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Dave Roberts
Next-Generation IT Thought Leader, #Clouderati, Business Strategist, Creator of http://leverhawk.com
Next-Generation IT Thought Leader, #Clouderati, Business Strategist, Creator of http://leverhawk.com
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My latest blog.

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Companies that want to compete effectively are spending lots of time and money ensuring that they can design and deliver mind-blowing experiences as quickly as possible. Applications are often a primary touch-point for these experiences. If IT can deliver apps at the pace required by the market, the CMO will be your new best friend.

Here’s how to make it happen.

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Early in my career, I was working as the senior product manager on a leading-edge hardware project. We were in a competitive market and the team had been running hard for more than a year to beat our competition. Right as we were about to release the product, a manufacturing engineer showed up at my desk with a spreadsheet and a smile.

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Early in my career, I was working as the senior product manager on a leading-edge hardware project. We were in a competitive market and the team had been running hard for more than a year to beat our competition. Right as we were about to release the product, a manufacturing engineer showed up at my desk with a spreadsheet and a smile.

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Yesterday, reports surfaced that Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform experienced a number of outages and interruptions that impacted multiple product services. Microsoft is hardly alone as a cloud service provider experiencing outages. Amazon, Rackspace, SoftLayer and others have all had their own problems over the years. Given this history, what do you need to know about cloud outages?

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Yesterday, reports surfaced that Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform experienced a number of outages and interruptions that impacted multiple product services. Microsoft is hardly alone as a cloud service provider experiencing outages. Amazon, Rackspace, SoftLayer and others have all had their own problems over the years. Given this history, what do you need to know about cloud outages?

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Yesterday, reports surfaced that Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform experienced a number of outages and interruptions that impacted multiple product services. Microsoft is hardly alone as a cloud service provider experiencing outages. Amazon, Rackspace, SoftLayer and others have all had their own problems over the years. Given this history, what do you need to know about cloud outages?

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Early in my career, I was working as the senior product manager on a leading-edge hardware project. We were in a competitive market and the team had been running hard for more than a year to beat our competition. Right as we were about to release the product, a manufacturing engineer showed up at my desk with a spreadsheet and a smile...

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Recently, some colleagues and I spent the better part of a day discussing digital transformation with a major analyst firm. After a period of conversation, the analyst held up his hand, dropped his chin to his chest, and looked down at the table in front of him.

“Okay, stop right there,” he said. “I know everybody in the industry does it. My colleagues and I do it, too. But we, the IT industry, have to stop using the term ‘the business’ to refer to everybody outside of the IT department..."
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