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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 […]

Navigating the Azure Data Pipelines


In a recent Doppler article, “Big Data on Microsoft Azure: from Insights to Action”, we discussed how batch movement and real-time movement pipelines can be run independently or in tandem, giving an organization the ability to generate insights from multiple data paths. In this article, we discuss the steps involved and the opportunities to be […]

To Port or Not to Port? What to Consider in a Cloud Portability Design


One of the recurring themes with our clients is the desire to use the cloud to achieve portability. This is natural given that one of the attractions of moving to the cloud is the apparent ease with which workloads can be moved around to achieve a balance. In this article, we will examine: common goals […]