October 17, 2016

IT projects fail for EVILL reasons

There are lots of reasons why projects fail, but specifically why IT projects fail – not technology, not budget. You may read in the press about[...]
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October 10, 2016

VMware vs. AWS

In my recent AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam, one of the key learning areas that I needed to master, was the change in terminology to transfer my[...]
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October 10, 2016

Amazon Certified Solution Architect

On Friday 7th October, I sat and passed the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solution Architect exam. I passed the exam, but I probably would have achieved[...]
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April 26, 2016

Herding cats? Use catfood

You have probably heard the analogy of trying to guide or coordinate people who have their own agenda or views – that it is like herding cats. It’s[...]
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April 21, 2016

The difference between an IT Architect and a construction architect

In describing myself as an IT Architect in a social gathering recently, the gentleman who I was speaking to suddenly burst into a frustrated tirade that[...]
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March 29, 2016

Middle management – holding back innovation

In my travels as a consultant and adviser, I have come to find that middle management is holding back innovation. Allow me to explain this dramatic assumption.[...]
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January 29, 2016

Stop fighting today’s problems with yesterday’s answers

The focus needs to change. People need to stop fighting today’s problems with yesterday’s answers, and instead, focus on finding solutions[...]
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January 19, 2016

Dedicated Management Cluster

I always recommend to create a dedicated management cluster for your vSphere virtual environment, but what is a dedicated management cluster, and why is[...]
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December 7, 2015

The era of infrastructure DIY is dead

DIY is dead. The time when you could “do it yourself” is no longer relevant for IT¬†Infrastructure. It may take a while for it to happen, but[...]
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August 5, 2015

Capital investment in IT – an oxymoron?

I was once in a conversation about capital investment in IT, where the financial manager posited that IT projects can be treated in the same way as an[...]
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