• 2019, the year of…

    January 21, 2019


    First and foremost: my best wishes to all readers and their family for 2019!
    I’ve been on the fence of writing a “review” style post like I did at the end of 2017, or go with a “forecast” instead this time. I’ve made up my mind on the latter. Maybe I’ll still do a review, perhaps not, time will tell…

    So, let’s talk about 2019 then. I don’t want to be making big predictions and call 2019 the year of VDI/Linux/DaaS/Cloud/…
    I propose something different. Let’s make 2019 the year of “Why?”.

    Some will say 2019 will be the year of the Cloud. I say: in 2019, let’s ask “Why?” first, before embarking on the journey of moving to the cloud. Why? Because you don’t want to go down that path just because “they” said so. If you decide to go for it, first of all, make sure it makes sense for you, or better: your business or company.

    Some will say 2019 will be the year of DaaS/VDI. If certain companies can deliver on their announcements, we will see a big splash in this area. But again, please, ask yourself and your business: “Why do I need this?”

    The same can be said about all the other buzz words out there. Don’t introduce DevOps because “they” have stated that’s the “only” way to work in 2019. It may be a perfect fit for your business, but it may also not be. Unless you ask “Why?” first, you’re going in blind.

    And yes, asking “Why?” won’t keep you from making mistakes. Mistakes will happen, and they can even be a good thing: when you ask yourself “Why did it go wrong?” and by answering that question, learn from your mistakes.

    So, please join me in making 2019 “The Year of Why?”. It will benefit us all.
    As long as you don’t start asking “Why?” because I said so in this blog post 🙂


    Bart Jacobs

    About Bart Jacobs

    Bart Jacobs is a Senior System Engineer/Consultant based in Belgium. He started his career back in 1998. One of the first projects he worked on in those days was Citrix Metaframe 1.8 on Microsoft Windows NT 4 Terminal Server codename "Hydra". Over the years, Citrix technology has always been a major theme in his professional career, resulting in becoming a true technical expert in the matter. In the last few years, he has also become an expert in virtualization technology, with a special interest in a real challenger in this business: Citrix XenServer. Bart has founded his own company BJ IT back in 2007 and is mainly working as a (Citrix) consultant now. In 2019, Bart received his Citrix CTA award.

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