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Internal Developer Portals (IDPs): The Market & How You Can Save

We are diving into the market of IDPs… What are they? Why do we need it/them? How can we optimize what we spend on it? First, it's important to know the two variations of IDP acronyms, Internal Developer PLATFORMS and Internal Developer PORTALS. Since IDP is often co-mingled to mean both (or either) Internal Developer Platform or Internal Developer Portal, we’ll use an analogy to help describe the difference. Imagine a software development team as a well-oiled machine. The Internal Developer Platform (IDPf) is the engine room, providing the core functionality that powers everything. It houses all the essential tools – code repositories, ...

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Calling all Mid-Market Organizations Challenged with Reducing IT Spend, Learn How to Save on IT Like the F500 Do.

With recent announcements from Microsoft, Oracle, Amazon, Coinbase, Twitter, and Meta (among others) indicating that there would be cuts to staffing in the coming weeks and months, it’s clear that the recession is in full force. As outlined in my previous blog, we discouraged organizations from making drastic changes to the muscle (the workforce) and bone (the facilities) of their organizations. Yet, many of the big-tech powerhouses (like the ones mentioned above) have been announcing job cuts to curb recessionary pressures. Cutting costs and managing value through downturns can be a far tougher challenge for SME’s than their large ...

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Using IT Savings to Boost Productivity, Lower Costs and Mitigate Recession Risk

As discussed in some of our previous blogs, market indicators continued to show signs that a recessionary environment was on the horizon. Today, it became official wherein the U.S. recorded its second straight quarter GDP retraction. Preceding this news, were some unfortunate earnings reports coming from Fortune 100 companies (Walmart missed expectations on lowered forecasts). Firms are carrying unanticipated levels of inventory and are having to heavily discount to get rid of it, which are all harbingers of low growth, lower revenue and tighter margins. From our blog titled, “CEOs: #1 Action to Protect Your Organization from The Looming ...

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