What's the best way to categorize and prioritize your IT projects? Splitting them up between systems of record (ERP) and systems of engagement (user-facing apps) is a popular mode of thinking, highly related to bi-modal IT. In this episode, guest Ian Andrews explains why this framing is a bad idea and offers a value-driven way of thinking about it instead, along with plenty of commentary from Coté and Richard.
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- As always, we try to avoid politics. However, if you're interested, check out Coté's summery of the refugee madness over this weekend, it wraps up comments from several people. Also, Pivotal had a very heartening internal discussion of it.
- Also, in the depressing vein, Coté reviews some books on "automation," which John Allspaw rightly says should be called "new technology," fair enough; the 1983 paper on automation and humans that Allspaw recommends is a good read too.
- Coté will at DevOpsDays CLT next week. If you're quick, we have some spare passes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. He better put together that talk!
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Ian Andrews on bimodal, systems of engagement vs. systems of record
- Systems of engagement vs systems of record - why is this distinction not helpful based on Ian's conversations with actual customers. And, of course, bimodal.
- Spring Boot's story, and Spring Cloud.
- Contrasting those with JEE needs shifting. That InfoQ piece Ian references.
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Coté works in technical marketing for Pivotal Cloud Foundry®. See @cote for more.More Content by Michael Coté