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IBM’s Lost Decade
"After years of rearranging the financial deckchairs with segment redefinitions and “strategic initiatives”, plus non-sequiturs like “blockchain”, the company has all but admitted it cannot compete with the public clouds. Instead, the company has embraced a backwards-looking, consulting-led strategy they are calling “hybrid cloud” (a.k.a. “legacy 4eva!”) in hopes of confusing the market about their relevance in the cloud era (just check out their latest TV ads). The $34 billion Hail Mary that is the Red Hat acquisition is a lot to pay for a proprietary Kubernetes distribution."
blog  capex  cloud  computing  ibm 
14 days ago by jonerp
Dining Preferences of the Cloud and Open Source: Who Eats Who?
"Hadoop has left behind a trail of tears with customers who spent vast sums to construct “data lakes”, yet struggled to successfully deploy and manage them much less find a business return snorkeling in those lakes. Meanwhile, the big data business has moved to the cloud, by virtue of being both cheaper and easier. As Mathew Lodge said, “Ironically, there has been no Cloud Era for Cloudera.”
blog  cloud  computing  hadoop  ibm  open  source  pivotal  red  hat 
12 weeks ago by jonerp
What’s New In Gartner’s Hype Cycle For AI, 2019
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Between 2018 and 2019, organizations that have deployed artificial intelligence (AI) grew from 4% to 14%, according to Gartner’s 2019 CIO Agenda survey.
Conversational AI remains at the top of corporate agendas spurred by the worldwide success of Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and others.
Enterprises are making progress with AI as it grows more widespread, and they’re also making more mistakes that contribute to their accelerating learning curve."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  ai  cloud  computing  gartner  hype  cycle  for  artificial  intelligence  2019  louis  columbus'  blog 
october 2019 by jonerp
Plex ML project – something every software vendor/systems integrator could emulate
"Our customers are trying to figure out how to optimize their settings, so when I was pondering that stat – 15% of our tickets are related to configuration settings – I realized this would be a great place to build a machine learning model that could help us understand what the net effect is.

Our desire was to ask “How could a customer use this model to compare it to their settings?” and be able to say, “Here are the settings you should change in order to have the optimum configuration.”
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  industry  commentary  saas 
august 2019 by jonerp
Cloud Applications – A long, winding road dotted with Bystanders
"In wave 1 of the cloud, the economics were compelling. The cloud collapsed 4 contracts from on-prem world – the software, the hosting, the AMS and that of SIs who did frequent upgrades. Multi-tenancy and simplified contracting explained why it was so attractive to look at a Salesforce or a SuccessFactors relationship. But in the last decade, reality has set in. I have heard from a number of customers their incumbent infrastructure is fully amortized – the cloud only adds to that cost layer. I have heard from others who have sharpened their pencils, that buying their infrastructure is still cheaper than subscribing in the cloud when it is annualized. Then there is the expectation that comes from their outsourcing experiences – when you hand someone a 3 or 5 year contract you have the right to expect CMM Level 5 or Six Sigma continuous improvements. Instead, too many SaaS renewals are turning into unpleasant head-butting experiences – no improvements, just massive cost increases."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  industry  commentary  saas 
july 2019 by jonerp
The State Of Cloud Business Intelligence, 2019
"An all-time high 48% of organizations say cloud BI is either “critical” or “very important” to their operations in 2019. Organizations have more confidence in cloud BI than ever before, according to the study’s results. 2019 is seeing a sharp upturn in cloud BI’s importance, driven by the trust and credibility organizations have for accessing, analyzing and storing sensitive company data on cloud platforms running BI applications."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  amazon  web  services  analytics  aws  intelligence  cloud  bi  analysis  forecast  for  2019  computing  louis  columbus 
april 2019 by jonerp
Sustainability might not be sexy, but life depends on it
"That’s 5 million units a year, all which generate data, and all of which need energy and resources in their creation. Chris suggests that by 2030 most people will have 15 devices, all generating data because “everything computes at the edge and everywhere”. He’s seen research that suggests we will run out of gold by 2030. Yikes!"
