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HP Software's community for IT leaders // July 2014


Ops leaders face pivot to DevOps

Remember where you were on cloud five years ago? That’s DevOps today. HP Software VP Roy Ritthaler surveys the landscape—and charts a course.

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DevOps for the real world

Author and DevOps proponent Gene Kim says regular companies, not just unique startups, can create high-trust organizations.

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Delivering DevOps to enterprise IT

HP Software Professional Services experts Shamim Ahmed and Kees van den Brink talk about how large enterprise organizations can embrace DevOps.

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The skills you need as an IT service broker

IT ops must integrate third-party services into its offerings. Terence Ngai, director of Cloud Solutions Delivery for HP, details the new business skills IT leaders will need.

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Are you groaning over IT governance?

HP’s Paul Muller discusses the state of IT governance in the world today with Mark Toomey, founder of Infonomics. How are the standards holding up, given the latest technologies like BYOD and consumerization of IT?

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Q:  How do IT ops leaders compete with service-centered cloud brokers?

A:  In manufacturing, you have a process called engineer-to-order, which is project centric. When you engineer to order, you’re doing a one-off for a customer. At the other extreme … in a configure-to-order model, you take a standard component and plug it in. This is the key concept I try to convey around IT services strategy: you want to shift from engineer-to-order to configure-to-order. Doing projects makes you slow, unpredictable, and costly. If you go configure-to-order, it makes you very predictable, very fast, and a little bit less flexible. Of course you have to find your own balance. … You can make incremental changes. You don’t have to do it all at once.

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