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Four tech thinkers and doers who came up through the trenches of enterprise IT talk about the news that's relevant in this world.

Catch us on Twitter: @dwellington, @lilacshoenbeck, @MikeIaniro, and @ZZilakakis

Theme music by Renato Podestà — http://www.renatopodesta.com

Roll For Enterprise Dominic Wellington, Lilac Schoenbeck, Mike Ianiro, Zack Zilakakis

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Four tech thinkers and doers who came up through the trenches of enterprise IT talk about the news that's relevant in this world.

Catch us on Twitter: @dwellington, @lilacshoenbeck, @MikeIaniro, and @ZZilakakis

Theme music by Renato Podestà — http://www.renatopodesta.com

    S3E17: Podcast's Gone Wild

    S3E17: Podcast's Gone Wild

    Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, announces new remote-first work policy: https://twitter.com/bchesky/status/1519831566486147073  

    Simpsons meme about Elon Musk criticism: https://i.imgflip.com/3mtyfq.jpg  



    Google parent Alphabet’s results come up short despite cloud strength

    https://siliconangle.com/2022/04/26/google-parent-alphabets-results-come-short-despite-cloud-strength/

    Google Cloud hit $5.82B in Q1 sales, up from $4.05B YoY and above estimates of $5.75B, and an operating loss of $931M, down from $974M YoY

    Amazon's cloud business grows almost 37%, but slows from last quarter

    https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2022/04/28/aws-earnings-q1-2022.html

    Amazon's cloud unit grew 36.5% year over year in the first quarter, a bit faster than analysts projected.

    Brian Olsavsky (CFO) -

    “We saw another strong quarter of innovation and customer engagement in the AWS segment, where net sales were $18.4 billion in Q1, up 37% year over year and now represent an annualized sales run rate of nearly $74 billion.”

    “I mean, we're continuing to see what the backlog is, right? It's the increase of AWS customers making long-term commitments for AWS. At the March period ended, we had $88.9 billion balance for that. So that's up about 68% year over year.

    And the weighted average remaining kind of life term for those is 3.8 years.”

    AWS Wins Out Over Microsoft For $10B NSA Cloud Contract

    https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/aws-wins-out-over-microsoft-for-10b-nsa-cloud-contract

    Microsoft’s Cloud Growth Propels Quarterly Sales, Earnings

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-26/microsoft-cloud-growth-propels-higher-quarterly-sales-earnings

    Microsoft's cloud revenue grew 32% YoY to $23.4B in Q3, including $19.1B from Intelligent Cloud, up 26% YoY, and from Azure and other cloud services, up 46% YoY

    MSFT Earnings Transcript

    Microsoft (MSFT) Q3 2022 Earnings Call Transcript | The Motley Fool

    Satya Nadella - “This quarter, we helped more customers than ever, simplifying and accelerating their cloud migrations. And it's still early days.” & “As a percentage of GDP, tech spend is, on a secular basis, by the end of the decade, going to double.”

    Satya continuously doubles down on “Data & AI” -

    “Data and AI for sure. I mean, the thing that I find really to be something that I think is a long run is going to probably be one of the bigger drivers of our growth and differentiation is our data fabric because we're the only guys who have a complete data fabric from the operational store, that's fully integrated into an analytics engine, that's fully integrated into governance.”



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    • 30 min
    S3E16: Why have searches for GitOps doubled in the past year?

    S3E16: Why have searches for GitOps doubled in the past year?

    GitOps

    https://explodingtopics.com/topic/gitops

    Searches for “GitOps” are up 96% over the last 12 months.

    The reason for growing interest in the practice is that GitOps can lead to increased productivity, higher reliability and better stability.

    GitOps is part of the Infrastructure as Code (IaC) meta trend.

    According to E-Topics, Searches for “GitOps” are up 96% over the last 12 months. The mainstreaming of cloud practices and the continued increase in adoption of DevSecOps are two main drivers of accelerating IaC growth.

    Hyperautomation

    https://explodingtopics.com/topic/hyperautomation

    Hyperautomation is the use of technologies to scale the automation of processes within an organization.

    Hyperautomation is part of the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Technology meta trend.

    According to Gartner, 80% of finance executives have made plans to implement RPA within their organization.

    And Deloitte estimates that 78% of the companies that have already implemented RPA plan to significantly increase investment in this area in the next three years.

    ServiceNow adds new RPA capabilities with San Diego release

    https://venturebeat.com/2022/03/23/servicenow-adds-new-rpa-capabilities-with-san-diego-release/

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    • 31 min
    S3E15: Infrastructure as Code is dead, Cloud is the new VMWare, and IT Operations is forever changed

    S3E15: Infrastructure as Code is dead, Cloud is the new VMWare, and IT Operations is forever changed

    Foundry — Cloud computing study 2022

    https://foundryco.com/tools-for-marketers/research-cloud-computing/

    Puppet acquired (by Perforce)

    https://puppet.com/blog/an-open-letter-from-the-ceo-of-puppet

    Backup frustration brought this CTO to forefront of ransomware protection

    https://www.theregister.com/2022/04/12/nasuni-ransomware-without-backup/

    Microsoft Customers Decry Cloud Contracts That Sideline Rivals

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-12/microsoft-customers-decry-cloud-contracts-that-sideline-rivals

