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Go2Group Receives Appfire’s 2018 Red Hot Reseller Award

Go2Group is the proud recipient of Appfire’s 2018 Red Hot Reseller Award for having achieved a combination of revenue and year-over-year growth in reselling Appfire Atlassian apps.

Go2Group’s Enver Camlicay, Account Manager, Atlassian Licences received the award on behalf of the company. At Go2Group, we are thrilled to not only receive this award but also about our continued partnership with Appfire.

“This award is our way of recognizing Go2Group for all of their hard work and expertise reselling Appfire’s family of Atlassian apps over the last year. We are honored to partner with such a fantastic team and are thrilled for what 2019 has in store together,” said Randall Ward, Co-Founder and CEO at Appfire.

“It is our honor to celebrate our partners at Go2Group with Appfire’s 2018 Red Hot Reseller Award. Go2Group has shown impressive growth and success as a partner reselling Appfire’s family of Atlassian apps, and we truly appreciate their continued hard work and expertise,” said Mat Gauvin, Co-Founder and COO at Appfire.

The Appfire 2018 Red Hot Reseller Award recognizes an elite group of software resellers in the Atlassian ecosystem with strong year-over-year growth and outstanding sales volume of Appfire’s Bob Swift, Wittified, and Feed Three Atlassian apps. Appfire is an award-winning Platinum Top Vendor and has been a global authority in the Atlassian ecosystem for more than 13 years. Appfire’s popular Bob Swift, Wittified, and Feed Three product brands comprise the largest portfolio of apps on the Atlassian Marketplace with 60+ purpose-built products and over 31,000 active installations worldwide.

To learn more about the Appfire apps for Atlassian, contact us.

2018 in retrospect: A Year of New Ventures and Enhanced Customer Satisfaction

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway

A lot can happen in 12 months — and we spent all year round listening to our stakeholders and helping them deliver enhanced customer experience! 2018 was a year of grandeur — great accomplishments, new ventures, new connections, and most importantly we were awarded for our efforts.

Strengthening our core offerings — DevOps, Application Modernization, and Cloud, our services help businesses achieve digital transformation and business agility. While you will see a lot happening in 2019, we can say proudly that 2018 was a year of learning and new experiences — for our clients and us!

“We have an outstanding core of employees and I have all confidence that we will exceed our 2018 performance significantly in 2019 and beyond.” — Tom Stiling, CEO Go2Group

Get a glimpse of all the action that unfolded in Go2Group in 2018!

Take a look at some of the top posts of 2018!

December

My First 60 Days as CEO of Go2Group

In October 2018, I decided to accept the job as CEO of Go2Group — going operational again after nearly a decade behind the scenes of various Board of Director rooms across the globe.

November

DevSecOps – How to Be Swift and Secure

While a growing number of organizations continue to implement, expand, and perfect their DevOps game, the focus on speed to market at the expense of security is making them increasingly vulnerable to the risk of cyberthreats and data breaches. The risks of security missteps remain real, immediate, and extremely costly, as demonstrated by the recent HBO hack that led to the leak of two episodes of its widely popular show ‘Game of Thrones’, or the massive security breach at Equifax exposing the sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans. It is becoming clear that a secure DevOps process is critical to the business of software creation and launching.

Drive Faster Time to Market with synapseRT 9.3

The increase in ALM tools in the market sans test management capabilities has surely upped the need for test management software or tools that can combine flexibility with traceability, usability, and transparency — arming your testers, developers, and QAs to take on any testing challenge. synapseRT is here with its upgraded 9.3 version for Jira, packed with interesting features that enhance traceability, assigning, and tracking — strengthening it as a holistic solution.

How Jenkins X Is the Integrated CI/CD Solution for Kubernetes

Are you grappling with automating CI/CD for modern, cloud applications? In an ever-evolving technology landscape, you need the perfect assortment of tools, technologies, and practices to achieve the true benefits of DevOps. Cloudbees Jenkins X project is a Kubernetes-native CI/CD platform for developing cloud-native applications.

Why Is Kubernetes Ideal for CI/CD and Reinforcing DevOps Goals?

In the current scenario, when companies are struggling with setting up their CI/CD pipelines for cloud-based applications, Kubernetes, a powerful open-source platform for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of application containers across hosts, has reinforced DevOps goals and proven to be the ideal solution to CI/CD. It not only improves traditional DevOps processes, including speed, efficiency, and resiliency, but also solves newer problems that comes with containers and microservices-based application architectures.

