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Although the conversation about DevOps typically focuses mostly on the tool sets and platforms – Puppet, Docker, Microservices et al, the more profoundly challenging aspects for most large organizations will be in the organizational transformation is proposed as part of the ‘Cloud Native‘ mix. The Inverse Conway Maneuver As is described in the complimentary ebook from Pivotal – Migrating to Cloud Native Application Architectures: DevOps sets out to break down the artificial boundaries that develop profusely in large, hierarchical organizations, and instead self-organize around a ‘delivery pipeline’ of the work required to deploy code faster and with fewer errors. In short a ‘Lean’ system, one with zero process waste. They reference the intriguing ‘Inverse Conway Manever‘ to describe this transformation from a silo-based organization to one optimized for DevOps. Org... (more)

Digital Operator – From NetOps to DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

A headline theme underpinning the goal of telcos becoming ‘Digital Operation Centres of the Future‘ is the adoption of already proven best practices from the enterprise market. This makes sense given that community is now well into their Cloud migration programs, with ‘unicorns’ like Netflix and Uber Taxis at the forefront of this innovation wave, very far ahead at the very cutting edge where these new ideas are first proven in practice. By this I mean that they not only pioneered the concept of a Microservices Application Architecture implemented on AWS, but they then also open ... (more)

How to Harness the Power of Digital Transformation By @IsaacGe0rge | @CloudExpo #Cloud

How to Harness the Power of Digital Transformation by Isaac George Right now it feels like the whole world is moving to digital at breakneck speed. Banks, insurance companies, retailers and large manufacturers are all looking at how they can digitally transform the organisation to keep up with customer demand, business expectations and compete globally. However, while digital transformation is becoming all-pervasive agreement on what digital transformation actually means, how to leverage its potential, and most importantly how to make a digital transformation project a success sti... (more)

Internet of Things Smart Products | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Michael Porter, author of the most highly regarded of all business strategy theories, Competitive Advantage, describes how there are now three distinct eras of how technology can be defined to impact upon the ability to achieve this advantage. Michael makes two very important points. The first point is that there has previously been two eras and now there is a third – the first being when corporations started to use IT for automation purposes, described in this 1985 article, followed then by when all of this IT became interconnected via the Internet, described in this 2001 artic... (more)

Safe Harbour Ruling: What Does It Mean for Your Business? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Safe Harbour Ruling: What Does It Mean for Your Business? By Frank Krieger, Director of Compliance, iland The start of a new year is always a good time for many businesses to get their IT strategies in place. However, there has been one issue in the past couple of months that may potentially cause a lot of complications in IT departments across the US and EU; the implications for cloud compliance of the recent nullification of the EU Safe Harbour Ruling. Safe Harbour, used by over 4,000 firms to move EU data to the US for the past 15 years, was declared invalid by the European Cou... (more)