Posts Tagged ‘management’

In Plain Sight

22Jul18

“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson This post is about a set of powerful management techniques that have each been around for over a decade, but that still haven’t yet diffused into everyday use, and that hence still appear novel to the uninitiated. Wardley Maps Simon […]


#1 of jobs that should exist but don’t in most IT departments What should we do about all the legacy stuff? This was a question that came up at the closing panel of the Agile Enterprise Rome conference I was at in May. The context was ‘we’ve spent a couple of days hearing about this […]


One of the big news items from last week’s VMworld was the launch of EVO:RAIL, a ‘hyperconverged infrastructure’ reference design with software from VMware and hardware from a variety of partners. The RAIL part of the name comes from the smallest unit of deployment that fits into 2U of standard rack space, and onto a […]


My New Job

04Mar13

I’ve started a new job as CTO for CohesiveFT. It’s a great company with a great team and some great products and services. As I’ve known many of the people since before the company was founded this post could be subtitled ‘a brief history of CohesiveFT’. The people and pre-history Alexis Richardson was the instigator. […]


Firstly let me say that I like Linode a lot. They had a promotion running a little while ago which got me going with my first virtual private server (VPS), and I only moved off to somewhere from lowendbox after the promotion because my needs are small (and I wanted to match my spend accordingly)[1]. […]


For most enterprises the essence of trustworthiness is their internal build, which normally comes in client and server flavours for a variety of ‘supported’ operating systems. Machines running this build are trusted to access corporate resources, anything else is kept out with policies, firewalls and mechanisms like network access control (NAC). That internal build is […]