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.
Measurements are all around us. Doctors take our vitals during a physical as a measure against typical values or changes since our last visit. Traffic cameras measure traffic flows over time to help shape transportation planning. For digital services, we look at web traffic, social media data, web app usage, email reports, and so on.
As a user experience (UX) designer, I know firsthand that it can seem like a challenge to bring UX design and Agile development together