations still…
Scott Turner
December 16, 2016
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DevOps Survey Results

DevOps Survey Says!  What our recent DevOps surveys tell us about the state of DevOps, Reliance on Scripting and IT Automation Scripting and IT automation A lot of IT Operations teams including Application Owners, Configuration Managers, Middleware Specialists, and Database Administrators are managing infrastructure configuration change with manual processes, spreadsheets and scripts.  They are spending a lot of time writing and maintaining a lot of…
Scott Turner
December 1, 2016
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DevOps Enterprise Summit 2016 (DOES2016) – three takeaways

OpsDev is the New DevOps and Other Observations  Lessons learned from DOES2016  DevOps Enterprise Summit 2016 (#DOES2016) in San Francisco was a big success. Here are 3 takeaways that may benefit you: DevDev--> DevOps -->OpsDev?: There was a noticeable shift this year to a more balanced Dev AND Ops message. This was true of the speakers, of the attendees and of the new solutions that are…
Scott Turner
November 17, 2016
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BladeLogic Middleware Automation BMA Comparison with Orca

Need a BladeLogic Middleware Automation (BMA) alternative?  If you are seeking a BMA replacement, consider this   Orca supports many different types of applications in different environments. BMA supports Java EE applications only.  Orca is faster and less resource intensive than BMA whose agentless architecture relies on middleware-specific connections (such as gathering WAS configurations via the SOAP port and pulling all the MBeans). Audit and drift compliance policy reporting is…
Scott Turner
September 14, 2016
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Automating WebSphere Workflows

Orca Saves Time, Money and Hassle in Automating WebSphere workflows Essential but difficult WebSphere use cases now automated. DevOps Delivered. Automating WebSphere Workflows: Common "Compare" Scenarios Scenario #1: Compare the configuration of two different ecosystems (WAS cells) Without Orca: 2-4 Hours With Orca: 30 Minutes You come back from lunch and a bunch of developers are at your desk waiting for you.  They deployed an application update…
Scott Turner
August 30, 2016
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DevOps Approach to WebSphere Application Server Configuration Management

WebSphere Application Server configuration management does not have to be so difficult Time for a DevOps approach WebSphere Application Server configuration management: Traditional Approaches lead to Traditional Challenges Today admins are currently forced to do one of three things to configure their WebSphere Application Server (WAS): Use the WAS admin console to manually view configurations Write and maintain wsadmin scripts, or Maintain wsadmin scripts through an automation tool.…
Scott Turner
August 29, 2016