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Atlassian held its annual Summit, Atlas Camp and Partner conferences in Barcelona last week and for the first time held a Trello Day. These highlights of the Atlassian ecosystem year cover Jira, Confluence and other products from the user, developer, and partner perspectives.

What were some of the highlights for customers? 

Following on from our previous blogposts on how Jira can be used to manage business processes that require collaboration, reporting and structured management, we have another example. 

This time, it is a custom workflow and configuration for a temp agency. They supply large companies with temporary workers - mostly seasonal when there is a lot of extra work to do. This was a digital transformation project from manual processes to a cloud-based automated system.

Jira is often thought of as an IT tool. There is no doubt that it is fantastic for managing the processes around bug fixes, development and IT support, but it can do much more. We use it internally for all manner of tasks that require workflows, structured information and reporting, including sales, marketing, expenses and HR.

In this post we look at how Jira can be used in HR onboarding.

A lot is written about test automation. Applications should be componentised, mockable, have feature switches, be unit testable, and so forth. In short, applications should be architected with testing in mind.

But what about legacy applications, that are still being developed and supported? Maybe it was some code that was bought, or developed by people who have left. We thought we would share some experiences which those of you who have to deal with real world legacy apps may appreciate, and some strategies for dealing with them.

BDQ are proud to announce that we have been accepted into G-Cloud 10, the latest version of the UK Government G-Cloud framework within the Digital Marketplace. 

With the deadline for GDPR fast approaching, what can organisations do to become compliant and remain so in their future software development?

We recently ran a webinar with our partners Sonatype to explore some pragmatic solutions to the difficult problems thrown up by the upcoming change to data protection legislation.

In our previous blog post, we covered the What, Why, When, Where and Who of the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and described the steps required to become and remain compliant with this major change to privacy regulation before the looming 25 May deadline.

In this post, we are going to expand on the How part by using the analogy of a three-course meal and describe how to serve up a solution to GDPR using Atlassian's Jira Service Desk and Confluence. 

The 25 May 2018 deadline is fast approaching and time is of the essence to implement the changes required to meet the challenges of GDPR.

In this post we cover the 5Ws of GDPR (What, Why, When, Where and Who) but also cover the How of becoming compliant with the regulation.

This week at their annual US Summit conference, Atlassian have a number of important announcements. We will be covering these development  in future blog posts but this initial one is going to focus on Stride, Atlassian's very exciting new collaboration product. 

With this year’s US Atlassian Summit taking place in just a few days at the San Jose Convention Center in sunny California, the answer has to be yes!  The event takes place 12 – 14 September and once again Atlassian have jam-packed their conference schedule with enticing and inspiring sessions from industry professionals as well as news on the latest product innovations to keep your business ahead of the game.