2010 – Time For Some Action!

Another year has flown by, and all in all it’s been a pretty good year for me. I’ve co-authored a book, became one of the inaugural 300 vExperts, turned some acquaintances in the community into friends, met some cool people, done some pretty interesting stuff at work and travelled to some nice places (Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Singapore, USA – and here I was thinking I didn’t do much travel in 2009!).

But when I look back at 2009 one thing stands out to me – talking. A _lot_ of talking. But not much action. Which is fine, but if 2010 continues in this way then it will be a very frustrating year indeed.

We’ve talked the whole Cloud thing to death, we now need to bring it to life by actually implementing it. Sure it’s not 100% ready for every conceivable use case, but <insert your favourite analogy along the lines of “the journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step” here>. We’ve had a lot of innovative thoughts and conversations, but what’s the fucking point of innovation without implementation? That’s right, there is no point. Innovation without implementation is not innovation at all.

So in keeping with my classification of 2009 as being a year of thinking and talking, and calling out 2010 as a year for doing, I’m going to get a head start and leave it at that for this post.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my blog in 2009 as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it, and thankyou for doing so and especially for all the emails and comments – if not for that it wouldn’t be worthwhile.

Have a safe and happy New Year celebration (for those whole celebrate New Year’s Eve on December 31st), see you on the other side (errrr, of the decade that is!).


3 Responses to “2010 – Time For Some Action!”

  1. vmdoug Says:

    Great post! I agree that 2010 should be about action and delivering on everything that’s been promised!

  2. Steve Chambers Says:

    I think there are organizations doing cloud, AWS + James Hamilton being a good example, but you are right there are more Gob Shites than Action Men out there.

    Cisco has UCS customers who are buying and getting on with it while others demand yet-another-business-case and yet-another-meeting. Guess who I prefer working with? Yep, those that get on with it!

    Good luck with your plans for “getting on with it” this year, Stu, and keep the foul language coming!


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