Introduction to PODO

“Often, a company will purchase a new technology assuming it will help; the company spends a great deal of capital implementing it, and then realizes that while the new software ‘solution’ helps in some areas, it simultaneously generates overhead elsewhere.”

We employ the most effective technologies available to meet the needs of our clients. Tech isn’t all we bring to the table, we bring mastery that comes from decades of experience. State-of-the-art problem solving involves leveraging these technologies to achieve security, regulatory compliance, reliability, scalability, and efficiency. System optimization is a comprehensive and highly complex endeavor. Often, a company will purchase a new technology assuming it will help; the company spends a great deal of capital implementing it, and then realizes that while the new software 'solution' helps in some areas, it simultaneously generates overhead elsewhere. These technology implementations often become tradeoffs with no little to no ultimate benefit, which explains why most companies have 'learned' to avoid complex technology solutions. PODO, however, understands these pitfalls, and we’re prepared to avoid them by implementing effective technology solutions so that your company can thrive.

Ancillary Process & Automation

One of the most neglected aspects that generates unnecessary overhead when implementing technology is compliance & support. Logging, Access, Up/Down Time, Version Controlled Sources, and Compliance Reporting are all items that tend to fall by the wayside. Before PODO implements anything, we make sure to address each necessary function to eliminate as much wasteful overhead as possible.

Development Process

DevOps is not a single technology or a group of systems. Rather, DevOps is just a company’s daily life and method of operation. With DevOps, the company can leverage the best part of new technology with none of the technical debt from previous systems or implementations.

Version 1.1 should not be fixing and eliminating processes. “We will just do this manually for now” isn’t good enough. If the development process is not quick and efficient, the result will not be either. Those processes are just as important as the initial deliverable. If at the beginning the team is not enabled to “move even faster,” it will become more difficult to achieve this with each following release.

Get to Know DevOps

DevOps is not a single technology or a group of systems. Rather, DevOps is just a company’s daily life and method of operation. With DevOps, the company can leverage the best part of new technology with none of the technical debt from previous systems or implementations. This is true if the company is less than a few years old. For a more established company, DevOps is the iteration over a well-known process that can be performed by any part of the team because it is self-documenting, self-sustaining, and can rapidly evolve to track with security, new technologies, and policy changes. When DevOps is being brought into an organization with existing technical debt, a culture change is crucial along with the implementation of new technology. The company must not only change the way it functions, but also change how it views the path to production. DevOps enables speed. All companies desire efficiency, but that efficiency often cuts corners, causing reduced security, compliance, documentation, and intuitiveness. DevOps exists to eliminate the gulf between speed and security. PODO exists to make it easy to understand DevOps and to help your company implement the new technology to increase speed, without the side-effects.

The Tech & What it Accomplishes

DevOps is not about one tool or even a set of tools: it is about how they are used. There are specific goals that we achieve with those tools. It is all about enabling every facet of a business to move faster. Developers should not have to spend time moving code across environments; it should be automatic and test-based. Marketing should not have to manipulate spread sheets all day: the data should be dynamic, drillable, and reliably up-to-date. The warehouse should not have to wait for shipping manifests to print; rather, they should be available at the press of a button. HR should not have to spend endless hours setting a new employee up in the systems; it should be automatic and painless.