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Servers are cheap, talent is expensive

by Lydia Leong  |  August 24, 2012

Of late, I've been talking to Amazon customers who are saying, you know, AWS gives us a ton of benefits, it makes a lot of things easy and fast that...

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The challenge of hiring development teams

by Lydia Leong  |  December 17, 2011

A recent blog post on Forbes by Venkatesh Rao, The Rise of Developernomics, has ignited a lot of controversy around the concept that some developers are as much as 10x...

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Why developers make superior operators

by Lydia Leong  |  November 21, 2011

Developers who deeply understand the arcana of infrastructure, and operators who can code and understand the interaction of applications and infrastructure, are better than developers and operators who understand only...

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Do you really want to be in the cloud?

by Lydia Leong  |  November 20, 2011

People often ask me what it's like to be an analyst at Gartner, and for me, the answer is, "It's a life of constant client conversations." Over the course of...

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To become like a cloud provider, fire everyone here

by Lydia Leong  |  November 18, 2011

A recent client inquiry of mine involved a very large enterprise, who informed me that their executives had decided that IT should become more like a cloud provider -- like...

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We the Competent

by Thor Madsen  |  July 25, 2010

Last month in a workshop for a CIO and their IT leadership team we helped address the new capabilities each of them think they will need to bring to the...

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The cloud is not magic

by Lydia Leong  |  June 8, 2010

Just because it's in the cloud doesn't make it magic. And it can be very, very dangerous to assume that it is. I recently talked to an enterprise client who...

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People are not your most important asset, its what is inside them that matters

by Mark Mcdonald  |  June 7, 2010

That's true.  Enterprises and their systems act like they are more interested in the person – the shell rather than what is inside the person.  It is what is inside...

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Lightweight Provisioning != Lightweight Process

by Lydia Leong  |  May 25, 2010

Congratulations, you've virtualized (or gone to public cloud IaaS) and have the ability to instantly and easily provision capacity. Now, stop and shoot yourself in the foot by not implementing...

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The convenience of not coping

by Lydia Leong  |  April 30, 2010

There's a lot to be said for the ability to get a server for less than the price of a stick of chewing gum. But convenience has a price, and...

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