Toward a Digital [Enterprise] Horizon


Change is everywhere, it’s accelerating, and most companies today recognize that disruption has come to their industries, fueled by advances in digital technologies and more collaborative outside-in cultures. Indeed, many have already begun a digital transformation to ensure that their business is not left behind. The technology side of true digital transformation is about bringing information into the fabric of every transaction with a client, partner, employee and process. Digital…

Digitizing the Enterprise: Streamlining Enterprise Processes


Digital Transformation is most frequently associated with customer facing activities embracing customer intimacy thru more contextualized conversations and self service capabilities.  These customer experiences can certainly contribute to top line growth, but sometimes give glimpse to gaps in a companies ability to fulfill demand, quickly and with that same level of information rich interaction. Some might say that the second wave of transformational value is unlocked with enterprises begin to…

DevSecOps


DevOps and Continuous Integration (CI) run hand in hand in helping create optimized consistent delivery of production services.  Optimal in that developers and operators become one team that addresses both functional and systems level thinking into developing a key service for the enterprise.  Thru this integrated team approach, the people who build it, operate it, and further this integrated team will manage everything from software..systems fixes and improvements.  A typicaly…

Predictions: 6 IT trends that will drive 2017


It's hard to have a discussion about 2017 without a clear definition of "DIGITAL".  In my mind, Digital is the application of contextualized information to improve experience and outcome, whether consumer or employee, an informed decision brings all available information to the point of decision to attempt to guide and de-risk that decision.  As a result we are building services in the cloud for agility and scale, composing with independent services…

Journey to the Digital Enterprise


Over the past year, we have all seen signs that "Digital" is moving past the consumer focused startup, and past the CMO and their digital-social agendas into a much broader enterprise strategy discussion.  Many digital strategies center around bringing information into "for purpose" integrations [often visualized], and into decision/recommendation environments.  By expanding the information, the analytics and new consumerized apps, mass-customized [and context aware] experiences are becoming the norm. The Digital…

More Complete Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Deployments [hint: the NETWORK IS THE COMPUTER]


Today we are announcing, with our partner AT&T, support for the integration of AT&T NetBond™ API based [WAN] orchestration within a standard CSC Agility Platform™ cloud blueprint has GA'd.  This bring dynamic WAN networking into the application developers toolbox; cross linking the public cloud’s “VPC” intra-nets and the Enterprise Cloud VLANS via dynamically provisioned private channels in the WAN. Let’s cut today's announcement up into pieces: Public Cloud VPC’s is a…

The need to extend SIAM for the Digital Enterprise


In the new "as a Service" Enterprise, we talk aggressively about Service Integration becoming a combinator of core enterprise services, contextual services, and utility services (see Simon Wardley’s mapping taxonomy).  Core enterprise services, those that support the core industry: ERP for manufacturing, Core Banking for retail banks, Policy Management for insurance and the like; provide access to core transactional services that operate to the industry regulations and corporate policies.  Contextual…

SDN for the Global Enterprise


For many in the enterprise, their relationship with their WAN carriers has been an opaque, long lead time, inflexible experience, looking at the WAN as a big, dumb pipe.  With the advent of NetBond, AT&T has taken a bold step in putting the enterprise "user" in control of their own, private channel between two points on the MPLS cloud.  In effect, turning what is often a set of static MPLS…

CSC and Amazon Team Up to Deliver Enterprise Clouds


CSC has been building on it's successful BizCloud plans for the past 3 years, but this year we really put Cloud in the center of our Infrastructure portfolio.  We have moved our Cloud delivery into our Global Infrastructure business so that customers gain a consistent service experience, but also so that the CSC clouds become the "first place" that we position workloads that we develop, service and manage for customers.…

IT and SDDC, Agile Development and Release Management


For me, there have been a number of processes in typical IT that have been substantial challenges from a business risk, regulatory and latency perspective.  I constantly ask myself: Why is the hurdle between Dev and Ops so high which causes so many to "trip and fall".  Many key DevOps projects focus necessarily on the agile developer/operational staff scrum in order to underwrite the risk of the addition of a…