Aug 25 2016

Cloud Insights: From Microsoft’s Jennifer Marsman

Jamie Taralunga

Recently I drove to Detroit to attend TechTown’s Clearing the Air: Cloud Platforms for All Seasons where cloud representatives from Microsoft, Google, IBM and Oracle (unfortunately Amazon wasn’t able to make it) gathered together for a fireside chat. Representing Microsoft was Jennifer Marsman, a Principal Developer Evangelist in Microsoft’s …

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Jul 21 2016

Selling DevOps, Part 2: Match Communication Styles with DevOps Language

Jamie Taralunga

Selling DevOps to an IT organization requires determination and perseverance. In his presentation Five Love Languages of DevOps, Matt Stratton, Solutions Architect at Chef, posits that in order to effectively sell DevOps, you must communicate the element of DevOps that will appeal to each individual. In other words, you must speak “the proper Dev …

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Jul 14 2016

Selling DevOps, Part 1: Understand What You’re Selling

Jamie Taralunga

A successful DevOps shop works like a well-oiled machine. Everybody works together for the common good – to produce quality software. It’d be great if you could get to this state with the snap of your fingers but, obviously, it doesn’t work that way. In reality, the transition can be challenging – especially for those […] …

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