February 9, 2022

Rationalizing the Tech Stack w/ Mark Butler

by Cyber Ranch

Show Notes

In this episode, Allan invites Mark Butler, an Advisory CISO at TRACE3, to talk about tech stack rationalization and how to get the most out of your technology investment. Mark shares advice on everything from how to properly analyze, identify, and consolidate your tools, both in the stack and cloud environment, to coaching your application specialists on embracing change. 


Key Takeaways

01:10  Bio

02:36  What is tech stack rationalization?

03:46  Where to get started

06:20  Evaluation - a 3 prong approach

08:08  The security architecture alignment

10:51  What about contractual obligations?

13:18  The “best of breed” strategy 

17:37  Rationalizing the cloud 

21:00  Data analysis - tooling, extraction, metrics

25:24  The 3rd party tool conundrum 

27:50  The future of cloud rationalization 

29:40  How to resolve tech overlap?

32:19  Embracing change

34:37  Mark’s advice on emotional intelligence



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