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City of Barcelona Kicks Out Microsoft in Favor of Linux and Open Source

Barcelona city administration has prepared the roadmap to migrate its existing system from Microsoft and proprietary software to Linux and Open Source software. A Spanish newspaper, El País, has reported that the City of Barcelona is in the process of migrating its computer system to Open Source...
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Beat the Biggest Threat to the Open Organization: Bias

Bias is the single greatest threat to the open organization. This is no exaggeration. In traditional organizations, responsibilities for evaluating ideas, strategies, contributions—even people—typically fall on (presumably) trained managers. In open organizations, that responsibility rests with...
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Comcast: Open Source Program Success Depends on Business Strategy Alignment

Comcast’s involvement in open source was a gradual process that evolved over time. The company eventually created two open source program offices, one for the NBC business and another for the cable side of the business, which is the subject of this profile. Comcast began contributing to open source...
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The Eye-Opening Power of Cultural Difference

Inclusivity is the quality of an open organization that allows and encourages people to join the organization and feel a connection to it. Practices aimed at enhancing inclusivity are typically those that welcome new participants to the organization and create an environment that makes them want to...
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Protect Your Management Interfaces

When it comes to architecture design, one area that is often not given due consideration is the protection of the management interfaces used by administrators or operators to configure their infrastructure. These are the interfaces used to perform privileged actions on systems, and as such they're...
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Why the Command-and-Control Mindset Is Killing Your Company

The world has reached a key moment in the history of the way we work. We have entered a new business environment, dictated by rapid changing technological variables that create an entirely new economic landscape. Exponential growth of our interconnected world forces us to see the world anew. The...
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A Guide to Building Trust in Teams and Organizations

My travels globally have given me a feeling for how best to work in many different contexts—like Latin America, West Africa, North Africa, and Southeast Asia, to name a few. And I've found that I can more easily adapt my work style in these countries if I focus on something that plays a role in all...
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Building Bridges with DevOps

Five Questions for Katherine Daniels: Thoughts on adopting DevOps effectively, the importance of empathy, and new essential skills for today’s ops professionals. Katherine is co-author, along with Jennifer Davis, of O’Reilly Media’s Effective DevOps, and is presenting on the topic of “Building...
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