DevOpsGuys Launch Workshops & Training

DevOpsGuys, a leading provider of DevOps services for Enterprise clients, is pleased to announce the launch of their new DevOps Education platform which provides DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Agile training courses and workshop, enabling organisations to build the knowledge they need to succeed with DevOps transformation. As part of DevOpsGuys on-going commitment to impart knowledge and […]

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Why aren’t more women in tech jobs?

Last month we asked some questions about gender quotas in the workplace and whether or not that was the way to encourage more women into the world of IT professionals. Our poll indicated that 86% of our Blog readers think that gender quotas are NOT the most effective way to equalise the IT gender gap, […]

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Gender quota: the best way to bring more women into IT?

With various incidents in the media drawing public attention to gender gaps not only in pay, but in traditionally male-dominated industries, women’s role in IT is continually coming under scrutiny. But is obliging companies to employ a certain number of women the way to tackle this issue? Gillian Arnold believes it is. In the recent […]

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DevOps is for life, not just for techies

DevOps is a philosophy; it’s a way of life that you can use to transform your business methodology, improve your customer communications and revolutionise your results. We’ve collated some fundamental DevOps principles that you can apply to all your business practises to streamline processes, revolutionise thinking and improve internal and external communications: Keep CALMS and […]

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The DevOps Revolution

“We transformed from a team of employees to a team of owners”– Jim Stoneham, Opsmatic In a fascinating interview with Opsmatic’s Jim Stoneham Gene Kim revisits Flickr’s innovative 2009 ’10 deploys per day’ presentation. Comparing different approaches to tackling the rapidly evolving platforms within Yahoo! Stoneham highlights the benefits of integrated working across departments, taking […]

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Leading experts bare all about the DevOps movement

The DevOps movement is rising, and an increasing number of IT professionals are keen to adopt this new way of working in order to achieve optimum collaboration between their Development and Operations departments. The ability to react quickly to customer demands is of top priority to businesses all over the world, and the benefits of […]

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B.F Skinner on #DevOps (circa 1985)

I came across this interview with one of the founding father’s of behavioural psychology, B. F Skinner, the other day and was immediately struck by the phrase below: “What’s needed is to give satisfaction back to people. It’s the difference, he said, between a craftsman who makes a complete chair and a person on an […]

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Is the S (Sharing) in CALMS Redundant?

@MLCarey321 asked a interesting question on Twitter the other day – is the S for Sharing in the CALMS model not redundant? If you have the right culture that emphasises collaboration & “no silos” surely “sharing” flows out of that?  My view is that from a cultural perspective he’s probably right, a DevOps Culture definitely […]

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#DevOps – Organic versus Transformational DevOps

Despite what some people seem to think there is more to DevOps than just Continuous Delivery and Infrastructure Automation with Puppet, Chef or Ansible. To me, DevOps is “an alternative model for the creation of business value from the software development life-cycle that encompasses a product-centric view across the entire product life-cycle (from inception to retirement) […]

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A scientific basis for #DevOps success?

A fascinating TED talk from “Predictably Irrational” author Dan Ariely has some interesting pointers to some of the underlying psychological mechanisms that make the DevOps model a better way to structure work within IT departments. “we care much more about a product if we’ve participated from start to finish rather than producing a single part […]

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