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January 11, 2012



I'm constantly amazed by how much similarities are there between successful IT organizations and the operational culture of a successful startup. The "automation and process engineering" and "closed-loop continual improvement processes" are so critical, regardless if you are $19B/year company or a bootstrapped business. For IT Renaissance to really become reality (http://mark.chmarny.com/2011/11/corporate-it-oblivious-to-new-role-but.html), it needs to learn how to pivot on demands while maintaining their long-term vision.

Thanks Chuck for yet another in-depth look at challenging areas of our industry, too often blog posts on subject like this are oversimplified with a quick "you are doing it wrong" sign off.

PS. Yep, I did just finished reading The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses.

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

    Note: these are my personal views, and aren't reviewed or approved by my employer.
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