So "IT innovation" = DevOps?
UK IT bosses are among the most conservative in Western Europe, focusing on keeping the lights on and shying away from innovation or adopting new approaches such as DevOps. Research from MSP Claranet covering 900 IT decision makers across Europe flagged up France, Spain, and the Benelux countries as the most progressive …
You really want to fly in a plane running software developed by French DevOps programmers?
Don't worry, Striking French air traffic controllers will ensure you never get airborne, thus keeping you safe.
Although it does make you wonder who wrote the software that brought down that A400M, and what approach they were using?
To be replaced by another 'Latest and greatest' just as many companies get it implmemented.
rinse and repeat thus spending lots of mony, delivering very little but boy does it look good on the managers CV's.
Time for another round of Golf then Chaps?
That corner office will soon be in sight.
Yet another DevOps article. Jaw cracking yawn. Faced with a void of disinterest each and every one.
My utter cynicism indicates that this tiresome buzzword is nothing more than a marketing term for tempting management clowns into wasting time and money.
Give it a rest eh?
"Research from MSP Claranet covering 9,000 IT decision makers across Europe flagged up France, Spain, and the Benelux countries as the most progressive regions."
A quick visit to Google says that MSP Claranet is a managed services provider. Could this have anything to do with the way the report measures "progressive"?
How many times has Microsofts cloud crashed in the last year in Europe alone, with days wasted waiting for full recovery, and, if we are resistant to change, doesn't that just mean that many UK IT managers consider that the benefits have not been proven, just like so many Councils and other public bodies that jumped on 'The cloud' and then jumped off again when the cost savings were not realised. Look at the risks the Metropolitan police acknowledge they are taking doing just that.
It sounds like Claranet have a lot of under-subscribed storage waiting around.
I think HP, MS, ORACLE etc. Etc. jump on a new buzz word and then have an expectation that the sheep will follow.
Look at Office 365, useful to a small percentage of users, but it is not essential by any measure, we like many, still use Office 2007 and that is more than enough for 75% of the 'Office' population.
And don't forget, by time the next survey comes around all us ludites won't be on Nutanix or Proxmox or any other Containerised VM infrastructure...and so it rolls on, and on....and on.....
"You mean a decisive brit (and some) victory against the french?"
Surely it was more of a Prussian victory with British help - which is why it is so odd that a hundred years later we went to war with our natural allies (Germany) on the side of France and Russia.
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"Give me night or give me Blücher" - Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
Comment made at a crisis point during during Battle of Waterloo at about 5.45 pm on 18 June. The Military Maxims of Napoleon by Napoleon Bonaparte, David G. Chandler, William E. Cairnes , p. 143.
Alternatively wording may have been "Night or the Prussians must come": quoted by David Howarth, page 162, "Waterloo: Day of Battle", ISBN=0-88365-273-0
It follows that DevOps is going to be the new fad technology to chase. We've spent the last 10 years building up the Social Mobile Agile 2.0 Bubble and have millions of apps whose back-ends need to be looked after. I think the concept is great - sysadmins should know a little about development, and developers should know way more than they do about how their products work in real world systems. What's going to cause people to lose the plot is the millions of tools, frameworks and "single panes of glass" cooked up by these new ops "innovators." I think a lot of this stuff is going to end up shelfware after the hangover wears off.
""scum of the Earth" still describes them well"
Describes who well?
On one account what Wellington actually said was "They were the scum of the Earth, and see what fine fellows we have made of them". The British problem has always been crap management, and when decent management comes along they rise to the challenge. Unfortunately this usually means working for foreign owned countries, or emigrating.
It appears to have described the British solders according to https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Arthur_Wellesley,_1st_Duke_of_Wellington
"The French system of conscription brings together a fair sample of all classes; ours is composed of the scum of the earth — the mere scum of the earth. It is only wonderful that we should be able to make so much out of them afterwards." - Speaking about soldiers in the British Army, 4 November 1813
It said IT leaders here have “largely adopted a conservative approach: prioritising keeping the lights on and the business ticking over, rather than trying to innovate and differentiate.
IT leaders would like to have a job at the end of the month rather than jumping on the latest methodology band wagon.
I haven't playtested this because I want to live but here goes:
take 1 drink for:
Someone or thing goes TITSUP
Yahoo!Exclamation!Marks! (one for each)
take 2 drinks for:
Someone actually responds to an El Reg followup question (3 if it's Apple)
A commentard asks for the IT angle in a Bootnotes article
We get a LOHAN update
finish your pint and get another one for:
The FAA sort themselves out and approve the LOHAN mission
Anytime SpaceX do something cool
So a British company that sells services based on DevOps is saying that some areas aren't spending enough on what they're selling, and equates (in a typically slimy salesperson trick) to equate "innovation" with "spending money on what we want them to buy".
Tell me, how much did El Reg get for this advertising? I think we should be told. Or at least FLAG it as "paid content".
"Well obviously it is because the usual outsourcing incompetents can't in general speak French"
Speaking of which I once came across this comment in some software which had had both English and French authors:
"je m'emmerde dans ce tas de bagatelles"
Lit. this pile of unimportant stuff is covering me in shit.
I have often been tempted to use it since.
The real challenge is in the adoption of a continuous improvement process as a working practice.
For more than a half of century so many companies would like to improve their working processes,but the number of these who succeed is low. The good source for understanding what the Devops movement is trying to promote will be the book "The Toyota Way" .
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