Posts by
Mary Robbins

31 January 2019

31 January 2019

Find out the real state of database DevOps

Database DevOps has been a ‘thing’ for a while now. Introducing practices like version control and continuous integration to database development reduces errors, speeds up deployments, and can help in demonstrating compliance with data protection regulations. A measure of its increasing importance was also highlighted in DORA’s latest State of DevOps Report which, for... Read more

29 August 2018

29 August 2018

It’s official: database development is now part of DevOps

You’ll probably have heard of the Accelerate State of DevOps Report from DORA. Now in its fifth year and backed by rigorous research involving 30,000+ professionals worldwide, it has consistently shown that higher software delivery performance delivers powerful business outcomes. There’s a welcome insight in the 2018 report, however, because for the first time... Read more

19 July 2018

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19 July 2018

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The march of DevOps from the backroom to the boardroom

By encouraging collaboration and teamwork, removing the barriers between development and operations, and introducing automation, DevOps speeds up software delivery and enables features to move from the fingers of developers into the hands of customers faster. It’s an important topic to stay current with because software development is no longer confined to the usual... Read more

The 2018 State of DevOps Survey. Don’t just wait for it. Be a part of it.

The annual State of DevOps Survey from DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) has become a valued part of the IT information landscape. Each year, it identifies the issues that matter the most to IT professionals, and unlocks new findings to help improve the resource management, productivity and quality of IT teams. There’s an additional... Read more

6 March 2018

6 March 2018

The top 7 benefits of DevOps for IT Managers

Raise the issue of DevOps in a company meeting and one of the questions on the table will, inevitably, be about the benefits of DevOps. And there must be some, to justify the time and effort it will take to adopt new processes, and probably invest in additional software and training as well. All... Read more

21 February 2018

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21 February 2018

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The top 7 benefits of DevOps for CIOs

When CEOs consider the benefits of DevOps and whether or not they should introduce it, their viewpoint will be influenced by their ongoing concerns with lowering costs and increasing revenues. As a result, factors like gaining a faster time to market and creating higher quality products will be top of the agenda. Similarly, IT... Read more

7 February 2018

7 February 2018

The top 7 benefits of DevOps for CEOs

If you were asked what the benefits of DevOps are, you could probably name two or three straight away. Maybe four or five. But – and here’s the thing – what if the person down the corridor was asked the same question? Someone who works in the same place, but does a different job.... Read more

21 December 2017

21 December 2017

Introducing database automation with the SQL Toolbelt

For many companies, particularly those in the financial sector, a key technology consideration is risk management because if systems go down, it can cost a lot of money very quickly. Take ABSA Bank, a subsidiary of the Barclays Africa Group. Serving customers in South Africa and Namibia, it provides retail, business, corporate, and investment... Read more