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Gartner’s 2021 tech trends go further with DevOps

Gartner’s annual overview of technology trends for the year ahead is always worth a read. The 2021 edition is no exception. It’s inevitably been influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic and the upheaval businesses continue to face. Yet it also looks beyond the next 12 months, emphasising how this year’s technology trends support the long-term need …

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The top 5 blockers of a Cloud Migration

What are the major blockers to an organisation’s cloud migration? The Flexera State of Cloud Report 2020 lists the 10 top reasons based on their research. In this blog, we’re going to look at things a little differently and give you our top 5 based on our experience over the last 8 years of running DevOpsGroup.   Figure 1 – Cloud Migration Challenges – Source: Flexera State of …

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Microsoft’s Enterprise DevOps Report 2020-21: an inside look

Microsoft recently published its first annual Enterprise DevOps Report. As one of the co-authors, I believe the findings and recommendations are invaluable to any enterprise undertaking a DevOps transformation. I’ve highlighted a few here to provide a snapshot, hopefully encouraging you to download and read the entire report. Central to Microsoft’s recommendations are the results …

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The Top 5 Benefits of Managed Cloud

Why use a 3rd party cloud managed services provider (“Cloud MSP”) to help you manage your cloud environments and cloud-hosted applications? In this blog, we’ll explore 5 reasons why migrating to a managed cloud might be the right solution for your business. #1 – Access to wide range of expert skills  “Lack of resources/expertise” is frequently cited as the #1 …

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What is event-driven automation and why do you need it?

The A in the CALMS model of DevOps stands for Automation. Automation is the key to reducing “toil”, and the use of advanced automation tools is synonymous with “doing DevOps”.  Toil is the kind of work tied to running a production service that tends to be manual, repetitive, automatable, tactical, devoid of enduring value, and that scales linearly …

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Operational maturity: what it is, why you need it, how to get it

New features, new functionality, new value-adds. Tech scale-ups are under constant pressure to evolve their customer offering and accelerate growth. But the underlying infrastructure and operations need attention too. In fact, the operational maturity of IT plays a vital role in the achievement of business goals.   What is operational maturity? Operational maturity is about …

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The #1 DevOps transformation mistake organisations are making

In the 7.5 years we’ve been working in DevOps what’s the #1 DevOps Transformation mistake we keep seeing over and over again? The Answer? Rushing into launching an entire DevOps transformation programme before making the case for WHY the “status quo” is no longer good enough.  Most transformation efforts fail It’s no secret that change is hard and most transformation efforts fail. Leading …

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