Change or Die
By dhushon on Aug 21, 2005
When I was recently lamenting the challenges associated with Utility Computing, specifically that despite the tremendous benefits that are possible through a move to/toward a more virtualized development environment, and even executing against a public utility, where resources (and their costs) are amortized against an aggregate of shared use; we discussed the challenge with the inertia to change. This interesting article from Fast Company, certainly seemed to ring true: Change or Die.
Specifically, the statement from Dr. John Kotter, HBS:
“The central issue is never strategy, structure, culture, or systems. The core of the matter is always about changing the behavior of people.”
The article goes on to detail that one shouldn't use the “fear of death” analog, but rather, the “joy of living”
So, live joyously, give yourself more free time, use Sun Grid to free yourself from procurement hell, developer execution time hell, or even Hell with a Capital H (stop spending money on underutilized computing infrastructure).
Seriously, a team of developers has been working really hard all summer to launch our public grid instance, give it a try.