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June 30, 2016


Duane (D.A.) Burman

Thanks, Chuck. After having been aggressively involved in leading "Engineering" of User-Enabling systems for Construction, Manufacturing, Medical & Government, I had to take a near-total 3year sabbatical. Upon fully recovering and returning via 3D Printing venture involving integrated sensors, I've been disappointed to discover the poor progress towards effective, User-Enabled Cloud environments. I really appreciate you sharing the motivations for your move, Cloud Quotas and explaining Oracle's "engineered solution".

David Freund

Hi Chuck,

I think we've both seen organizations struggle with the notion of disrupting themselves. And the biggest disruptions tend to come from the periphery -- outside their normal field of view.

Sadly, corporate IT groups tend to struggle with this more than most. From batch to time-sharing, PCs, the Internet, Google Search, Cloud, Big Data... More often than not, it's been company line-of-business managers driving major transitions.

More IT leaders need to learn from IT history. Something that doesn't get discussed much in our young, eager industry.

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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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