If Jimi Hendrix Were Your CIO, You’d Be Rocking Smart Cloud Native
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Jimi’s pioneering use of effects to create innovative sounds spearheaded a psychedelic rock revolution whose sonic and societal influences are still felt today.
Thus, it is no stretch to say that if Jimi Hendrix were the chief information officer (CIO) of a company today, he would be embracing leading-edge technologies to disrupt markets, create innovative user experiences, and push the boundaries of business.
The leading-edge digital technologies that CIO Jimi would have at his disposal today would include cloud-native containers, microservices, Kubernetes, CI/CD, GitOps, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), edge computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
These are the technologies at the forefront of the smart cloud-native revolution and what some are calling the next Industrial Revolution.
The five groups that comprise the classic technology adoption lifecycle are Innovators, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority, and Laggards. You can be sure that Jimi Hendrix as CIO would be an innovator, blazing new trails in the business world just as he did in the realm of music.
I think it’s fair to say that if Jimi Hendrix were the CIO of your organization today, you’d be rocking smart cloud native.