trends  &  concepts  cloud  corporate  culture  edge  computing  future  hm19  hpe  hybrid  innovation  strategy  supply  chain  sustainability 
april 2019 by jonerp
The Best Cloud Computing Companies And CEOs To Work For In 2019 Based On Glassdoor
"Indexing the most interesting and fastest growing cloud computing companies by their Glassdoor scores and reputations is a great way to begin defining a long-term career growth strategy. One factor not quantified is how well of a fit an applicant is to company culture. Take every opportunity for in-person interviews, read Glassdoor ratings often and observe as much as possible about daily life in companies of interest to see if they are a good fit for your skills and strengths."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  cloud  computing  jobs  cloudian  computer  reseller  news’  100  coolest  vendors  of  2019  fivetran  glassdoor  kony 
march 2019 by jonerp
The coming Enterprise Software Hurricane
"In the book, I point out that “tilting the bell curve of customers” to move Bystanders into the Risk Taker and Modernizer categories is SAP’s big short term opportunity. The book has several ideas for SAP to do so. Other on-prem vendors have similar opportunities in their own customer bases. And, whoever does it quickly in their customer base will also have a shot at attracting Risk-takers and Modernizers from other on-prem competitors. However, as these vendors introduce new offerings and messages, SaaS, TPM and other vendors won’t stand still – they will update their own offerings to remain competitive."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
february 2019 by jonerp
NetSuite report at NRF
"This data clearly shows that personalization is a hard thing to get right. But maybe we’re trying too hard. A few years ago, an article in Harvard Business Review, “Stop Trying to Delight Your Customers,” by Matthew Dixon, Karen Freeman, and Nicolas Toman, said, “…[customer] loyalty has a lot more to do with how well companies deliver on their basic, even plain-vanilla promises than on how dazzling the service experience might be.” Quite right. Attempting to dazzle with service people or bots can backfire."
business  cloud  computing 
february 2019 by jonerp
The Internet of Things on the Edge
"The IoT cloud providers edge solutions are focused on providing customers with an integrated total solution that includes device to edge to cloud. They are making it easier for customers to build, deploy and manage IoT devices that connect with their cloud platform. It is a compelling story for many customers looking to quickly roll out a new connected product. However, the risk for this integrated solution is the long-term vendor lock-in it creates."
edge  computing  technology  contributed 
february 2019 by jonerp
Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?
"My questions for the technologists were, “How do you define cognitive?” With hearing this question, most will answer with silence. Only Enterra answers the question with the definition of a semantic inference engine. Instead, most of the solutions are aligning data using machine learning or improving planning models through better use of math. Few are driving innovation to drive autonomous supply chain planning through better management of exceptions (not just showing the exceptions, but giving suggested action)."
big  data  supply  chains  new  technologies  advanced  planning  aera  anaplan  cognitive  computing  kinaxis  logility  market  hype 
february 2019 by jonerp
Which Analytics And BI Technologies Will Be The Highest Priority In 2019?
"82% of enterprises are prioritizing analytics and BI applications and platforms as part of their budgets for new technologies and cloud-based services. 78% of enterprises are prioritizing advanced analytics, and 76% data preparation. 54% say AI, machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) are also a high investment priority. The following graphic ranks enterprises’ investment priorities for acquiring or subscribing to new technologies and cloud-based services by analytics and BI initiatives or strategies. Please click on the graphic to expand for easier reading."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  analytics  bi  and  in  the  age  of  ai  big  data  intelligence  cloud  computing  lake  louis  columbus'  blog 
january 2019 by jonerp
Where Cloud Computing Jobs Will Be In 2019
"The Hiring Scale is 78 for jobs that require cloud computing skill sets, with the average job post staying open 46 days. The higher the Hiring Scale score, the more difficult it is for employers to find the right applicants for open positions. Nationally an average job posting for an IT professional with cloud computing expertise is open 46 days. Please click on the graphic to expand for easier reading."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  amazon  web  services  aws  cloud  computing  employment  jobs  deloitte 
december 2018 by jonerp
Which CRM Applications Matter Most In 2018
"Marketing analytics continues to be hot for marketing leaders, who now see it as a key business requirement and a source of competitive differentiation. In my opinion and based on discussions with CMOs, interest in marketing analytics is soaring as they are all looking to quantify their team’s contribution to lead generation, pipeline growth, and revenue. I see analytics- and data-driven clarity as the new normal. I believe that knowing how to quantify marketing contributions and performance requires CMOs and their teams to stay on top of the latest marketing, mobile marketing, and predictive customer analytics apps and technologies constantly. The metrics marketers choose today define who they will be tomorrow and in the future."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  ai  byline=louis  columbus  cloud  computing  cpq  crm  customer  relationship  management  enterprise 
november 2018 by jonerp
IBM Red Hat: Reading the tea leaves
"Reading the tea leaves, though I wonder if this signals

a) The end of another hype cycle for AI?

