Monthly Archives: August 2014

Four reasons why we are implementing DevOps – 3rd reason: The power of diversity creates better groups

It’s already an axiom that the power of a group is bigger than the power of individuals. Groups can be much more powerful if they are built from a mix of different personalities and expertise. After all different personalities and … Continue reading

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Four reasons why we are implementing DevOps – 2nd reason: Current IT practice == Systematic Failure

Lets face it, something is fundamentally wrong with our current IT practice. during my long (cross continental and industrial) IT career over companies of different sizes, I never  heard from IT customers or seen any companies that are really happy … Continue reading

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Domain Expert Vs IT Expert

One of the main concerns raised by IT professionals is their perception that by implementing DevOps we are asking them to be experts in all IT domain. From our (Friedkin Companies IT) point of view there are Domain experts (such … Continue reading

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Four reasons why we are implementing DevOps – 1st reason: new business paradigm

Our first and foremost drive is our business. We believe that new business paradigm is starting to emerge and as any new paradigm it’s going to change fundamentally the very approach to business across all industries. New business paradigms are … Continue reading

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Innovation as strategy

It’s easier to speak about innovation as a strategy than implement it. The following slide is from an IT strategy presentation we did for all associates. While doing this presentation I actually used Google glass to translate this slide into … Continue reading

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IT as a Service (ITAAS): Creating a Self-sustained IT Department

Over the years, enterprise Information Technologies (IT) groups have gained proficiency in many domains such as project management, risk management, procurement and budget, security, business analysis, architecture, solution development, and running technical platforms (servers, routers, switches, storage, databases, etc.). All … Continue reading

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Mission and Goal for IT groups in transition from utility provider to business value contributor

From my point of view there isn’t any distinction between business and IT. Actually, I really don’t understand when people differentiate between “IT” and “Business” when using those two terms. I believe that IT is one of the company’s business … Continue reading

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