Controlling Costs in a Cloudy Environment

Posted by Daniel Sands on June 24, 2014 in API, Development, DevOps, IT, Performance, Technical Management

From an engineering and development standpoint, one of the most important aspects of cloud infrastructure is the concept of unlimited resources. The idea of being able to get a new server to experiment with, or being able to spin up more servers on the fly to handle a traffic spike is a foundational benefit of… Read more

IT Transformation – Thought Leaders

Posted by Deal Daly on February 5, 2014 in IT

As I described in the introduction of this series, taking an IT function to the next level is a complex journey involving the maturation of several disciplines. The first section we will deal with the need to have several key individuals who act as change agents and can drive maturation in a disciplined way. In… Read more

IT Transformation as a “Business” Discipline

Posted by Deal Daly on January 22, 2014 in Big Data, IT

This series of essays will explore IT transformation (“futurization”) as a functional discipline of the business. IT transformation has clear business purposes.   The transformational activity works to: increase speed to market for the business’s products and services, provide new and fulfilling career paths to IT engineers, increase reliability, availability and performance of systems and… Read more