Peter Drucker, the father of modern management said, “Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two – and only two – basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs.” Marketing is required to understand the needs of the customer and innovation is required to build the product or services that fit those customer needs.
Well, since meeting with our new Micro Focus colleagues, the energy, enthusiasm and content for our DevOps Interchange conference has picked up significantly as has the flood of terrific customer and partner presentations received. The Product teams have been combined and there has been frenetic activity in the Lab so you don’t want to miss the reveals and synergies across our broader Software Development and TestRead More
The DevOps movement evolved to allow organizations to innovate fast and reduce risk. DevOps rethinks how software development and delivery occurs and it reshapes how IT is organized and how IT delivers value to the business. However, some “pure” DevOps ideas are difficult to implement in highly regulated, large enterprises.
A question of scale
When the organization is required to meet strict government audit and compliance standards, when you have optimized IT deliveryRead More
The heart of every Serena xChange User Conference is the track session content and its soul the informative presentations. Very often, and after each presentation is delivered, ongoing conversations and dialog permeate the conference breaks – engaging your peers, Serena product experts and technical support.
The Call for Speakers is currently open through June 30th
Selected speakers receive complimentary registration to theRead More
Registration for xChange16 is now open. The Early Bird promotions start today and go on through April 30th. If you register now you can save $600. We have an exceptional hotel rate of just $264++/night but those rooms are limited so book early.
The preliminary agenda can be found on the xChange16 site along with details on the optional training day classes we are providing this year. xChange16 runs from SundayRead More
We have discussed in previous blog posts the many issues and challenges facing large enterprise IT as it tries to satisfy the demands of the business. The marketplace in this digital economy is rapidly driving business requirements that traditional software practices can’t keep up with. Today, software is a critical part of business success and the current software practices in most large enterprises cannot react and respond fast enough to add value to the business.
So how do IT executives lead and drive change to deliver theRead More
I am delighted to announce that Serena Software has earned the 2015 Omega NorthFace ScoreBoard Award℠ for achieving excellence in customer satisfaction in the area of Customer Support.
This is the ninth time Serena has won this award and reflects the strong commitment that Serena Support has to customer success. Not only is this a measure of the Support organisation but also of the entire Serena organisation as we work closely with our customers, across all departments. TheRead More
The 2016 Federal User Group meeting will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday April 5th and 6th, 2016. Once again we will be at the wonderful Newseum on Pennsylvania Ave a few steps from the Capital Building. You can register today, there is no cost to attend this event and lunch is included.
Here’s the agenda:
Tuesday, 5th 08:00 am to 5:00 pm – innovationRead More