The three years that were Jira 7 Now that Jira 8 has been out for a few months (and the enterprise version of Jira is currently pegged at 7.13.X), it is a good time to take inventory of my favorite features introduced in the past 3+ years. Yes, it has been that long. Anyway, the […]

In a previous blog, I discussed all the fantastic ways our marketing department utilizes the Atlassian toolset to manage projects, organize documents and enhance collaboration. As I mentioned, Atlassian has long been synonymous with development tools, but many organizations don’t realize that products like Jira and Confluence can be used amongst business teams, as well. Here’s a list of five other business departments […]

As Atlassian consultants, we here at Isos Technology have a lot of visibility into how many large organizations around the world deploy and run Atlassian (and specifically Jira)  applications. As part of that effort we highly recommend, even for internally hosted instances, all web traffic coming in and out of your Atlassian instances be encrypted. […]

I hope the title didn’t freak you out! It’s based on the book series “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. If you’ve never read it before, I highly encourage it. The book explains how all humans are different in some type of way and everyone has their own love language. These languages include ” […]

Welcome back to my series on Conscious Leadership! In this series, I’m going to summarize some key principles from a book I read earlier this year: The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Warner Klemp. With this series, I hope to shed some light on the fast moving trend that is Conscious […]

Earlier this spring we had a blog competition here at Isos. Really, the competition was limitless. You could write on basically whatever you liked in the realm of technology, even vlog if your heart so desires.  If you’ve read my previous posts, you can see I dug up noteworthy contributors to technology, all who were […]

Early on in my career I learned that the intention of writing down your goals serves great purpose. I’ve followed this practice for some years now, and I swear by it. I find this to be my biggest piece of advice for friends who are starting new jobs or moving into leadership positions. While writing […]

When using Oracle for Atlassian applications, your sequences should stay up to date in normal operation.  However, if you migrate from another platform you may run into a problem with sequences not being set right. If you are in this position where Jira issues won’t create or you can’t add pages in Confluence, sequences maybe […]

This spring I had the pleasure of setting up Opsgenie for internal use here at Isos. For the unfamiliar, Opsgenie is an alert management system that provides the means for an organization to address notifications generated by tools they already have in place from a centralized platform. For example, if your monitoring system detects a […]

Introduction: I have spilled a lot of virtual ink lately on Bamboo (Atlassian’s on-premise CI/CD solution), specifically regarding implementing “build as code.” To be sure it is a great feature that we here at Isos believe all Bamboo users should consider, both for existing and green-field installations. However the Bamboo product team at Atlassian has […]