September

Go2Group Named “Smartest Partner of the Year” at DevOps World | Jenkins World 2018

At last week’s DevOps World | Jenkins World 2018 event at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, Go2Group was announced as the “Smartest Partner of the Year.” One of the biggest events on the tech calendar, DevOps World I Jenkins World is a highlight for DevOps practitioners using Jenkins for continuous delivery and is a multi-day event comprised of sessions, workshops, training and other learning opportunities. The Partners of the Year Awards were selected by the CloudBees channel team and presented to CloudBees partners in seven partner categories. Criteria for the awards included: number of customer engagements, a proven expertise in DevOps, and demonstrated delivery of DevOps solutions to mutual customers.

The Biggest News From the Product Keynote at Atlassian Summit 2018

Atlassian’s annual developer conference, Atlassian Summit, is currently underway in Barcelona. The event invites agile enthusiasts and passionate Atlassian users to network with industry leaders, share agile development strategies and inspire change.

August

synapseRT 9.2 Is Here with New Parametrization Feature

Parametrization is particularly important in an agile software environment. As your agile organization evolves, testing needs to hit the accelerator and keep pace with an accelerating development lifecycle, while still maintaining a high standard of software quality in order to fulfill customer expectations. With our new synapseRT 9.2 release for Atlassian Jira, we have upped our test execution game with test case parameters. This will allow testers to run the same baselined test case several times with multiple data inputs at runtime specified at the test step level, without having to create duplicate test cases — saving a lot of time!

June

DevOps: The Key to Speed up Your Digital Transformation

Digital transformation has triggered companies to relook at existing business models and their approach to operationalize day-to-day processes. Nowhere is this more evident than software development. To meet the demands of advanced innovation and quicker delivery of new applications and services, IT teams are transitioning to DevOps models that close the gap between development and operations.

May

Proud partner of a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

As an Atlassian Platinum and Enterprise Solution Partner, Go2Group is proud to share that Atlassian has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools for the second time. Atlassian’s EAP software products Jira Software and Portfolio for Jira help teams successfully practice agile development and release great software at scale.

Five Pitfalls to Avoid When Adopting DevOps

Is DevOps implementation easy? The likes of Netflix and Facebook have shown continuous improvement reiterating the technical and business benefits of DevOps — shorter development cycles, increased deployment frequency, and faster time to market. On the other hand, a high percentage of enterprises are still figuring it out — oscillating between short and quick successes and failing to make the big jump to mainstream.

April

Emerging Trends in Software Testing Through 2018

In this age of digital transformation, testing is more than just a step or phase in the software development life cycle; it is an integral process that runs parallel to development. In the past few years, the testing industry has witnessed significant scaling due to the introduction of advanced technology. With the increasing application of artificial intelligence and automation, there were a few areas that successfully took testing to the next level, such as adoption of DevOps practices, tools, and applications, and test automation for web applications.

March

Four Factors to Consider While Choosing a Test Management Tool

As a tester, developer, or test manager, you must love shopping — specifically for test management tools? But the dilemma is that you have too many options, right? The pressure to vet software to make sure it is market ready is increasingly becoming complex and tricky, and vendors are not making it easy by providing a myriad of multifunctional test management solutions. Have you considered narrowing down your options with simple ‘what can it do for me’ pointers?

February

A Strategic Partnership with CloudBees® to Bring the Power of DevOps to Businesses Globally

Enterprises have a big challenge ahead of them. With experts predicting that DevOps is moving towards mainstream implementation, organizations — including federal agencies — are under tremendous pressure to deliver high-velocity and quality software, increase standardization, and implement best practices. Adopting DevOps practices and utilizing automation technology — which aids businesses with their digital transformation process — are more significant now than ever.

January

10 Nifty DevOps Tools in 2018

Let’s face it — no single tool can offer all the capabilities to get you through your DevOps approach. You need to find the right mix of tools, strategies, and teams to suit their workflows and approaches. With 2018 projecting a movement for DevOps into mainstream implementation, this becomes even more relevant.

