Tag Archives: Business Agility

Lets Talk Business Agility for Your Next Generation Enterprise

We are happy to announce that WSO2 is a Prime Time Sponsor at GigaOm Structure 2013, taking place in San Francisco next month.  The 2-day conference explores how real-time business needs are shaping IT architectures.

I will be there to present a workshop on Achieving business agility with cloud APIs, cloud-aware apps, and cloud DevOps PaaS. You can also meet the team and get a preview of  new developments in our cloud PaaS and DevOps offerings, at the WSO2 booth.

Recently I’ve been talking a lot about business agility. With today’s “Now Generation”, business stakeholders, who drive revenue growth and customer retention, desire to rapidly seize opportunity and market share.  They often view IT timeframes and capabilities as a poor match for today’s fast business-pace. My webinar last week with David Linthicum addressed some of these concerns. We talked about

  • A path towards agile IT through the use of new approaches and emerging technology
  • New concepts around DevOps improvement
  • The use of emerging PaaS technology
  • Agility best practices that will guide you to success

If you missed out, the slides and recording are avaialble here: http://wso2.org/library/webinars/2013/05/accelerate-business-agility-paas

If you are in the area, I would be more than happy to talk about how we can help, at Structure 2013.

– Chris Haddad is VP of Technology Evangelism at WSO2. He blogs at http://blog.cobia.net/cobiacomm/

PaaS for Business/IT Agility, Inspired by Black Eyed Peas?

The Black Eyed Peas recognize today’s business growth imperative and IT customer demands. When they sang, “Big money, give me mo’ money/Yeah,I want it now,….Cause if time can’t wait Then I sure can’t wait, I ain’t got no patience, No, I just can’t wait, not today”  they underscored how stakeholders pressured to grow the business today will be irked by misaligned delivery timeframes.

Even in 2011, Gartner presaged the ‘now generation’ sentiment and consumerized IT ownership shift we see today in their Top Predictions for 2012 and Beyond report:

In my latest blog post “Accelerating Business Agility with App Factory DevOps PaaS”, I examine how a DevOps PaaS can serve as a new IT model for today’s fast business pace, since it:

  • Enables faster execution.
  • Offers widespread accessibility.
  • Fosters grassroots innovation.
  • Increases resource availability for IT projects.

While you can read the full blog here: http://blog.cobia.net/cobiacomm/2013/03/19/accelerating-business-agility-with-app-factory-devops-paas , you can learn more about WSO2 App Factory, where we deliver a configurable DevOps PaaS that can be readily adopted by teams without extensive implementation effort, by visiting http://wso2.com/cloud/app-factory/

WSO2 App Factory presents a simplified and unified user experience to complex development tools, processes, and team hand-offs.  By integrating software promotion best practices, test automation, continuous integration, and issue tracking, App Factory raises software quality while reducing delivery timeframes.

Feel free to get in touch if you’ like to participate in the beta program.

For more pop inspiration, read the full BLACK EYED PEAS – NOW GENERATION LYRICS and watch the video.

– Chris Haddad, VP of Technology Evangelism at WSO2