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Why Cloud “Server” Tagging Strategies Are Important

15 OCTOBER, 2018 by Christian Meléndez Preamble A key part of Enterprise IT Intelligence is understanding you Cloud Resources. And where better to start than using the "elegant" concept of Tagging. A concept used across the various cloud and infrastructure management...

World Quality Report 2018-19

26 SEPTEMBER, 2018 by Niall Crawford World Quality Report 2018-19 The results from the 10th anniversary edition of the World Quality Report are conclusive: 99% of respondents are now using DevOps practices in their organizations. It appears the focus is no longer on...

Measuring Your DevOps Maturity

14 September, 2018 by Sylvia Fronczak Incorporating DevOps into your organization is not a zero-sum game. It is a journey. And like most journeys, it can be measured. When measuring your DevOps journey, you need to show progress as well as setbacks. Additionally, it's...

THE SEVEN HABITS OF EFFECTIVE DEVOPS AT SCALE (Infographic)

03 SEPTEMBER, 2018 by Niall Crawford Preamble All too often we see companies embracing agile by breaking up their teams up into tribes and letting them go for it. An approach which has the “early benefits” of appearing like your teams are doing the right-thing...

Here There Be Dragons! Mapping IT Environments

25 August, 2018 by Niall Crawford A short article by our CIO on why Environment Mapping (or call it "good" Configuration Management if you wish) is so essential to controlling an organizations IT delivery capability and cost optimization.   Why Map your IT...

Beyond Cloud – Embracing the Playbook

26 JULY, 2018 by Niall Crawford Deploying an instance in AWS, Azure or Google is typically a straightforward process. However, architecting, managing and optimizing your end-to-end platforms that consist of application tiers, data tiers, integration points and...

Pitfalls with DevOps at Scale

Some might think that because DevOps is hard to implement, it’s not for everyone, especially not large organizations. That’s not true. Outcomes are what really matter…

Agile Release Train Smells – The Most Common Mistakes

Whether your organization is starting an agile transformation now or is well on its way, there are always pitfalls. Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a big leap for most organizations. After all, even if some of your development teams…

The Hats of Release Management

The roles of governing Enterprise Release Management and the Deployment Management are complementary, yet involve various different functions (or sets of many hats)…

What is Enterprise IT Intelligence?

We have all heard of the term Business Intelligence (BI), coined in 1865 and described more recently by Gartner as “an umbrella term that includes the applications,…

The Online EMMi Assessment

    10   MAY, 2018 by Niall Crawford Ever wondered how mature your IT & Test Environment Management practices are? Well here at Enov8, over the last few years, we have been building a model called the EMMi (the Environment Management Maturity Index)   Originally...

Holistic Test Data Management – Beyond ETL

So, you’ve got a team responsible for Test Data Management. Your project puts in a request, they grab copies from production, mask them, subset them and deploy them into your Test Environments.

The Agile Release Train Explained

If your organization is starting an agile transformation, you might be looking at it as an opportunity. Or perhaps you’re looking at it with some healthy skepticism…

The DevOps Void & Value Stream Mapping

Do you ever wonder why the environment preparation or releases take so long? After all, the company just invested “zillions” on a whole bunch of great tools and a cloud framework.

Benchmarking Release Management

It goes without saying, that the backbone of all organizations today is digital and independent of the end-products you provide, there is an inherent need to drive your features and solutions from conception to production…

Sand Castles and DevOps at Scale

DevOps & DevOps at Scale is little a bit like comparing the building of Sand Castles on a Beach to Town Planning. Here are 5 practices to promote as a way of preparing for a DevOps at scale capability…

The Outsourcing Carousel & Enterprise IT Intelligence

A key responsibility of any CIO is to find the correct technology partners to deliver IT services. Ideally services that will be delivered: Better, Faster, or at the very least Cheaper. A process that involves RFPs, Presentations, Strategy Workshops…

100% Agile within a Year – The DevOps Cube

How could a large company, like a bank, be 100% agile? And how could they prove it?
I see two fundamental challenges or truisms: 1. Companies are federated 2. Measuring Agile is Difficult

Test Environment Anti-Patterns

Test Environments Anti Patterns
A common term used in the world of Software Development is the concept of Anti-Patterns. An Anti-Pattern is basically a commonly occurring approach to a problem or task that generates decidedly negative consequences…

How Enov8 Can Help you Achieve True DevOps

DevOps is a set of practices that automates the processes between software development and IT teams, allowing them to build, test, and release software faster and more reliably. The concept of DevOps is based on collaboration between teams that historically functioned in relative silos…

How to Reduce Environment Downtime

Reduce Test Environment Downtime – In this blog article, we will discuss about how test environment managers can minimise environment downtime and how enov8 can help in achieving this dream.

Why do we need Release Gates?

Before starting this topic on importance of Release Gates, lets understand – what is a release gate?
A Release Gate can be defined as a milestone or health indicator of a release at that very point in time…