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Innovate or die, & make sure you're lucky - Coté Memo #27
Cloud-Native Strategy Workshop, June 7th in D.C.
Come check out a day-long workshop with me and Mark Heckler:
You'd like to improve how your organization or agency writes and runs software. Like most large organizations, you're expected to deliver software that delivers on ever evolving requirements while remaining stable and resilient. Putting an agile and DevOps approach in practice can be difficult in larger, older organizations, but it’s well worth the time and effort, and Pivotal is here to help. For years, we’ve helped enterprises and government agencies improve how they design, write, and run software by partnering with customers on product design and development.
In this one day workshop, you'll learn how commercial and government customers like The Home Depot, IRS, Ford, and GE, among many others, are standardizing their cloud-native approach with Pivotal. It's much more than just installing software and deploying code: as these organizations have proven, improving how your organization builds software starts with organizational changes that take advantage of the new cloud-native principals and capabilities. Whether your applications are staying on-premises or moving to a public cloud, these principles will help you build more scalable, resilient, and adaptable systems that drive competitive advantage.
It's fine-tuned to government needs, so come on down if you're into all that. It's free, and you get breakfast and lunch! Register.
For your ear-holes
Software Defined Talk # 94: The Donnie Berkholz Episode, "Freedom in health-care: a regular 'heck of a job, Comey' situation," DevOps & security, & Canonical's IPO ambitions — www.softwaredefinedtalk.com In a too rare spate of social commentary, we start talking about the price of hipster avocados in Australia and US health insurance. With one of our favorite analysts moving over the enterprise side, we talk about what it'd be like going through that door. We then wrap up talking about Canonical's IPO talk, related OpenStack market discussion, and then use CyberArk's acquisition of Conjur to discuss the state of privileges access management (PAM). We end, as always, with recommendations, including some CostCo discussion.
Coté Show # 26: Getting over resistance to change — www.cote.show Matt Curry is back! In this episode recorded at OSCON 2017, we discuss the problems with getting people to change, from staff to management, private sector and government.
Coté Show # 25: John Willis on DevOps, inclusion, burn-out, and biz dev — www.cote.show Barton George and I talk with John Willis at DevOpsDays Austin 2017.
Why are blue chip companies and, thus, "the market" doing so well in the face of all the nut-ball-ness in DC?
You can throw out the cashflow-model chaff, but really, you just have to get the financial analysis to put down their pivot tables and have faith that you’ll figure it out. You’re going to be loosing lots of money and likely fail. You’ll be doing those anti-Buffet moves that confound normals.
In this second mode you’re guided by an innovation mindset: you have to be parnoid, you have to learn everyday what your customers and competitors are doing, and do new things that bring in new cash. You have to try.
A nice walk down the memory lane of MP3s.
"priming the pump"
If you're into this kind of thing it's, as usual, a good/distressing read.