DevOps Perspectives: Ideas, insight and direction from DevOps leaders

To support digital transformation imperatives, organizations are increasingly exploring DevOps style approaches for the continuous delivery of high quality software. Unfortunately, however, many enterprises remain burdened with accumulated technical debt and legacy wasteful practices – waste that can quickly inhibit the flow of value to customers and the business. Lean thinking provides organizations with a framework by which to quickly identify all forms of waste impacting the flow of value, which DevOps practitioners can apply in a software development context to quickly pinpoint and eliminate 8 elements of waste across people, process and technology dimensions.

This paper presents the 8 elements of waste framework, strategies needed to identify and eliminate waste, and the metrics needed to measure effectiveness.

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Crossing the DevOps Chasm 

Enterprises that depend heavily on IT to deliver services to customers are constantly driven by market pressures to better develop and release new software features to meet growing demands. Facilitating the collaboration between development and IT operations and bringing application to market faster with high quality are crucial to today’s business success.

This solution brief provides insights into the DevOps movement, why it matters and how you can cross the chasm to achieve better collaboration to deliver business value rapidly. You’ll learn how CA Technologies solutions for DevOps bring your portfolio of IT technology forward in a cadence of faster, more predictable releases, letting you confirm the results of each phase of the software life cycle toward positive business outcomes.

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Modern, High Velocity Application Delivery

Today’s organizations are challenged to be the first to market with ‘The Next Big Thing’. They must innovate with new and unique services to satisfy customer demands and differentiate themselves in the marketplace. Software drives that innovation and has turned every organization into a software organization.

This Executive Brief describes how the efficient collaboration between the development and IT operations teams can bring high-quality applications to market as quickly as possible.

The CA Application Delivery suite helps organizations achieve collaborative DevOps through innovative technology tools used to:

Accelerate application development by removing constraints with CA LISA® Service Virtualization. Expedite release time with CA LISA® Release Automation. Improve application testing and quality with CA LISA® Pathfinder.

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Service Virtualization For Dummies

Discover service virtualization and how it fits into the big picture of software quality. In this book, Service Virtualization For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition written by industry analysts Marcia Kaufman and Judith Hurwitz, learn how to deliver higher quality software by increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing processes while reducing testing downtime and testing cost.
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Agile for Dummies

Confused by all the agile advice? Relax! With Agile For Dummies by your side you’ll learn the fundamentals of agile and how to increase the productivity of your software teams while enabling them to produce higher-quality solutions that better fulfill customer needs much faster.
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The Business Case for Earlier Software Defect Detection and Compliance

Regardless of the industry your business operates in, software is likely all around it. Software powers our cars, airplanes, and even the medical devices we rely on to diagnose and treat illness.

Software makes once-impossible things possible and once-difficult things easier. Software helps businesses in the oil and gas industries remove the guesswork and reduce the cost of finding new deposits; it helps patients safely and automatically inject life-saving medications like insulin.

The software we use today is more complex and more connected than ever before. The Chevy Volt electric automobile has 10 million lines of software code, which actually isn’t all that much compared to many new cars (as we’ll see later) but it’s significantly more than the 1.7 million lines of code in the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft.

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Create More Secure Software Code: 5 Key Steps

Software security, or rather the lack thereof, has become commonplace and an all too frequently recurring story in print and electronic media around the world. Just a single incident, such as the Target breach, which affected over 100 million people and cost Target an estimated $300 million, has the power to propel the subject of security from the world of IT professionals into the conversations of everyday people. Of course, there have been many incidents, pre- and post-Target. TJ Maxx, P.F. Chang’s, JPMorgan Chase, Snapchat, eBay, Home Depot, Staples... the list goes on and on and includes public, private, and government organizations.
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SWOT Assessment: Flexera Software, FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises 2014

In today's economic climate, there is significant pressure on CIOs to control costs and reduce risks while finding ways to fund new business initiatives. Software is a strategic asset that is typically under-managed in most organizations. It should therefore be a priority for CIOs to find ways to automate and optimize software asset management in order to uncover cost savings and minimize license liability risk.
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Software License Audits: Costs & Risks to Enterprises

Software vendors are continuing their aggressive practices of auditing their customers for software license compliance. 63% of respondents report having been audited in the last 18-24 months. This high level of auditing is a continuation of existing practices reported in last year’s Key Trends in Software Pricing and Licensing Report on this topic, at which times 64% of respondents reported having been audited.
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IDC MaturityScape: Software License Optimization

Software vendors are increasing the number and scope of their software license audit activities. IDC recommends that customers deploy software license optimization to self-audit in advance of an audit and identify and fix the underlying issues that can cause noncompliance.
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Software Budgets, Waste & Shifts in Software Licensing

Enterprise software counts among an organization’s most strategic assets. Therefore it is not surprising that software comprises one of the largest line-items in most organizations’ IT budgets. As enterprises rebound from the “great recession,” they continue to look for ways to be agile, lean and efficient. In furtherance of those goals, software budgets are being examined closely, with an eye towards ferreting out waste, and ensuring acceptable ROI. As confirmed in this Report, organizations are evolving in their quest to derive more value from their software spend. And as application producers accommodate this trend, they are realizing greater value as well.
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Dysfunction Junction: A Pragmatic Guide to Getting Started with DevOps

There has been growing buzz about DevOps. DevOps is a methodology that unites the often separate functions of software development (Dev) and production and operations (Ops) into a single, integrated, and continuous process. DevOps is about breaking down the barriers between Dev and Ops. It leverages people, processes, and technology to stimulate collaboration and innovation across the entire software development and release process.

Dev and Ops should always be part of an integrated process, but that’s not always as easy as it sounds. You may be stuck in what we call “Dysfunction Junction.” Read this eBooklet to learn about the pitfalls of DevOps, how you can avoid them, and how to get started on your DevOps journey.
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