Are you Cloud first! or Cloud first?

It’s funny how something as simple as punctuation can fundamentally change an idea, an approach or a strategy. Looking back a few years ago then it definitely felt like most companies strategy was Cloud first! I think there were many reasons for this Everyone was talking about the Cloud, it was truly moving up toward what Gartner’s Hype Cycle likes[…]

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Pets, Cattle, Insects and the Fabric of life

I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently, I have always associated the ‘Pets to Cattle’ analogy with the move from Physical to Virtual servers and the increasing number of these needed as the number of applications a business supports grows. For those of you that haven’t heard the analogy, it goes something like this… Before virtualisation we used to[…]

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Data Visionaries Wanted!

I saw this slide the other day presented by one of our Chief Architects, he was discussing how the relative importance of Infrastructure, Applications and Data has changed over time and how this will continue to change into the future, it made me realise very clearly that as the bubbles grow and shrink so does the importance of the conversation.[…]

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