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Solving for the “Islands of Jenkins”

Solving for the “Islands of Jenkins”

In October 2022, I wrote a blog post entitled “Scaling Jenkins for the Enterprise”.  Within it, I described the “Islands of Jenkins” problem organizations face. Essentially, this problem stems from companies using an open-source Jenkins installation for each team, but...

Infrastructure as Code with Terraform

Infrastructure as Code with Terraform

Before we begin to talk in detail about this topic, we should clarify some definitions first.  The first term comes from the DevOps movement where IT Operations staff use the concept of revision history/version control by using the concept of infrastructure as code. ...

The Top Reasons to Pick Premium Atlassian Cloud Plans

The Top Reasons to Pick Premium Atlassian Cloud Plans

As I engage with clients in their journey to Atlassian Cloud, I am often asked about capabilities that differentiate the different Atlassian Cloud plans.  “What’s the difference between Standard, Premium, and Enterprise?”  Because there has been a theme to the...

2022 Technology Year in Review

2022 Technology Year in Review

In the past 3 years, our world has definitely changed.  This year was no exception.  From the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to the great resignation, businesses have had to adapt to changing government regulations, employee needs, and methods of doing business. ...

Enabling DevOps with Bitbucket Pipelines

Enabling DevOps with Bitbucket Pipelines

We’re familiar with how computing has evolved throughout the years. On-premises servers have shifted to the cloud. And, cloud providers now offer a higher level of services and applications. Additionally, software build processes also experienced a similar evolution....

Confluence Cloud Tutorial for Beginners

Confluence Cloud Tutorial for Beginners

Hello and welcome to this video Confluence Cloud tutorial for beginners. I'm Michael Roberts, Vice President at SPK and Associates. Today, we're exploring Confluence which is an Atlassian product. You can either watch the video above, or read the transcript below....

Jira Cloud vs Azure DevOps Cost: Are You Paying Too Much?

Jira Cloud vs Azure DevOps Cost: Are You Paying Too Much?

Choosing the right issue and feature tracking tools to manage your software development lifecycle is important. It can be the difference between speed to market, budget savings and even boosting DevOps team morale. Whilst there are plenty of tools in the market, in...

What Is Azure Cloud Computing?

What Is Azure Cloud Computing?

Considering moving to the cloud? Find yourself wondering “What is Azure?” or “How can Azure help SMBs grow?”. Well, the search is over. In this blog, we’re making it as easy as possible for you to discover everything you need to know about Azure. Let’s get you on the...

The Top Benefits of AFI Backup 2022

The Top Benefits of AFI Backup 2022

SPK is a proud partner of Pax8. And Pax8 is a reseller of AFI Backup. Because of our relationship with Pax8, SPK clients can access AFI Backup at a discounted rate for our clients that utilize Office 365. And, because SPK is highly experienced with AFI Backup we are...

Value Stream Management and DevOps – Get Products to Market Faster

Value Stream Management and DevOps – Get Products to Market Faster

According to a definition from Forbes in 2019, Value Stream Management (VSM) is a lean business practice. It helps determine the value of software development and delivery efforts and resources. Additionally, it also helps to improve the flow of value to the...

The Ultimate Guide to Atlassian Cloud Governance

The Ultimate Guide to Atlassian Cloud Governance

If your business uses Atlassian products and tools, you should also consider the importance of implementing Atlassian governance too. Why? Because teams or individuals in silos have knowledge. But implementing Atlassian governance enables wisdom. Strong governance has...

What Is CloudBees Used For?

What Is CloudBees Used For?

Moving quickly and safely can be a fine balance for many businesses. There’s a need to get products to market, fast and an equal need to mitigate risks. How can you quickly release updates of your software product to the market but be able to revert updates if...