How to transform your siloed enterprise for the digital era

September 18, 2015

Every mature business started as a siloed business before the advent of the digital age. It thought in boxes, such as “we have 1000 shops, 2000 ticket machines, 100 stores, 15 big IT environments, several finance department all over the world, an internal loan office,” etc. IT helped to get the business running and delivered goods, sent invoices, helped to close books and so on.

In the digital age, IT does so much more. Instead of facilitating the business, in many cases IT is the business. In today´s world, the enterprise business needs to get out of siloed thinking. Why? There are business imperatives to take care of and to have a successful, agile business, IT needs to adapt quickly.

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Is batch processing dead?

July 29, 2015
Every time a new technology shows up in the technology stack, its advocates are quick to dismiss the “old” ways of doing IT. They believe that the “new” shiny toy has a better solution for everything.

Don’t believe me? Let’s look at some technologies:

When SAP released SAP R/2 and SAP R/3 in the 90s, the theory behind it was that processing would move from batch to real-time (in case you wondering – that “R” stands for real-time). When SOA architecture became the new buzz, people proclaimed that batch scheduling was dead, as the Service Bus would replace all those needs...
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Smarter DevOps – Why You Need Continuous Monitoring

July 22, 2015

Those T from a dev-centric background might discount monitoring from their DevOps approach. But if you’re already automating deployment and testing, why wouldn’t you use the right set of tools to avoid manual performance monitoring?

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Enhancing the customer experience at Porsche Informatik

July 22, 2015

Porsche Informatik are an excellent example of a company using automation as it is intended. As the IT team behind car dealers in 21 countries worldwide, they use automation to make back-office IT processes as fast and reliable as possible. This allows dealers to focus on enhancing the face-to-face user experience - the human element that maintains personal customer service.

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Five steps to avoiding the recent major outages we’ve read about

July 20, 2015

United Airlines flights nationwide were grounded early Wednesday morning, creating delays and long lines at airport terminals. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) also suspended trading on Wednesday and stayed down for nearly four hours. Minutes later, The Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) homepage experienced an outage, possibly under intense traffic as a result of the NYSE news.

It reminds me of the maxim, ‘when the tide goes out, you can see who is bathing naked’. The simple fact is that failures such as these frequently point to more deep-seated problems with ageing IT infrastructures.

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What your IT can learn from the Paris Metro

July 14, 2015

"Travelling on Line 1 is now a much more comfortable experience. Automation has improved both safety and service quality in Line 1’s ability to adapt almost immediately to transport demand..."

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How to implement DevOps in 7 simple steps

July 10, 2015

While DevOps is roughly a journey towards the ideals of agility through continuous delivery, there are no set rules for its implementation. How the initiative starts out is subjective to each business, and is a continuous path of improvement and collaboration.


Automic CMO, Dr. Chris Boorman, proposes seven steps towards a sustainable DevOps transformation. Watch the video or read about the seven simple steps to implement DevOps:

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Ten ways the Internet of Things is transforming our lives

July 10, 2015

Is the IoT myth or reality? And if it is reality, what impact is it likely to have on our everyday lives? And why does business automation hold the key to IoT success in your organization? It’s time to find out.

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