Leadership Styles and Performing Teams

One of the subjects I’m most passionate about is the application of leadership techniques to maximise the effectiveness of teams and especially the effectiveness of technology professionals and architects.

Out of the various leaderships styles my preferred approach is known as Transformational Leadership. Continue reading “Leadership Styles and Performing Teams”

Cloud Strategy – Locating your Disaster Recovery Site

One topic that has been coming up a lot recently, when comparing cloud based software systems, is the location of disaster recovery (DR) or secondary data centres.

Whilst the first step is helping the business to understand the need for a secondary hosting site, be it:

  • a DR site activated in a major failure / disaster or
  • secondary sites servicing active customers in parallel to the main site

the next step is ensuring the business isn’t then bamboozled with false promises from vendors.

Moving from a single point of failure architecture to one that can easily scale out and handle failure is no small task. Continue reading “Cloud Strategy – Locating your Disaster Recovery Site”