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4 Recommended Apps for Bitbucket Data Center

4 Recommended Apps for Bitbucket Data Center

The Atlassian Marketplace is where you can find productivity-enhancing apps for cloud, server and data center-hosted versions of Atlassian’s different products. These products include Jira Data Center, Jira Service Desk Data Center, Confluence Data Center and Bitbucket Data Center. Many ...

Four Key Apps for Confluence Data Center

Four Key Apps for Confluence Data Center

Confluence Data Center offers a number of benefits for organisations using Atlassian’s team collaboration software: it makes it easier than ever to access additional capacity – without sacrificing performance or availability. Here’s how it works. Confluence unifies all your team’s ...

AC attend The University of Edinburgh’s recruitment fair.

AC attend The University of Edinburgh’s recruitment fair.

On the 28th of May, Automation Consultants attended the Careers Fair hosted by the University of Edinburgh. We had a great time meeting all the talented upcoming graduates and we are delighted to soon be welcoming a recent University of ...

AWS vs Azure vs Google

AWS vs Azure vs Google

  Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) has become a more competitive field in recent years: though AWS remains the market leader – achieving revenues of $18 billion in 2017 – it now exists in a more competitive commercial environment. In ...

Atlassian Data Center vs Server

Atlassian Data Center vs Server

Atlassian Data Center or Server? Our blog highlights the key differences between the two deployment options – read it here. ...

AC attend eazyBI Community Days event in Latvia.

AC attend eazyBI Community Days event in Latvia.

On May 24th and 25th Automation Consultants attended the eazyBI Community Days event in Riga, Latvia. Across the two days, AC listened to talks and case studies from various eazyBI users to hear about how different companies make use of ...

Continuous Lifecycle London Conference

Continuous Lifecycle London Conference

Over the 15th and 16th of May, Automation Consultants sponsored the conference, Continuous Lifecycle London, at the QEII Centre in Westminster. Across the two days we were demonstrating several of our newest Atlassian Marketplace Apps, as well as an Automated ...

AC attend University of Surrey Career’s Fair.

AC attend University of Surrey Career’s Fair.

On the 9th of May, Automation Consultants’ attended their first Careers’ Fair hosted by the University of Surrey. As an expanding company we will be attending career fairs across the country, to find the best new talent to join our ...

Automation Consultants to represent Atlassian at Fin:Code 2018

Automation Consultants to represent Atlassian at Fin:Code 2018

From 14-16 March 2018, come and hear from Atlassian and other DevOps stakeholders at the Fin:Code event in London, and learn how DevOps is defining the financial industry. At Fin:Code, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from all the major ...

Automation Consultants are sponsoring the Atlassian Team Tour 2018

Automation Consultants are sponsoring the Atlassian Team Tour 2018

On Wednesday 21st February 2018, come and hear from Atlassian and other IT industry leaders at the one-day Atlassian Team Tour London event, and learn how your business can unleash its potential. During the day you’ll get the chance to ...

Automation Consultants to exhibit on behalf of Atlassian at Velocity Conference

Automation Consultants to exhibit on behalf of Atlassian at Velocity Conference

We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting on behalf of Atlassian at the O’Reilly Velocity Conference on 19-20th October at the Hilton London Metropole in London. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the O’Reilly Velocity Conference has ...

Highlights from the Atlassian Summit US 2017

Highlights from the Atlassian Summit US 2017

When it comes to major developments and exciting talking points, the Summit never fails to deliver. Here’s a roundup of all the main takeaways to emerge from this year’s San Jose conference. ...

Automation Consultants earns Atlassian Enterprise Badge

Automation Consultants earns Atlassian Enterprise Badge

Automation Consultants earns Atlassian Enterprise Badge We are delighted to announce that we have received our Atlassian Enterprise badge. Having sold several Atlassian Data Centre licenses, we have demonstrated our ability to effectively deliver solutions for a complex range of ...

Visit Automation Consultants at Civil Service Live 2017

Visit Automation Consultants at Civil Service Live 2017

Visit Automation Consultants at Civil Service Live 2017 Automation Consultants is pleased to be exhibiting at this year’s Civil Service Live on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th July at the QEII Centre in London. Civil Service Live is an annual, ...

Automation Consultants is now an Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner

Automation Consultants is now an Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner  Automation Consultants is delighted to announce that it has achieved Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner status. Atlassian Solution Partners provide the services, implementation, consultancy and solutions to help customers maximise their use ...

Automation Consultants joins the G-Cloud Digital Marketplace

Automation Consultants joins the G-Cloud Digital Marketplace Automation Consultants can now be found on the government’s G-Cloud Digital Marketplace. This initiative allows public sector bodies to easily source cloud hosting and software licensing, training, and consultancy, as well as a ...

