In 986AD, Erik the Red set sail from Viking Norway for Greenland. For a while, he established a thriving colony; indeed his more famous son, Leif Erikson, famously rivals Christopher Columbus as the true “discoverer” of America. However, by the mid fourteenth century all Viking presence in Greenland was gone. So what happened?
To use IDC’s Chief Analyst Frank Gens’ phrase: “Transform or die.”
In the same way that next generation technology such as cloud, NFV and containerization are changing the weather in tech, in Greenland, the European mini “Ice Age” changed the weather there. It is thought that the Vikings failed to understand how the local Inuit were living primarily on fish, and therefore tried to maintain a diet of beef. Consequently, as the rain turned to snow, and the cattle died out, so did the Vikings. So the message here is clear: Adapt and make use of what’s available, and not what you hope to be available.
I compare some of our legacy competitors to those Vikings in Greenland, clinging on to an obsolete way of life. Once fearsome pioneers in a new land, they are now unable to rely upon the fixed world of rules and CMDBs, and are shrinking in relevance and dying out. What they lack is the power of data analytics, just like the fish in the sea, abundant and all around a modern operational environment. At Moog, we have recognized this and adapted it to the job of managing a modern IT environment using the powerful tools of data science.
In 2016, in the software-defined world, will you “Transform or die”?
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