Contributors   |   Messages   |   Polls   |   Resources   |  
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 23 / 24   >   >>
JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
1/30/2017 8:22:27 AM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Cloud Era: Growing Together
srufolo1,

It's sort of the wisdom of evolution -- Samuel Butler's objection about "what good is half an eye or half a wing?"  The answer turned out to be vital to our modern understanding:

the first eyes were just light-sensitive spots on the skin because light was where food was or predators weren't, and organisms needed to move or not move if there was light.

the next eyes were the same spots down in pits so the organism could have a sense of direction, and this necessarily led to some coding of neurons to the pitted spots

then a transparent lid ... probably a safety thing

then a transparent lid that acted as a lens ... so one eye could provide more information ...

and thus evolution leads to Bette Davis.

The first wings, probably sails for better catching the wind to cross ponds, or membranes for very small critters to limit their terminal velocity, aka parachutes. 

And with almost all tech, the first uses are very small extensions of existing purposes.  Photocopying was ideal for preparing offset printing plates, the first word processors were wizards at corrections and form letters compared to typewriters, and the first spreadsheet was invented by two guys who were wondering why, if  programmers were being required to diagram things on grids all the time, the computer couldn't just run the grid diagram.

50%
50%
JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
1/30/2017 8:15:08 AM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Move to Cloud
Ms. Akkineni,

Why thank you -- I do try.  It does seem to me to put me perpetually in re-runs, because history in general and economic history in particular is perpetually in reruns.  Someplace in a book I wrote once that all the received real wisdom of humanity would fit in a few typewritten pages -- and we mostly still couldn't pass a quiz on it.

50%
50%
ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/30/2017 7:44:50 AM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Move to Cloud
@JB:

Sorry for delayed response, just catching up...

Excellent analogy relating to very simple facts of life. Also well explained step by step process of how real transformation should occur. I always like the details you provide in this forum. 

50%
50%
srufolo1
srufolo1
1/25/2017 2:39:13 PM
User Rank
Platinum
Cloud Era: Growing Together
It's just amazing that a major global securities company trading systems work was basically still done manually. They owe it to their customers to be more advanced than that. The cloud has been around for quite a while now, although as stated in the article it is going more vertical now to "production processes." I guess the cloud has to be implemented in baby steps.

50%
50%
DHagar
DHagar
1/16/2017 6:18:55 PM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Move to Cloud
@JohnBarnes - what a great model for testing/validation.  Absolutely, we tend to think we control more than we do.  The greatest risks are what you don't know - which increases in new ventures.

Thanks for sharing!

50%
50%
JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
1/14/2017 2:10:43 PM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Move to Cloud
DHagar,

One of the more successful/useful wealth coaches out there (Michael Masterson who rebranded himself as Mark Ford) popularized the useful term "chicken entrepreneur," i.e. a person who launches new enterprises by committing as little as possible to them for as long as possible, to make sure that if they crash early, you're not part of the test group for crashing early. I tend to think of it as "rational capitalism." People drastically underestimate the cost of uncertainty!

50%
50%
DHagar
DHagar
1/13/2017 7:36:42 PM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Move to Cloud
@John Barnes.  This is an excellent article and most clearly provides definitions of the distinctions that need to be understood in the cloud era.

I find your analogy as an excellent further insight into the "transformational" and "learning" process through adoption.  It truely must be an exercise and discovery if it is going to be successful; and if the customers are going to gain value.

Great contribution!

50%
50%
JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
1/11/2017 10:30:00 PM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Move to Cloud
I would say you do the move to the cloud the same way you learn to walk in tai chi chuan (which, among many other things, is a method of practicing to improve your kung fu). You learn to move each foot in a rhythm of pick up-extend-place-shift, i.e. while balanced on one foot, you reach out with the other, make contact with the new place you intend to stand, and only once you know the ground is good under you do you shift your weight.

So the answer is, at first you keep whatever absolutely must work at home on your own servers, and extend a wholly optional pathway into the cloud (pick up). Then you grow that pathway as far as it can go without difficulty (extend). Then you determine what benefits can flow back and forth along that pathway (place). And finally--only then--you actually migrate functions to the cloud, gradually losing your local-server mirroring. (shift).

The metaphor goes further: Of course, you learn to do that very slowly in several different tai chis (despite what the folks in St. Cloud and your local yoga studio may tell you, there are hundreds of different pais (forms) of tai chi). Eventually you do it so automatically that you are hardly aware you have learned to maintain your balance and your ability to retreat constantly; you move as fast as a kung fu master but with perfect balance.

So I suspect the first advances into the cloud will be slow and hesitant, but the last steps of "cloudization" will go like lightning (and just possibly kick us all in the head before we know what's happening.)

50%
50%
elizabethv
elizabethv
1/6/2017 10:26:28 AM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: In-house application
@Michelle - They also could have created a large employee backlash. While most likely would have followed suit because let's face it, finding new jobs anymore isn't easy, especially ones with the pay you are accustomed to. Even if employees would have chosen to deliberately complete tasks just a little slower than usual, or not do something exactly the way they were asked. Even little things can end up making a big impact. In the end it could have had a very negative perception on the part of the employees, who even if they might not leave immediately, might always be just a little less satisfied in their jobs, a little more willing to look elsewhere for employment. Thus creating turnover, which is expensive for all companies. 

50%
50%
Michelle
Michelle
12/31/2016 7:54:00 PM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: In-house application
Can you imagine the mess it would create if they had decided to move to cloud with little forethought? Rushing into a new technology or workflow is usually a bad idea.

50%
50%
<<   <   Page 23 / 24   >   >>


Latest Articles
Italy's 5G auction could exceed a government target of raising 2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) after attracting interest from companies outside the mobile market.
The emerging-markets operator is focusing on the humdrum business of connectivity and keeping quiet about some of its ill-fated 'digitalization' efforts.
Three UK has picked Huawei over existing radio access network suppliers Nokia and Samsung to build its 5G network.
Vendor says that it's its biggest 5G deal to date.
Verizon skates where the puck is going by waiting for standards-based 5G devices to launch its mobile service in 2019.
On-the-Air Thursdays Digital Audio
Orange has been one of the leading proponents of SDN and NFV. In this Telco Transformation radio show, Orange's John Isch provides some perspective on his company's NFV/SDN journey.
Special Huawei Video
10/16/2017
Huawei Network Transformation Seminar
The adoption of virtualization technology and cloud architectures by telecom network operators is now well underway but there is still a long way to go before the transition to an era of Network Functions Cloudification (NFC) is complete.
Video
The Small Cell Forum's CEO Sue Monahan says that small cells will be crucial for indoor 5G coverage, but challenges around business models, siting ...
People, strategy, a strong technology roadmap and new business processes are the key underpinnings of Telstra's digital transformation, COO Robyn ...
Eric Bozich, vice president of products and marketing at CenturyLink, talks about the challenges and opportunities of integrating Level 3 into ...
Epsilon's Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development, talks about digital transformation from a wholesale service provider ...
Bill Walker, CenturyLink's director of network architecture, shares his insights on why training isn't enough for IT employees and traditional ...
All Videos
Telco Transformation
About Us     Contact Us     Help     Register     Twitter     Facebook     RSS
Copyright © 2020 Light Reading, part of Informa Tech,
a division of Informa PLC. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms of Use
in partnership with