Given the fact that the EU’s GDPR law (replacing the 1995 Data Protection Directive) will go into effect on May 25, almost every software vendor is jumping on the bandwagon to explain how they can help.


Let me be compliant, and follow the stream.

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When reading about the subject online, I noticed that most articles center around the specific business and legal obligations regarding personal data. These articles focus on physical data processing and the data controller obligations to manage processing. Of course!

This is not what I want to write about in this blog however. The GDPR is also expected to impact the software delivery life cycle and its related IT-development processes for organizations that plan to rollout IT projects within the EU.

There are many lifecycle flavors to deliver software today on the market, all waterfall, iterative, or agile based. All of them define the way to manage and control the IT project, from planning to rollout, across the different application layers or modules, and platforms. Common software layers that will be directly impacted by the new GDPR law include of course databases as well as their related architecture, but also data transport, data security, presentation, and application layers… basically potentially every software aspect could be affected!

The impact of GDPR on application delivery

This means if your company intends to continue to roll out systems in the EU, you will have to deal with the new functional and technical requirements introduced by the GDPR like the following (this is not an exhaustive list, only some important ones to make the point):

  • Ensure data protection in the system and the organization, by design and by default (Recital 78 and Article 25)
  • Use data encryption when possible (Recitals 83 and Articles 6-4(e), 32-1(a))
  • Use Data pseudonymization when possible (Recitals 26, 28, 29, 78 and Articles 6-4(e), 25-1, 32-1(a))
  • Anonymize data when possible (Recital 26)
  • Share processing attributes and steps to the data subject in an easy to understand form at the time of data collection, electronically or in writing (Recitals 39, 58 and Articles 12-1, 13-2(a-f))
  • Make data portable to another provider (maybe competitor) (Recital 68 and Articles 13-2(b), 14-2(c), 20)
  • Ensure data is secured, and integrity and confidentiality are maintained, using technical and organizational means under the management of the controller (Recital 49 and Articles 5-1(f), 32-1(b-d))

While a number of these new requirements might be seen as “no-brainer” as they were already part of your software design, others will trigger new requirements that need to be implemented fast and with quality before the law is enforced.

Failing seems to be not really an option. Not complying with the GDPR requirements could result in very serious penalties! As I could read, the worst-case scenario could a fine of €20 million or 4 percent of the company’s previous year’s total global revenue, whichever is greater. Ouch!

The clock is ticking, how do you track progress and ensure compliance?

With only a few more months left, how are you progressing with the delivery of these new requirements? Can you truly track requirement progress throughout your software delivery chain? How confident are you all policies are correctly implemented?

When speaking to bigger clients, this is often their biggest challenge: They have deployed multiple tools to support software delivery. Coding is fragmented, and the delivery toolchain is often poorly integrated, leading to extensive manual activities within the delivery process and a lack to end-to-end visibility and traceability.

At Clarive we believe in SIMPLICITY. Your software delivery toolchain should be as simple as possible, requiring the minimal set of tools to get the work done fast, with quality, and in a transparent way. For smaller organizations and startups, this can be a single tool: Clarive! Bigger organizations often do need multiple tools to support multiple platforms, but they miss overall orchestration and automation. Not those that use Clarive!

As a simple, lean application delivery platform, Clarive will deliver you the traceability you need to track progress on your GDPR (and other) requirements with ease.

Clarive not only helps with end-to-end tracking, its powerful role-based, ruling and workflow automation system also offers capabilities that will help you to ensure everyone on the team remains in compliance with the company’s legal and other requirements, like those for GDPR. For example:

  • Workflow rules: Workflow rules allows you to accept/reject code or actions that do not comply with company policies. For example, our support for code reviews ranges from static code analysis-based decision tree rules to multi-level acceptance approvals within the delivery process.
  • Role based security: Permissions can be set very granularly according to the role members have in respect to the project.
  • Cross platform & process Automation: The best way to ensure compliance it to AVOID manual interventions. Clarive allows you to automate every delivery execution step (apart from the coding itself of course) and process workflow. We support this across teams and platforms, making manual activities (other than just approvals) redundant.

Sounds great? Why don’t you take a look at Clarive now? As our customers witness, you can get started quickly. Just download your 30-day trial here and try it out yourself.

Open DevOps 2017: change, collaboration, improvements and much more

The second edition of Open DevOps has just successfully concluded. This year the event took place in Milan and Rome respectively on May 16th and 18th.

The gathering was attended by international speakers and representatives from different organizations to debate the key concepts of DevOps and, in particular, what is the best strategy to adopt a highly debated but seldom used methodology.

From the international speeches it emerged that the train of change already started in many Companies. To reach it out, it is now necessary to introduce tools, strategies and change to people’s mindsets.

Speaker’s face-to-face: practical cases

International speakers brought on the stage examples of how they changed their client’s IT through the implementation of DevOps solutions.

In the afternoon, 20-minute one-to-one meetings took place to answer specific questions by the participants within the context of their particular organizations.

