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    6 Key Pillars of a Successful DevOps Strategy

    Posted by Dylan Lerch on 07 August 2018

    DevOps, Article, Technology, automation, collaboration

    Introduction

    If you have been involved in any sort of software delivery over the past few years, you have probably heard about DevOps. It's a common term that means many different things to many different people. This article covers 6 key aspects of a successful DevOps strategy and is written to shed some light on...

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    A Pace-Layered Integration Architecture

    Posted by Dan Toomey on 05 July 2018

    Architecture, Azure, BizTalk Server, Integration, iPaaS, Microsoft, Microsoft iPaaS, Article, Technology, Learning & Development, Integrate2018, Systems of Differentiation, Systems of Innovation, Message Bus, MSBTS, Systems of Record

    Integration at Pace Within the Adaptive Enterprise

    In the modern enterprise, it is rare to see a single monolith application that rules the entire landscape. While there still may be a large mainframe or another system which holds the principal data and source of truth (SoT) for an organisation, most landscapes today...

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    ARM Template Lifecycle Management: DOs and DON'Ts

    Posted by Justin Yoo on 18 June 2018

    Architecture, ARM Templates, DevOps, Article, Technology, Best Practice

    Introduction

    Are you an experienced DevOps engineer or managing cloud resources on Azure, or about to jump into Azure resource management?

    While you are creating, updating or deleting resources on Azure, you must have worked with Azure Resource Manager that keeps all resource definitions known as ARM templates. In...

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    Azure Durable Functions vs Logic Apps: How to choose?

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 10 May 2018

    Architecture, Azure Functions, Logic Apps, Serverless, Article, Technology, Azure Durable Functions, Latest Post

    Introduction

    Azure currently has two service offerings of serverless compute: Azure Logic Apps and Azure Functions. Until recently, one could argue that Azure Functions were code triggered by events while Logic Apps were event-triggered workflows. However, that changed after the release of Azure Durable Functions...

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    Top 4 considerations when preparing a Statement of Work

    Posted by Mike Walker on 19 April 2018

    Agile, Article, Delivery, Statement of Work, SOW

     Introduction

    Are you a project manager in a large enterprise about to engage vendors for some work? 

    Preparing and delivering a Statement of Work (SOW) for an enterprise customer can seem like a monumental task. Keeping in mind these four key points during the project discovery phase will assist Project Leads and...

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    Azure API Management CI/CD Best Practices

    Posted by Grant Samuels on 13 April 2018

    Azure API Management, Continuous Integration, Microsoft, VSTS, ARM Templates, Article, Technology

    Introduction

    Azure API Management is a great product that we often use on customer solutions. It is an extremely effective way to provide a layer of abstraction between your callers and back-end APIs, and provides centralised governance across your API surface.

     

     

    However, one of the most common questions from our...

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    Delivering Successful Outcomes on Multi-Vendor Systems Integration Projects

    Posted by Joern Staby on 05 April 2018

    Agile, Development, Article, Delivery, Technology

    Introduction

    No two systems integration projects are the same, given the large number of applications, platforms and component subsystems that can be brought together to function as an integrated system, and the wide range of business requirements and business outcomes that are typically pursued.

    This article...

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