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Observability vs Monitoring

Observability vs Monitoring

If you run software in production then you should read the book Observability Engineering by Charity Majors, Liz Fong-Jones, and George Miranda. It introduces (to me) the concept that observability is a ‘sociotechnical concept’. In other words, yes there are technical aspects to enhanced monitoring and visibility of how software is behaving, but without the …

Is Half of Your IT Budget Being Wasted?

Is Half of Your IT Budget Being Wasted?

There is a famous quote by John Wanamaker (1838-1922): “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half” The days of not knowing how effective our marketing dollar is, should be a thing of the past. However something has come to replace it – indigenous IT. IT …

Total Cost of Ownership

What is the True Cost of a Piece of Software?

The term engineering is derived from the Latin ingenium, meaning “cleverness” and ingeniare, meaning “to contrive, devise” – Wikipedia Wiki’s engineering definition goes on to define engineering as how to: develop structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes, or works utilizing them [..] with full cognizance of their design There are two worrying words in those …