Theresa Lanowitz on Solving Age-Old Problems in the Enterprise

Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am speaking with Theresa Lanowitz today, who is the founder of voke. Theresa is going to be giving a keynote at this year’s STAREAST conference on May 8, in Orlando, Florida. The keynote is titled “Extreme Automation: Software Quality for the Next Generation Enterprise.” I wanted

Cloud Biology: Enterprise Evolution Ramps Up

I’d love to take a poll (feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below) on whether software should be considered a living organism in the purist biological sense. Sure, software is made up of code instead of cells, and it may have trouble finding a home in the classic taxonomic rank of

Webinar: The Concept of Hybrid Applications

With the growth of cloud computing, technical managers are looking for ways to leverage this emerging platform to improve performance, reduce costs, and better serve their users. Due to the complexity of enterprise applications and their dependence on legacy systems, many have concluded that moving to the cloud is simply impossible. Please join Skytap for

Will DevOps Become the Norm? Your Customers Sure Hope So.

All prognosticators, even us who simply roll out a single annual list, hope for two things: one, that your predictions get a lot of traction and shares across the industry, and two, that you end up actually being correct. Anil Batra’s list of 2014 predictions has turned a lot of heads, largely due to the

Rob Myers on Using TDD with Enterprise Development

Noel Wurst: Hello, this is Noel Wurst, with Skytap, and I am interviewing Rob Myers today. Rob Myers is an Agile coach and instructor and also the founder of the Agile institute. How are you doing today Rob? Rob Myers: Good. How are you? Noel Wurst: Great, doing great. I interviewed Rob about a year

Is Your Enterprise Experiencing Groundhog Day?

In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays the roll of Phil Connors, a regular Joe who wakes up each day to find out that he is reliving February 2nd all over again—and he’s the only one aware of the time loop. To take advantage of this phenomenon, knowing that there will be no long-term

Achieving Continuous Integration with Skytap and Jenkins

Enterprise businesses are developing software faster than ever to gain a competitive edge. To compete, application development teams must release better software faster. This means continuously integrating, testing and delivering new applications. To achieve continuous integration, many companies are leveraging the popular open source CI tool, Jenkins. Jenkins allows teams to define complex, automated software

What’s Really Driving the Consumerization of IT?

We hear all the time about the consumerization of IT. It almost gets as much prime headline real estate as big data, but now that we’ve all started accepting that consumerization is here—what are we going to do with it? Hopefully your answer revolves around expanding and growing your business, because that’s what you should

How CI Is Coming to Mean “Continuous Innovation” in the Enterprise

Asking the question, “What is enterprise software?” or, “What is enterprise software designed to do?” will get you an infinite number of answers. I know, because I’ve asked this question again and again. But whether the answer is “to perform business functions,” “solve major problems,” or my favorite answer, “to provide value to our customers,”

CES 2014 Sees Increased Interest in the Enterprise

There was a time when CES was essentially only a toy store. That may sound absurd, but it’s true. The TVs, phones, video game systems, and computers were for tech-heads who had to have the latest devices…in their homes. But with the rampant rise of consumerization, and the complete inability for businesses, especially in the

The Expectations of the Enterprise 2.0: An Interview with Matt McIlwain

Madrona Venture Group’s Matt McIlwain discusses what the enterprise 2.0 means, and what brought us to this point in software development. Learn how BYOD policies, empowerment, and other innovative strategies all contribute to the apps we can’t live without. Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am speaking Matt McIlwain who is

What Makes an Enterprise Empowered?

As a dictionary junkie, I’m constantly looking up definitions, and more times than not, I’m satisfied with what Webster, Google, or even Wikipedia tells me is the meaning of something. But the times I’m left wanting more, I spend hours, if not days, wondering what would’ve been better, and how would I have defined that

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