Coté Memo #063: Working at Pivotal and Yak shaving
In reponse to the analyst access commentary from last time, a reader wrote in:
Are you familiar with Securosis? They’re a security-only analyst firm.
Their business model is pretty different – everything they publish is free, and make money through sponsorship and inquiries etc. They have a model they call totally transparent research. I don’t know how much they make – but apparently they make enough to cover themselves.
Tech & Work World
Working at Pivotal
I started a new job earlier this month at Pivotal. I haven’t had time to write an informal overview yet, but instead I did this interview/post on the official Pivotal blog.
There’s also a follow-up piece that I haven’t promoted too much yet. I’ve been busy. Hopefully I’ll have my feet better under me.
So far it’s been great, I’m really liking it. We have so much cool stuff at Pivotal and are getting crazy traction, with around $40m in Pivotal Cloud Foundry bookings last year.
2015 IT Budget Report - Spiceworks does a good job surveying the SMB (less than 1,000 employees) IT base out there. There’s always good stuff in there.
Win Sun, lose Sun: How Larry’s bet on old-world systems hurt Oracle - a nice analysis of the Sun acquisition 5 years later. We discussed it, and more on the topic, in last week’s Software Defined Talk Podcast.
Perforce study on CI/CD - they commisoned a study from Evans, looks legit enough.
Average deployment across OSS and proprietary versions of Puppet is about 250 nodes. -@puppetmasterd #cfgmgmtcamp
— Donnie Berkholz (@dberkholz) February 2, 2015
Fun & IRL
Watch Run the Jewels’ New Video for “Lie, Cheat, Steal” - these guys!
This Memo is sponsored by The Craftsman PM - Amp up your skills and get to the top at this Whole Product Workshop Feb 21–22 in Austin and Mar 7–8 NYC. Grab a spot at 10% off for just Cote Memo readers (use code: cotememo62) before it’s all gone: http://bit.ly/cotememo62
FRONTSIDE.IO - HIRE THEM! Do you need some developer talent? When you have a web project that needs the “A Team,” call The Frontside. They’ve spent years honing their tools and techniques that give their clients cutting-edge web applications without losing a night’s sleep. Learn more at http://frontside.io/cote
Elsewhere: @cote, cote.io, firstname.lastname@example.org