The effects of technology bias on cloud architecture


In the summer of 2021, I posted a short article on social media titled ”Ethics and Cloud/IT Architecture” that absolutely no one read. I’m not sure if it was the topic or the platform, but my attempt to discuss what people were thinking about technology bias went nowhere fast. 

Technology bias is something cloud architects, developers, security specialists, specific public cloud subject matter experts, CIOs, CTOs, CFOs, board members, and even stockholders must deal with all the time. The core issue is simple: Someone wants to select strategic technologies based on their specific bias rather than take a more objective view of what technology is truly best for the business. The bias could be caused by something as innocuous as a decision maker’s brand loyalty to a vendor they’ve worked with in the past, or the most obvious bias of a department head who received an all-expenses-paid invitation to a vendor’s winter “conference” in Hawaii.

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