DockerCon, The Search for ROI, and Tech Funding — Software Defined Talk #36

1 Jul 2015 9:05am, by

After discussing which days holidays usually land on, we discuss the news out of DockerCon, along with some unicorn talk based on a recent a16z chart-fest of tech funding. Then we talk ROI. It’s riveting!

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Show Notes

“Rise of the Infrastructure Plumbers”

It’s DockerCon this week …

A16Z U.S. Technology Funding – What’s Going On?

What’s “ROI”?

  • I’ve been trying to figure this out of late.
  • Saving money on one option vs. another?
  • Creating growth?
  • Proof that you made a good choice?
  • ROI = (Gains – Cost)/Cost; e.g., ($20,000 – $10,000)/$10,000 = 100 percent ROI (yes, I made it a percentage, math nerds.)
  • Theory: ROI is only a useful metric for comparing the cost of things, and whether the gain is well understood and predictable.



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