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How KeyBank Used DevOps to Overcome Cost, Complexity, and Legacy Constraints
"Rzeszotarski emphasized the importance of containers as “Rather than have to have 15 teams have to put their hands into the solution to release it, it’s all built within code. It’s reusable. You’re putting that responsibility back to the app team to manage it and we are making it testable and we are using Kubernetes to put the rails up to guard it and make sure it’s highly available and highly reliable.”"
case  study  culture  events  top  stories  devops  kubernetes 
august 2018 by jonerp
3 DevOps Insights from NIO, Maker of Self-Driving Cars and a Kubernetes Power User
"When we think Internet-of-things (IoT), we’ve been trained to think internet-connected toasters, fridges and thermostats. There might be a lot of these devices, but they won’t produce much data. The much bigger part of IoT will be industrial devices, like self-driving cars."
case  study  contributed  top  stories  internet  of  things  kubernetes  portworx  sponsored 
february 2018 by jonerp
The Salesforce MBA: What We Learned with FinancialForce, Twilio, StitchFix (Video + Transcript)
"We were very happy to have the Salesforce “Mafia,” consisting of four executives–three who have since moved onto their next ventures–on the Strategy Stage so they could discuss some important lessons learned from being a part of the 19-year-old SaaS powerhouse."
business  startup  lessons  case  studies  hiring  &  operations  retention  metrics  saastr  annual  sessions  the  journey  video 
january 2018 by jonerp
No Grumpy Humans and Other Site Reliability Engineering Lessons from Google
'It’s about building credibility for the long term. That’s the fundamental element that makes the SRE role work, she told New Relic’s Matthew Fleming, in a talk about what others may learn from her SRE experience at Google. “You really won’t get anywhere with a product development software engineering team if you walk in there and say, ‘You’re doing A, B, and C wrong, like you must fix this,’” she said."
analysis  case  study  events  top  stories  futurestack  2017  google  service  level  agreements  objectives  shadow  it  site  reliability  engineering 
october 2017 by jonerp
How Workday Bridges the Gap between Amazon and OpenStack
"“What I will strongly recommend is to build something,” Magana advised. “I keep calling it ‘middleware,’ but something that abstracts the back-end platform, your pipeline system, from the way to deliver your application artifact to production. I strongly recommend that.”

It is nothing like Aporeto’s CEO described it: succumbing to the relentless will of a monopolistic beast with its sights set on world domination. If anything, Workday’s strategy is a do-it-yourself program for making global public cloud deployment viable for an organization that is not, and may not ever be, rooted there to begin with."
case  study  technology  top  stories  amazon  ec2  container  service  web  services  aws  re:invent  2016  chef  continuous  integration  and  deployment  gerrit  jenkins  middleware 
october 2017 by jonerp
Letting Your Customers Tell Your Story - by @barnes_hank
"But, when validation of service comes from your customers, it is immediately more credible. The volume of stories in the Mimecast piece is impressive. They had many many customers who were willing to invest their time to create stories about their experience. And the only thing Mimecast had to do was basic editing and layout."
go-to-market  advocacy  marketing  case  studies  customer  experience  service  validation  hpe  mimecast 
september 2017 by jonerp
Going Beyond the “What” in Case Studies - by @barnes_hank
"But “what stories” dont work for people that are not that far along. They need to know the why. Why did they need an e-commerce system? What was wrong with their old one? What problems were they experiencing? With “why stories,” you can help people sense and recognize issues they are facing that they had not identified a solution path for. You can tie that in to the value of solving them.

“Why stories” help people build the case for change."
go-to-market  buying  case  studies  content  proof  points 
april 2017 by jonerp
SAP Indirect Access: What the Diageo Case Means to SAP Customers
"The bottom line… SAP has gone all in on the Diageo case, and has been all in on this concept for years because SAP’s future revenue and share of the cloud market is on the line. SAP has clearly developed and is executing on its strategy to incent adoption of SAP cloud solutions. SAP has also positioned itself to capture incremental revenue even if a customer elects to choose an alternative best-of-breed solution."
sap  charge  for  indirect  access  court  case 
march 2017 by jonerp
Nate Silver’s Lessons for Big Data from the Unpredicted Trump Victory
"Data is not interesting for its own sake, but for how it relates to everything else. It’s like a map, you need to see how the data relates to everything else. A coordinate itself doesn’t tell you anything. But as your data set gets larger, you go from five variables to ten, you begin to see an exponential increase in complexity."
analysis  case  study  events  top  stories  big  data  futurestack  2016  new  relic 
january 2017 by jonerp
How Shell Oil Is Taking DevOps and Agile to the Cutting Edge
"Of course, another important way to measure success in the oil and gas industry is whether or not it complied. For agile and Scrum in the heavily regulated worlds, certainly “compliant” is another definition of “done.”

