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Gaining a Transparent View for a Cloud-Right Strategy


When Cloud Technology Partners was founded in 2010, cloud was still relatively new to the market. We saw a few early adopters [think Capital One] that went all in on public cloud early, but the majority of our work was private cloud implementations or small proof of concept environments on AWS. Fast forward nine years […]

IT Operations and Developers – Can’t We All Just Get Along?


Alexander Graham Bell famously said, “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.” I agree wholeheartedly with Bell’s declaration, but what if the people you’re trying to bring together mix about as well as oil and water? That’s the challenge of cloud teams. How can you get IT Operations (IT Ops) to […]

Admitting You Have a Problem With Your Cloud Transformation


It’s frequently said that the first step in solving a problem is recognizing that you have one. In the midst of a high-stakes cloud transformation, all too often a business can’t clearly see the problem before them. Here’s a typical scenario: You’re six months into your public cloud transformation; everything is slowing down, and you’re […]

What It Will Take for Blockchain to Be the ‘Next Big Thing’


Remember back in the 2000s, when cloud computing was dangerous, confusing and intriguing — but not really ready to catch on in a big way? That is where blockchain is today. So, where will blockchain be in a decade or so? If the technology follows cloud’s growth path, blockchain will be on everyone’s agenda, in […]

Governance Models in a New Cloud World


Governance Practices: “IT governance is a set of practices designed to ensure alignment between the business vision and IT strategy, which facilitates the oversight of these enterprise demands through consistent management, cohesive policies, guidance, processes and decision rights for a given area of responsibility. IT management is primarily concerned with the effective, stable and optimal […]

Why Continuous Improvement Is Critical to Master Early in Your DevOps and Cloud Journey


The term continuous improvement dates back to the 1950s, when management pioneer W. Edwards Deming first described it as a “system” that incorporates and recirculates feedback for the benefit of the system itself. The Process Excellence Network went on to define the term as “the ongoing effort to improve products, services and processes by making […]