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Gene Kim is the lead researcher for the IT Process Institute (ITPI), a research organization whose mission is to better understand what differentiates high performing IT organizations from medium and low performers. Gene is also the CTO and co-founder of Tripwire, a company that specializes in change and configuration management controls.
According to the results of ITPI's study, a crucial part of creating an efficient IT organization is process control. In other words, managing the frameworks that govern configuration and change management is the key to increasing data center productivity. The detailed findings can be found in ITPI's book The Visible Ops Handbook. Gene Kim discusses some of those findings in this exclusive audiocast.
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