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June 8, 2023

Getting What You Intend from Your Organizational Design -- Business B…

On this episode of Modern Digital Business, Lee invites Ken to discuss organizational design principles and the importance of aligning teams and leaders to drive desired outcomes. The conversation covers various topics such a...

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May 25, 2023

ICYMI: Do you need a Cloud Center of Excellence?

In Case You Missed It On this episode of Modern Digital Business, we explore the necessary transition to a digital business model and the challenges that come with it, specifically in the realm of cloud computing. As the lead...

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May 11, 2023

What You Need to Learn to Become a Cloud-Native Architect

What is a cloud architect? What does a cloud architect do that’s different from what a developer does? What skills does someone need to have to move from a role as a software developer to a role as a cloud …

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April 27, 2023

Modern Pricing Plans with Dor Sasson, CEO Stigg

Most companies aren't in the billing space, yet they need to deal with pricing and billing as a core piece of technology, whether they want to or not. Stigg is an easy to implement, headless pricing and packaging platform tha...

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April 13, 2023

Don’t Depend on Maintenance Windows

What happens when a web application you depend on goes offline? It can be inconvenient, disappointing, and potentially cause serious problems for you. But what if you find out that the web application wasn’t working by design...

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March 30, 2023

Automating your Automation with Tyson Kunovsky, CEO AutoCloud

AutoCloud is an enterprise software platform used by companies to assist in their Infrastructure as Code deployments. Customers using AutoCloud can reduce cloud costs, security risks, complexity, and adoption time for Infrast...

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Jan. 26, 2023

Independent Third Party Observability with Jeff Martens, CEO Metrist

What happens when observability becomes a commodity and is independently brokered via a third party? My guest today is Jeff Martens, who is the co-founder and CEO of Metrist, an independent third-party observability platform....

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Jan. 16, 2023

MDB Weekly for Jan 16, 2023

My latest book Overcoming IT Complexity, is now shipping! And how do you manage complex configurations in cloud-native applications? In this episode of MDB Weekly. Today on Modern Digital Business. Useful Links CloudNativeSec...

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Jan. 12, 2023

Testing at Scale with Nate Lee, Co-Founder of SpeedScale

Modern businesses rely on applications, and they rely on continued innovation in those applications to drive their business. This strive for innovation creates a need for improved techniques for validating that an application...

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Jan. 9, 2023

MDB Weekly for Jan 9, 2023

Announcing the new Atchison Academy! Lee is live at Predict 2023. How do you give your dev teams choices without introducing too much complexity? Today on Modern Digital Business Weekly. Useful Links Choice vs. Complexity in ...

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Jan. 2, 2023

MDB Weekly for Jan 2, 2023

Welcome to my first issue of Modern Digital Business Weekly! This is a new format that I’m experimenting with. MDB Weekly will focus on articles, interviews and events of note I’ve released this last week, along with any anno...

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Dec. 19, 2022

Simplifying Cloud Complexity with Tim Holm, Nitric

The cloud has enabled a large variety of software and software-enabled infrastructure options for application development. It's hard to get lost in the variety of shapes and sizes of offerings available. ECS EKS, Lambda, Farg...

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Dec. 5, 2022

Securing Data at Rest and in Motion

Creating a secure application requires many actions, but by far the most important are those that involve securing the data in the application; these are the most difficult actions. When it comes to securing application data,...

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Nov. 21, 2022

ICYMI: DevOps with Mitch Ashley, CTO of Techstrong Group (DevOps.com)

This is an encore episode of Modern Digital Business DevOps is now more mainstream. If you and your organization aren’t using DevOps principles, you are at a distinct disadvantage compared to your competition. And, “Doing Dev...

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Nov. 7, 2022

Cloud-Native Observability with Bruno Kurtic, Sumo Logic

Operating a modern digital business means building and operating large, highly-scaled applications that are more and more cloud-native in their architecture and implementation. Observability is critical in maintaining the hig...

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Nov. 1, 2022

Tech Tapas Tuesday-"A little bit of tech": Principle of Least Privile…

Application security is a critical aspect of all application design and architecture. Security best practices specify that nobody should be given universal access to any system or service. Instead, a given service, system, or...

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Oct. 24, 2022

Special Halloween Edition: The 3 Scariest Mistakes Companies Make in …

First, there was DevOps. Then, ModernOps and CloudOps. Now, there is ScaryOps. Welcome to the special Halloween Edition of the Modern Digital Business podcast. In this episode, the 3 Scariest Mistakes Companies Make in the Cl...

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Oct. 18, 2022

Tech Tapas Tuesday-"A little bit of tech": Flying Two Mistakes High

What do model airplanes have to do with avoiding application failures? This is Tech Tapas Tuesday, a "little bit of tech". Today on Modern Digital Business. Useful Links Architecting for Scale, 2nd Edition, O’Reilly Media Abo...

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Oct. 10, 2022

Do you need a Cloud Center of Excellence?

In the past few years, cloud computing has become a dominant trend in enterprise IT. The benefits of moving to the cloud are clear, lower costs, flexibility, and scalability. But as more companies move their infrastructure in...

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Sept. 26, 2022

ModernOps with Beth Long: Transferring Operational Expertise to the C…

Today on Modern Digital Business, we continue our highly successful series called ModernOps. ModernOps is a series of interviews co-hosted with a good friend of mine, Beth long, who is the head of product at jeli.io, an incid...

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Sept. 12, 2022

DevOps with Mitch Ashley, CTO of Techstrong Group (DevOps.com)

DevOps is now more mainstream. If you and your organization aren’t using DevOps principles, you are at a distinct disadvantage compared to your competition. And, “Doing DevOps” does not mean simply “hiring a DevOps team”. The...

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Aug. 29, 2022

8 Steps to higher quality DNS systems

DNS is a highly available, highly redundant, highly reliable service that is absolutely essential to your company's application and business operations. A failure in your DNS system can bring your company's business to a ha...

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Aug. 15, 2022

Technical debt will sink you

The pandemic accelerated many large scale digital transformations. Accelerated application growth often leads to increased technical debt. Technical debt makes it difficult for leaders to innovate and create new and improved ...

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Aug. 9, 2022

Tech Tapas Tuesday: Cloud or no Cloud

How do cloud architectures differ from non-cloud infrastructure architectures? Cloud architectures benefit from easy scaling. With traditional architectures, adding capacity is often a complicated and expensive ordeal. Cloud ...

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