Measuring cultural changes is always a challenge, but it’s a particular hurdle for such a large multinational."
analysis  case  study  culture  events  top  stories  agile  continuous  integration  and  deployment  cultural  change  devops  world  2016  scrum  tns  management 
january 2017 by jonerp
Dealing with the “happy customers won’t do case studies” problem - @barnes_hank
"Still don’t believe you can make progress. Maybe this will help. In a recent survey of 508 technology buyers (mix of business and IT roles, at varying org levels and in orgs from over 100 people to over 10,000), only 4% said they would not participate in any advocacy related activities. That means 96% are willing to help their providers, as long as they are receiving value."
go-to-market  advocacy  marketing  case  studies  customer  communities  references 
september 2016 by jonerp
How To Succeed at Failure with Microservices
"Reinhardt shares three ways he steered his team towards a new success, one that saw that same team that had failed at the reorientation introduce structural changes that have since brought their monolithic codebase deployments down from 5-10 days to thirty minutes."
case  study  top  stories  api360  summit  ca  technologies  conway's  law  failure  legacy  migration  microservices  architecture  reorientation  tns  management 
august 2016 by jonerp
What Spotify Learned From the Flop of its App Store
"Or better yet, what happened after the app platform stumble? And did their change to “speeding through failure” actually work? Frödin told us they built a Web API, which enabled them to “build a lot of interesting stuff for our users and internally,” as the API enables them to have a lot of flexibility for rapid change."
analysis  case  study  events  top  stories  api  application  programming  interface  dibbs  organizational  culture  spark  the  change  conference  spotify  tns  management 
july 2016 by jonerp
Scaling Agile: When to Build a Scrum of Scrums
"So, are there frameworks that work? The four different agile coaches seemed to all be fans of the Large Scale Scrum framework or LeSS because they said says it has you scale by descaling and by removing managers and decreasing emphasis on specialization. It’s another framework built to bring Scrum to larger teams, but built on the idea that you can get “More with LeSS.”
analysis  case  study  top  stories  agile  management  large  scale  scrum  framework  lean  change  mangaement  less  3.0  microservices  safe  scaled 
june 2016 by jonerp
Apache Spark for Deep Learning: Two Case Studies
"When it comes to big data-styled analytics processing, it’s a so-called two-horse race between the old stallion Hadoop MapReduce and young buck Apache Spark. Increasingly, many companies that are running in Hadoop environments are choosing to process their big data with Spark instead."
case  study  events  top  stories  apache  spark  big  data  frameworks  deep  learning  hadoop  mapreduce  machine  papi  trovit 
may 2016 by jonerp
Requiem for Tay: Microsoft’s AI Bot Gone Bad
"Just days after Google artificial intelligence-based DeepMind technology defeated the world’s Go Champion, an experimental Microsoft AI-based chatbot was out-gamed by goofballs on Twitter, who sent the bot swirling off into an inflammatory rants."
culture  top  stories  ai  artificial  intelligence  case  study  machine  learning  microsoft  twitter 
march 2016 by jonerp
Trust, Differentiation, and Messaging - by @barnes_hank
"A few weeks ago, I shared some of the results from Gartner’s latest survey about differentiation. In that post, the focus was on the impact of a failure to differentiate. Today I want to look at some of the other questions that we asked and the responses as it relates to messaging and trust."
future  of  sales  go-to-market  case  studies  differentiation  influencer  relations  situational  awareness  trust 
february 2016 by jonerp
LinkedIn Finalizes its New Search Architecture, Galene
"Last week, professional social networking service LinkedIn moved its search operations entirely over to a new architecture, called Galene, customized for its specific user base."
case  study  science  technology  top  stories  galene  linkedin  lucene  search 
november 2015 by jonerp
How Docker Turbocharged Uber’s Deployments - by @jkriggins
"Now Uber is about a third Dockerized but looking toward one hundred percent soon. Why? While the transition was painful, the end result was what they had hoped for, getting rid of their three greatest pain points that stifled continuous deployment. With Docker, they no longer had to:

Wait for the infrastructure team to write service scaffolding.
Wait for IT to locate services.
Wait for infrastructure team to provision services."
case  study  events  technology  top  stories  containers  devops  docker  dockercon  sharing  economy  uber 
november 2015 by jonerp
Andy Wilson, CEO of Logikcull: “8 Things Learned Going from a Services Business to a SaaS Business - by @jasonlk
"There’s a good chance that if you’re running a services business that it can be transformed into a SaaS business. That’s what I realized in 2009. And although it took 4 years to complete the transformation, it was worth it. Because if we didn’t do it to ourselves, someone else would’ve. Your results will vary."
business  featured  posts  case  studies  entrepreneurship  startups 
june 2015 by jonerp
How to get your executives to buy into innovative IT projects - by @stepheneronan
As excited as we all get about the latest trends in tech – iOT, big data, cloud, etc. – our peers may not share this enthusiasm when it comes to allocating cash to implement them.
CIOs  innovation  business  case 
april 2015 by jonerp
Is It Time to End the Traditional Approach to Reference Management in Technology Marketing? - by @barnes_hank
"The respondents may have viewed “sales arranged” as “moderated”. As a result, their skepticism about the authenticity of the discussion might be higher. With this interpretation or viewed at face value, the message to technology marketing and sales is clear. If you connect a prospect to the customer, get out of the way. Allow them to have a discussion without anyone from your organization present to moderate or influence the discussion."
marketing  references  case  studies 
february 2015 by jonerp

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