The data centre migration checklist: six key relocation considerations

The data centre migration checklist: six key relocation considerations Migrating from one data centre to another, or from a data centre into the cloud, is difficult but sometimes necessary. Relocating your application software, infrastructure software and sometimes hardware is complex. ...

JIRA cloud to JIRA server: what flavour of JIRA is right for you?

JIRA cloud to JIRA server: what flavour of JIRA is right for you? We often get asked when to move from JIRA cloud to server. It is a common story; a small development team or a single developer within a ...

How to use the ITIL framework in JIRA Service Desk

How to use the ITIL framework in JIRA Service Desk What is the ITIL framework? Information Technology Infrastructure Library, or ITIL, represents a set of best practices implemented worldwide for IT Service Management (ITSM). ITIL provides a framework around which ...

Bamboo vs Jenkins

Bamboo vs Jenkins Atlassian Bamboo and Jenkins share many similarities. Both are continuous integration (CI) tools, aligned to the same philosophy of agile development. They transform the time-consuming, manual task of building, testing and deploying software into a fast, automated ...

Automation Consultants launch new Approval Macro add-on for Confluence

Automation Consultants launch new Approval Macro add-on for Confluence Approval of documents is central to many types of project, from software development, to pharmaceuticals, to complex business transactions. In these projects, many types of documents require approval before they can ...

The Atlassian Trello Combination: a summary

The Atlassian Trello Combination: a summary Back in January, Atlassian announced its acquisition of Trello for $425 million, the latest and largest in a series of significant acquisitions for the company. As an Atlassian solution partner, we would like to ...

AC Atlassian Data Center Briefing

Automation Consultants is hosting its first Data Center briefing at the prestigious Lanesborough London hotel. Whilst enjoying a spot of breakfast, speakers will share their expertise in running Atlassian applications with scale and resilience. The morning will also feature speakers ...

JIRA Portfolio Review

JIRA Portfolio Review Keeping track of several parallel software projects is often difficult. Dedicated project management software such as Jira Software gives a good view of a single project, but it does not grant convenient visibility across several projects of ...

Agile Project Management using IBM RTC

If you’re looking to use IBM’s Rational Team Concert for project management, this guide is a great place to start for information on how to set up a project. From the many years of consultancy work we have done with ...

Atlassian Assembly Success

On Tuesday 14th June, Automation Consultants held the inaugural Atlassian Assembly at the Haberdashers’ Hall in central London. The event was well attended, with many of the guests being past and present customers of Automation Consultants, who were keen to ...

Automation Consultants to hold Atlassian event in central London

On Tuesday 14th June at 6:30pm, Automation Consultants will be holding The AC Atlassian Assembly in the City of London. This event aims to showcase the business benefits of the Atlassian suite and allow current and prospective users of JIRA, ...

Big business contracts are not out of the reach of SMEs

In a recent interview published on MinuteHack, our CEO Jeff Cunliffe takes a closer look at how SMEs should go about winning big clients they may initially think are out of reach. Jeff is perfectly placed to offer advice to ...

Stepping in the right direction

We helped Bally, Belstaff and Jimmy Choo move all development and defect management into Atlassian’s cloud. Details below – a comprehensive account of the project can be found on the Cloud Computing Intelligence website. LLX Global Business Services, part of ...

Atlassian Summit 2015 and Atlassian Enterprise

Atlassian has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and its annual conference has become correspondingly more exciting. Atlassian Summit is one of the most anticipated events on the software lifecycle calendar, and for the 2,600 attendees, 2015’s sold-out ...

HP Quality Center SaaS – making Quality Center Enterprise accessible

HP Quality Center SaaS – the team edition The parent of HP Quality Center SaaS is HP Quality Center Enterprise – the test management tool. It enjoys particular esteem in software development circles, and with test storage, test execution, mapping ...

Starting your software lifecycle journey

Today, if you’ve got a degree (or even a general aptitude) relevant to the field of software development, you could have a long and rewarding career ahead of you. The IT job market came out of the recent financial crisis ...

The future of automation

Checkout tills in supermarkets have been one of the most notable job automations in recent years. Walk into any supermarket on a busy Saturday and it’s easy to see how it’s cheaper and more efficient for companies to use them. ...

Benefits of the LoadRunner free download: Community Edition

Keeping on top of your company’s software performance has always been important, but it hasn’t always been easy to get the right tools. Smaller businesses in particular have more restricted budgets, and if your manager – or the finance team ...

Data centre migration challenges

It’s easy for even experienced manager to get a data centre migration wrong. Those who succeed focus on these key areas. Risk management Extended downtime and loss of data are your main risks; how much of either you can tolerate ...

Project Management 101

These tips won’t protect you from every possible problem, but following them will give your project a better chance of achieving its desired outcome. Get everyone on board Be certain that everyone necessary for the project’s success can allocate resources ...

