Virtual Assistants (VA) or Virtual Personal Assistants (VPA) can improve the productivity of business processes considerably. A VA is like a digital secretary, which enables the users to communicate with all sorts of applications in a natural and “human way”. A VA can prioritize tasks, learn to fulfill routine tasks, and can ensure the user that nothing important will be …

What is Continuous Delivery and why do you need it   In today’s world, one of the key elements for market success is the time it takes for your product(s) and features to get to the market. For software development, continuous delivery is an approach that eliminates waste and removes the traditional long waiting times between implementation and release. However, …

Are you transitioning to DevOps, contemplating to do so, looking to improve your existing DevOps culture or approach, or just fill the gaps between expectations and reality? The stage at which you are in your DevOps journey is not as important, as this transition is a process rather than an overnight change, requiring successive iterations of improvement. With this in …

Dear colleagues, here is an attempt to share a view of the world (I call it yet another model). Then, within this framework, periodically share practical models that could be useful in our lives and profession. Let’s stay a bit with this bold generalization that “everything is a model”. At a simplistic level we can observe that every thought we …

As promised, here is the second article of the series. In the first post, we reviewed 2015 Black Friday and made predictions for 2016, detailed the “what” of performance testing and why you should consider its business value. We now move on to how to prepare your e-commerce business for Black Friday and beyond, while identifying and understanding the different types …

  This is the first article in a series aimed at demystifying the whats and hows of continuous delivery and DevOps. We’ll be offering a fresh but clear perspective on how continuous delivery should be understood and tackled by IT leaders. The adoption of Continuous Delivery is imminent for businesses. If you didn’t know it already, there’s a digital tsunami on its …

The following is a guest post by Peter Leeson. Peter Leeson is an international speaker and consultant in process and quality improvement, as well as a CMMI specialist and quality manager for White Clarke Group (UK) and the author of “Orchestrated Knowledge“. You can follow Peter on Twitter (@PeterLeeson), Facebook and LinkedIn. Editor’s Note: This article is part 2 of a 2 part …

…or is it compromised by legacy systems? Did you hear the story about the company who used their private jet to collect a retired software engineer from his retirement home on a Greek island, so he could fix one of their legacy issues? It’s the stuff of legends – but it happens to be true. Did you hear the story about …