Communicate Change? I Can’t Complain!

Jon Hildebrand recently made a brilliant vBrownbag presentation about DevOpsĀ Culture, and how behavioralĀ and organizational shift can be more important than the actual tech involved. I highly agree, and wanted to expand upon the concept to a more broad topic that we normally fail to address in business: communicating change.

"I'll be right over!"
“Mom’s making meatloaf!”

The rules of business are these: you make a product or service and sell to your customer. You keep up with the demand and the changing times, and expand and grow your business where possible. All the while you communicate via marketing: “Hey! vMikeB is opening a new store in your area!” or “vMikeB is offering a new widget, this time with BBQ sauce!” This chain of communication keeps your customers engaged, informed, and focused on your narrative, and in turn your product or service.

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The “why” of HCI

Helping businesses solve problems and make well informed decisions has been my job for the better part of the last decade. While I find this ultimately enjoyable, there still remains quite a bit of misinformation in the field: just a few months ago a customer informed me that “virtualization just isn’t ready for production environments.” – this, after almost 20 years of x86 virtualization!

OMG Becky…

Hearing comments like this made me want to help dispel some of the FUD out there, clear the fog of war and get things straight. So let’s start with a technology du jour: Hyperconverged Infrastructure.

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