DevSecOps


DevOps and Continuous Integration (CI) run hand in hand in helping create optimized consistent delivery of production services.  Optimal in that developers and operators become one team that addresses both functional and systems level thinking into developing a key service for the enterprise.  Thru this integrated team approach, the people who build it, operate it, and further this integrated team will manage everything from software..systems fixes and improvements.  A typicaly…

Predictions: 6 IT trends that will drive 2017


It's hard to have a discussion about 2017 without a clear definition of "DIGITAL".  In my mind, Digital is the application of contextualized information to improve experience and outcome, whether consumer or employee, an informed decision brings all available information to the point of decision to attempt to guide and de-risk that decision.  As a result we are building services in the cloud for agility and scale, composing with independent services…

Journey to the Digital Enterprise


Over the past year, we have all seen signs that "Digital" is moving past the consumer focused startup, and past the CMO and their digital-social agendas into a much broader enterprise strategy discussion.  Many digital strategies center around bringing information into "for purpose" integrations [often visualized], and into decision/recommendation environments.  By expanding the information, the analytics and new consumerized apps, mass-customized [and context aware] experiences are becoming the norm. The Digital…

Digital Disruptions and Continous Transformation


Recently, there have been a lot of discussion around a new role in the enterprise, something akin to "Chief Digital Officer" and many have suggested that this creates the need to establish "Bi-Modal IT" in effect a new parallel organization that reflects agile development against a new technology basis. [caption id="attachment_520" align="alignright" width="150"] Executing Digital Leadership[/caption] Based upon some core research from the LEF's David Moschella, Digital Leadership (DL) is really…

Data Centers and the [Forced] March to an IaaS Utility


Simon Wardley has once again made me think seriously using his “Mapping” methodology as I try and think thru the disruptions in the traditional Enterprise and “Outsourced” Enterprise Data Center(DC) space (whilst managing my own confirmation bias).  We have long used the analogies of electricity and as the “cost of compute trends to the cost of power”, it probably makes some sense to talk about this! Most of us know…

Finding Value in OpenSource


It seems a perpetual journey for me to help my employers understand the value associated with full participation with the global Open Source community.  Sure, everyone leeches the value, but what happens when you move from GET to GET, POST, PATCH within that ecosystem. As CSC looks at a number of the forces that are re-shaping IT, it is important for CSC to be an active participant and a transformational…

ServiceMesh on CSC Cloud


Many customers and partners have been asking about ServiceMesh and CSC cloud, I saw an interesting internal post and just wanted to share this more broadly. ServiceMesh runs on 64-bit RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.8 and to connect to CSC Cloud you need [The VPN Clien] running to establish the secure connection [to the administrative API's on the CSC Cloud]. I fired up a RedHat 5.8 box on Amazon AWS. Use…

Industrializing Application Modernization


One of the things that I have learned and is a  substantial challenge for enterprise technologists, is the exceedingly large estate of legacy applications, that lock a treasure of enterprise information and process deep inside.  The sad truth is that these legacy applications are costing more to operate than ever before because of license burden, infrastructure expenses, ever more rare skill sets, and even middleware and consultants that are needed…

Channeling My Inner Groundhog: Predictions for 2014


More [Data, Cloud, Cyber], Faster and Secured 2013 was a big year for the cloud, mobile technology, big data and social media. What’s in store for the new year? I’ve identified six information technology trends that are poised to make a big difference in your IT operations and strategies. Here’s what I expect to see in 2014 <crosspost to CSC.com> Update(s): BYOT: Also, look at tefficient's recent 1h2013 mobile data usage…

The Apps rEVOLUTION… drastic times call for drastic measures


A really cogent position piece has been developed by a number of technical leaders within CSC.  Lead by Dr.Erika Olimpiew, but also Nabil Fanaian, Henry "Hank" Liang, and a cast of over 20 others, this piece positions the new requirements around mobility, architecture, delivery, economy and other key contributors to leading developers to "storm the gates." Below, the prologue... Applications are the way we put information into action, and shifts in the…