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.

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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CollabNet Named One of 25 DevOps Solutions Transforming Business by CIO Solutions

CollabNet’s CEO, Flint Brenton, was recently interviewed by CIO Solutions and TeamForge was ranked among the 25 DevOps Solutions Transforming Business in 2016. This article was featured in the recent CIO Solutions the DevOps edition: CollabNet: Accelerating Application Development, Delivery and Collaboration The DevOps phenomenon is evolving from a cultural and professional movement into a mainstream operating model. According to a Gartner survey*, DevOps toolsets had an estimated $2.3 billion market share in 2015, and will see major growth as 25 percent of Global 2000 IT companies are adopting the technology in 2016. Set against that backdrop is CollabNet, which …

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Five DevOps Thinkers to Check Out on Twitter

As a leading provider of Agile, ALM, and DevOps solutions we stay on top of industry happenings so we can continually provide optimal services and solutions to our enterprise and government customers. DevOps is one of the hottest evolving trends in software delivery. Luckily, Twitter provides a fun and quick way to learn about current DevOps practices. As experts in the space, we’re curated a list of Twitter handles of thinkers in the DevOps arena who foster educational, lively conversations that are often also fun and witty: Jez Humble – @jezhumble Jez Humble surged onto the DevOps scene in 2010 …

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Visit CollabNet at the Cloud Expo in New York June 7-9

The 2016 Cloud Expo has begun! It runs June 7-9 at the Javits Center in New York City.  This year’s expo features a DevOps track with some of the industry’s most dynamic speakers sharing experiences from organizations of all types and sizes along the DevOps journey. Today’s enterprise environments are very distributed with teams spread across the globe.  Software development and delivery in these environments requires more than just point solutions for ALM and DevOps. As a result, more and more companies in the software business are seeing the need for a more collaborative and unifying management platform that supports …

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Agile in the Public Sector

CollabNet has a long history helping the federal market build quality software at speed, including the Department of Defense (DoD), which is, believe it or not, one of the most active software developers in the world. Federal software needs range widely — from military and defense systems, to communications, command and control and operations — so you can imagine how complex the development and delivery processes have become. With so many layers of DoD software development, corralling the systems into a manageable workflow is an enormous task, and that’s where Forge.mil comes in. CollabNet’s TeamForge ALM platform serves as a …

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Success and Insights from Interop 2016

We were just in Las Vegas for Interop 2016. This conference blends both IT operations and software application innovation — a perfect place to share ideas and connect with organizations pursuing DevOps. Conference tracks this year included applications, cloud connect and collaboration, and attendees told us they were eager to learn about the latest approaches to DevOps success. It was clear that enterprises want better ways to manage the complexity of the application lifecycle, and to streamline the entire software delivery process so they can increase productivity and efficiency.  I heard this theme repeated from both conference attendees and speakers. …

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