This is a guest post written by Tiffany Cantle, Senior Marketing Manager at BigPanda. We all need to move fast in order to stay competitive. But the faster things move, the faster things break. While many companies have made great strides towards automating application release and infrastructure management, automation for service assurance has been sorely lacking. That’s left Dev and Ops with a problem: how to effectively service alerts that have grown by orders of magnitude. A manual approach

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Using both JIRA Software and Portfolio for JIRA, teams can see whether the day-to-day work they're doing maps directly to the company's overall strategy. But people often ask me "well, what happens in Portfolio for JIRA and what happens in JIRA Software?". So I decided to throw together a quick diagram to show you how they fit together.

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Back in January we introduced smart mirroring for Bitbucket Data Center to help distributed teams by reducing clone times (as well as your list of excuses for taking a coffee break – sorry about that). At the same time, we added Git Large File Storage (LFS) for teams who need to work with images, videos, and other large media assets. Both these features support using Git at scale, but in different ways. Smart mirroring helps teams spread across different locations, while Git LFS helps teams

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I wish I could say we started with grand plans to revolutionize our company culture, but in all honesty, we simply wanted to share funny stuff without sending an email blast. So, we tried creating a blog on Confluence. It didn't happen overnight, but we learned a lot. Read on to hear our story, as well as my 7 tips to encourage a culture of internal blogging at your company.

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Pull requests provide a lightweight way to do peer code reviews and merges as part of a branch-based development workflow. Sure beats having to huddle around a monitor with 3 other developers! Today I'd like to share with you some improvements we've made to pull requests in Bitbucket Server that will help you get to master faster. Pull request reviewer status Professional teams benefit from having an explicit set of reviewers on pull requests, making it clear who is expected to pitch in and review.

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We built JIRA Core because we realized business and back-office teams could benefit from JIRA in the same ways software teams do. JIRA Core extends the workflow functionality and customizability of JIRA to business teams so they can track work, manage projects, and stay on top of everything. JIRA Core lets business teams define their processes, break down and track issues, and organize work. Issues in JIRA Core can represent all kinds of things: a task, a document... even a person. Just about anything you want to track can be an issue. Read on to see more of the many examples!

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