    Atlassian cloud outage could take days to resolve

    https://www.techtarget.com/searchitoperations/news/252515706/Atlassian-cloud-outage-could-take-days-to-resolve

    https://twitter.com/hondanhon/status/1513727021087543300

    https://twitter.com/atlassian/status/1513913041540333569

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    Dominic

    Event: MongoDB World, 7th-9th June in NYC — discount code DOMINICWELLINGTON25 for 25% off! https://www.mongodb.com/world-2022

    Mike

    wecrashed: https://tv.apple.com/us/show/wecrashed/umc.cmc.6qw605uv2rwbzutk2p2fsgvq9

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    • 35 min
    S3E14: People In Three Dimensions

    S3E14: People In Three Dimensions

    Back to (in-person) work

    Big tech conferences aren’t coming back

    https://www.protocol.com/newsletters/sourcecode/rip-big-tech-events

    Microsoft’s CEO Warns of the Impact of All Those Late-Night Emails

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-07/microsoft-ceo-warns-of-the-impact-of-all-those-late-night-emails

    Using your dishwasher is more Earth-friendly. Here's why.

    https://www.cnet.com/home/kitchen-and-household/how-much-water-do-dishwashers-use/



    Any other news

    Microsoft Azure to build Arm servers with chips from Ampere

    https://www.protocol.com/bulletins/microsoft-azure-arm-chips-ampere

    IBM deliberately misclassified mainframe sales to enrich execs, lawsuit claims

    https://www.theregister.com/2022/04/07/ibm_securities_lawsuit/



    Recommendations

    Dominic

    Event: MongoDB World, 7th-9th June in NYC — discount code DOMINICWELLINGTON25 for 25% off! https://www.mongodb.com/world-2022



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    • 30 min
    S3E13: Conference Boomerangs in the Orc Apocalypse

    S3E13: Conference Boomerangs in the Orc Apocalypse

    Remote meetings are big money

    HP Inc. to Acquire Poly

    Poly is the lash-up of Polycom and Plantronics. And where was Zoom when this was going down?

    https://www.reuters.com/technology/hp-buy-poly-33-bln-deal-2022-03-28/



    How much of IT should be self-serve?

    Cloud self-service doesn’t need to invite the orc apocalypse | CloudPundit: Massive-Scale Computing

    Shadow IT discourse is back, baby!

    As Docker gains momentum, it hauls in $105M Series C on $2B valuation

    https://techcrunch.com/2022/03/31/as-docker-gains-momentum-it-hauls-in-105m-series-c-on-2b-valuation/

    Large-scale npm attack targets Azure developers with malicious packages

    https://jfrog.com/blog/large-scale-npm-attack-targets-azure-developers-with-malicious-packages/



    Google Docs corner

    New Google Calendar feature takes the back-and-forth out of scheduling

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/03/google-calendar-now-lets-paid-users-create-a-booking-page-website/

    Compose with Markdown in Google Docs on web

    https://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/03/compose-with-markdown-in-google-docs-on.html



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    Dominic

    Event: MongoDB World, 7th-9th June in NYC — discount code DOMINICWELLINGTON25 for 25% off! https://www.mongodb.com/world-2022

    Macs Fan Control https://crystalidea.com/macs-fan-control

    Lilac

    How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton Christensen https://hbr.org/2010/07/how-will-you-measure-your-life 



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    • 34 min
    S3E12: Oktapoppin’

    S3E12: Oktapoppin’

    Okta popped

    Original tweet: https://twitter.com/billdemirkapi/status/1506107157124722690

    Okta denial: https://twitter.com/toddmckinnon/status/1506184721922859010

    Okta detailed statement: https://www.okta.com/blog/2022/03/updated-okta-statement-on-lapsus/

    FBI warns about attacks that bypass multi-factor authentication (MFA): https://www.zdnet.com/article/fbi-warns-about-attacks-that-bypass-multi-factor-authentication-mfa/

    Lapsus$: Oxford teen accused of being multi-millionaire cyber-criminal: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-60864283

    Japan's Self-Defense Forces launch new cyberdefense unit: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/03/17/national/sdf-cyberdefense-unit/



    Want to talk? FBI trolls Russian Embassy for disgruntled would-be spies https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/03/23/fbi-russia-spy-recruiting-ukraine/



    Zooming into the Metaverse

    Zoom’s new virtual avatars let you show up to your next meeting as a dog: https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/22/22990983/zoom-virtual-avatars-animal-face-replacement

    Of course many of us did this with Snap Camera for a couple of weeks and then forgot all about it: https://snapcamera.snapchat.com

    'I'm not a cat': Video shows lawyer can't turn off kitten filter during Zoom court appearance: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/i-m-not-cat-video-shows-lawyer-can-t-turn-n1257168

    The Thing With Zoom: https://findthethread.postach.io/post/the-thing-with-zoom



    GIF inventor Stephen Wilhite dies after getting Covid: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/mar/24/stephen-wilhite-gif-inventor-dies



    Tune in for an *exciting* discussion about enterprise sales & pricing next week!



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    Dominic

    Event: MongoDB World, 7th-9th June in NYC — discount code DOMINICWELLINGTON25 for 25% off! https://www.mongodb.com/world-2022



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    • 37 min

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