CA Technologies says, “For DevOps to work correctly, it must be treated as
a movement, not a market for a specific vendor’s products.”
As Arlo Guthrie once sang, with three people it is an organization. But if we
can find 50 people who can sing the praises of DevOps, it can become a
movement! Trouble is, many software developers are stuck in the past. In a
2012 service virtualization survey of IT executives and managers by analyst
firm voke, only 6% of the group responded they were completely confident that
new IT applications would be delivered to market on time.
But maybe its high time DevOps becomes a movement. You can read more about
this idea in my post last week on CA’s blog here.
Last week we witnessed the first Cyber War, but it didn’t go down quite as
many of us expected. Instead of a group of anonymous hackers trying to take
over thousands of infected PCs or trying to cut off access to critical
infrastructure, we saw Google declare the first salvo in its war against
Chinese censorship by moving its servers to Hong Kong.
The more I thought about this, the more I realized that this was war,
declared by a private company on a nation state. Just because Google
doesn’t have its own army (yet), or that no actual physical weapons were
fired doesn’t make it a... (more)
As we get into the holidays, I want to ask all of your startup CEOs this
question. Could you be paying yourself too much, and risk losing your
business eventually? No, this isn’t coming from my Scrooge side, but some
Last week, a Sili Valley startup (Yet Another Social Media Posting Tool)
posted, in the name of complete transparency, their entire staff salary
schedule, from the lowliest workers on up to the CEO, who is getting nearly
$160k. While people weighed in on whether or not this is Yet Another GenY
Oversharing, what got me going on this particular scr... (more)
One of my first careers after getting out of college was being a professional
photographer in upstate New York. It didn’t last long, once I realized how
competitive it was and how long I would have to work at menial tasks if I
wanted to break into the big time in New York City. But for many years I had
a home darkroom and could develop my own pictures. I had some adventures,
such as meeting the great documentary photographer W. Eugene Smith and even
had an exhibit on a city bus. But despite these excitements, the job seems
like being an employee in a buggy whip factory. Now don’t... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
My long-time former PC Magazine colleague Al Poor has begun his own series of
video reviews of consumer products on his YouTube channel here.
You can find a new Epson photo printer, the Buffalo Terrastation, and other
products. Like my WebInformant.tv series, they are sponsored by the vendor
and are short, fact-packed five minute pieces.