About Show #497
Is your IT group in the dark? Richard chats with Mattias Karlsson about his experiences as a consultant coming into companies where IT really doesn't know how well their infrastructure is operating - place where the mantra is "if no one is complaining, we're fine." But life can be better than that! Mattias talks about deploying an instrumentation solution like PRTG to start getting insight on whether or not applications and infrastructure are healthy and in use. You can't get better if you don't know what is going well and what isn't, so you need to do measurements. It starts out knowing what normal looks like, and then trying to do better. You need instrumentation to know if you're improving!
Mattias has been working professionally within IT for 20 years, with both operations and development, and within a wide range of industries like automotive, finance, telecommunications, ecommerce, just to name a few.
His the interest in computers started in the 80s with the Commodore 128 and the true passion came with the Amiga and been hooked since.
Today he's a partner and senior architect at WCOM, an operations and development consultancy and Microsoft cloud partner located in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Outside work he a father of two, husband of one and contributes actively to the .NET open source community. Most know there for being one of the maintainers behind the Cake build system which is now part of the .NET foundation.