Xebia Articles

Seven Ways Cloud-Native Adds Value

Posted by Martijn van Dongen on Nov 14, 2017 9:30:00 AM

When you hear that the cloud offers “added business value,” it’s not always clear what that means. Here are seven specific ways your business can benefit by becoming cloud-native, beyond improving quality of service or saving costs.

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures

Cloud: It's a Golden Age

Posted by Bart Verlaat on Oct 31, 2017 9:30:00 AM

The cloud is commonly known as a cheap space to store data and a splendid place to host workplaces. Although it’s much more than a smart alternative for local hosting, most companies still haven’t embraced the cloud's full possibilities. A recent survey showed that 36 percent of organizations do not have a cloud provider (Big Data survey 2017). At the annual internet association summit, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said we’re on the edge of a new golden age with AI, and the cloud is driving it.

Leading tech companies, like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, make every innovation available for anyone at any time. The cloud is rapidly becoming the place where the most innovative technology is available. That’s why the cloud isn’t just a useful tool for an IT department; it’s the core technology for the entire company. What does this mean for organizations? And more importantly, how does this technology maximize your competitive advantage?

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures

A different approach to skill development

Posted by Erik Veld on Jun 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The business mindset is shifting to one where expertise is never fully achieved or accomplished. It’s crucial to nurture professional development as a constant, evolving process. This new mindset means that companies must continually “refresh” and refortify their established experts and nurture the growth of new ones. Forward-thinking companies do this by committing to ongoing training programs that focus on applicable knowledge instead of textbook skills.

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Topics: DevOps & Continuous Delivery, Agile Software Development, Test Automation & Quality, Cloud Infrastructures

Cloud Native: the new standard in software development

Posted by Bas Tichelaar on Jun 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Over the coming years, more companies will move their applications to the cloud. They will deliver software faster and more reliable by leveraging innovative cloud services and embracing a DevOps mindset and culture. They will become cloud native. This means that applications will be built and run by fully exploiting the advantages of the cloud. But what are the benefits? What is the best approach to move existing applications to the cloud? 

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures

The High-Performance Organization

Posted by Marcel de Vries on Apr 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Traditional organizations are confronted with competitors that are able to deliver value from innovation quickly. Companies that successfully make the change to complete digitization are enabled to deliver value to their customers in lightning speed, while traditional organizations struggle and only deliver new value in months or years. In order to survive the digital revolution, organizations need to become High Performance Organizations (HPO).

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Topics: DevOps & Continuous Delivery, Agile Software Development, Cloud Infrastructures

4 Training Trends Your Business Should Know

Posted by Xebia Academy on Mar 23, 2017 1:11:40 PM
Professional development, as a concept, is nothing new - it makes sense to nurture talent and build your employees’ skill sets. But with the transforming tides of today’s IT world, the ways in which companies approach training are rapidly changing too. For organizations that want to remain flexible, responsive and competitive in today’s continuously fluctuating marketplace, knowledge is not only power; it's a priority.
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Topics: DevOps & Continuous Delivery, Agile Software Development, Test Automation & Quality, Cloud Infrastructures, Agile Transformations, Big Data & Data Science, Agile Software Security

Conquer the world with Azure Machine Learning

Posted by Loek Duys on Jan 4, 2017 5:26:44 PM

What a great idea! You’ve decided to convert your brick and mortar store into an online supermarket. You’ll create intelligent business processes that will make shopping easy. They will allow you to run the web shop efficiently! You’ll make Amazon and Ali Baba jealous. Let's investigate how using Azure Machine Learning can help you.

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures