Infrastructure & operations
Big Blue didn't link its announcement to a product roadmap but we know it will
In the world of CMOS semiconductor process, the fundamental heartbeat that drives the continuing evolution of all the devices and computers we use and governs at a fundamental level the services we can layer on top of them is the continual shrinkage of the transistors we build upon.
July 13, 2015 10:45:00 AM Read Full Post
Enterprise content management (ECM) and enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) markets are hont
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for major players in the increasingly colliding enterprise content management (ECM) and enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) markets. Hot on the heels of the IBM-Box partnership, announced on June 24, 2015, we see Syncplicity spin-out of EMC.
July 09, 2015 11:20:00 AM Read Full Post
The smart city dialogue has focused too much on the new systems of automation
Gone are the days when the only signal a streetlight sent out was that it was time to go home on a summer evening. Many kids grew up with that rule. My mom had a cowbell, which was infinitely more embarrassing but likely more effective in calling us home. But times have changed. We now text our kids to get them home for dinner. And, street lights themselves would no longer deign to serve just that purpose.
July 03, 2015 11:09:00 AM Read Full Post
Red Hat has not won the PaaS battle yet...
One of the most important announcements at the Red Hat held its 2015 summit was the general availability of version 3 of OpenShift.
July 02, 2015 11:13:00 AM Read Full Post
Momentum buiilds behind OpenStack
In a world where OS and low-level platform software is considered unfashionable, it was refreshing to see the Linux glitterati and cognoscenti descended on Boston for the last three days, 5000 strong and genuinely passionate about Linux. I spent a day there mingling with the crowds in the exhibit halls, attending some sessions and meeting with Red Hat management.
June 26, 2015 10:02:00 AM Read Full Post
Don't let the hype put you off the real business benefits of rapid, automated, business-focussed software delivery
Everywhere I turn, I hear about how some product or service is geared towards DevOps. It feels like the “cloud washing” we all just went through. “Cloud washing” continues to cause problems as even today it remains difficult to understand how products and services really affect our ability to create and manage clouds and applications in the cloud.
June 08, 2015 11:10:00 AM Read Full Post
Chinese infrastructure giant is greater than the sum of its parts
In late April I once again attended Huawei’s annual analyst meeting in Shenzen, China. As with my last trip to this event, I approached it with a mix of dread and curiosity – dread because it is a long tiring trip and doing business in China if you are dependent on Google services is at best a delicate juggling act, and curiosity because Huawei is one of the most interesting and poorly understood of the large technology companies in the world, especially here in North America.
June 02, 2015 10:31:00 AM Read Full Post
There is correlation between employee satisfaction and good customer experience
Forrester's Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) shows that the key determiner of a company's success is customer satisfaction. We can also prove that there is a strong correlation between employee satisfaction and customer perception and opinion, which is more pronounced with those employees who have a greater impact on your customers.
May 26, 2015 10:41:00 AM Read Full Post
Disrupt or be disrupted - internally and externally
With the threat of Digital Disruption all around us, we all need to up our game.
May 22, 2015 10:37:00 AM Read Full Post