Monthly Archives: July 2015

There’s No Such Thing as Magic… Passwords

Many years ago, I had a manager from whom I learned one good thing: the principle of least surprise. Your systems – technology, processes, cars, postal service, whatever – should surprise your user as little as possible. In a car, it … Continue reading

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The Prisoner’s Software Dilemma

The Prisoner’s Dilemma is a famous model in game theory. I am far from an expert in game theory – although I did have the pleasure of meeting Prof. Israel Aumann, nobel laureate in economics and world game theory expert … Continue reading

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Bare Metal Cloud

Infrastructure-as-a-Service, cloud servers, whatever you call them, have been around for years. Amazon is the clear leader in the pack (and, according to Simon Wardley, is likely to remain so for a long time), with others like Rackspace, Google Compute Engine, … Continue reading

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When Not to Outsource

In earlier articles, we discussed How to Outsource and When to Outsource. Today, we turn to when not to Outsource. At first blush, we expect not to outsource when our candidate does not meet at least one of the criteria for outsourcing listed … Continue reading

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