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Over 75 percent of the companies polled in a recent survey claimed that they were either in the process of adopting development operations (“DevOps”) practices or had already adopted them. Many companies are using the data they receive to optimize various programs and apps for mass consumption.
The key to beating out the competition in the modern world of business is getting your app to market first. This is where having a knowledgeable and productive DevOps team comes in handy.
Towards the end of April we hosted the DC Tech Enterprise Meetup where we had various people from the business world come and demo applications that they believe can be useful for the Modern Enterprise. We had presenters from Uniplus Consultants, DivvyCloud, and Anant showcasing a total of four different business applications.
Nagesh Kakarlamudi, Software Architect at Uniplus Consultants, Inc., presented a business application platform intended from small and medium size businesses. His software highlighted the importance of being able to get small but powerful applications up and running in a short-time span.
Jeremy Snyder, VP of Business Development at DivvyCloud, presented a large scale autonomous policy enforcement platform. This application is meant for organizations that are dealing with soaring infrastructure needs while at the same time having to ensure security policies are being met across all systems. His demo showcased the importance of keeping all instances of your virtualized infrastructure compliant with your enterprise policies.
Rahul Singh, CEO of Anant, presented Docker, a business application that has revolutionized the way many technology firms now deploy code. Docker is a tool that can be used to contain, store, and transport software applications. It helps programmers focus on programming by making environment setup and testing as easy as possible.
Arturs Oganesyan-Peel, Business Analyst at Anant, presented Metabase, an open-source business intelligence tool that supports multiple database types. Metabase is an intuitive analytics application that is very easy for the non-technical user to become familiar with while also having capabilities that a database expert could find useful. It’s ability to manipulate and display data in a variety of ways, as well as its integration / sharing functionalities make it useful for any enterprise that believes it’s ready to use data as a major driver of business decisions. See his slide below:
We’d like to thank all the presenters for participating and we are looking forward to our next Meetup!
You’re headed to New York and you see a yard sale. Do you stop or not?
To achieve success and accomplish a significant objective it is critical to exercise discipline and define a purpose. Today, when many of us have not defined a goal or outlined a path to reach it, the importance of this necessary focus can not be emphasized enough with the myriad distractions surrounding us.
10,000 hours. It is widely circulated that it takes this long to obtain mastery in a given field. This equates to roughly five years of focused work to master your craft.
It is rare and pleasant opportunity to meet a true expert in their field. At Anant, we believe this boils down to a breakdown in orientation, decision, and action.
Orientation is the disciplined thought that goes into molding a purpose and mission for oneself. The purpose answers the question of why you are; whereas, the mission answers what you are doing. An engine’s purpose is to power movement ; however, the mission of the engine on the Apollo 11 is vastly different from the mission of the engine on your weekend Uber.
Decision is where you choose to invest your time in order to get the best bang for your buck and this choice is informed by the output of the orientation phase.
Action is the most important aspect of this concept. Without action, all ideas are but dreams. However, you must be wary to not be busy for the sake of busyness. You need to cultivate discipline and channel it into your daily actions by making sure to address your priorities consistently.
Having a strong road map will help you to stay on track. Segmenting your life into different categories can be of tremendous help.
Our CEO, Rahul Singh, uses the following table in order to align his professional and personal priorities.
The following slides are from Rahul’s speech at the Washington DC chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis. Learn how to align your professional goals with your personal goals, and find some recommended reading.
Check out Anant’s upcoming events here and we hope to see you in New York (or at our office in DC…just not at that yard sale)!
Event Sponsor: IIBADC Washington Business Analysts Meetup Group
This group is an outreach of the IIBADC, the Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis for the Washington DC Metro area. The group is an informal way for BAs to get together to discuss our craft and spread the good news about how Business Analysis can help save the world.
On January 19, 2016, Rahul Singh, the CEO at Anant gave a speech titled “Mind like Water – Getting to Continuous” at the DC Continuous Delivery Meetup group. This speech was about implementing changes in organizations as they relate to development operations.
This speech covered the following topics: Continue reading
Anant, a sponsor of DC Enterprise Tech Meetup, held the monthly strategy breakfast on Oct. 2nd, 2015, where we discussed the software automation and integration. Rahul Singh shared in-depth insights regarding how automation and integration can create lasting positive effects in businesses looking to eliminate or reduce the amount of redundant processes in their organizations.
We also spoke about how this approach can initiate a culture change from within, one which can spread through to other departments, such as software engineering in the form of Continuous Delivery Continuous Integration, also referred to as “CICD” in the software industry.
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Thank you Cove (@coveDC) for hosting this month’s strategy breakfast!