I know we don’t normally discuss current events, but this time we felt it necessary. Here at Tidalolutely crucial that we all stand in solidarity against hate and injustice in the US and in the world.
Stay safe everyone.
WHAT’S NEW WITH US
A big welcome to Blue Turtle Technologies from South Africa as our new migration partner. We expect that their customers will now reap all of the benefits of moving to the cloud much faster now.
Our first All-Virtual Migration Enablement Workshop is kicking off on Tuesday, June 9th from 9:00am until 3:00pm EST. Register now and join us from home while our own David Colebatch walks you through the first 3 phases of the cloud migration process.
Can’t wait? Take a sneak peak at a teaser of the kanban template you’ll walk away from the workshop with, gearing you up for migration with a comprehensive action plan!
“Hey David, can you share any best practices about the interview process?” - Mike from Ontario.
The interview is one of the best ways to gain insights into your application assessments. Here’s a few tips:
- Make sure that BOTH the technical AND the business owner are involved in the same interview.
- Pre-Brief your technical leads that the goal is to hear primarily from the business. In some organizations, this might feel uncomfortable (ie this is a technical migration!) but the process and the outcome are worth it.
- Keep it short, 15-20 minutes is sufficient
- Don’t ask too many questions, we like to keep it around 20
- Capture technical data like whether or not they own the source code
- Capture security & privacy information like if the app has PII
- Capture the value to the business unit, and
- Finally, record the entire process. We like to store the recording right on the application record in the Tidal platform.
I hope you found this useful! It’s a great way to build business stakeholder confidence in your migration - people and the change management fundamentals at play.
Keep the questions coming!
If you’re looking to access our past webinars, they’re available on demand after you register. Topics include: ingesting your application portfolio, source code analysis and more.
- Shopify Moving “Vast Majority” of Employees to Permanent Remote Work - Looks like this 5000-employee-strong giant is decentralizing. Aside from their “recruitment hubs” in Toronto, Ottawa, Waterloo, Montreal, and Vancouver, Shopify is moving it’s entire workforce to a permanent remote-working environment. And they’re not the only ones…
- Silicon Valley Rethinks the (Home) Office - Count Twitter, Slack, Microsoft, Facebook, and Google among the ranks of those who are loosening work-from-home guidelines, increasing the allowance to spend on better home-office equipment, and generally reconsidering whether such huge overhead need be spent on real estate.
- Year of modernization: 56% of professionals are working on cloud migrations for 2020 - If you’ve previously been bound by regulatory requirements when migration to the cloud, it may not be for much longer. This year even the strictest of companies are looking at overcoming these barriers to keep pace with the majority of the workforce, and reap the massive benefits of cloud-native operations!
- Datadog Shares Jump on First-Quarter Earnings and Revenue Beat - This cloud monitoring company’s share price has pounced since its recent IPO, showing that puppy-love is alive and well under the current pandemic.
- EC2 Price Reduction – For EC2 Instance Saving Plans and Standard Reserved Instances - Developers can get a jump on web-scale cloud computing with the price-drop on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Get in while you can!
- The Big Cloud Data Boom Gets Even Bigger, Thanks to COVID-19 - AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud’s numbers don’t lie: everyone is looking to get into public or hybrid clouds. We’re seeing a whole lot of staunchly earthbound companies looking to take flight from on-prem.
- Some of the world’s best cloud talent is assembling in an unlikely place: Apple - It seems to be true that Apple is finally looking to catch up to the Big 3 in the movement to efficient tech infrastructure in the cloud. Proficient in containers or Kubernetes? Hustle on over to Apple - they might have a job for you.
That’s all for May 2020. If you’ve had a good time with us this newsletter, let us know by sharing on social media (links below) and keep your friends up to date.
And in case you missed it, check out our April newsletter.
Stay united and see you in June!