When I look around, I see two evolutions that in combination worry me a lot:
Hooray! This is the last post of the “Simplify!” series. As I wrote before: I would never have expected that it would become that long. Initially, I expected 4, maybe 5 parts. Most likely I would not have dared to begin with it if I would have known. Anyway, we have arrived here – at last!
In the previous post, I discussed several relevant drivers that lead to ever-increasing complexity of the IT landscape, creating layers over layers of technology over time that never get cleaned up. As the post would have become too long otherwise, I left out the mitigation options.