Setting the Cloud Direction Using Project Methodology Tools

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Successful migration to the cloud is not as simple as a direct “lift and shift” of your existing technology over to the cloud. Without a clear strategic rationale or motivation you may well end up with a more expensive -- and possibly less performant -- service than you started with. When electric motors started replacing water driven mills (or steam engines) as a power source for [...]

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Container Solutions in Forbes: Ethics and Environment, Amplified

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  The world needs the tech sector to take a bigger picture approach. Our work in cloud computing needs to include ethics, environmental awareness and other social responsibilities as part of the picture, too. This week, CS popped up in a Forbes magazine story called “Is Cloud Good for Humans?” The author, Udi Nachmany, referenced the work of not one but two different [...]

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Continuous Strategic Formulation – Balancing Learning and Focus to Succeed with Cloud Native

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This is part two in series of blogs about strategy. The first part is here. In the last few years, many companies encountered existential threats to their business. These threats came from systems that were running at capacity, from “born in the cloud” challengers, or from competitors who had made the jump to Cloud Native earlier. This left those companies playing catch up; not just in the [...]

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Cloud Native Transformation Patterns: Business Case

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Moving to Cloud Native is a huge undertaking for any enterprise. Why should a company even think about taking the leap, when currently there is no major failure or problem? Traditionally, the safest course has been to avoid change unless or until something is broken, and so most companies have internalized a culture of risk aversion. So, for such enterprises, the very first question (way, [...]

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Cloud Native Transformation Patterns: Existential Threat

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There are as many reasons for wanting to go Cloud Native as there are companies contemplating the move. Whatever the stated reasons, and whether or not they realize it, Existential Threat is the true driver -- the ultimate reason underlying every other reason -- for undertaking a CN transformation. Context: Your existing enterprise is successful, but the systems propelling those [...]

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