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‘Cloud Is’ – Part Four – Technical Debt

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It is the best and worst part of a meeting. After everything from sports analogies, pain and gain, speeds and feeds, and time on the whiteboard, the CIO might turn to you at minute 42 of a 60-minute presentation and ask, “what do you think we should do?”   White knuckle moment? Victory lap? Time Read more...

‘Cloud Is’ – Part Three – Control

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Gimme, gimme never gets… except if you’re a developer. Being a CIO is tough. It’s a high pressure job with a complex problem set and typically short tenures. Perhaps unfairly, CIO’s are second to last in job duration among the C-Suite, according to the Korn Ferry Institute.  There are many reasons that average enterprise CIO Read more...

‘Cloud Is’ – Part Two – Trust

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Everyone in operations has received the call. An app owner phones the ops team and says the same thing, again. “My app seems slow, prove to me it’s not your fault.” Responding to what feels like a simple question, from the app owner perspective, is a massive distraction and morale killer in every IT organization. Read more...

‘Cloud Is’ – Part One – an Operating Model

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Happens every time. There’s a planning session with twelve people in the room. We’re all there to discuss the new cloud strategy. It’s time to make some decisions about future directions and next steps for the IT organization, and the business. Suddenly, the meeting grinds to halt. Is cloud a tactic or a strategy, an Read more...