The Future of DevOps

The Future of DevOps
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Since I last wrote about it, DevOps has become widely adopted and continues to evolve, coupled with new technologies that have been directly influenced by it and the culture it has helped shape. Even though many organizations are still struggling to realise the potential of DevOps due to a lack of expertise and/or cultural challenges, […]

Time, time, time.

Time, time, time.
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One of the most important things we all learn as consultants is how to value our time. Initially, in the financial sense. Then, something else about it begins to emerge. We begin to see our time as a resource that can be invested, to build something, something larger than ourselves. Time is an asset we […]

More Gratitude for Postman and McLuhan

More Gratitude for Postman and McLuhan
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Neil Postman (March 8, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was an American author, media theorist and cultural critic, who was associated with NYU for forty years. He wrote countless articles, papers and seventeen books. Though my personal favorite is Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Neil is best known for his 1985 book about television, Amusing […]

DIY vs. DIT – Part II: Decentralization and Dismantling Silos

DIY vs. DIT – Part II: Decentralization and Dismantling Silos
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The first part of this post built an analogy, that centralization is like DIY (Do-it-Yourself) and decentralization is like DIT (Do-it-Together).

If we can agree on that analogy, simply for the sake of conversation, then we can take it a step further by looking through that lens into some specific contexts where this approach can add value to our efforts by breaking down our silos.

“Do It Yourself” (DIY) vs. “Do It Together” (DIT)

“Do It Yourself” (DIY) vs. “Do It Together” (DIT)
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CENTRALIZATION = DIY Once upon a time, at the beginning of the online world of the Internet, it was our goal with technology and business to silo and centralize everything in its own container. From software installations, information security tools and strategies, design teams, distribution systems and supply chains of all kinds, and also our […]

Trump and the Unswerving Cycle of Rage and Revenge

Trump and the Unswerving Cycle of Rage and Revenge
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Donald Trump and his administration are busy transmitting the same message all over the place: rage and revenge are legitimate solutions to problems. We don’t need facts, either real or alternative, to disprove this approach when history proves the folly of this mindset, over and over and over, again. End recourse is a process, one […]

On Being Prepared

On Being Prepared
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It’s not a big secret. Organizations need to be much more proactive about security. Firewalls and antivirus are not a plan anymore, they are doors and windows that can and will be circumvented. Expecting that attackers will simply stay off of your network is foolish. No one knows the moment they’ve been hacked. They find […]

Lessons in stepdadding

Lessons in stepdadding
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Stepdadding (sp?) is, without a doubt, one of the most challenging things I have ever taken on in my life. Here’s a part of my stepdad story. An off-the-top-of-my-head inventory of past experiences I draw insights from almost every day in my quest to be a solid stepdad? The list includes experiences like this: Designing […]

VR, AR and MR: Designing the New Experience Reality

VR, AR and MR: Designing the New Experience Reality
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UPDATE: this post was refined and published on InVision’s blog on March 6, 2017. You can read that version here.  Or read the first iteration below: Seven days after the release of Pok√©mon Go, more than 65 million people were playing it. SIXY-FIVE MILLION PEOPLE. How many people live in your whole town? County? State? […]