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Posts from Date:   2011-11

The rise of IT-industrialization

by Gregor Petri  |  November 20, 2011

A few days ago I attended the analyst summit of one of Europe’s large service providers and the theme of industrialization rang through very clearly in many of the presentation and interview sessions. Those of you who followed my earlier writings know that applying the lessons of modern manufacturing to today’s IT, is a topic […]

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The art of listening

by Gregor Petri  |  November 12, 2011

One of the first tips I got when entering the workforce was “You have two ears and only one mouth for a reason!”, meaning that in conversations with customers you should spend twice as much time listening as you do talking. Point was to avoid becoming like a radio with only one button: “Send”. Over the years […]

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Cloud in one hundred days (and nights)

by Gregor Petri  |  November 8, 2011

Today is the second day of the Gartner Symposium in an unexpectedly sunny Barcelona. This year’s theme is  “Re-imagine IT” and how the forces of Cloud, Social, Information (incl. big data) and Mobile are forming a nexus (Websters: a connected group or series) of change, see the bottom of this post for a link to […]

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