As companies and industries embrace the full logic of open communities, automation, and services-oriented architectures, software creates a trajectory that has and will continue to radically transform how we do and consume things, and how we run our lives and businesses. This post from Pivotal's Transformation practice leader, Siobhan McFeeney, offers some insight and advice on how businesses can cope and grow in the face of this opportunity.
Pair programming and agile development have become popular buzzwords in recent years, but these practices have been fundamental to how Pivotal Labs develops and delivers products since its inception. As a result, companies often collaborate directly with Labs to develop applications, while also learning techniques of close collaboration and iterative development. Members of IDEO Labs, the research and development group within global design agency IDEO, recently spent a month at Pivotal Labs to build an application using agile development methods.
Part three of the Cloud Native Journey series is focused on legacy application migration and modernization. It provides a variety of factors and inputs to help guide decision-making—which legacy apps make sense to migrate, what portions make sense, where governance causes harm, how to identify agile candidates, and much more.
Since 2012, Pivotal has teamed up with Girls Who Code to encourage young women to pursue computer-related degrees and careers. In today’s world, too many young women are forgoing a career in computer science even though they showed high interest in science, technology, engineering, and math subjects.
The older and larger the company, the more difficult it is to adapt to today’s software development environment. This was the experience of the eighty-five-year-old company CenturyLink, a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services giant. As a result, the Louisiana-based company partnered with Pivotal to enable cloud innovation with Pivotal Cloud Foundry.
CoreLogic, an industry-leading, $1.4 billion software, data, and analytics company has reinvented the way it develops software with Pivotal. Pivotal Cloud Foundry is providing a way to automate development and deployment, reduce risk, and increase time to market. Pivotal Labs has helped the company re-invent its culture—one that is now based on agile, innovative practices surrounded by DevOps practices.
One of the most successful health care providers in the United States is using Pivotal Cloud Foundry and services from Pivotal Labs to help its 14 million customers live healthier lives. The company quickly recognized technology’s potential to help clients track steps and calories, monitor their blood pressure, and maintain healthy lifestyles by using mobile applications that offer useful healthcare advice.
Deploying Cloud Foundry within an enterprise as large and multifaceted as Comcast presents a number of challenges. The platform must scale while being capable of serving a number of application needs, spread across multiple teams. During a talk at the Cloud Foundry Summit 2015, Comcast’s Neville George, Sam Guerrero, Tim Leong, and Sergey Matochkin discussed the decisions the Cloud Architecture team made while introducing Cloud Foundry to the company’s operations.
Once IT has decided to change to a new way, how do you manage that change and keep up the energy? Also, how do you get IT to change in the first place? In this latest Pivotal Conversations podcast, host Cote discusses a recent experience Casey West (@caseywest), newly of Pivotal, had in transforming to a small batch mentality and some of the challenges—and rewards!—his team faced.
What’s Pivotal Cloud Foundry have to do with continuous delivery? Fresh off presenting at a recent Jenkins User Conference on that topic, Pivotal Conversations host Coté asks Karun Bakshi to go over his presentation. They discuss how Pivotal Cloud Foundry helps enable continuous delivery and also some of the “deleted scenes” from his talk.