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Know When to Say Bulls***

This week on Tech Nightmare, we talk about how most technology nightmares stem from leadership failures.  Managing Partner Mike Fisher and Associate Partner Dave Swenson discuss leadership issues and how they contributed to technology issues. Read More
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Are We SaaS or ASP?

This week on Tech Nightmare, we discuss the impact of being an ASP instead of a SaaS company. Partners Mike Fisher and Drew Morrell discuss a healthcare software company that mistakenly thought it had become... Read More
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You Build It, You Own It

This week on Tech Nightmare, we share a story of of how even a multi-billion dollar company can have very low availability when teams are not accountable for business outcomes. Partners Mike Fisher and Drew... Read More
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A Monitoring Domino Effect

This week’s episode looks at a string of failures that brought down a large transaction company’s SAN causing a big customer outage. Partners Drew Morrell and Greg Fennewald discuss a failure in a SAN Monitor... Read More
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A Monitoring (Near) Disaster

In this episode of Tech Nightmares, ineffective and poorly deployed monitoring nearly brings down a large consumer transaction company’s data center. Partners Drew Morrell and Greg Fennewald discuss this data center near disaster. Read More
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Seeding, Feeding and Weeding Your Teams

Today’s episode is about Seeding, Feeding and Weeding your tech teams. Managing Partner Mike Fisher discusses a Manhattan-based startup that AKF worked with several years ago. Read More
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What Happened To The Water?

This week we discuss a multi-billion dollar commerce site that barely averted disaster at one of its data centers. Partners Drew Morrell and Greg Fennewald discuss what happens when a data center loses it water... Read More
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Scale Out, Not Up

Today’s episode is about scaling out and not up, not only with your software design, but also your hardware purchases. Managing Partner Mike Fisher discusses a story from one of our clients, ZirMed, a revenue... Read More
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