Real-life IT Transformation

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Speaking CTO

CTOs and chief architects are busy people. But if you bring value, they will have time for you.

Don’t hire a digital hitman

A classic movie recipe has a seemingly law-abiding person hire someone from the underworld to do unpleasant work for them. And it all goes predictably and awfully wrong. Don’t let the same happen in your IT transformation!

Failure doesn’t respect abstraction.

The key mechanism to tackle ever increasing complexity is abstraction, such as frameworks or interfaces. Some things, however, can’t be abstracted away.

Why run software you didn’t build?

A lot of modern cloud technology leverages containers. However, a non-trivial portion of enterprise applications don’t run easily in containers. The answer to this conundrum lies in taking a step back and asking a more fundamental questi...

Don’t make your customers play Takeshi’s Castle

When buying a software or hardware product for your enterprise, the future product roadmap is as much a consideration as the current product state. However, this is where some vendors play games with their customers.