The Best of 2014

BluePrint’s Best of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close we wanted to round-up some of our most popular content of the year. We hope you enjoy and we wish you a very happy new year!


The Business of IT: Alistair Cockburn

Tony Higgins, VP Product Management interviews Alistair Cockburn, one of the initiators of the agile movement in software development. Listen Now

Enterprise Agile Requirements

(Our most popular webinar to date) Bridging the gap between business needs and application delivery. View Recording

How can you Make Waterfall more Agile

From our four part whiteboard series, “Agile Under the Hood”. Play Video

The Importance of Requirements Visualization

See why visualizing requirements is able dramatically improve project outcomes.Play Video

7 Misconceptions of Enterprise Agile

Separate the myths from reality when it comes to making agile work in the enterprise. Download

Solving the Requirements Problem – Once and For All

Top five issues at the root of the requirements problem. Download

About Blueprint

Blueprint helps organizations to accelerate large, complex IT projects and deliver enhanced business value. With its best-in-class requirements definition and management solution, Blueprint resolves many of the time-consuming, costly, and error-prone functions that challenge IT leaders, thus ensuring that mission critical projects are completed successfully, on time and on budget.

Mobile Application Management: 2015 Predictions

Talking to those in the know, CBR gives you the top 6 enterprise mobile app predictions for 2015.

Throughout 2014 we have seen growing adoption of mobile apps in the enterprise. As organisations embrace mobility, what will 2015 bring to enterprise mobile applications?
Talking to those in the know, CBR gives you the top 6 enterprise mobile app predictions for 2015.

Enterprise Applications
by Eleanor Burns| 22 December 2014


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Nace, nuevo operador móvil virtual

Funciona sobre la red 3G de Vodafone y llega al mercado con una tarifa única: 1 Gb de datos y llamadas a todos los destinos nacionales a 0 céntimo por minuto por 6 euros al mes.

“ llega para simplificar la vida a los usuarios de móvil”, así se presenta en sociedad el nuevo operador móvil virtual. La compañía, que funciona sobre la red 3G de Vodafone, aterriza en nuestro país “para los que sencillamente quieren hablar y navegar por poco dinero”.

Esta OMV nace con una única tarifa que se llama “Tú mismo” y es de contrato: 1 Gb de datos y llamadas a todos los destinos nacionales a 0 céntimos por minuto –con establecimiento de llamada de18,15 céntimos- por 6 euros al mes (IVA incluido). Además, se comprometen a que los megas no gastados se acumulen para el mes siguiente. Y si te pasas de ese giga, no te quedas sin Internet, simplemente reducen la velocidad a 32Kbps.

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Los 12 momentos del año tecnológico

Estos son los 12 momentos claves que, a juicio de los periodistas de BPS, han marcado el año tecnológico (Revista Computing):


La china Lenovo compra Motorola, fabricante histórico de teléfonos móviles que estaba en manos de Google.


Facebook compra Whatsapp por 14.000 millones de euros. Sin duda, la compra del año.


Relevo en la dirección mundial de Microsoft. El veterano Steve Ballmer deja el puesto en CEO a Satya Nadella.


Vodafone refuerza su negocio en España con la compra de Ono por 7.200 millones de euros


Microsoft deja de dar soporte a Windows XP. Millones de ordenadores en España y en el mundo quedan sin actualizaciones y parches de seguridad


Atos compra Bull por 620 millones de euros. Una de las mayores operaciones europeas del año.


Microsoft refina su gama Surface con el Pro 3, un dispositivo para los que quieren tableta y portátil en uno.


Salta el escándalo en el Mercado Bursátil Alternativo. Gowex, que llegó a valer casi 2.000 millones de euros, reconoce que falseó sus cuentas. 


Apple se apunta a la moda de los teléfonos de pantalla grande con el iPhone 6.


Orange adquiere Jazztel por 3.400 millones de euros. 


HP anuncia que se dividirá en un año en dos compañías: una dedicada a los servicios y la venta de servidores y almacenamiento, y otra dedicada a la venta de PC e impresoras.


Symantec también anuncia que segrega su negocio de gestión de la información (la antigua Veritas).

