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Is Your Cloud Infrastructure Governed By Informal Contracts?

By Matt Conway

This is the fifth and final post of our five part – “The Rationale Behind CloudTruth” series. In the early stages of development, many companies benefit from a simple, monolithic setup for their cloud infrastructure. If you’re lucky enough to scale past that initial period, you’re bound to evolve into a significantly more complex operation, with a wide array of…

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Cloud Customers Face More Complexity Than Ever

By Matt Conway

This is the fourth post of our five part – “The Rationale Behind CloudTruth” series. According to a recent study, 74% of companies pursuing a cloud-based solution fail to achieve their desired results and end up rolling back their implementation. What’s behind all this failure? For the most part, IT leaders tasked with setting up cloud tools find themselves struggling…

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Decoupling Your Cloud Systems Can Reduce Complexity — But At What Cost?

By Matt Conway

This is the third post of our five part – “The Rationale Behind CloudTruth” series. As your company expands its product suite, customer base, and scope of operations, it’s inevitable that this growth will be accompanied by an increase in overall system complexity. One way to combat that rising complexity is by intentionally decoupling intertwined systems — but that comes…

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Why it’s time for a Cloud Configuration Intelligence System

By Matt Conway

This is the second post of our five part – “The Rationale Behind CloudTruth” series. More than a year ago we started CloudTruth with an ambitious endeavor: create a configuration intelligence solution that will help teams stay on top of the ever-increasing complexity of their modern cloud systems.  CloudTruth is a platform that centrally manages parameters, templates,…

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To Find Product-Market Fit, Start at 30,000 Feet — But Don’t End There

By Greg Arnette

This is the seventh and final post of our – “The CloudTruth Journey to Product-Market Fit” series.   Especially in the startup world, it’s well-known that product-market fit is one of the most essential ingredients of a successful company. To launch a sustainable business, it’s vital to identify both a market niche and a specific product approach that can…

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Don’t Let False Positives Undermine Your Product-Market Fit

By Greg Arnette

This is the sixth post of seven – “The CloudTruth Journey to Product-Market Fit” series. One of the most challenging — and critical — components of any startup’s journey is the identification of product-market fit: That is, the precise market niche and product offering that your team is best suited to provide. And one of the biggest reasons that this is…

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Tips and Tricks for Optimizing Your Product-Market Fit Interviews

By Greg Arnette

This is the fifth post of seven – “The CloudTruth Journey to Product-Market Fit” series. Much has been written about the importance of finding product-market fit. In general, the way to do this is to talk to people who fall into your potential target market and identify their needs and pain points. But what’s the most effective way to conduct these…

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Product-Market Fit Starts with Interviewing (Lots of) Customers. Here’s How We Did It.

By Greg Arnette

This is the fourth post of seven – “The CloudTruth Journey to Product-Market Fit” series. No matter what industry you’re in, finding product-market fit is essential to the success of any company. But what does it take to get from a good idea to a viable business?  Ultimately, building a good product starts with understanding your customers — and to do…

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How a Military Framework Helped CloudTruth Find Product-Market Fit

By Greg Arnette

This is the third post of seven – “The CloudTruth Journey to Product-Market Fit” series.   Developed in the mid-20th century by U.S. Air Force Colonel John Boyd, the OODA Loop (Observe, Orientate, Decide, and Act) offers an effective framework for any organization faced with making complex, strategic decisions. While the Air Force leveraged it to provide a structure…

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3 Common Product-Market Fit Pitfalls — and How to Avoid Them

By Greg Arnette

This is the second post – “The CloudTruth Journey to Product-Market Fit” series. Reaching product-market fit is essential for any business to succeed. But what does it take to actually identify a strong target market and determine the best product to meet customer needs?  In the previous blog post, I described CloudTruth’s approach to finding…