Isos Technology is proud to bring you the first part of the second episode of the Glass Hammer podcast. You might be asking, “what is the Glass Hammer?” It is a podcast centered around the business and cultural aspects of Agile. We will share observations, discuss common issues and provide insights on successful incorporation of […]

So your company has to switch to Slack because Atlassian’s killing HipChat and Stride… Don’t worry, Slack is actually really cool and familiar. It’s not something only Agoraphobic Pterodactyl Geeks *cough*Andrew*cough* will understand. There’s actually a lot more it can do already. As Atlassian grows, I believe there will be even more integration with their […]

With Atlassian’s announcement of the replacement of HipChat and Stride with Slack, Isos Technology was left with the question of what to do. We have been using HipChat as our primary ChatOps tool from the beginning. We have built up a lot of content in HipChat, with it being a core tool in our distributed […]

Many of the employees at Isos Technology are based out of the Headquarters office in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. But we do have other employees who work remotely across the United States. They reside in states like Washington D.C., California, Florida and Indiana. Even though many of us speak daily over HipChat or Zoom, there’s still […]

With Jira Data Center and auto scaling becoming the most reliable way to run Jira in large organizations, node status and cluster monitoring has become an integral DevOps engineering duty. If you have been running Jira Data Center for any amount of time, you’ve likely seen your system info page display something similar to this: […]

The General Services Administration (GSA) is one of the most recognizable agencies in the federal government. With the large number of employees and assets under its management, it is a massive organization. This kind of giant organization can easily fall into an unfit, bloated state without proper tools in place to regulate their processes. Given […]

With the proliferation of the AWS infrastructure as code model, saying that a system follows a standard deployment model can be a loaded statement. True, the basis for the system architecture can be found in one or more standard models. However, the flexibility afforded by using AWS allows for a high degree of variation in […]

  Forbes reports that in 2015 women surpassed men 30.2% to 29.9% when it came to obtaining a bachelor’s degree. Women make up roughly half of the workforce, and still face many struggles. Inhersight.com data reports that of these women who are moms, they are slightly less satisfied with their support at work. Many companies […]

We always hire the best person for the job. It’s not our fault that it is usually a man. There is an idea that you simply hire the “right” person for a job and consciously hiring for diversity is not important. Some argue this is unfair… maybe even illegal. Diversity quotas are hotly debated. The […]

I may be a Consultant, but behind my nicely ironed company polo and sweet Kate Spade laptop bag I’m a serious jira-configuration-ninja-atlassian-fan-nerd. On the daily, I roll up my proverbial sleeves and immerse into the troughs of add-on documentation and administration screens, wading through test environments hodgepodged with remnants of POCs of times passed. I’ve […]