Dynatrace study: How your peers use cloud automation to innovate faster (Part 1)

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The size and complexity of today’s cloud environments will continue to expand with the speed and innovation required to remain competitive. The post Dynatrace study: How your peers use cloud automation to innovate faster (Part 1) appeared first on Dynatrace blog. Dynatrace news.

ACM Survey, Part 2: How your peers use production monitoring data to innovate faster

Dynatrace

The post ACM Survey, Part 2: How your peers use production monitoring data to innovate faster appeared first on Dynatrace blog. Dynatrace news. Welcome back to the blog series in which we summarize the findings of our Autonomous Cloud Management Survey.

Innovation Exhaustion

The Agile Manager

But even Amazon is showing signs of innovation fatigue. Blockchain could eliminate redundancies across companies, reduce fees for simple transfers, and usher in all kinds of innovation. That means that companies in ecosystems that adopt distributed ledger technology will find opportunities for innovation and gain some efficiencies, but will not be able to exploit its full potential for quite some time. Innovation Strategic IT

Securing the software delivery value stream for safer digital innovation

Tasktop

The post Securing the software delivery value stream for safer digital innovation appeared first on Tasktop Blog. The Bifurcation of Security. In recent years, we’re seeing a clear split within the security community.

Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

Edge Perspectives

Today they are an unnatural bundle of three very different and often conflicting business types: infrastructure management, product innovation and commercialization, and customer relationship businesses. Everyone talks about transformation these days, but the term is used so loosely that it’s begun to lose all meaning. I recently wrote a blog post suggesting that the ultimate test of transformation is whether the caterpillar became a butterfly – is it so different that it’s unrecognizable?

Innovation Versus Control

The Agile Manager

This separates the sclerotic laggards from the adaptive innovators. The second part of the paragraph helps us to better understand the organizational dynamics within a small and innovative company versus those within a large integrated program team or an enterprise. Anyone touting the potential for innovation from a delivery team engaged in task execution is living in a world of make-believe. Innovation is scarce where control is the priority.

Organizing for Innovation, Part I

The Agile Manager

Innovation happens through people, not assets. Assets can be an impediment to innovation: software that is brittle, monolithic, poorly encapsulated, or high-maintenance inhibits creative new uses of it. But assets don't innovate by themselves. Innovation happens through the people you have. We saw last month that innovation is stifled where management's prevailing goal is control. Innovation

The Would-Be Innovator's Dilemma

The Agile Manager

It is appealing to think of your trading partners and competitors seeing your company as an industry leading innovator. Unfortunately, as we saw last month, innovation is an increasingly expensive game. How do you play the innovation game to win if you don't have infinitely deep pockets to finance voyages of discovery and if you don't have the clout or the charm to convince others to finance your vision? Do You have the Financial Profile of an Innovator?

Organizing for Innovation, Part VI: Putting It All Together

The Agile Manager

Visualizing it helps explain how all these things combine to create an organization that innovates as well as operates. With enterprises increasingly feeling the heat from new companies, technologies and products, executives charge managers with extracting more innovations from the business.

Organizing for Innovation, Part V: The Leadership Challenge

The Agile Manager

While constraints force institutional responses such as prioritization and innovation, they are also opportunities for a systemic change. Innovation Leadership Restructuring ITOrganizations of autonomous teams require a different set of behaviors than organizations that are run like a machine. People in a self-directed team form their own appreciations for what should be done, prioritize what will be done, and self-determine how it will be done.

Organizing for Innovation, Part III: A New Metaphor

The Agile Manager

If the organizational goal is innovation, we need the organization to have the characteristics described in the previous post in this series : it must be attuned to its environment, and it must be highly adaptable to it. Traditional organizational thinking inhibits the conditions that create innovation. To have any reasonable expectation of innovation, we need to have the right expectations of how the organization functions if we are to manage in a way that fosters innovation.

Organizing for Innovation Part IV: Autonomy at Scale

The Agile Manager

Creating complex higher-order offerings as composites of lower-level capabilities is the “platform effect” of innovation. InnovationIt is easy to understand how a small organization of autonomous teams can function. When there are only a few teams, there is a small community, and it is simple for people to communicate with one another in both formal and informal ways. It is not difficult to see how a large organization of largely independent teams can scale.

Customer Conversations - How Intuit and Edmodo Innovate using.

All Things Distributed

Customer Conversations - How Intuit and Edmodo Innovate using Amazon RDS. From tax preparation to safe social networks, Amazon RDS brings new and innovative applications to the cloud. Empowering innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Amazon Web Services (AWS). I often get to meet, discuss, and learn from innovators how they are using AWS to deliver transformative applications to their users, customers and partners. This is a unique and innovative platform.

