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How Smelly
Are Your IT Environments?

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MARCH, 2017

Kent beck, the inventor of XP extreme programming, once wrote about the concept of “Smelly Code”.

Given IT Environments seem to be a significant challenge for so many organizations, it got us thinking:

What might “Smelly IT Environments” smell of?

 

In a nutshell, here is our top 8 list of things that indicate your IT & Test Environments smell like a Kipper.

  1. Use of spreadsheets to manage & track your Test Environments
  2. A CMDB that only ever focuses on the Infrastructure Components
  3. Too many Test Environment System Instances (causing overspend)
  4. Too few Test Environment System Instances (causing contention)
  5. Inability to identify current and future Test environment demand
  6. Lack of End to End Data Integrity
  7. Inconsistent & Slow IT Environment operations
  8. Manual information gathering & reporting

Learn more about implementing IT Environment Transparency & Governance with enov8.

 

How smelly are your IT Environments?

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