Value Stream Management and Value Stream Mapping – A complementary approach to delivering greater value through software

The emergence of Value Stream Management (VSM) as a concept applicable to software delivery signaled a change in the winds for traditional enterprises in a tech-driven world. Finally, “non-tech” organizations have a practice available that is focussed on extracting more business value from IT.

While the two “VSMs” are different concepts, they are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they’re complementary. To understand how both practices work, we need to define what they are and what they can do.

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Software development as it should be – Rediscover your passion for building great products

Instead of reveling in their passion for building great products, developers find themselves too often wasting countless hours on non-value adding work.

Countless meetings, logging in and out of tools to copy/paste information, rummaging through emails and chat threads, filling in timesheets - - everything but coding. Meanwhile the business and their management are on their backs; “Faster! Better! More!”

Such a high-pressure environment is a surefire way to kill your passion, turning your dream into a nightmare. It shouldn’t be like this, nor does it have to.

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Integration patterns: Architecting your value stream for speed and quality

As traditional enterprises struggle to transform in the Age of Digital Disruption and compete with tech giants and startups, the need to accelerate the flow of business value through software is now a critical business priority. Leading organizations, many of whom are in the Fortune 100, have taken key steps to architect their software delivery value stream around flow to successfully reduce the time to value of their software products.

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Securing Cellular Enterprise IoT Solutions

In the first steps on the road to digital transformation of the enterprise, a billion cellular IoT devices have already been connected worldwide. Yet this transformation is just getting going – billions more will follow and growth rates will remain high. This rapid growth of connected devices is not all plain sailing – it brings with it new challenges and new risks, particularly those associated with online security. In the midst of this, Aeris is bringing to market new solutions designed to assist IoT device manufacturers and solution providers address these security issues. These are outlined later in this report.

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The Internet Of Things For Business

The Internet of Things is hitting its stride. It is a critical enabler of digital transformation efforts happening around the globe. For consumers, businesses, and governments, IoT is playing an increasing role in how we consume information to make decisions and how we interact with the world around us. More than that, IoT also is changing how we personally experience our world―our daily interactions with our connected car, smart homes, and connected wearables make us digitally linked to the physical world in a way that would seem like magic to people living just 100 years ago.

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LTE-M – Advantages of Next Gen Connectivity

Many businesses are interested in the Internet of Things (IoT) thanks to the possible benefits of implementing IoT-ready devices, including the ability to streamline workflows and cut expenses. Yet few consider how these things will connect to a network to transmit data and receive information from outside sources in order to make accurate predictions.

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Knowledge is Power

As millions of parents load their children into school buses each morning, or drop them off in the hug-n-go lanes nationwide, their words may be varied, but they all share the same hope: that their children will get a good education and stay safe. Let's take a deeper look into this in this blog post.

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Improve School Safety and Communications

Regroup enables your school and district to communicate better and respond faster when seconds count. Our award- winning mass notification platform is cost-effective, easy to use, and integrates seamlessly with your existing LMS software.

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Five Steps for Uncovering Data at Risk for GDPR

Enacted in April 2016, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been called the most important change in data privacy regulation in decades. Now, it’s sweeping regulations are being enforced by the EU.

GDPR introduces a fundamental change in the relationship between businesses of all sizes and personal data regarding EU citizens that is collected and stored regardless of where your business – or data- is maintained. And, GDPR isn’t just an IT problem. It impacts risk, privacy, security and compliance teams, all of whom may be audited.

Want to get started with GDPR assessment? IBM Security Guardium Analyzer is a purpose-built, SaaS-based tool that can help with all of the above. Available in the IBM Cloud, Guardium Analyzer scans your data – on-premises or cloud– and its next generation classification engine delivers efficient scans that produces a visual guide prioritizing which data might be at risk. Guardium Analyzer shows you the potential vulnerabilities tied to the databases scanned as well as which sensitive data that you need to protect and begin the remediation process.

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Five Steps for Uncovering Data at Risk for GDPR

Enacted in April 2016, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been called the most important change in data privacy regulation in decades. Now, it’s sweeping regulations are being enforced by the EU.

GDPR introduces a fundamental change in the relationship between businesses of all sizes and personal data regarding EU citizens that is collected and stored regardless of where your business – or data- is maintained. And, GDPR isn’t just an IT problem. It impacts risk, privacy, security and compliance teams, all of whom may be audited.

Want to get started with GDPR assessment? IBM Security Guardium Analyzer is a purpose-built, SaaS-based tool that can help with all of the above. Available in the IBM Cloud, Guardium Analyzer scans your data – on-premises or cloud– and its next generation classification engine delivers efficient scans that produces a visual guide prioritizing which data might be at risk. Guardium Analyzer shows you the potential vulnerabilities tied to the databases scanned as well as which sensitive data that you need to protect and begin the remediation process.

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Five Steps for Uncovering Data at Risk for GDPR

Enacted in April 2016, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been called the most important change in data privacy regulation in decades. Now, it’s sweeping regulations are being enforced by the EU.

GDPR introduces a fundamental change in the relationship between businesses of all sizes and personal data regarding EU citizens that is collected and stored regardless of where your business – or data- is maintained. And, GDPR isn’t just an IT problem. It impacts risk, privacy, security and compliance teams, all of whom may be audited.

Want to get started with GDPR assessment? IBM Security Guardium Analyzer is a purpose-built, SaaS-based tool that can help with all of the above. Available in the IBM Cloud, Guardium Analyzer scans your data – on-premises or cloud– and its next generation classification engine delivers efficient scans that produces a visual guide prioritizing which data might be at risk. Guardium Analyzer shows you the potential vulnerabilities tied to the databases scanned as well as which sensitive data that you need to protect and begin the remediation process.

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Aeris IoT Launch Checklist

Your organization has decided to empower its growth through an Internet of Things (IoT) solution. How can you be successful in launching your first IoT deployment and then monetize it to scale?

You need a reliable, experienced partner with global connectivity, real-time visibility into your assets to improve maintenance and scheduling, as well as the ability to provide in-depth support — all from one comprehensive platform.

Your business needs require the ability to grow and develop in various locations. Therefore, your IoT platform has to insure the largest possible geo-coverage of countries and continents, along with the ability to develop services and enhance products seamlessly. The platform has to provide a superior combination of coverage and operational time, while offering a heightened level of security.

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Aeris Brief – Wi-Fi Cellular Hybrid

The Aeris hybrid solution seamlessly delivers the cost savings of Wi-Fi with the coverage and reliability benefits of cellular — in a single subscription. With a single platform for Wi-Fi / cellular provisioning, billing, reporting, diagnostics, and troubleshooting, the Aeris hybrid solution prevents carrier or technology lock-in, affording far more choices for your specific business needs.

It has been said that the choice for connectivity comes down to coverage and cost. It used to be that if you picked coverage, the cost was high. If you picked a more pocketbook-friendly alternative, your coverage suffered. No more.

Today, connectivity providers are able to present a hybrid amalgamation of cellular and Wi-Fi features, created to exploit the complementary powers of each technology.

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Aeris AerPort Product Sheet

Aeris AerPort is a comprehensive IoT Management platform. It offers provisioning of devices, billing, location and tracing capabilities, and access to customer support. Using the AerPort platform, companies can gain timely insights, proactively identify usage and billing issues, and take positive actions based on real-time data, thereby reducing the total cost of ownership.

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