DevOps Goes Mainstream: Top Trends for 2018

DevOps gets a jumpstart in 2018 with predictions of an early mainstream adoption and implementation. Analysts, IT leaders, and DevOps experts declared 2017 as ‘the year of DevOps’ and have predicted some major trends for DevOps in 2018. After digging deep and picking the brains of a few DevOps experts, we believe that DevOps will slowly enter the turf of mainstream adoption but it comes with barriers that may continue to exist through 2020. We can only be prepared for what’s coming!

Five Tips to Kick Some Butt in Your DevOps Journey

“The key to following the continuous delivery path is to continually question your own assumptions about what’s possible.” — Jeff Sussna
The benefits of DevOps are clear — high-performance, faster deployment, and quicker response to crisis. Businesses today are either getting started with DevOps or have it in pockets but find it difficult to scale up to an enterprise-wide implementation.

Protect Your Atlassian Suite With Two-Factor Authenticator

Are you using old authentication methods that make your account information vulnerable to security threats? Gain control over who can access your Atlassian tools with Go2Group’s Two-Factor Authenticator app for your Atlassian Suite.

As we kick off 2019 with aggressive goals and big ambitions, we thank you for making 2018 unforgettable.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Proud partner of a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

As an Atlassian Platinum and Enterprise Solution Partner, Go2Group is proud to share that Atlassian has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools for the second time. Atlassian’s EAP software products Jira Software and Portfolio for Jira help teams successfully practice agile development and release great software at scale.

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Protect Your Atlassian Suite With Two-Factor Authenticator

Are you using old authentication methods that make your account information vulnerable to security threats? Gain control over who can access your Atlassian tools with Go2Group’s Two-Factor Authenticator app for your Atlassian Suite.

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Trailblazing at Dreamforce 2017

Dreamforce 2017 is almost here and we are excited to announce our participation at one of the most informative events of the year: a fun-filled week of inspiration, innovation, imagination, and entertainment.

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Easily Configure Smartcard Connections to Atlassian Apps

In the past, it took a lot of work to set up systems that allow users to access Atlassian applications with a smartcard. Administrators who wanted to set up access for smartcard users had to tinker with property files or XML files – frankly, this was a pain.

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Jira Software Data Center on AWS (Part two)

In my previous blog, I discussed the benefits of AWS and the benefits of setting up Jira Data Center on AWS. I also created our Stack on AWS CloudFormation. In this installment, I will continue this discussion and finish by talking about the Jira installation.

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Jira Software Data Center on AWS (part 1)

Atlassian recently provided a Quick Start Guide with instructions on how to set up Jira Software Data Center and Bitbucket Server Data Center on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Jira Data Center deployment option is designed for high availability, performance at scale, and instant scalability. In this blog, I will discuss the benefits of having Jira Data Center on AWS and the steps needed to set up a Jira Data Center instance on AWS.

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Boards and mobile apps increase the value of Jira Core

Business teams work more efficiently when using Jira Core enhancements

New feature enhancements to Jira Core make it easier for business teams to manage their projects. Since Jira was redesigned into three purpose-built versions last year, non-software teams have been using Jira Core to manage projects such as marketing, operations, finance, legal, human resources, and others. For organizations with a Jira Software Cloud instance, Jira Core is already included in Jira Cloud.

Jira Core users have requested additional features, and the latest update of Jira Core delivers the most requested enhancements.  Read more

What you missed from our exclusive event on Atlassian Software in San Jose, California

Our first Atlassian Software event this year was held on July 21, at the Club Auto Sport in San Jose, California. We had an overwhelming response of 130+ Atlassian enthusiasts who registered for the event. Most of them made it, but for those who couldn’t attend, this blog will fill you in and make you feel as if you had.

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Events

Atlassian Summit 2019

April 9, 2019 April 11, 2019

Atlassian Summit 2019

The world’s next best innovations will be built by teams like yours. This is why Atlassian’s mission is to help unleash the potential in every team and why Summit is held year after year. Join our team along with other users to be inspired, hear expert advice on the best ways to use Atlassian tools, learn about the latest technology and product updates, and celebrate the teams that make the world a better place.

Go2Group is a proud sponsor of this year’s Atlassian Summit event.

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April 9
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April 11
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https://atlassian.swoogo.com/summit19

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Atlassian
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http://www.atlassian.com

Mandalay Bay South Convention Center

3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119 United States
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