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.

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information technology (IT) systems have components from as far back as the 1950s and run software written in outdated programming languages.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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SD Times Highlights CollabNet in Story About Agile as a Catalyst for the Digital Transformation

I recently had a conversation with Christina Mulligan from SD Times about the digital revolution and the role Agile has played as a catalyst for the incredible amount of software taking over our world. The importance of Agile as a methodology and practice is increasing across industries. This is because these methodologies help expedite the development and delivery of quality software. Plus the growing interest in Agile and the demand for ALM solutions go hand in hand. While Agile continues to evolve as a way to align development with external customer needs, Agile alone is not enough. As I told …

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CollabNet Wins ALM and Development Tools ‘Best in Show’ in SD Times 100 for the 13th Consecutive Year!

The SD Times 100 is a prestigious industry awards program that recognizes companies that have advanced the art of software development and demonstrated innovation and leadership.  I am proud to let you know that CollabNet has won, “Best in Show,” in Software Development in the ALM & Development Tools category for the 13th year! That’s right, CollabNet has been a winner 13 years and running. Why Does CollabNet stand out as a leader in this market year after year? Looking back, CollabNet has had a profound influence in the industry.  Historically, we pioneered both the use of open source in …

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CollabNet on the Move: Catch us at One of These Upcoming Events

We had a great time this month at the Cloud Expo 2016 in New York.  This year’s event included an entire summit focused on DevOps, and CollabNet CEO Flint Brenton shared a presentation for organization leaders who are looking to deliver value, reduce IT complexity and create more repeatable agile-based processes in a world where enterprises are more distributed than ever. For all of you that stopped by our booth in New York, thank you—we enjoyed meeting new people and existing customers. Please make sure and let us know what your favorite part of the 2016 Cloud Expo/DevOps Summit was! …

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