  • Carlos Sanchez Gonzales, Technical Engineer at CloudBees
  • Ilkka Turunen, Solution Architect at Sonatype
  • Eddy Pauwels, SVP Sales & Marketing at Clarive Software
  • Guillermo Villarrubia, Service & Presales Manager at Kiuwan
  • Yaniv Yehuda, Co-Founder and CTO at DBmaestro.

If you need to change your organization, people must change their mindset first”: let’s start from Digesting DevOps

At the end of the demo of Dev and Ops tools, introduced during the morning by the speakers, Rainfellows presented the Digesting DevOps. In a very funny and playful way, the two Lean and Agile experts, showed how to change people’s mindset towards intense cooperation between different organizational units.

In conclusion, Open DevOps has been an event of shared experiences, tools, strategies and cultural changes, which all together set the step-by-step way to the DevOps.

Clarive Software and CollabNet Announce Global Partnership to Jointly Develop and Deliver an Enterprise Class Modern Development Platform Leveraging Application Release Automation (ARA)

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (DevOps Enterprise Summit), Nov. 8, and LONDON, Nov. 22, 2016 – CollabNet (www.collabnet.com), a global leader in enterprise software development and delivery solutions that help customers create high-quality applications at speed, and Clarive Software, a leading provider of DevOps software that serves global organizations with critical and complex systems, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership. This global partnership grants CollabNet the right to offer Clarive solutions globally. CollabNet will also be the exclusive representative of Clarive Software and its solutions in the United States and Canada. The integrated solution will be available as both a hosted service and an on-premise solution.

“This partnership is another milestone in Clarive’s rapid growth and the company’s intention to increase trust and collaboration between development and operations through automation, integration and DevOps Intelligence,” says Rodrigo Gonzalez, CEO at Clarive Software. “CollabNet is an ideal partner because they understand the complexities and challenges of enterprise software development and their solutions focus on increasing collaboration, and transparency across tools and processes.

Together Clarive and CollabNet can deliver a new level of value to organizations that want to bring Development and Operations closer together through increased collaboration, integration, automation and visibility, across all platforms, all environments, and all development methodologies.

“We are pleased to announce this new partnership with Clarive” said Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet. “Software development is a critical success component for all organizations. Private and public sector organizations alike are looking for effective solutions to align software development with operations. CollabNet has long been at the forefront of delivering market leading solutions that enable the delivery of high quality software at speed.  The combination of Clarive and CollabNet solutions will now help organizations achieve their goals for continuous delivery by enabling the rapid deployment of releases.

Clarive Software is the leading provider of a DevOps solution for organizations that are evolving, rebalancing their application architectural landscape from a few highly interconnected architectures, to a number of loosely coupled micro services and adjusting the end-to-end delivery processes accordingly. CollabNet helps enterprises and government organizations develop and deliver high-quality software at speed.  Its flagship product, TeamForge®, is the industry’s leading open platform for enterprise software development, delivery, and collaboration.

The companies will go to market this year and customers in North America can contact CollabNet for information on Clarive solutions available to them.

 

Clarive and Kiuwan want to talk to you about… well, applications: the cornerstone of business success in today’s demanding enterprises.

 

Are your applications happy with their life (cycle)? Are you happy with the way you manage that life cycle?

From inception to deployment in heterogeneous environments, you need to govern large application portfolios, manage the different types of risks associated with application development and deployment and make sure the processes complies with internal policies and DevOps initiatives.

If you are not completely happy with your applications way of life, with your life when it comes to manage your deployment process and the quality and security of your applications… we have some tips to get you closer to DevOps heaven and make you and your applications… yes, happy!

 

Eddy Pauwels,
SVP Sales & Marketing, Clarive

Eddy Pauwels (SVP at Clarive Software) is an experienced IT professional. Eddy has a masters degree in computer science from the University of Brussels. During the past 25 years he specialized in Application and Service Lifecycle Management. Eddy is a respected coach within organizations to implement Agile, Lean IT and performance based service management principles.

 

Javier Salado 
Global pre-sales & International Partner Development, Kiuwan 

20 years of professional experience in project / product management and software development. In IT reference companies like HP, software factories and product companies in USA, Germany and Spain.

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WEBINAR – DEVOPS PLATFORM FOR THE EVOLVING ENTERPRISE

 

Developing and delivering applications in a repeatable way, with the expected quality is a great challenge these days. In order to maximize business value at-the-speed-of-business, initiatives are being driven both by the development or delivery teams and by operations. They each have their own focus and specifics, but in essence they are both centered around: Collaboration and integration, automation, standardization and governance.

Join our joint webinar on June 21st at 11AM EDT to hear about creating an end-to-end, automated, Lean Application Delivery cycle that includes the database and truly allows Development and Operations to collaborate together in a traceable and affordable way.

