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To support the growing demands of enterprises looking to use software as a competitive advantage, Pivotal has acquired three companies and added an Entrepreneur-in-Residence over the last two months. Starting with CloudCredo (December 2015), Slice of Lime (January 2016) and bringing Eric Ries on board as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Pivotal’s is excited to announce today that we have acquired Neo, a provider of agile development services based in Singapore and San Francisco, in a strategic initiative to extend our ability to help companies around the globe.
It really seems like the world of software development today includes only two types of projects—those that release frequently and those that release infrequently. In this post, Pivotal’s Michael Coté points out two of the most important reasons that shorter development cycles with smaller batches of code make sense. While you might be familiar with these concepts, purusing agile models means these things need to be part of the belief structure of your entire organization.
A new office for Pivotal Labs, the agile development arm of Pivotal, has just opened in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia. We have a candid chat with Labs Director, Lawrence Crowther, about the Labs setup, why Silicon Valley has been relying on Pivotal Labs for nearly 20 years and what we do to help customers get amazing results.
Today, alongside Ireland’s prime minister, the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, Pivotal announced a €100M investment plan in Ireland, including a new Pivotal office in Dublin and the creation of 130 new jobs. Similar to many Pivotal Labs locations, Pivotal will also create a software innovation hub for startups and enterprise customers.
This post provides a summary and an additional perspective of the recent FierceDevOps article published by Coté, one of Pivotal's leading DevOps thinkers. In it, he starts by pointing out several key statistics regarding the expected outcomes of DevOps in government and the reality of the challenges. A shining example of DevOps in .gov is provided along with an initial set of questions to begin asking government IT teams, getting them engaged in DevOps thinking. Lastly, Coté hits on several key “systems thinking” issues.
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.