Dareboost at Etam: when Web Performance meets a strong culture of innovation

Dareboost

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The Tortoise Strategy

The Agile Manager

Innovation IT Finance Risk ManagementThree years ago, I wrote that the unstoppable forces of Fintech were running into the immovable force of financial orthodoxy.

Late Mover Advantage

The Agile Manager

An intermediary couldn't crush the competition with customer love, innovation, tech firepower, or scale. Innovation IT Finance Leadership Risk ManagementMany years ago, I worked with a company that helped big pharma companies distribute free medical samples to doctors.

Game changing — From zero to Autonomous Cloud Management today

Dynatrace

ACM is the culmination of our best practices and learning that we share every day with our customers to help them automate their enterprise, innovate faster, and deliver better business ROI. Market disruptions spark innovation and radical change. Dynatrace news.

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ACM Survey – Part 3: How your peers speed up time to market

Dynatrace

By looking at the responses, we found that teams fall into one of three categories: Innovators: CCT between 1 hour – 2 days. So, what separates the innovators from the laggards? Innovators adopted one or more PaaS platforms. Innovators assign issues to developers much faster.

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How Do You Improve Network Agility?

DZone

The rise of innovative efforts made by several vendors to expand and modernize network device interfaces is improving network agility and is seen with emerging technologies such as SD-WAN, SDN, NFV, and intent-based networking. This network interface innovation stems from the use of programmable constructs like Yang, Tosca, and DevOps in an effort to move away from the CLI. Organizations are in search of improving network agility, but what exactly does this mean?

Looking for disruption? Don't look to technology

The Agile Manager

InnovationThe chattering classes would have us believe that technology disrupts. It does not. Socio-economic conditions change to create an incongruity that is ripe for exploitation. By way of example, the technology to enable the sharing economy existed for years, but monetizing everything from spare time to the spare bedroom only became appealing when mortgages went underwater, wages stagnated, and the labor participation rate dropped.

Invest in What You Know

The Agile Manager

Innovation LeadershipEvery day, millions of people buy expensive things they don't know much about: cars and residential homes, enterprise software and entire enterprises. Having a deep pocket - or investiture by people with deep pockets - is the only qualification required for an individual to have buying authority. As we saw previously, emotions have a share - often a disproportionate one at that - in buying decisions.

Spinnaker Sets Sail to the Continuous Delivery Foundation

The Netflix TechBlog

Myriad new features, improvements, and innovations have been added by an ever growing, actively engaged community. Opening the doors to new companies increases the innovations we’ll see in Spinnaker, which benefits everyone.

Without the Right Capital Structure, There is no Software Company Within

The Agile Manager

automakers have far more capacity than demand), highly flexible (lower labor intensity and cheap capital means production can shift quickly in response to economic or political demands, but by extension means there is no intrinsic strength derived from a "highly skilled labor force"), and subject to constant innovation in inputs (look at the progress in materials science in the last two decades). Innovation IT Finance Strategic ITIs every company destined to be a software company?

Feeling the Customer Love for AWS - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

We work hard to meet our customers expectations and to continue to innovate on their behalf. They also brought with them a video that showed their appreciation on how we enable them to innovate. All Things Distributed.

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Vision and Execution Leader – 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for APM

Dynatrace

We believe this recognition is a testament to the company’s drive to constantly innovate and be the best in all that we do. And we believe this recognition is because of our ability to notice those disruptive changes on the horizon and innovate with a disruptive solution.

Current Trends and Predictions for Software Development and Delivery

Kovair

The only constant thing in this world is ‘change’ and the only industry that makes a quick shift in innovation and technology is IT software. The post Current Trends and Predictions for Software Development and Delivery appeared first on Kovair Blog.

Perform Summit Barcelona: The future roadmap

Dynatrace

We hear what works for them, what they want and what they need, and we adapt and innovate our products in line to suit that.”. Dynatrace news. Can you believe it’s been two weeks since our annual Perform Summit Barcelona?

Are Times still Good for Load Testing?

Alex Podelko

If we speak about commercial load testing tools, we see rather a shrinking market and not too much innovation recently. My post Good Times for Load Testing was published in 2014. It is difficult to believe that 5 years passed… Are times still good for load testing? Well, yes and no.

Reimagining Experimentation Analysis at Netflix

The Netflix TechBlog

As a result, innovative methods like Quantile Bootstrapping and OLS with heterogeneous effects are no longer confined to un-versioned controlled notebooks/scripts. Toby Mao , Sri Sri Perangur , Colin McFarland Another day, another custom script to analyze an A/B test.

