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Occam's Datacenter book by Zachary Kelly

Occam’s Datacenter: Managing Complexity Bias to Achieve the Promise of Enterprise IT

Anticipated Release: May 2019

Occam’s Datacenter seeks to critique and redefine how the IT Industry thinks about and delivers enterprise IT solutions. 

The fact is, large scale business IT solutions work, but rarely deliver what they promise. Vendors, industry groups, IT managers, and technology workers all tell you how amazing and easy it will be – until it’s not. 

But billions of dollars have been invested to make IT systems more stable, secure, and scalable than at any other point in history. 

What’s wrong? 

A New Framework for Enterprise IT

Zachary Kelly’s book Occam’s Datacenter shows that unnecessary complexity in enterprise IT costs time and money, and results in less stability, security, and scalability than expected. Yet nearly all enterprise IT systems and projects are made far more complex than necessary by the very people who intend to deliver a great product.

Why? 

Because human beings have an inherent Complexity Bias that causes us to prefer and select complex solutions over simple solutions. Occam’s Datacenter describes the research leading to our understanding of human Complexity Bias, then describes a new framework for enterprise IT requirements, design, deployment, and management that reduces complexity bias, promotes simplicity, and results in lower cost, higher quality outcomes. 

Occam’s Datacenter shows that amazing enterprise IT results really are possible – when Complexity Bias is managed, and simplicity becomes a core concept. 

Occam's Datacenter book by Zachary Kelly
Occam’s Datacenter: Managing Complexity Bias to Achieve the Promise of Enterprise IT

Anticipated Release: May 2019

Occam’s Datacenter seeks to critique and redefine how the IT Industry thinks about and delivers enterprise IT solutions. 

The fact is, large scale business IT solutions work, but rarely deliver what they promise. Vendors, industry groups, IT managers, and technology workers all tell you how amazing and easy it will be – until it’s not. 

But billions of dollars have been invested to make IT systems more stable, secure, and scalable than at any other point in history. 

What’s wrong? 

Zachary Kelly’s book Occam’s Datacenter shows that unnecessary complexity in enterprise IT costs time and money, and results in less stability, security, and scalability than expected. Yet nearly all enterprise IT systems and projects are made far more complex than necessary by the very people who intend to deliver a great product.

Why? 

Because human beings have an inherent Complexity Bias that causes us to prefer and select complex solutions over simple solutions. Occam’s Datacenter describes the research leading to our understanding of human Complexity Bias, then describes a new framework for enterprise IT requirements, design, deployment, and management that reduces complexity bias, promotes simplicity, and results in lower cost, higher quality outcomes. 

Occam’s Datacenter shows that amazing enterprise IT results really are possible – when Complexity Bias is managed, and simplicity becomes a core concept. 

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