We will review:

  • Best practices of Continuous Delivery for modern applications
  • DevOps Platform for the Evolving Enterprise
  • The reasons why the database is often left behind
  • Database Continuous Delivery, from development to build to deploy

 

Eddy Pauwels,
SVP Sales & Marketing, Clarive

Eddy Pauwels - SVP Clarive Software

Eddy Pauwels (SVP at Clarive Software) is an experienced IT professional. Eddy has a masters degree in computer science from the University of Brussels. During the past 25 years he specialized in Application and Service Lifecycle Management. Eddy is a respected coach within organizations to implement Agile, Lean IT and performance based service management principles.

 

Cindy Bean
Sr Software Consultant, DBmaestro 
cindy-beanSpent over 20 years working with various database management products for Oracle, SQL Server and other relational database systems as a DBA, product manager, and consultant

 

Clarive Software and Emerasoft announce a strategic partnership to provide the Italian market with a DevOps solution for End-to-End Lean Application Delivery

To help Italian customers to evolve their DevOps capabilities over the entire application lifecycle, Emerasoft signed a partnership with Clarive Software, a worldwide company which provides a single solution: Clarive.

Clarive is the only single-tool DevOps Lifecycle Management platform for the evolving enterprise, supporting Dev, QA and Ops on all their available platforms, from legacy to new, including mainframe, open systems, Unix, Linux, databases, ERPs, CRMs, cloud, internet of things, and mobile.

The Clarive platform provides end-to-end collaboration, orchestration, automation, integration and audit services with built in version control and change tracking, combined with ultimate real-time and dynamic insight.

Its unique rule-based approach to workflow, release and deployment management, makes it adaptable to organizations of any size or release processes of any complexity without additional external scripting. Learn more about Clarive.

Emerasoft mission is to provide its customers with new smart technologies and solve complex technical challenges. As leading distributor of application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions and consulting services in Italy, it is expanding its DevOps engagement and products suite with the best-class solutions.

“Emerasoft has found in Clarive the rising star of DevOps.  We are very excited to introduce this technology in the Italian market and help our customers to accomplish their DevOps transformation.” – Riccardo Bernasconi, Emerasoft CEO

“DevOps is hot today, and Clarive has the technology if you are transitioning to faster and better deliveries. But one cannot champion DevOps with only technology. We found in Emerasoft a very experienced and knowledgeable application delivery partner that is capable to configure Clarive and coach clients to DevOps success” – Eddy Pauwels, SVP Clarive  Software.

About Emerasoft

Emerasoft Srl is an Italian company which provides software products and services. Emerasoft supports DevOps methodologies and selects easy to use and smart technologies, designed to encourage an approach for working collaboratively anytime, anywhere. The company operates in the fields of automotive, telecommunication, manufacturing, publishing, bank and insurance, with customers such as Ferrero, CNH Industrial, Finmeccanica, Ferragamo, Juventus. For more information: www.emerasoft.com[email protected]

About Clarive

Clarive Software is a Spanish company, founded in 2010 and named “DevOps Cool vendor” by Gartner in 2015. Clarive Software today has direct representation in Spain, Belgium, the UK, and the US. Through is rapidly expanding partner network, Clarive is represented in all continents.

For more information: www.clarive.com[email protected]

Wipro and Clarive joined forces and signed a partnership to deliver the only single tool DevOps solution around the globe.
Wipro Ltd (NYSE:WIT) is a global information technology, consulting and outsourcing company with 160,000+ workforce serving clients in 175+ cities across 6 continents.Wipro helps customers do business better by leveraging our industry-wide experience, deep technology expertise, comprehensive portfolio of services and vertically aligned business model.Wipro is globally recognized for its innovative approach towards delivering business value and its commitment to sustainability. Wipro champions optimized utilization of natural resources, capital and talent.

DEVOPS AND BIMODAL IT: MYTHS AND TRUTHS

DevOps and Bimodal IT are two terms which have recently come onto the radar in the world of enterprise IT.  Confusion surrounding the definition and use of these concepts is rife so we sought to demystify these terms and understand how analysts such as Gartner see them in play over the next few years.

Eddy Pauwels, VP of Sales and Marketing at Clarive Software, were interviewed by Enterprise Management 360º a few days ago…

“This is why I often speak about lean application and service delivery when an organization is serious about DevOps. I believe they should look at the following things; first of all, they should look at application delivery from an end-to-end or a holistic perspective and try to orchestrate it like this. It should try to automate whatever can be automated so that one can deliver at a speed of business and that can be ranging from a few times a year or frequently a few times a day or even an hour if really need be.”

“I believe that DevOps is one of the key answers to support a Bimodal IT organization providing of course that it’s implemented properly and supported by the right infrastructure tooling. As we’ve seen DevOps improve the collaboration and communication between development and operations and try to increase the level of automation in order to support the delivery at the speed of business.”

“A good DevOps tool or solution supporting Bimodal IT for me should at least have one of the following characteristics. Firstly, it should allow you to define and automate any discussion topic between development and operations, whether these are called releases, projects, springs, test cases, change requests or defects, you name it. Secondly, it should be able to provide you with dynamic end-to-end insight into status and activity within the delivery process regardless of the mode being used, so that you really get a deep understanding from a customer perspective inside the delivery process.”

To listen to the full interview, please click here