The Cloud and the New Kingmakers

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Presentation given at the SAP Sapphire conference in Orlando June 2014.

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The Cloud and the New Kingmakers

  1. 1. 10.20.2005 The Cloud and the New Kingmakers June 2014
  2. 2. The world has changed. I see it in the water. I feel it in the Earth. I smell it in the air. - J.R.R. Tolkein Flickr: The GameWay
  3. 3. The Cloud Flickr: Tom Raftery
  4. 4. 44 “EC2 means anyone with a $10 bill can rent a 10-machine cluster with 1TB of distributed storage for 8 hours.” - Flip Kromer Cause
  5. 5. 5 Effect
  6. 6. 6 The Rewards of Developer Focus
  7. 7. 7 And It’s Not Just The Cloud
  8. 8. 8
  9. 9. 9 Technology adoption today is bottom up CIO DEVELOPERS
  10. 10. 10 What IT Decision Makers Think is Being Used CIO DEVELOPERS What Developers Want to Use What is Actually Being Used
  11. 11. 111 1 “How did this happen?”
  12. 12. 121 2
  13. 13. 131 3 For the first time in history developers don’t need permission
  14. 14. 141 4 And they are increasingly empowered
  15. 15. 151 5 Education and Training
  16. 16. 161 6 Collaboration Mechanisms
  17. 17. 171 7 Marketplaces for Goods & Services
  18. 18. 18 It’s the end of procurement as we’ve known it
  19. 19. 191 9 Still skeptical?
  20. 20. 202 0 Consider language adoption
  21. 21. 212 1
  22. 22. 222 2 Consider the state of standards
  23. 23. 232 3
  24. 24. 242 4 Consider software adoption
  25. 25. 252 5
  26. 26. 262 6 “Ok, fine. Everything has changed. But what do I do?”
  27. 27. 272 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/yersinia/4440378237/ Treat developers like a baby treats bacteria
  28. 28. 28 “As any new parent knows, infants are notoriously susceptible to bacterial infections. A study now suggests that the body engineers this vulnerability deliberately, allowing beneficial microbes to colonize the baby’s gut, skin, mouth and lungs.” Nature, 11.6.13
  29. 29. 29 How?
  30. 30. Step 1: Learn from King Cnut
  31. 31. 31 Cnut set his throne by the sea shore and commanded the tide to halt and not wet his feet and robes. Yet "continuing to rise as usual [the tide] dashed over his feet and legs without respect to his royal person.” Source: Wikipedia
  32. 32. Step 2: Ease Off The Brake Flickr: Nicholas Serre
  33. 33. Step 3: Learn Jujitsu
  34. 34. 34 "Jutsu" can be translated to mean "art" or "technique" and represents manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force. Source: Wikipedia
  35. 35. 35 @sogrady sogrady@redmonk.com QUESTIONS

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