The Doppler

Evaluating Application Suitability and Migration Patterns for the Cloud


Businesses, constantly searching for ways to gain a competitive edge, are looking at their application portfolios to help meet changing business requirements, optimize operations and add new functionality. When trying to evaluate the next state of an application, you need to do an application rationalization exercise. In many instances, applications have to be migrated to […]

Azure Continues to Evolve for Its Customers. Are You Profiting?


CTP’s Minimum Viable Cloud (MVC) methodology is core to how we build production-grade public cloud environments with baseline security and automation. Keeping up with contemporary industry best practices and the latest cloud services from CSPs are key to delivering a successful cloud foundation. This article will review several recent announcements and enhancements from Microsoft, and […]

Cloud Kryptonite: 7 Disruptive Forces Draining Your Cloud Program


Like superheroes in movies, cloud programs can “save the day” in creative and dramatic ways. They can help companies redefine their brands, overhaul business processes and open new lines of communication inside and outside their four walls. Yet just like superheroes, the cloud’s larger-than-life reputation can be neutralized by “cloud kryptonite.” And unlike the movie […]

15 Reasons You Are Not Getting Value Out of Your Cloud


For this article, I was inspired by the American comedian Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Might Be a Redneck If…” album. It started me thinking about the misconceptions, misunderstandings and misdeeds that affect our clients on their journey to the cloud. So, here is my own version of Jeff’s routine, with a new spin: “You Might Not […]

Cultural Transformation in the Cloud: Tales of Missteps and Success


On the surface, most cloud transformation projects share common traits. Companies usually wants to move faster, increase agility, add capacity and become generally more efficient. But beneath the surface, each company’s journey to the cloud is different. Every organization has its own distinct culture which is ingrained into its processes. The company’s makeup and operational […]

Automated out of Existence? Keep Your Career Relevant [VIDEO]


The tsunami of technology disruption is far from over. The public cloud is disrupting the global IT industry, similar to how Uber and Airbnb re-invented the taxi and hotel industries. The disruption brings new norms of doing things and a paradigm shift towards automation of everything. This paradigm shift can drastically reduce and, in some […]