In its simplest form, information architecture is defined as “The practice of deciding how to arrange the parts of something to be understandable,” according to the Information Architecture Institute.
Jenkins is an open source tool used to help automate parts of the software delivery process. Why is Jenkins so important?
One of the primary attractions of moving to a cloud environment is cost. Before taking the plunge, it's common for agencies to calculate cost savings as high as 90 percent for moving from an in-house data center to a hosted cloud environment.
As federal government websites have grown over time, vital content has become trapped in aging content management systems.
In smaller companies with a handful of apps and fewer silos, implementing Continuous Delivery (CD) pipelines to support these apps is fairly straightforward using one of the many delivery orchestration tools available today. For example, there is usually a limited tool set, application types, and security practices to support –generally fewer cooks in the kitchen. But in a larger organization, there are seemingly endless unique requirements and mountains to climb to reach this level of automation on each new project.
For many agencies, cloud computing is the answer to a range of long-standing challenges, including scalability and true elasticity, barriers to entry, technology refreshes and cost savings. Yet cloud computing can introduce its own challenges, particularly in terms of security -- not necessarily in the capabilities of the cloud but in the perceptions that surround cloud because of its abstract nature.