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5 Reasons Why Right Brain Thinking is Driving Cloud and IT Decisions

Have IT managers lost their minds? Or are they only using half their brains? And if so, which side are they using now? Which side may they be using more in 2015 and beyond?

The answer may surprise. In what some might call the tale of two brains, IT managers are increasingly moving from the left side of their brain to the right. What do we mean by that?

According to Psychology Today, the theory of left-brain or right-brain dominance suggests each side of the brain controls a different type of thinking. According to Psychology Today, “For example, a person who is “left-brained” is often said to be more logical, analytical, and objective, while a person who is “right-brained” is said to be more intuitive, thoughtful, and subjective.”

Rad more at: 5 Reasons Why Right Brain Thinking is Driving Cloud and IT Decisions

El futuro de las cabinas All-Flash no es la tecnología all-flash

NetApp analiza cuáles son las tendencias tecnológicas que más destacarán el año 2015, y lo hace de la mano de su director general de tecnología. 


Desde NetApp, JayKidd, vicepresidente senior y director general de Tecnología, comenta qué tecnologías marcarán el ritmo del mercado TI el año a punto de estrenarse.
Según Kidd, en los últimos treinta años, nunca se habían producido simultáneamente tantos cambios tecnológicos como en este momento. Todos las tendencias tecnológicas se encuentran en transición: los dispositivos de usuario final, las redes, el diseño de aplicaciones, el software del servidor virtual, el diseño del servidor físico, los sistemas de almacenamiento e incluso los medios de almacenamiento. Algunas de estas transiciones aún se están desarrollando y seguirán haciéndolo a un mayor ritmo en 2015, mientras que otras están comenzando a surgir ahora. Sea como sea, ¡abróchese el cinturón! El 2015 se avecina con curvas.


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10 IT Roles to Target When Poaching Talent

IT organizations struggling to find high-quality talent are using a brazen approach to hiring — poaching workers from within the walls of their biggest competitors. If you’re brave enough to try this hire-to-hurt strategy, here are the top 10 IT roles you should go after.

The boldest approach to recruiting is what John Sullivan, an internationally recognized HR thought leader, author, speaker and consultant calls a “hire-to-hurt,” or H2H, a strategy which involves identifying and “… hiring in order to gain knowledge, best practices or new skills.

The hire-to-hurt technique is used by aggressive firms to target and directly weaken a competitor,” says Sullivan, by poaching their top performers. While a poaching top talent strategy is not for the faint-of-heart, in the increasingly competitive IT industry, it’s one worth considering. Here are the top 10 IT roles to target.

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The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3

Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals face a difficult mandate: Enable the workforce to navigate the ever-changing landscape of mobile scenarios while continually ensuring that their company’s  compliance and security needs are met. Mobile device management (MDM) solutions are effective tools to help deliver on this mandate and provide applications and resources to employee devices without sacrificing employee productivity. In Forrester’s 27-criteria evaluation of enterprise mobile management vendors, we identified the 15 most significant MDM providers — Absolute Software, AirWatch by VMware, BlackBerry, Citrix, Good Technology, IBM, Kaspersky Lab, LANDesk, McAfee, MobileIron, SAP, Sophos, Soti, Symantec, and Trend Micro — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help infrastructure and operations professionals select the right partner for their enterprise mobile management.

Top 10 datacentre stories of 2014

In 2014’s datacentre market, trends of social, cloud, analytics and big data have influenced datacentre architectural decisions.

The year saw the rigid rules of datacentre best practices rewritten as more servers were deployed in a fully virtualised environment.
Should an organisation build a private cloud? Should it deploy on the public cloud or develop a hybrid service based on on-premise computing supplemented by the public cloud?

A fully virtualised datacentre may be some way off, but there has been a definite shift towards DevOps to support continuous software delivery.

Technology that supports the scale of Amazon Web Services and Google has become more mainstream, driving interest in web-scale computing, while chipmakers have looked at new architectures to define the makeup of future datacentres.

It has been a year for legacy, with organisations battling with their Windows Server 2003 upgrades as the end-of-support deadline looms. Meanwhile, we also looked at whether there is room for the mainframe in a world dominated by cloud computing.

Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 datacentre stories of the year.

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