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
Title The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win Author Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford It is not often that you hear of a novel which is part of some ethereal ‘required reading’ list for IT professionals. This is apparently one of those rare beasts. I was dubious.… Read More Review of: The Phoenix Project
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?
Technical debt is a problem for most IT divisions that have been running for a while. The drive for quick delivery to market forces projects to run as fast as possible in order to meet business expectations – and unless a company is very disciplined from the start- this can sometimes come at a cost… Read More Technical Debt – having a vision of what should be
I have never attended a virtual summit before… I was pleasantly surprised. But to make the most of it you need to be away from all distractions!… Read More My take on 3rd Annual DevOps Virtual Summit #dovs17
Leading on from my first post, the next question to clear up is ‘well….what actually IS a environment?’ To paraphrase IF4IT: A…repeatable Configuration or set of Configurations that…act as a contained, bordered or surrounding operational context and that allow one or more Entities such as Resources or Systems to perform one or more controlled functions… Read More Alright then. What is a IT Environment?