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Jackie Kahle

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Four Best Practices for DevOps Success Much of what is written about DevOps focuses on the development team and on making things faster. And the ops team is thinking, "Whoa, slow down! We need to ensure there's quality, so going fast with poor quality doesn't help." So dev and ops are immediately at odds with each other, because their goals are different. You want to center all teams around the common objective of having a predictable and reliable customer experience. That's just not a coding issue. There is a difference between quality of code and quality of experience, and what really matters to an organization is quality of experience. Dev, ops, and testing all succeed together in creating a quality experience, or they fail together. Achieving DevOps success requires coordination across different IT department workflows, and poses a challenge for many organizat... (more)

One Simple Step Can Make Your APIs More Secure

APIs - application programming interfaces -- are an old technology that has become today's hottest method for getting critical data to mobile apps. APIs are good for business. APIs drove $2 billion in business for Expedia by securely exposing valuable content to its affiliate network. But there are hidden dangers to using APIs. APIs share many of the same threats that plague the web, but APIs have unique risk profile that must be managed. It is a mistake to think we can secure APIs the same way we secure the web. But there are some really simple things that anyone implementing a... (more)

Seven Changes Driving the Future of IT

Today's IT leaders must feel like they are living in a mash-up of two songs -"The Times They Are a-Changin" and "We've Only Just Begun." The question isn't whether the role of IT is changing, it is what you as an IT leader need to do to get ahead of the change. A recent global survey commissioned by CA Technologies and conducted by Vanson Bourne illustrates how radically the role of IT is changing in today's business -- and not always to the benefit of IT leaders and staffers. The survey of 1,300 senior IT leaders from large organizations in 21 countries explored the IT departmen... (more)

Using Management Cloud By @JackieKahle | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

IT High on the Totem Pole: Using Management Cloud to Get There IT's role is changing dramatically from working in isolation to operating hand in hand with the business team. Successful IT leaders understand that they need to keep a pulse on the newest technologies and work in unison with their business counterparts in order to remain at the forefront of their industry. By approaching IT service delivery through a business lens, IT is able to streamline processes, lessen the IT management burden, and empower end users. Management Cloud: IT's Key to the New Front Office, a CA Tech... (more)

Click the Refresh Button on IT Security By @JackieKahle | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The security landscape is evolving more than ever before – not only must chief information security officers (CISOs) deal with constant increasing cyber-attack threats and security breaches but they must keep up with mobility trends and concerns about access to data and protecting identities. Mobility is growing at a fast pace, and though it may be easy to construct more barriers to data access, there are much more effective approaches. A new research report by Vanson Bourne sponsored by CA Technologies dives into the security practices within large enterprises. Survey participant... (more)