What We Can All Learn from the Hertz-Accenture News

 

This article originally appeared on Medium 

The Hertz digital experience project presents an opportunity to examine continuous improvement and innovation. For those who may have missed the story, a brief background: Hertz hired Accenture to help it create a “world-class digital experience”, most notably to “redefine the customer experience on Hertz’s digital platforms” with a redesigned website and “complementary suite of mobile applications.” Hertz paid more than $32 million, which it is suing to recover. 

AWS Case Study: Energy Leader Digitizes Library for Analytics, Compliance

The oil and gas industry has a rich history and one that is deeply intertwined with regulation -- with Federal and State rules that regulate everything from exploration to production and transportation to workplace safety. As a result, our latest customer had amassed millions of paper documents to ensure its ability to prove compliance. It also maintained files with vast amounts of geological data, that served as the backbone of its intellectual property.

Digital Transformation & The Agile Enterprise in Oil and Gas

According to the World Economic Forum, digital transformation could unlock approximately $1.6 trillion of value for the Oil and Gas industry, its customers and society. This value is derived from greater productivity, better system efficiency, savings from reduced resource usage, and fewer spills and emissions. Yet, the journey to these digital transformation benefits begins with a proverbial first step which can be elusive for large oil and gas enterprises who have vast legacy technologies and complicated organizational structures to navigate.

"War and Peace and IT" Offers Napoleanic View to Digital Transformation

Fresh off the presses this week is Mark Schwartz’s newest title, War and Peace and IT. Published by IT Revolution Press, the book is available in paperback, as an e-book and audio book. The author of The Art of Business Value and A Seat at the Table, Schwartz has crafted in War and Peace and IT a must-read for C-level executives and all IT leaders looking to effectively execute digital transformation that crosses barriers into the fray of competition and disruption. Despite digital transformation and innovation efforts, enterprises feel that their troops are not advancing. As a result, Schwartz’s latest book focuses on how non-IT leaders can work with IT to succeed in advancing their business goals amidst rapid change and innovation.

Speed Your AWS Cloud Migration and Grow Quality with DevOps

Organizations looking to modernize their applications are almost evenly divided between those that cloud-enable their legacy apps and those that go cloud native, according to IDC. Either way, they are increasingly using DevOps to get the work done faster and with higher quality. Recently Aater Suleman, CEO and co-founder of DevOps consulting firm Flux7, and Mike McGoldrick of IDC helped lead an evening of conversation featuring the latest DevOps research from IDC and Flux7 DevOps case studies of complex cloud migrations to AWS. In today’s blog, we’ll feature highlights from the discussion, focusing on the tale of two companies’ DevOps transformation.

Letter from the CEO: Flux7 Raises Funding to Help Enterprises Build and Scale DevOps

Today Flux7 announced it has closed a round of funding from NewWave Partners, LLC. This is truly exciting news for us, and a significant milestone as we continue to expand our DevOps consulting services to speed our customer’s time to results. The news just gets better as we are also announcing today that Sagar Lagisetti, a NewWave partner and executive director for Magnum Opus IT, an SAP Service Partner, will join the Flux7 Board of Directors. We are truly honored to have Mr. Lagisetti join our Board, bringing a breadth and depth of experience in shaping how companies do business.

Flux7 Library Drives Culture of Learning, Sharing

When we started Flux7 in 2013, Aater and I were first-time entrepreneurs. While we knew we wanted to create a workplace that everyone enjoys coming to and being a part of, we weren’t versed on the best steps to take to get there. So, we started reading. (Actually, it started with Aater reading books and m listening to his summaries, but soon I started reading, too). Reading books really helped me learn and improve. So much so that I wanted to discuss every book I read with my coworkers, (now I understand why Aater shared all those book summaries) which led to the creation of the Flux7 Library.

IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review

At #DWS19, the DataWorks Summit in Barcelona, Cloudera introduced its strategy for bringing together Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Cloudera Distribution Hadoop (CDH) following its merger. According to Cloudera’s Hollison, the CDP will have four primary elements: support for multi-function analytics; support every possible means of cloud delivery with a common metadata catalog and schema; a common security and governance model across both; and it shall be open platform.

DevOps Training: Flux7 Knowledge Transfer Solutions

In our last blog, we discussed the role of knowledge transfer (KT) in ensuring ongoing DevOps success. (In case you missed it, you can read it here) As promised, today we’re going to take a closer look at the specific KT offerings the Flux7 DevOps consulting team brings to bear to help customers achieve their DevOps adoption goals.

DevOps Training, Knowledge Transfer Key to Successful Agile Enterprises

 


“Na hee gnanena sadrusham” - Nothing is comparable to knowledge. As this Sanskrit proverb implies, nothing is as crucial as knowledge transfer (KT) for DevOps success. More than simple DevOps training, KT is the process of creating, capturing, organizing, sharing and/or distributing knowledge to ensure its availability. Importantly, KT provides inputs to problem-solving for future users and use cases. It is through KT offerings that the Flux7 DevOps consulting team empowers its customers, teaching them how to fish and helping them build an Agile enterprise. (For more information, refer to our blog, Why We Teach Our Customers How to Fish.)

G6 Hospitality CIO Jessie Burgess & Flux7 CEO Aater Suleman at CIO Perspectives Ft. Worth

Join us at the IDC CIO Perspectives conference in Ft. Worth as G6 Hospitality CIO, Jessie Burgess, and Flux7 CEO, Aater Suleman, present at CIO Perspectives on “How G6 Hospitality Leads Business Transformation through IT Agility”. As a recognized leader in the economy lodging segment for more than 55 years, G6 Hospitality is in the midst of a major transformation of its technology platform that aims to keep its competitive edge while building on the iconic heritage of its Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands.

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