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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…

Software Release Risk Management

How are you managing the software release risks associated with constant change? In today’s fast paced market, every business is under immense pressure to outshine their competitors in regards to product offering and customer…

The Cost of Inefficient Test Environment Management

Do you know how much inefficient Test Environment Management is costing you? One thing that stands out from our discussions with organisations in Asia Pacific, North America and Europe is the distinct lack of awareness when it…

March to Digital

In the rush to digital, IT is burdened with new performance issues. An interesting article on ZDNET that talks about the challenges IT and Test Environments are causing businesses as they strive to be competitive and agile….

The Test Environment Pizza

I had an “interesting” chat with a potential client this week…I could tell the client was somewhat distracted and had something “greater” on their mind.
So, I probed slightly & the vision became apparent: “We want our Projects to Self-Service the Test Environments”…

Complex IT Environment to Blame

An interesting article from IT News on why companies need to start looking at platforms like Enov8 EcoSystem to better understand and control their IT Environments, capabilities and operations…

6 Tips For A Successful Migration Program

Whether it is uplifting legacy technology assets or planning data centre migrations to private or public cloud (or a hybrid) – Here are 6 tips to help plan a successful migration.

How ‘Smelly’ are your IT Environments?

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…

Test Environment Management Use Case

We often get asked by people “What is TEM (Test Environment Management), well for those of you looking for a quick overview of Test Environment Management, here is Use Case we developed as a way…

Announcement: Delta Society Partnership

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Delta Society Australia! Delta is a national not-for-profit organisation that brings the joy of animal companionship to those…

Importance of Resilience Management

Waiting for bad things to happen is never a good practice. Once a system is down, it may already be too late and damage to the business could be irreversible. IT resilience is about preventing a disaster recovery situation before it happens.

Why Not Zero?

A group of leading technology companies have announced they will work together on the establishment of a new “Zero Outage” industry standard. A standard to safeguard quality…

Leveraging Data Automation

A core part of managing your IT & Test environments is the management of your systems information & data and the streamlining of these operations. This can be achieved by leveraging “best of breed” tools…

Leveraging Application Automation

A core part of managing your IT & Test environments is the ability to streamline operations by leveraging your favourite tools. Enov8 can integrate all your favourite development & test tools…

The Blind Spot

It is hard to believe most enterprises are still managing their Development & Test Environment assets and activities with non-scalable and non-Integratable methods like spreadsheets, word documents and emails. This results in major blind spots and inefficiencies…

Test Environment Management Explained

Despite most companies spending between 45%-55% of IT spend on Training, Development & Testing – TEM still seems an area of significant confusion and neglect. In the hope to educate and raise the bar on TEM, here is a quick overview of “IT & Test Environment Management best practices” from Enov8….

Agile? or Run-Run-Stop?

Despite the ongoing push for Agile, Development and Test Environment issues continue to cause significant disruptions to our IT Projects & our Time to Market…

Test Environment Management Maturity Index – TEMMi

With 45%+ Infrastructure & License Spend being for Non Production & with IT Projects losing up to 20% in Productivity due to IT Environment issues. It is now clear that Test Environment Management can’t be ignored…