Colin Barker

Ten reasons to make game days a regular event

The game day concept originates in hackathons, where programmers get together to build or improve upon a piece of software. Game days however are more inclusive of non-technical people. They offer many benefits, especially for organisations on the cloud adoption journey. This post explains what game days are and gives ten good reasons to hold …

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Cloud migration lessons learnt: LinkedIn Live Event take-outs

In a recent LinkedIn Live Event hosted by AppScore I chatted with the platform’s Co-Founder and Director Geoff Davies about cloud migrations. We covered a lot of ground, from the importance of good planning to the inevitability of trade-offs. I shared our favourite graphic for illustrating the various cloud migration pathways and we talked about …

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Five common mistakes that skew cloud migration TCO estimates

Any largescale cloud migration is dependent on a total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) calculation that stacks up in favour of the move. Yet much of the time, TCO estimates are nothing more than a stab in the dark. In some cases, this can prevent a much-needed cloud migration and modernisation program from going ahead. On the flip side, …

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