Lewis Carroll first coined the term portmanteau to describe "two meanings packed into one word." DevOps is a current example which has also become a popular topic in the world of IT. If you've been reading about it online however, you'd be forgiven for thinking DevOps is only about accelerating application deployment into production. For some, it seems, it's easy to forget that DevOps has a much broader meaning, and that it's about building a culture of collaboration, communication and cooperation between development and operations.
These days many IT-driven organizations are working hard to overcome their “no police” reputation. Curt Carver, the Vice Chancellor and CIO for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, shares how he’s helping his IT department strike the right balance between yes and no.
Dan Miller is CIO of Massage Envy Spa, with more than 900 franchise locations. He says that by outsourcing maintenance and infrastructure, Massage Envy frees up IT for projects that matter to customers.