Thomas Hooker

About Thomas Hooker

Thomas Hooker is vice president of marketing at Collabnet. As the head of CollabNet's marketing team, he oversees demand generation, brand, customer marketing, public relations, analyst relations, product marketing, and corporate communications. A 20+ year veteran of high-tech Thomas has held Marketing, Product Management and Engineering positions at a variety of leading companies including BMC, Boole & Babbage, Tidal Software and Cisco.

Does DevOps Differ Based on Geographical Region?

At CollabNet, we have been expanding our footprint around the world. We have made investments and added resources to grow our European and Asian markets. To support our global efforts, we asked three leading DevOps journalists to share their perspectives about the different regions. We learned about some important industry nuances across regions, what contributes to those variations, and what that means for all of us invested in the software development industry. We reached out to Adrian Bridgwater, a technology journalist; Madison Moore, a journalist from SD Times; and Alan Shimel, editor-in-chief at DevOps.com, and here’s what we learned: All …

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DevOps and Agile – Better Together?

  DevOps has clearly taken center stage in the software development world. We don’t have to look very far to find headlines about the latest DevOps practices and patterns as enterprises journey toward better, faster software delivery. We see plenty of success stories about DevOps in the news, and we have access to loads of expert advice on how to overcome DevOps challenges. The success of DevOps has made big waves on both the IT and business sides of the coin. These big changes and industry developments are creating new discussions about the relationship between DevOps and Agile. Can the …

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How DevOps Achieves ITSM Goals: Reflections from Pink17

I recently attended the 2017 Pink Elephant Conference in Las Vegas. This IT service management (ITSM) event focuses on how to lead and manage people, processes, and technology successfully in the ever-changing IT and business landscapes. We went because CollabNet’s solutions portfolio has expanded recently. Our offerings are relevant not only to developers and the left side of the software development lifecycle, but also to the operations teams further downstream. These forums are important because they help us learn from IT professionals who know the ins and outs of improving service management and the challenges of aligning IT with the …

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What Does Being an ARA Visionary Mean?

In their most recent “Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation,” Gartner research analysts identify our partner Clarive Software as a “visionary” in the ARA field. Gartner defines visionaries as having “built a compelling strategy to address current and future ARA customer needs.” We couldn’t agree more, and Clarive and CollabNet are delivering on that strategy. Together with our visionary partner, we’re offering technology that will help in the continuous delivery of large numbers of rapid, small software releases, which is vital to effective DevOps. According to the report, “Visionaries incorporate advanced algorithmic IT operations technologies that will become critical to …

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Modernizing Federal Government’s IT Will Require Cultural Shift

A report this year by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that some of the federal government’s information technology (IT) systems have components from as far back as the 1950s and run software written in outdated programming languages. According to the report, the government spends three-fourths of its IT budget on operating and maintaining such inefficient legacy systems. Lawmakers have noted the dire situation that many agencies face with their old, vulnerable IT systems and are actively working to address the need for modern technology, but funding is the major obstacle. Congress failed to pass the IT Modernization Act that …

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CollabNet Wins Golden Bridge Awards for Best Product and Best Innovations

Recognition via industry awards is great validation that a company is firing on all cylinders and that products are meeting industry needs and making customers happy. At CollabNet, we strive each day to execute on a clear strategy and vision, one that is tangible while still pushing creativity and innovation to the limit. I’m pleased to share that this has translated into a growing list of industry awards as the software marketplace—which now involves nearly every sizeable company—sees the need for an open and flexible platform for managing the development lifecycle to produce better quality products faster. Most recently, CollabNet …

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What Twitter Taught Us about Federal and Defense Tech Priorities at DoDIIS 2016

Recently we had the honor of participating in the Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference (http://www.ncsi.com/dia/2016/) with our partner Carahsoft, a trusted government IT solutions provider. Hosted by the DIA Chief Information Officer (CIO), the 2016 DoDIIS theme was, “Mission Integration at the Speed of Operations,” which highlighted the DIA CIO’s commitment to provide rapid, integrated solutions to our mission partners. In addition to a distinguished line-up of Plenary Speakers, the conference had a comprehensive selection of breakout sessions focusing on integration across the Intelligence Community (IC); integration between intelligence and mission; and rapidly developing and deploying …

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New TeamForge Makes it Easier and Faster for You to Develop Quality Software

We recently announced a new release of our flagship product, TeamForge. The latest round of improvements will help enterprises better scale with Agile and accelerate software development and delivery. When there is a disconnect or lack of visibility between teams, an enterprise will begin to experience bottlenecks at various points along the software delivery lifecycle. This creates frustration for everyone involved because it can delay delivery and negatively impact quality. Moreover, when governance and security are a top priority, stakeholders within the enterprise need assurance that quality software will be delivered on time. Our new release, TeamForge 16.7, contains new …

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CollabNet Asks Industry Experts for Insights on DevOps and Collaboration

The general concepts of DevOps have played a central role advancing the modern software delivery industry. With the library of DevOps best practices, tips and guides expanding quickly, it can be difficult to track down the best and most accurate resources and information. In order to help the software development community, and to further our own learning, we reached out to leading industry analysts and asked them about an increasingly popular tenet of a DevOps transformation: collaboration. We asked Michael Azoff, Principal Analyst at Ovum; Clive Longbottom, founder of and analyst at Quocirca; Julie Craig, Research Director at EMA; and …

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CollabNet Joins Government and Industry Leaders at the Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems Worldwide Conference (DoDIIS)

We are kicking off August live from Atlanta at the Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference. Today August 1, through Wednesday, August 3, we will join 2,000 government, civilian, military and industry partners united by the conference theme, “Mission Integration at the Speed of Operations.” DoDIIS is hosted by the DIA Chief Information Officer (CIO), who is committed to providing rapid, integrated solutions to mission partners. The conference features 300+ exhibitors and an education program focused on integration across the Intelligence Community (IC); integration between intelligence and mission; and rapidly developing and deploying mission-focused solutions. As the …

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