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Data Lakes vs. Data Mesh: Navigating the Future of Organizational Data Strategies

For more than a decade, organizations have embraced data lakes to overcome the technical limitations of data warehouses and evolve into more data-centric entities. While many organizations have used data lakes to explore new data use cases and improve their data-driven approaches, others have found the promised benefits hard to achieve. As a result, the […]

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Untangling Your Organisational Hairball: Highly Aligned

All organisations are perfectly aligned to get the results they get. —Stephen R. Covey, Educator and Author My first blog post on untangling your organisational hairball describes six focus areas to increase organisational agility. The first is to be highly aligned. As the Cheshire Cat remarked in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, “If you don’t know […]

Untangling Your Organisational Hairball: A Framework

You show me a successful complex system, and I will show you a system that has evolved through trial and error. —Tim Harford, Economist Read any contemporary article on organisations and within the first few sentences the word, “agile” appears at least once. Some articles suggest achieving agility with a new target operating model (TOM), […]

Unleash Developer Productivity: How to Remove Common Blockers as an IT Leader

In the dynamic realm of software development, fostering a positive developer experience is critical to organizational success. However, certain practices inadvertently sabotage this experience, hindering productivity and innovation. Let’s examine these pitfalls and explore actionable strategies for IT leaders to overcome them and ensure a vibrant and efficient development ecosystem that attracts and retains talent. […]

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What Are Three Things You Need to Do to Foster a Data-Driven Culture?

According to the worldwide bestseller Thinking, Fast and Slow by Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman, people make decisions either intuitively or logically. Intuition leads to fast decisions; rational thinking leads to slow decisions. In organizations, it’s the other way around. Intuition leads to long decision-making processes; data- and fact-driven decisions lead to shorter processes. In […]

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How ITIL Changed IT in Sometimes Painful Ways

IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) has changed IT for the worse. OK, now that I have your attention, let me be fair: ITIL has benefited many aspects of IT (e.g., help desks, infrastructure management, service delivery, etc.) by bringing structure, standards, and consistent, repeatable processes to what was previously a free-for-all. The problem is that IT […]

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How to Set Up a Platform That Effectively Supports Your Development Teams

Many of my conversations with AWS customers are about their attempts to build developer experience platforms that simplify software development and operations, automate deployments, improve software quality, reduce costs, and ensure security and compliance. Unfortunately, not all platforms live up to their expectations. The most frequently cited problem is development teams rejecting the platform that […]

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Proven Practices for Developing a Multicloud Strategy

As an Enterprise Strategist, I find multicloud topics come up in many discussions rife with confusion, false certainty, and tentativeness. Companies are bombarded with conflicting messaging telling them either to never adopt a multicloud approach or to not miss out because “everyone is switching to multicloud.” There are good reasons for either pursuing or avoiding […]

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What Will Generative AI Mean for Your Business?

It won’t surprise you to hear that there’s been lots of excitement and speculation about generative AI in our meetings with AWS customer executives lately. The question on their minds is: “What does this mean for my business?” That’s a good way to frame the question; it’s not about what generative AI can do, but […]