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The state of DevOps -- according to me

by Joerg Fritsch  |  August 31, 2017

I recently had an interesting discussion with a client around DevOps. The client felt that for DevOps to happen they need to remove all barriers, security checks, etc., provide full...

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The Cost of Data Quality: One Night of Coding and an Energy Drink

by Doug Laney  |  August 2, 2017

In 1999, the $125 million Mars Climate Orbiter notoriously crashed due to the navigation team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory using the metric system in calculations while their colleagues at...

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2 x Life Science Hype Cycles

by Michael Shanler  |  July 29, 2017

While the spring rains drenched the northeastern U.S. and parts of Europe, Jeff, Steve, and I were hard at work authoring, arranging, writing, reviewing,  re-reviewing, re-re-reviewing our content.  After countless...

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Software Asset Management - Microsoft Seek Path to Customer Value

by Stephen White  |  July 13, 2017

Microsoft recently produced a blog of its own dedicated to explaining Microsoft’s Software Asset Management (SAM) programme and distinction between SAM practices and compliance oriented audit activities. Having ran a...

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A CIO’s 24 Hours of Le Mans

by Michael Shanler  |  June 28, 2017

CIOs are competing in an endurance race.  Winning requires carefully orchestrated activities that rely on technology, team work, precision driving, and a bit of luck.   As in racing, the victorious...

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Why all the noise about SAM and indirect license access?

by Stephen White  |  April 12, 2017

There has been a wave of press and PR notable to those of us who keep an eye on the SAM and software licensing markets recently associated with the SAP...

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SAM must shift focus to address changing priorities

by Stephen White  |  January 17, 2017

Changed software market dynamics mean the focus of SAM must respond to altered priorities The provider lead shift of application business and delivery models to SaaS, in turn leads to...

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Software licensing lessons from 2016 for a cloudy future

by Stephen White  |  January 9, 2017

A year of surprises and shocks is now behind us With one’s sporting hat on we might consider Leicester City, the Western Bulldogs, Cronulla, the Chicago Cubs, the Cleveland Cavaliers...

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Microsoft, Brexit and That Price Increase

by Stephen White  |  November 7, 2016

Ramifications of Brexit may be wide-spread and plentiful, yet difficult to predict accurately. What has been clear is the confidence / uncertainty impact on the value of sterling - having...

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Networking VendorMath

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 19, 2016

Vendormath...We've all seen it...it looks something like this… From the vendor's perspective, it always shows that “our stuff” is sooo much better financially than "their stuff" (note: a slight deviation...

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