I saw a recent Fortune issue which was all about AI and I wondered if that is a signal of the peak of the current AI hype cycle. BTW, we are going through the 4th or 5th hype cycle around AI. They appear and disappear every decade or so. As I wrote in Silicon Collar"
business  featured  posts  bluehat  cloud  computing  ibm  redhat  saas  silicon  collar 
october 2018 by jonerp
2018 Roundup Of Cloud Computing Forecasts And Market Estimates
"Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounted for 55% of the company’s operating profit in Q2, 2018, despite contributing only 12% to the company’s net sales. In Q1, 2018 services accounted for 40% of Amazon’s revenue, up from 26% three years earlier. Source: Cloud Business Drives Amazon’s Profits, Statista, July 27, 2018."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  amazon  web  services  bessemer  venture  partners  cloud  computing  landscape  gartner  idc  louis  columbus 
october 2018 by jonerp
Infor’s Vertical Journey
I am going to Inforum this week and am going to try and see what “books of record” major hospitality companies have adopted from Infor. I am also going to try and find out which are anchoring their digital transformations around Infor products. I travel a fair amount and must admit I do not see Infor (or other ERP competitors) show up as strategic vendors for too many in that industry."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  saas 
september 2018 by jonerp
What is the Difference Between an Application and a Platform and Why it Matters?
"Unfortunately, there are a number of reasons why SaaS vendors struggle to make the transition to platform vendors. First, it time-consuming and resource intensive. While investing in a platform and its associated services open up an opportunity to clean up technical debt, fixing architectural issues “under the covers” are typically less exciting that new features that generate more excitement from customers, partners and analysts."
featured  posts  technology  software  aws  cloud  computing  microsoft  azure  platform-thinking  saas 
september 2018 by jonerp
10 Ways To Improve Cloud ERP With AI And Machine Learning
"Cloud ERP platforms need to create and strengthen a self-learning knowledge system that orchestrates AI and machine learning from the shop floor to the top floor and across supplier networks. Having a cloud-based infrastructure that integrates core ERP Web Services, apps, and real-time monitoring to deliver a steady stream of data to AI and machine learning algorithms accelerates how quickly the entire system learns. The Cloud ERP platform integration roadmap needs to include APIs and Web Services to connect with the many suppliers and buyer systems outside the walls of a manufacturer while integrating with legacy ERP systems to aggregate and analyze the decades of data they have generated."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  ai  amazon  alexa  artificial  intelligence  cad  cloud  computing  erp  crm  enterprise  resource  planning 
august 2018 by jonerp
Tis the season for software lawsuits
"I want to see how Teradata attorneys can succinctly explain arcane optimization algorithms to a jury. Also how they refute SAP’s considerable prior art when it comes to analytics – their three tier architecture in R/3 which allowed it to support multiple databases and understand how users access certain fields more than others , Business Warehouse going back to 1997, its Business Objects acquisition in 2007 and its Sybase acquisition in 2010 and many other elements. In The New Polymath, in 2010 I had written about work at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Pottsdam which I believe was the genesis for what became HANA. Not saying one side has more merit than the other, but it will mean looking at a lot of documentation to say who developed what and when before the other did."
business  featured  posts  cloud  computing  enterprise  software  (ibm  industry  commentary  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
august 2018 by jonerp
Serverless computing could unleash a new startup ecosystem
"The thing about abstraction is that it simplifies operations on one level, but it also creates a new set of requirements, some expected and some that might surprise as a new way of programming scales. This lack of tooling could potentially hinder the development, but more often than not when necessity calls, it can stimulate the development of a new set of instrumentation."
cloud  developer  enterprise  serverless  computing 
july 2018 by jonerp
The next stage of the ServiceNow rocket
"That is actually a major opportunity. Most cloud vendors have shortchanged vertical processes as I have written here and many other places. By extending its platform into vertical processes and through some targeted acquisitions, ServiceNow could open up coverage of a lot of white space. For now, horizontal processes offer plenty of runway."
business  featured  posts  cloud  computing  saas 
may 2018 by jonerp
As Kubernetes grows, a startup ecosystem develops in its wake
"When you have those two ingredients in place — developers and large vendors — you can begin to gain velocity. As more companies and more developers come, the community continues to grow, and that’s what we’ve been seeing with Kubernetes."
cloud  developer  enterprise  native  computing  foundation  kubernetes  open  source  startup  ecosystem 
may 2018 by jonerp
Kubernetes stands at an important inflection point
"One thing everyone seemed to recognize at KubeCon was that in spite of the head start and early successes, there remains much work to be done, many issues to resolve. The companies using it today mostly still fall under the early adopter moniker. This remains true even though there are some full blown enterprise implementations like CERN, the European physics organization, which has spun up 210 Kubernetes clusters or JD.com, the Chinese Internet shopping giant, which has 20K servers running Kubernetes with the largest cluster consisting of over 5000 servers. Still, it’s fair to say that most companies aren’t that far along yet."
