AlignIT Manager Tech Talk: Planning Your Windows Roadmap

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    Great discussion on the challenges and solutions for new technologies adoption

    My time bookmarks notes of the video in minute:second approx format follow:

    1:15 technology fatigue issue and what do you need today to setup for success

    3:30 Catch-22 technology upgrade discussion

    5:25 success stories of infrastructure upgrade

    7:00 frustrations with old technologies

    7:30 how to justify moving to new technologies

    9:20 benefits of new technology are hard to quantify

    11:00 developers vs IT reaction to new technology adoption: "if it's not broken don't fix it"

    11:20 the challenge of quantifying vs qualifying

    13:35 evolution vs starting fresh with new technology

    14:00 the challenge of evolutionary deployment

    14:24 how do you plan for what you don't know?

    15:00 ability to respond to change depends on the degree of components decoupling

    15:52 80/20 rule. Last 20% is very hard to plan.   80% should be as flexible & reusable as possible.

    17:15 industry moves to standards to decouple technologies

    17:35 moving to the cloud contributes to decoupling

    19:20 example of coupling challenge

    20:00 virtualization advantages in decoupling

    22:00 the need to step back & look at the requirements = the need for a strategic view to get competitive advantages

    23:25 what are the most important emerging technologies?   HTML5 online / offline & XAML advantages

    25:30 references to web sites and future events.

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