See things clearly
I used to think that we were good at designing systems. We would phase test them, user test them, stress test them and more, and eventually we would roll out the system and it would work. And life was good.
In his blog, “Bank systems are not safe (anymore)”, Chris Skinner reflects on the reliability of financial systems,
“...It used to…
Added by Paul Wallis on September 5, 2013 at 6:32 — No Comments
Chateau Margaux 1983 is one of the many things I love about France.
My wife lived in France for a while so I’ve picked up her appreciation of the culture, food and language.
The French have a great way with language; they seem to find a way to say in a word that which takes a sentence in English. “Impasse” is one. I hate that word. I get a constant feeling of déjà vu (see what I mean) every time I hear it. It reminds me of a million meetings I was involved in…Continue
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Dennis Howlett blogged the other day about “Cloud computing advantages”, promoting the view that cloud is ‘as safe as flying.’
He uses a letter to The Economist written by Prof. Milo Martin to support the point.
Prof Martin compares cloud computing to commercial aviation, and compares car travel to internal IT systems. He argues that,…Continue
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Appendix D of The OBASHI Methodology, “How OBASHI fits with ITIL”, explains how OBASHI can help you with Service…Continue
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It tends to be the nature of the IT industry to load staff with lots of work, all of which needs to be completed in a hurry.
When it comes to scheduling our work, we could all come up with differing priorities for new tasks depending on our current workload, or how we perceive a task’s relevance.
So if a problem or failure occurs, how can we ensure that it is given the correct priority from an enterprise perspective? If we leave it to the individual to decide…Continue
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