AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog

Category: Enterprise Strategy

What Makes Good Leaders Great?

“It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.” -Steve Maraboli Leaders lead in many different ways. Some lead by fear, some by example, some with charisma, and some lead through others. And while every leader’s style is slightly different, experience has taught me one thing that […]

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Today’s CIO on Merging Business with Technology

“Start with the end in mind.” — Stephen R. Covey In my last post, I asserted that today’s technology executive needs to play the role of the Chief Change Management Officer (CCMO™) in leading his or her organization on the Enterprise Cloud Journey. This post explores the first of three themes associated with this responsibility: merging business with […]

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Reborn in the Cloud: Talen Energy’s Journey to the Cloud

“We don’t do load balancers anymore, we just do load balancing.” -Bruce Kantor, Talen Energy I don’t often get the opportunity to learn how the cloud is helping the energy industry rethink the way it delivers IT. There’s obviously a lot of great science behind power generation, but getting to hear about the technologies and […]

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Enterprise DevOps: What to Expect When You’re DevOps’ing

“You cannot create experience, you must undergo it” -Albert Camus I’m wrapping up my DevOps in the Enterprise series with a piece on what to expect once your organization has some DevOps experience. These are just a few of the things I’ve experienced or seen in organizations that embrace automation, customer-service-oriented IT, and a run what […]

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Enterprise DevOps: Why You Should Run What You Build

“You build it, you run it” -Werner Vogels It’s an all-too-common scenario: You’re spending time with your family and your phone suddenly steals your attention away. The dreaded airhorn alerts you to a SEV1 failure. Your application — one that periodically suffers from a memory leak that operations “fixed” by restarting it — is now exhausting server resources within minutes […]

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Two Reasons Customer Service is Key to Enterprise DevOps

“Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” -Damon Richards Customer service is, as I outlined in my introduction to this DevOps series, one of three tenets I encourage organizations to consider when implementing a DevOps culture. Today’s world is full of technology solutions. There are a myriad of […]

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Considering DevOps in Your Enterprise?

“Development is an endurance exercise with incremental improvements” -Sri Mulyani Indrawati DevOps is a relatively new term for a concept I believe has been around a long time. At this point, it’s widely accepted as a cultural way of being in some organizations, a confluence of formerly siloed teams that together can produce faster, more […]

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Some Cloud Adoption Observations from Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust I recently returned from a 24-day tour through Asia. A few weeks prior to that I was also fortunate enough to spend some time in Australia. Throughout these travels I had the opportunity to speak to many companies, executives, […]

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