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  • Are your message threads tight or Slack?

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 20 Nov 2019
  • Why doesn’t Slack want us to use threaded replies to messages? At least, that’s the impression I come away with from having used at least five Slacks, some for business collaboration and others for ...

  • DevOps needs more perspective and humility

    Dale Vile - Freeform Dynamics 22 Aug 2019
  • DevOps started as a grass-roots movement led by practitioners. The motives were pure, and focused simply on finding better ways of doing things for the good of everyone involved in software ...

  • Kubernetes catches up with operational reality

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 12 Jul 2019
  • With Kubernetes now established in many organisations as the container orchestration platform of the future, are cracks already starting to show? Well, not exactly – but if I could pull out one ...

  • Mea culpa: Trendy isn’t the same as important

    Dale Vile - Freeform Dynamics 21 Jun 2019
  • I hate it when you realise that your point of reference has been unduly influenced by what’s currently trending rather than what’s really important. A recent briefing with Jim Liddle of Storage ...

  • Threat vs trust: the overlooked power of words

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 07 Jun 2019
  • Words have power – in particular, your choice of words modifies how your readers or listeners react to what you write or say. Politicians do this sort of thing all the time, swapping one word or ...

  • Beware the Application Complexity Monster

    Dale Vile - Freeform Dynamics 24 May 2019
  • How many new applications, tools, devices, and cloud services have you introduced into your environment over the past few years? Now think about how much you got rid of over that same period, i.e. ...

  • Growing fast, OpenStack shakes off old misconceptions

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 15 May 2019
  • One of the most interesting things about the recent Open Infrastructure Summit – the new name for the OpenStack users and friends conferences – in Denver was how many people wanted to know if I ...

  • Hard drives that do their own data processing

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 02 Apr 2019
  • It’s getting hard these days to find places where container technology doesn’t feature, but in a hard drive? Yet that’s what is being explored in one of the Storage Networking Industry Association ...

  • Cybersecurity needs both psychologists and field marshals

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 19 Feb 2019
  • Many cybersecurity professionals like military analogies. Indeed, some security pros are ex-military. But after a recent security exercise involving IBM’s new lorry-mounted SOC (security operations ...

  • How Brexit-friendly are your SaaS contracts?

    Dale Vile - Freeform Dynamics 09 Jan 2019
  • If you think Brexit will be advantageous for the UK economy and the British people, this post is not for you. If your assessment of the available information, like mine, is that our economy will ...

  • How long will your New Year stay Happy?

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 04 Jan 2019
  • The Freeform Dynamics crystal ball has been given a polish for 2019. Here's a few of the upcoming events - and risks - that we glimpsed in it... Online privacy back in the headlines A year on from ...

  • Six months on, GDPR is a qualified success

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 20 Dec 2018
  • Anyone hoping that we would by now have greater clarity on GDPR will have been sadly disappointed. Large swathes of the Regulation have yet to be tested in a court, and many of the high profile ...

  • Google Chrome: It’s more than a browser

    Richard Edwards - Freeform Dynamics 23 Nov 2018
  • Google Chrome Enterprise. What is it and how might it affect your digital workplace strategy? Take control now and don't loosen your grip.

  • Don't ignore the complexity of hybrid multi-cloud

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 20 Nov 2018
  • Many vendors will argue that moving to cloud brings consistency and simplicity, thanks to service-based delivery models, application access via standard Web browsers and so on. It’s rarely true ...

  • Open source is growing up – and here’s how

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 13 Nov 2018
  • If you’re among those who still think that open source is just for hobbyists and academics, think again. Open source is mature now, both as a concept and as tools for building enterprise IT, and we ...

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