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The Real ROI of Cloud

Is hard return on investment all there is? In exploring business (and tech) projects, we have a tendency to think about the immediate, quantifiable ROI. Yet, there are times when the soft costs or other benefits outweigh any measurable ROI, and … Continue reading

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Ask Not What Technology Can Do For You…

At the Container Summit, I was speaking with a colleague at a booth, when a potential customer of his walked up and engaged in conversation. He asked an interesting question: How do I know if my software is ready for the cloud … Continue reading

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Lift and Shift

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending Container Summit NYC, arranged by the great folks at Joyent. The first speaker, Dave Bartoletti of Forrester, gave a broad overview of cloud computing – private and public – and container adoption. One of his … Continue reading

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Cloud to Culture

If you want to change technology that requires a change in process or, more seriously, culture, then you need to change the culture first. Get your people on board and then make the changes. Right? Perhaps not. Or at least not always. … Continue reading

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Software Engineering and Human Nature

This morning, Adrian Colyer posted his morning paper on a “functional programming.” Most readers  of this blog are not deep into different programming paradigms, so I will give a very short layman’s overview here. For those who are comfortable, jump ahead … Continue reading

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Velocity: Metrics that Encourage Safe Deployment

What do you do when you want to move towards more rapid deployment, perhaps as close as possible to continuous delivery, but the culture and incentives push against it? This is the exact issue I have had at several clients over the years. … Continue reading

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Websites and the Cost of Change

You are reading this blog on WordPress. It is not a secret; any technologist with experience managing WordPress can look at the page and see that it is run by WordPress. How does WordPress show you this page? Here is what WordPress … Continue reading

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