And I predicted it back in February.
Now WSJ thinks so.
Whether you’re familiar with the Stack Exchange family of sites and services (askubuntu.com, stackoverflow.com, etc), or not, I encourage you to check-out and support this new DevOps proposal to see if maybe it can get to a critical mass and launch as its own Q&A site on the SE network
Due to new social media rules from one of the agencies we are working with, most updates cannot be shared “publicly” – ie, they must be password-protected.
In follow-up to my post on blog.warrenmyers.com, I’m posting here, too, that the new adoption blog is available at adoption.warrenmyers.com. If you would like access, please email, call, txt, or facebook message me.
There is much to be thankful for in the Myers family this year. Some of the highlights:
It’s been years, but I am working on some new (small) programming projects again.
First out will be an open-source app that’s a simplified (and slimmed-down) tool akin to Yahoo! Pipes.
One of the things I had forgotten was just how hard it is to write code that doesn’t stink. Here’s hoping the first release of this one won’t completely smell 🙂
Avnet, Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Assets of Seamless Technologies, Inc.
Significantly Expands Cloud and Automation Solutions
PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) announced today that it has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Seamless Technologies, an IT private cloud and data center automation service provider. Seamless Technologies provides expertise and services in IT infrastructure software technologies, automation, cloud, virtualization, integration, and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices. Seamless Technologies has developed a robust cloud practice, working with customers of all sizes on their transition to private, public and hybrid cloud environments. The company generated revenue of approximately US$14 million in the 2012 calendar year.
“Recent services acquisitions have been well-received by our partners. This latest acquisition adds a critical component to our expanding services portfolio, with private cloud, virtualization and data center automation services that broaden and deepen our suite of solutions for our customers,” said Tony Vottima, senior vice president and general manager, Avnet Services, Americas. “Our capabilities span presales through implementation, training and managed services, which create new opportunities for our suppliers and reseller partners.”
Founded in 1992, Seamless Technologies has created a unique set of intellectual property and software that enables faster integration and deployment of large-scale private cloud and IT infrastructure environments. This acquisition will be integrated into the operations of Avnet Services.
“The addition of these new service offerings supports our long-range vision of solutions distribution, delivering technologies, services and solutions that provide high business value and accelerate hardware, software and services sales. Seamless Technologies’ domain expertise in financial services, healthcare, and insurance will complement our SolutionsPath® strategy and enable our partners and customers to achieve their business goals,” Vottima added.
This transaction, which is expected to close in approximately 30 days, is immediately accretive to earnings and supports Avnet’s long-term return on capital goal of 12.5 percent.