The recent hoohah over the WannaDecrypt / WannaCry ransomware debacle, and the subsequent shamefaced admittance from a number of institutions that they have not been maintaining and /or future-proofing their systems properly, has once again brought one of my personal ‘bafflements’ into sharp focus. My background in the IT space has most often been supporting the… Read More The bugbear of being Back Office
I attended the Computing DevOps Summit last Wednesday in London. It was a rather polished affair at the Grosvenor Square Marriott in Mayfair; well attended, well presented and with a broad lineup of Keynotes all roundly advocating DevOps. It was a valuable day overall, but one speaker in particular resonated with me, as his choice… Read More Take-away thoughts for DevOps / Agile practices
There is a look that you learn to identify in the early stages of taking on an Environments Management role. It’s somewhere between bashful, hopeful and slightly desperate. Occasionally it is preceded by a slightly nervous cough. And without fail it means a project has underestimated their requirements and they need you to magic something… Read More What does Environments Management and a spiderweb have in common?
I read an interesting article this morning in the Harvard Business Review. It is a few years old now – but I think its just as true today as it was when it was published. The premise is that while leaders strongly advocate personal development and learning, they do not really allow any time for… Read More Personal Development: The gift of time