DevTest in the Cloud Part 2 – Deeper dive into how environments slow down your SDLC

In my last blog posting, I showed a typical Enterprise Project lifecycle that took 12 months to do Dev/Test/UAT/Deployment, plus 3 months of Post Deployment Support that consumed Dev and Operations. In our waste walks, we learned that there was a good 6 months of time that could be reduced if rock solid environments could [...]

By | 2017-11-30T22:44:47+00:00 August 27th, 2016|Cloud|1 Comment

Project Leadership Associates (PLA) is now FlexManage

Chicago, IL – August 22, 2016 - Project Leadership Associates, Inc. (PLA) announced today that the company is changing their name to FlexManage™. FlexManage provides flexible and scalable IT services to help clients harness the power of technology and become agents of change driving modern business transformation. Together with the name change, FlexManage has introduced a new identity, logo [...]

By | 2017-11-30T22:44:48+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|News|34 Comments

DevTest in the Cloud Part 1 – Are environmental issues slowing down your SDLC?

If you have been listening to all of the cloud proponents lately, they talk a lot about DevTest in the cloud. For many enterprises, this sounds like something very foreign. For years, they have been running successful projects – some of them true Enterprise Programs – using their in-house environments successfully. Or at least they [...]

By | 2017-11-30T22:44:48+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Cloud|32 Comments

Windows 10 & Microsoft Intune: The New Mobile Device Management

With the most recent version of Microsoft Intune, Microsoft has expanded the definition of mobile devices to include Windows 10 desktop and laptop platforms. Mobile device management capabilities are built into the operating system, allowing administrators or end users to enroll in Windows 10 without requiring additional software. Once a Windows 10 device is enrolled, [...]

By | 2017-11-30T22:44:48+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Microsoft, News, Uncategorized, Windows 10|33 Comments

Operations Management Suite – Simplified IT management for any enterprise

Gain control over any hybrid cloud. Manage and protect Azure or AWS, Windows Server or Linux, VMware or OpenStack with our cost-effective, all-in-one cloud IT management solution: Operations Management Suite (OMS) Gain better control over your hybrid cloud Orchestrate complex and repetitive operations Help secure your workloads, servers, and users Gain visibility across your hybrid [...]

By | 2016-08-22T12:21:39+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Cloud|0 Comments