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Disruptive Technology: Follow Fight Club Rules
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Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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10/16/2013 | 6:42:26 PM
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I love the "DevOps" vs. "business acceleration initiative" example. Big data pros face similar hurdles when they start talking about Hadoop. IT leaders are learning to be creative about naming projects and project elements.
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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10/16/2013 | 7:12:20 PM
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Great column about communication and the rules of engagement. I think everyone agrees that IT should go easy on the acronyms and bring their language down to earth when talking to the business side. You do not talk about about COBIT and SOA ... I also like this point: If there's no clear business objective, the fight is over.
cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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10/16/2013 | 8:21:39 PM
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Why would you bring up DevOps to business people? There are IT staffers in operations who defy anyone to explain DevOps to their satisfaction.
PaulS681
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PaulS681,
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10/16/2013 | 11:13:15 PM
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Knowing your audiance will take you a long way. Trying to impress people that don't know what your talking about because of the jargon you are useing will do the opposite of impress. It will turn people off.
parkercloud
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parkercloud,
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10/18/2013 | 5:16:33 AM
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Sad but true. Disruptive technologies scare some people, Exceptional IT is not for the fearful


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