The MeriTalk "PaaS or Play" study says 70% of Federal agencies are considering PaaS, and 40% expect to be using it in the next three years. That's great for PaaS, and great for OpenShift, my company's PaaS... but it's a little strange. We think of PaaS as something developers use, and very few of these … Continue reading PaaS and Three Cruelties of Federal IT
A study of Dutch procurement bias against open source yields some valuable lessons about why technology procurements are so truly terrible.
I'm accustomed to a certain amount of bluster and grim cynicism when I talk to customers. It's a bad time to be running an IT shop these days, especially in government. Even before we meet, my relationship with a customer is already strained: I'm a vendor, and most vendors have only two interests: 1) the … Continue reading IT as Manufacturing
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