I’ve been working with new trendy tech for years, and one of the things that’s been driving me crazy is not the speed at which things move but the fact that my clients want to keep up at any cost.

There are several new features (aka cloud services) that are announced or released from public cloud providers monthly, not just at their user conferences: new database services, new AI services, new blockchain services, new serverless services, new container services. It’s becoming both exciting and confusing at the same time.

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The trouble is that enterprise IT tries to keep up and ends up using features that it doesn’t really need, which hurt its ability to use cloud computing effectively. For example, I’m now running into many enterprises that are looking for a place to bolt on a machine learning service, when none is really called for.

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