Netflix Closed Their Last Data Center – Should You Do The Same?

The Netflix announcement back in August of 2015 wasn’t a very big deal. In fact it probably went unnoticed by most people. However, from the point of view of those of us with the CIO job, it was sorta like a bomb had gone off. The company sent an email out that announced that in … Read more

IT Solutions: How To Build A Poor Man’s Netflix Entertainment System

Normally in this blog I try to cover issues that are facing CIOs and everyone who works for them. You know, things like aligning IT with the rest of the business, staffing and retaining the best talent, prioritizing IT projects, that sort of thing. But not today. Instead, I’m going to take a break from … Read more

Netflix Shipping Problems: The IT Horror Story!

Just in case you haven’t heard the news, Netflix has basically shut down due to some mysterious internal problem that has halted their ability to ship DVDs. This is fascinating news – it’s similar to having FedEx announce that they had halted delivery of packages because they couldn’t figure out where they were supposed to … Read more