Seven Key Criteria on Which to Evaluate a PaaS Provider, and Two Red Herrings to Avoid…

Automation

In the first of two posts on the topic, Kris Saxton highlights the key criteria he sees in evaluating the plethora of new PaaS solutions that are coming to market,...

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The Six Perfect Patterns to succeed at DevOps

Automation

So what are the six patterns you need to succeed at DevOps? 1. A Real Executive Sponsor Proper sponsorship and on-going support is key, it is the single most important...

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Observations from a Year of 'Enterprise'…

Automation

...Is it possible to change behaviour from 'beat your colleague' to 'beat your competition'? I have spent many years at work in startups and have become accustomed to teams of...

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Lance Armstrong on DevOps

Agile

What lesson does Lance Armstrong teach the DevOps Community? Cheat to win... In cloud service provisioning and management, we've all been shown a shiny vision of the future from the...

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The Six Ingredients in the “Secret Sauce” of Automation Logic.

Automation

Since we founded Automation Logic back in 2010 the growth in our business and our success to date has been founded in repeat business and referrals within some of the...

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Them vs. Us – Three ways to tackle Off-shoring/ Out-sourcing With Positivity.

Business Blog

Ten years ago I used the threat of off-shoring work or out-sourcing as a threat to ineffective organisations during pre-sales engagements so I can totally understand why the 'them vs. us mentality...

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With Agile and DevOps there is no Hiding Place for the Incompetent.

Agile

This is one of the hardest issues to tackle and I am not sure I have an answer. I coined a phrase after the particular engagement that brought me down...

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VMUG London Meeting – January 2016

appcatalyst

I recently spent the day at the VMware User Group London (VMUG London) meeting, learning about some interesting products and technologies. As well as getting a glimpse at some of the...

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Bimodal IT: and other Snakeoil

Agile

I presented my critique of Bimodal IT at DevOps days this week, it was a fun talk to give with some great questions from the audience; all in all a...

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How honest is too honest, did we over-share?

Business Blog

When your successful professional services company is growing rapidly, how do you make sure that you scale effectively, retain the best bits of your culture, drop what’s not working, and...

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