From Gutenbergto ZuckerbergSoftware is eating theInfrastructureDarragh Kennedy
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Welcome changing requirements, even late in development.Agile processes harness change for the customers competitive advantage.Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.
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Build a new Data CentreIs there is a competitive advantage to Lonely Planet building it’s own DC?As infrastructure becomes ubiquitous it’s strategic value diminishes and becomesa commodity.Creative destruction: Joseph Schumpeter.Innovation is enabled using commodity parts, focus on higher value activitiesA new way of consuming IT – on demand.An agile constructed Data Centre – Infrastructure as code.Free of vendor constraints our cycle time is reduced.