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ERP Process Automation Demands More than a Simple Scheduling Solution By Tony Beeston The car you drive, the food you eat, the clothes you wear and the phone calls you make are all touched by an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Whether it's Oracle, SAP or another supplier, the ERP software and processes manage the back-office functions of every major industry. So if you use ERP at the core of your business processing, it's important to get it right. Now more than ever. In the application economy, almost every business is becoming a software-driven business. Successful organizations need an ERP platform defined to deliver agility, speed to market and innovation. Not enough organizations have one though. While ERP applications have become the systems of record for many businesses, they have also become a major bottleneck to agile operations, faster processes ... (more)

The Business Benefits of a DevOps Mindset | @DevOpsSummit #CD #Agile #DevOps

The Business Benefits of a DevOps Mindset By Larry Salomon In everyday life, I find there are several parallels between day-to-day discussion and some of the lessons we can take from DevOps. Such a mindset can often bring a number of benefits to any business and often these eureka moments can grab you at unsuspecting times! Where Were You When...? For example, do you remember where you were when... Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run? Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone? Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space, parachuting 39km to Earth while televising it? Mmm...soda! My... (more)

Reconstructing #DevOps Principles | @DevOpsSummit #AI #ML #DX #Agile

Reconstructing DevOps Principles By Ron Gidron What is DevOps? What are the universal principles of DevOps? How to you build a DevOps team? These are the kind of questions you often get asked when you're a self-professed DevOps enthusiast/evangelist/champion. And I know growing up we are taught there aren't any wrong questions, but as organizations undergo digital transformation, these questions require context and a reference point, else they cannot be answered with meaningful or precise statements. Why? DevOps Is a Constant State of Flux Even if it was possible to answer these ... (more)

Bubblegum, Foil and Continuous Delivery | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Bubblegum, Foil and Continuous Delivery: Using the Right Tool for the Job By Larry Salomon My wife and I have a fun dynamic: she approaches situations with surgical precision, while I tend to be more of an imprecise paintbrush. One day, she chastised me for cutting something with a butter knife and insisted that I should be using a paring knife instead. I argued that it wasn't needed. Who was right? As you can imagine, I was intentionally vague with the description of the situation above in order to illustrate that an understanding of the context is required to answer it properly. ... (more)

Overcoming the Limitations of a Bimodal IT Strategy | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Overcoming the Limitations of a Bimodal IT Strategy By Ron Gidron What Is Bimodal IT? Bimodal IT was initially defined by Gartner as, "The practice of managing two separate but coherent styles of work: one focused on predictability, the other on exploration." Of course this needs a little unpacking, but in essence Bimodal IT refers to the notion of two distinct areas of an IT department. Mode one must ensure the stability of the organisation and the success of the core business applications, while mode two is the cutting edge, focused on disrupting the industry. Supporters of Bi... (more)