The Return of Financial Engineering - and What it Means for Tech

The Agile Manager

That clears the way for innovators to disrupt and grow quickly. But until those innovators rise up, finance is positioned to stymie - not facilitate - business innovation. Innovation IT Finance Strategic ITSoon after the financial crisis began in 2008, companies shifted attention from finance to operations. Finance had fallen out of favour: risk capital dried up, asset prices collapsed and capital sought safe havens like US Treasurys.

Optimizing the mainframe to reduce MIPs and MSUs: A Partner perspective

Dynatrace

With customers as the core driver of our innovations, we innovated our mainframe capability to provide real-time visibility to eliminate inefficiencies and innovate at a faster rate. Dynatrace news.

How Do You Improve Network Agility?

DZone

The rise of innovative efforts made by several vendors to expand and modernize network device interfaces is improving network agility and is seen with emerging technologies such as SD-WAN, SDN, NFV, and intent-based networking. This network interface innovation stems from the use of programmable constructs like Yang, Tosca, and DevOps in an effort to move away from the CLI; however, organizations are still looking for ways to further improve network agility, but how do they get there?

Can a Business Rent a Core Capability?

The Agile Manager

Innovation Strategic ITTech utilities - things that automate administration, enable communication or improve employee productivity - started as a labor expense, became a capital expense, and have now become a rent payment. This final state is an efficient economic relationship for buyer and seller. The buyer has more flattering financial statements and can negotiate for non-core services at a gross level (e.g., a single cost per employee).

Amazon EC2 Cluster GPU Instances - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

Today Amazon Web Services takes another step on the continuous innovation path by announcing a new Amazon EC2 instance type: The Cluster GPU Instance. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems.

EMEA Partner Awards – you can’t automate what you can’t measure!

Dynatrace

EMEA Cloud Innovator Award. EMEA Solution Innovation Award. Dynatrace news. We’re back in Barcelona for our second European Perform Summit, where the theme of autonomous cloud operations is traversing every aspect of the event.

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Driving Storage Costs Down for AWS Customers - All Things.

All Things Distributed

One of the things that differentiates Amazon Web Services from other technology providers is its commitment to let customers benefits from continuous cost-cutting innovations and from the economies of scale AWS is able to achieve. All Things Distributed.

Driving Bandwidth Cost Down for AWS Customers. - All Things.

All Things Distributed

Often we think about innovation as going after new unchartered territories, but it is also important to innovate in those existing dimensions that will remain important for customers. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. Driving Bandwidth Cost Down for AWS Customers. By Werner Vogels on 29 June 2011 09:55 AM. Permalink. Comments ().

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Utilities, Strategic Investments, and the CIO

The Agile Manager

Each is a new take on an old theme, echoing one part of the contradiction that has riddled every business with a captive technology department: we want to minimize how much we spend on IT, and we want IT to be a source of innovation. Treating them as utilities relegates them to being costs, starving them for investment and suppressing the innovative punch they should pack. Innovation Leadership Restructuring IT Strategic IT

The future of synthetic testing is in the cloud

Dynatrace

Each of these factors impacted data quality, time to market, and slowed down our ability to innovate efficiently for our customers. Fueling innovation. It’s about fueling innovation. Scale as we need to, to innovate. Dynatrace news.

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Netflix Studio Hack Day?—?May 2019

The Netflix TechBlog

The most important value of hack days is that they support a culture of innovation. Netflix Studio Hack Day ?—?May May 2019 By Tom Richards , Carenina Garcia Motion , and Marlee Tart Hack Days are a big deal at Netflix.

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Modern applications at AWS

All Things Distributed

Innovation has always been part of the Amazon DNA, but about 20 years ago, we went through a radical transformation with the goal of making our iterative process—" invent, launch, reinvent, relaunch, start over, rinse, repeat, again and again "—even faster.

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Sustainability versus Efficiency

The Agile Manager

There's another dimension that, if executed, makes a business sustainable and less prone to seismic interruption: constant innovation in response to external factors. With that must also come invention, which is of course not the same as innovation. This is also not the same as internally-driven innovation. In innovation-centric firms, production isn't in a bubble. Disruptive, externally-driven innovation should be the rule, not the exception.

Fostering a Web Performance Culture

José M. Pérez

Promote feedback from individual contributors and give them time to create innovative prototypes and POCs. Sure, that’s the most fun and innovative part! Web Performance is not only about understanding what makes a site fast.