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    Jamie Dobson

    Jamie Dobson
    Jamie Dobson is co-founder and chief executive officer at Container Solutions.
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    Magical Thinking and Cloud Native: or, WTF Are Coconut Headphones?

    When the Second World War broke out, the U.S. military arrived in the Melanesian Islands, northeast of Australia, to use the remote islands as transit depots for the supply of materials to aid their f...

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    Cloud Native and Jobless Recoveries: What's Our Role?

    We’re in a new, global recession caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. During recessions, shareholders place pressure on companies to learn to do ‘more with less’, often by supplementing thei...

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    The COVID-19 Crisis: a Company's Journey into the Unknown

    Container Solutions started 2020 with plans to double our revenue, continue our expansion in the United States, and launch our latest service to help our customers migrate to green data centres. Thing...

    3 Key Practices for Building Organisational Resilience

    Three key practices help us prepare for a crisis:

    Cloud Native and Wishful Thinking—or, How to Avoid Buying Coconut Headphones

    ‘Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket’.  —Eric Hoffer, moral and social philosopher

    The 3 Strategic Skills the COVID-19 Crisis Will Teach Us

    There are moments in a business that are full of uncertainty. Sometimes you thrust that uncertainty onto yourself— for example, when you start a new business or try to create a new product. Sometimes ...

    Cloud Native (and Beyond): Strategy for Beginners

    We are having a webinar about the topics in this blog on July 22nd. Sign up here. I am going to be very honest right now: I wrote this blog a year ago. It was during a time when members of my own team...

    Don't Be A Deadbeat: Cloud Native Transformation Design Fails

    In his 1979 book, The Timeless Way of Building, Christopher Alexander tells a wonderful story of two barns. The first was extremely long, over 240 feet, and instead of having doors at the end (where y...

    Cloud Native and High-Performance Organisations

    You may be wondering, what is the relationship between high-performance organisations and Cloud Native? It’s quite simple, really. Cloud Native is a sociotechnology, meaning it encompasses technical e...