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ERP Process Automation Demands More than a Simple Scheduling Solution By Tony Beeston The car you drive, the food you eat, the clothes you wear and the phone calls you make are all touched by an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Whether it's Oracle, SAP or another supplier, the ERP software and processes manage the back-office functions of every major industry. So if you use ERP at the core of your business processing, it's important to get it right. Now more than ever. In the application economy, almost every business is becoming a software-driven business. Successful organizations need an ERP platform defined to deliver agility, speed to market and innovation. Not enough organizations have one though. While ERP applications have become the systems of record for many businesses, they have also become a major bottleneck to agile operations, faster processes ... (more)

The Business Benefits of a DevOps Mindset | @DevOpsSummit #CD #Agile #DevOps

The Business Benefits of a DevOps Mindset By Larry Salomon In everyday life, I find there are several parallels between day-to-day discussion and some of the lessons we can take from DevOps. Such a mindset can often bring a number of benefits to any business and often these eureka moments can grab you at unsuspecting times! Where Were You When...? For example, do you remember where you were when... Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run? Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone? Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space, parachuting 39km to Earth while televising it? Mmm...soda! My... (more)

Are You Prepared for Disaster (Recovery)?

Are You Prepared for Disaster (Recovery)? ... (more)

DevOps Is Easier to Fail | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Agile #ContinuousDelivery

Why DevOps is Easier to Fail at than Succeed By Larry Salomon Since the term "DevOps" was coined in Belgium back in 2009, it has been impossible to avoid the debate raging around it. While we have watched it gain hype and momentum, many articles have been written to describe what elements of a DevOps strategy are required for it to be successful. In spite of this, not many organizations feel there is a need for DevOps. In a Gartner report entitled DevOps Adoption Survey Results (published in September 2015), 40% of respondents said they had no plans to implement DevOps and 31% of... (more)

Application Development Done Right | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Application Development Done Right By Larry Salomon Developing code, without considering either the current or future needs of the end user, can cause frustration and result in customer churn, which ultimately means lower revenues. In this blog, I'd like to describe something simple I came across that demonstrates how to avoid these pitfalls. Using Technology to Get Ahead Recently, we had a severe snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions, which is unheard of in central New Jersey. Being responsible adults, my wife and I went to the grocery store to stock up on essentials (read: chip... (more)