Data migration challenges

When moving and/or upgrading enterprise software to a new data centre, good data migration processes need to be adhered to. We recently migrated a client’s IBM CLM set-up (including Rational Requirements Composer and Rational Team Concert) from the UK to ...

What part can graduates play in the software development lifecycle?

As the process of software development changes, it’s inevitable that the teams associated with it will change too. And with agile development, devops and software lifecycle automation on the rise, it’s an exciting time to be involved in the industry ...

Automation Consultants adds Atlassian suite to lab

Automation Consultants adds Atlassian suite to lab

The whole Atlassian suite including JIRA Service Desk, Confluence, Atlassian Crowd and Atlassian FishEye are now available to demo in the Automation Consultants lab. The additions were originally in response to an RFP from an engineering company looking for a ...

Automation Consultants signs deal with Perfecto Mobile

Automation Consultants, the leader in software lifecycle automation, has partnered with Perfecto Mobile. The new tie-up strengthens Automation Consultants’ mobile application testing portfolio. Perfecto Mobile enables businesses to test and monitor their mobile applications efficiently using its MobileCloud platform. The ...

Vendor-neutral software ‘lifecycle integration lab’ results in new HP, IBM, Microsoft and Atlassian tie-ups

A new remote access lab has been launched by software lifecycle automation company Automation Consultants, at its Reading head office, to showcase the best software lifecycle solution mixes for development teams at small, mid and enterprise-sized companies in the UK. ...

Automation Consultants signs Atlassian deal

Automation Consultants has partnered with Atlassian and will now sell and support its software development and collaboration tools. The Australian software company’s offerings include issue tracking tool JIRA, the collaboration tool Confluence, HipChat the private chat service, and a range of source ...

TestWave added to CloudStore

Automation Consultants’ industry leading hosted test management solution TestWave, is now available in the CloudStore, the government marketplace for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); Platform as a Service (PaaS); Software as a Service (SaaS); and Specialist Cloud Services (SCS). TestWave ...

Births, deaths and marriages… the Office for National Statistics streamlines app development with bespoke process configuration

The Office for National Statistics has developed a bespoke process configuration with software lifecycle specialist Automation Consultants to streamline application development using IBM’s Rational toolset, saving time and development resource. With 15 or more concurrent projects at any one time, ...

Automation Consultants seals partnership with ALM integration leaders Tasktop

Automation Consultants has partnered with application lifecycle management (ALM) synchronisation specialist, Tasktop. Automation Consultants director Francis Miers says: “We use the latest software lifecycle tools, processes and technology to lower the cost and increase the speed of application development and ...

Automation Consultants wins due diligence portal contract with major professional services client

A major professional services provider has called upon Automation Consultants’ software life cycle expertise to streamline development and deployment of its online due diligence portal. The Automation Consultants team installed IBM’s Rational Requirements Composer (RRC) and Rational Team Concert (RTC) ...

Automation Consultants implements customised IBM RTC workflows in major government organisation

One of the largest UK government departments has brought in Automation Consultants to help it maximise its IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management investment. Automation Consultants has worked with the department since 2012 and delivered test automation and performance testing before designing ...

Major multi-channel distribution group hires Automation Consultants for $300,000 performance testing and Rational solution project

Software life cycle specialist Automation Consultants is working with one of the UK’s largest multi-channel distribution groups to deliver automated performance testing into the organisation. After working with the company in 2012 to swap its previous performance testing software for ...

Automation Consultants wins service-oriented architecture contract with British electricity supplier

One of the largest utility companies in Britain has hired software life cycle specialist Automation Consultants to resolve its webMethods performance and functional issues. The electricity provider uses a service-oriented architecture to power desktop applications used by 14,000 employees, as ...

FNZ chooses Automation Consultants for Application Lifecycle Management

IT services and software company, Automation Consultants (AC), today announced that it had completed a major application lifecycle management deployment for FNZ, the global financial software firm. FNZ engaged AC to be the lead integrator of their HP ALM solution ...

AC works with RWE on data centre migration

IT services and software company Automation Consultants (AC), today announced that it has completed a major data centre migration for RWE. The project involved consolidating approximately 200 services – each comprising one or more applications into RWE’s new data centre ...

Bluefin chooses Automation Consultants to performance test its major SAP deployment

IT services and software company, Automation Consultants (AC), today announced that it had completed a major performance test assignment for Bluefin, the Global SAP Consulting firm. Bluefin engaged AC to design and execute performance tests on its latest SAP instalment ...

AC works with IBM on data centre migration

IT services and software company Automation Consultants (AC), today announced that it has won a bid to work with IBM on a project at Legal & General. The project involves consolidating approximately 200 services – each comprising one or more ...