Ever watch “Man vs. Wild”? I remember him eating something crazy and thinking, wow… that’s pretty intense… I don’t know if I could do that. He said, “when you need to survive, you do what is necessary”. Even more, when you learn what you can do, you learn what you now must do and you […]
Read more "COVID-19 Business Survival Kit"
We know that the cloud is a foregone conclusion for new workload deployment for the majority of use cases, but I am frequently challenged about legacy workloads by curious companies. There are a multitude of reasons to migrate legacy workloads, from flexibility, to control, to infrastructure-as-code, to management modernization, but today I want to focus […]
Read more "The Number One Reason to Migrate Legacy Workloads to Azure"
The movement to the cloud is driving not only workload transformation but team transformation as well. A common question I’m asked is “how does the move to the cloud change my IT org structure?” The movement to the cloud is only one of the factors impacting the change of the IT org structure, while it […]
Read more "Cloud Modernization’s Impact on Organizational Structure"
Microsoft has launched an interesting (although not comprehensive) AI maturity assessment. It certainly has a good collection of things I’d think about when considering how to leverage AI in your organization. I’m impressed it asks questions about ethics and boldness in going down a path of using AI technologies in product development or business operations. […]
Read more "AI Maturity Assessment"
We all have friends in our lives, but how often have we taken a moment to think about the types of friends we have? Aristotle has given us an interesting model that is helpful to this day of three types of friendship, which are (1) friendships of utility, (2) friendships of pleasure, and (3) friendships […]
Read more "Types of Friendships and Business Relationships"
Chapter 4: Negative Impact of AI on Humanity Editors Note: This post is a part of a series on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. In the same way the positive impact of AI cannot be understated, the negative impact cannot either and must be explored. The negative impact of AI is the very reason why ethics […]
Read more "Ethics of AI – Chapter 4 : Negative Impacts of AI to Mitigate"
Last month I spoke at the Wisconsin Technology Association in a panel discussion on technology disruption and digital transformation. I was joined by three other executives where we talked about how we engage the business ecosystem with transformative technologies, enable the operationalized cloud, build skills, and transition their companies. I want to thank the WTA […]
Read more "Wisconsin Technology Association & Milwaukee Tech Hub"
The most impactful directional shift I see successful companies make is they prioritize the right activities with their scarce resources. They understand how they need to serve their customers, partners, and employees with technologies that align to their needs. They also make choices to direct resources to those appropriate priorities and less toward others that […]
Read more "Nobody cares about your messy legacy environment"
I often am asked, “should I put a third party portal in front of my Azure or multi-cloud environment?” They ask for a good reason, they want to achieve control of their cloud environment and help their organization to make good decisions. It often comes from organizations who have a self-service portal in their on-premise […]
Read more "Reasons to Avoid Third Party Portals in Front of Azure"
As with most things, simplicity is a virtue when it comes to computing environments. How you establish your systems architecture in Azure is a structural foundation you’ll continue to build on for years. Keep it simple! As I discussed in the last post, don’t fall into the trap of thinking your existing, legacy architectural approach […]
Read more "Top 10 Mistakes Companies Make Getting Started with Azure: #2—Building Your Architecture Like a Rube Goldberg Machine"