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.
According to NFL CIO Michelle McKenna-Doyle, the NFL will be tracking what fans do on the WiFi networks and dumping the feedback into an analytics engine. The more they know about online behavior at games, the more value they can derive for the teams and fans. "Loyalty programs are amazing when people have a compelling reason to share their information with us. We can take lessons from the best in world on loyalty," she says in the CIO.com story.