DevOps: Moving Beyond Early Adopters to Pragmatic Acceptance

Join us for a complimentary webinar: DevOps: Moving Beyond Early Adopters to Pragmatic Acceptance on Thursday, May 15th at 11am (Eastern) – Register

Presenter: Alan Shimel,Editor-in-Chief,


Just about every technology trend over the last 30 years has followed a similar pattern. Originally championed by a dedicated core of enthusiasts, it gathers adherents among those willing to live at the bleeding edge. Over time champions emerge who seek to spread the word on the benefits of the technology. These visionaries eventually come to a chasm that separates early adopters from the vast majority of the mainstream. Some technologies cross the chasm, others fall in.

DevOps is now at precipice of the chasm. It appears to have the momentum to make the leap. Why? How will it affect you? Separating the fact from the hype, examining the truth behind the myth, learn how DevOps is not a threat to IT jobs, but can be the greatest catalyst of improved performance that we have seen in IT for a long time

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Until your next trip to LisaLand…Happy Learning!


A Personal Blood Moon!


It’s official, I’m going to have to start a “Guest Host Posts” section!  This wonderful blog was written by my teammate (and instructor extraordinaire) Rose Lariviere.  Rose can be found on Twitter @ITSM_Rose.  

Lunar Eclipse – April 15th, 2014.

eclipseA lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon. (Wiki)

After reading this I began to speculate on just how amazing it is that the entire universe works together to occasionally align itself. We know that true joy and success in life requires balance.  Sometime we glean these lessons from the wisdom of others and sometimes we learn from the painful consequences of not having the right balance.  At least twice a year the entire universe works to align the Sun, Earth and Moon and this year that triggered a provoking thought.   How often to I officially take stock and align the critical elements of my life?  How much more could I accomplish if I did?

When viewing a lunar eclipse the moon will take on a deep copper red color and has been tagged as a “Blood Moon”.  We can consider our business, relationships, health,or take any one area and determine what needs to be aligned or come under control. Every lunar eclipse will be a reminder to align and calibrate once again.

blood moonFor me it is time for a personal “Blood Moon”.  I have decided to use this time when all of the heavens come together to calibrate to take inventory of my own life.  Time to look at where I am now, who do I want to be and what can I do to create the alignment in my life that will energize, spark, adjust, and prepare me to fulfill a greater purpose in this life than I would have otherwise.

What are the critical elements of your life that could benefit for a personal “Blood Moon”?

I am off to ponder mine and to get started.

It’s Lisa again; asking Rose if she could write a post for me was one of the things I did these week to try to add some balance to my schedule so this blog is so fitting.  TY Rose.

Until your next trip to LisaLand…Happy Calibrating!