Jun2017

“No Thanks, We’re Too Busy,” or Pay Back Technical Debt?

We have all heard this refrain. I bet many of you can even hear yourselves saying it. Over my many years in IT, I have often heard this from coworkers, bosses, and clients. I have even said it a few times …
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May2017

Active Directory Automation: The Next Step toward the Brave New World?

IT is changing. Cloud services, whether public, private, or hybrid, introduce a new focus for operations teams. We are no longer fixated on building and maintaining infrastructure—we need to concentrate on automating management, delivering services, and developing future iterations of …
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Nov2016

Customization Is What You Want

My friend and colleague, Alastair Cooke, recently published a post entitled Advanced Simplification: You Want It. In this post Alastair lays out his case that simplification is something that would tend to be something that “deep geeks tend to scoff at” while yet at the same time embracing the wizards and silent install scripts that become available to help deploy and or manage an application and/or platform into our environments.