Legacy Systems: Just Deal With It?

Legacy presents a real problem in IT today. Traditional businesses have invested huge amounts of money in systems, which then become difficult to update. Younger companies buy SaaS or build modern and cloud-native applications which allow them to shift strategy and processes quickly. This gives them a significant competitive advantage. So if you’re in enterprise, how should you handle your legacy systems?

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Why test automation is a key component in DevOps delivery

It’s wonderful to see automation being widely implemented in business and IT today. Often, we find that leaders are willing to spend time and effort on automating infrastructure (cloud and on-premise) or on building and deploying applications. But sadly a lot of businesses don’t prioritise test automation. Testing remains a much lower priority in a DevOps transformation than it should have.

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Digital is about your customers, not your engineering capability.

We see a number of big brands striving to be digital leaders - but this is such a huge step and the investment in internal capability and cultural change needed to get there is often gargantuan. Just having a solid base digital capability would be a massive step for most organisations!

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How business culture affects IT development and operations

How does business culture impact your ability to deliver new services, products, and innovations underpinned by IT? We’ve worked with the IT teams of some of the UK’s most respected businesses, and want to share what we’ve learned in a series of articles. That’s why we’re looking at the top 10 challenges organisations face when deciding whether to adopt DevOps, starting with the critical area of culture.

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How do I even computer?

Modern infrastructure management and application deployment, both in the traditional data centre/on-prem and cloud spaces, have changed significantly in the last decade. The days of throwing meatbags mashing keyboards should be far behind us since the advent of more recent developments in process and tooling. Perhaps the most famous term for how IT changes are deployed is ‘DevOps’.

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How do I even container?

How do I even container? 2018 is widely tipped to be the year of the container, and if you haven’t heard of Docker and or containerisation you’ve probably been living under a rock. This post is aimed at an audience who are deciding how and where to start evaluating a container adoption strategy.

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The Mystery of the Meet Up

We are going to be running, sponsoring and making sure Daemon take part in a number of Hackathons, Meet Ups and Events in 2018. We are already talking to clients and partners about setting these up. Read on to find out why...

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Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)

We are proud to announce we are sponsoring the Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)

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‘Make a decision and get doing’

‘Make a decision and get doing’

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Golang UK Conference 2017 Talk by Myles McDonnell

Building RESTful APIs using Go-Swagger

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Solving Complex IT Issues Using Differential Diagnosis

Velocity talk by our co-founder Steve Bennett

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Retail Week 24 hour Tech. Sprint challenge

Daemon winners of the Retail Weeks 2017 TechSprint

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Daemon Summer Party

Thursday 24th August 2017 saw the return of the annual Daemon summer party

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Guy Mason Non-Executive Director

Press Release - Guy Mason becomes Daemon Solutions Limited Non-Executive Director

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Daemon Solutions Annual Charity Day 2017

Friday 26th May saw our second annual charity day. We were delighted to go back to help out our friends at St Christopher’s Fellowship – a charity that provides accommodation & support to many vulnerable children across the capital and beyond.

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Kibana vs Grafana

I've worked with a number of clients to help them exploit the vast amount of data at their disposable, allowing them to make informed decisions and give them the ability to proactively monitor everything important to them.

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Change

As a West Ham fan change has been in the forefront of my mind this summer. For those that don’t know my team have moved to the sparkling new Olympic stadium, which is a far cry from our previous home ground, which was shall we say ‘characterful’ (others might call it decrepit)....

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Slow is the New Down

We at Daemon Solutions have worked with some of the UK's largest online retailers and understand, not only the importance of a website's availability but also the ever increasing expectation in performance and how it affects customer satisfaction.....

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Measurement is key to DevOps success

Recently I have been researching if there are any learnings that can be taken from the automotive industry and applied to DevOps and other areas of IT. I came across an excellent video which showed the build process of a Tesla Model S. One key thing I took from the video (apart from all the awesome robots) was;

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Daemon Solutions Charity Day 2016

At the inaugural Daemon Solutions charity day, the Daemonites were on a mission to down all things IT and don all things paint! It was time for us to give a little bit back.  Through the national Give & Gain Day, we found ourselves working with St Christopher’s Fellowship, a registered charity that provides care and accommodation to vulnerable and homeless young people through children’s homes, supported housing schemes and fostering placements.

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Run Steve, Run.

It was a cold but sunny Saturday morning on the 30th April 2016. One of our ‘Daemonites’ found himself stood amongst a throng of people on the banks of the River Thames at Richmond.  He was about to embark on a near-impossible task – to run 100 miles in 24 hours from Richmond to Oxford along the banks of the Thames for The Teenage Cancer Trust.

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This is a Man's World ...

It’s a dreary October day and yet I find myself in an effulgent meeting room at Daemon HQ. The team are all sat round a large imposing table in the depths of the building and I find myself, the lone female, opposite, adjacent & surrounded by the men.

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Transforming Delivery With Agile & DevOps - A Test Case

Do you need to transform your delivery capability, but unsure how? This test case will hopefully help you break down something that is often seen as insurmountable in to something achievable.

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5 Things I Took Away From The Retail Week Tech & eCom Conference

I thought I would share some insight that I gained from the Retail Week Tech & eCommerce 2015 over the last couple of days. 1) Christmas peak is coming - A great talk from Shop Direct CIO Andy Wolfe about what they are doing to delivery a seamless service for peak. - Remember - if you are worried about Christmas... Daemon work with major brands to get them ready for peak traffic. 

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apple watch - the future?

So 8 months into Apple Watch ownership and I thought I'd share my thoughts on day-to-day usage. 

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