cloud  developer  enterprise  native  computing  foundation  containers  google  kubernetes  open  source 
may 2018 by jonerp
NetSuite under Oracle: a progress report
"The reality is the verticals NetSuite and its cloud ERP and CRM peers have developed “books of record” for leave massive sectors such as utilities, insurance, hospitality and healthcare mostly untouched. That’s a lot of white space for new entrants to target."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  saas 
april 2018 by jonerp
The State Of Cloud Business Intelligence, 2018
"Dashboards, advanced visualization, ad-hoc query, data integration, and self-service are the most-required Cloud BI features in 2018. Sales & Marketing need real-time feedback on key initiatives, programs, strategies, and progress towards goals. Dashboards and advanced visualization features’ dominance of feature requirements reflect this department’s ongoing need for real-time feedback on the progress of their teams towards goals. Reporting, data discovery, and end-user data blending (data preparation) make up the next tier of importance."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  analytics  and  big  data  cloud  bi  intelligence  computing  louis  columbus'  blog 
april 2018 by jonerp
10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing In 2018
"Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations are is achievable with machine learning. Attaining up to a 30% reduction in yield detraction in semiconductor manufacturing, reducing scrap rates based on machine learning-based root-cause analysis and reducing testing costs using AI optimization are the top three areas where machine learning will improve semiconductor manufacturing. McKinsey also found that AI-enhanced predictive maintenance of industrial equipment will generate a 10% reduction in annual maintenance costs, up to a 20% downtime reduction and 25% reduction in inspection costs. Source: Smartening up with Artificial Intelligence (AI) – What’s in it for Germany and its Industrial Sector? (52 pp., PDF, no opt-in) McKinsey & Company."
business  featured  posts  artificial  intelligence  cloud  computing  erp  digital  manufacturing  enterprise  software  factory  of  the  future  louis  columbus'  blog  machine  learning 
march 2018 by jonerp
Microsoft Business Applications Analyst Forum – a scorecard - by @dealarchitect
"The event was very well paced and covered wide ground with slides, panels and demos. From a business process perspective, CRM dominated especially with recent moves with LinkedIn and partnering with Adobe. That was understandable because the audience was heavily skewed towards CRM analysts."
business  featured  posts  cloud  computing  enterprise  software  (ibm  industry  commentary  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
february 2018 by jonerp
Intel’s latest chip is designed for computing at the edge - by @ron_miller
"As we develop increasingly sophisticated technologies like self-driving cars and industrial internet of things sensors, it’s going to require that we move computing to the edge. Essentially this means that instead of sending data to the cloud for processing, it needs to be done right on the device itself because even a little bit of latency is too much."
cloud  enterprise  hardware  tc  intel  edge  computing  system  on  a  chip 
february 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise Software Platforms have underperformed - by @dealarchitect
"My relative disappointment with enterprise platforms is one reason I was one of the few analysts who was not clamoring for Workday to open up its own platform. It did last year and I hope they set ambitious goals for partners who develop on its platform – make sure they are well funded, go after massive and underserved markets across verticals and geographies."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
january 2018 by jonerp
By 2020 83% Of Enterprise Workloads Will Be In The Cloud - by @louiscolumbus
"83% Of Enterprise Workloads Will Be In The Cloud By 2020. LogicMonitor’s survey is predicting that 41% of enterprise workloads will be run on public cloud platforms (Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and others) by 2020. An additional 20% are predicted to be private-cloud-based followed by another 22% running on hybrid cloud platforms by 2020. On-premise workloads are predicted to shrink from 37% today to 27% of all workloads by 2020."
business  technology  software  amazon  aws  re:invent  web  services  byline=louis  columbus  cloud  computing  enterprise  adoption  landscape 
january 2018 by jonerp
SAP: When you come to a fork in the road, Take it! - by @dealarchitect
"Even though its cloud acquisitions – SuccessFactors, Ariba, hybris, Concur etc – were not cheap, they have helped keep SAP competitive on this side of the pond. With what we have seen in the first couple of years of S/4HANA the ship is tilting back to the on-premise world. Oh sure it promises three options – public cloud, private cloud or on-premise but the public cloud option is a tiny portion of the deployments."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
january 2018 by jonerp
The Edge Is Replacing the Cloud, and Mobile Is Making It Happen
"For mobile developers, the future feels pretty close. After all, if you’ve been building mobile apps, you’ve already been building on the edge. It’s not at all strange for you to have experience building apps that are resilient and capable. You’ve been dealing with intermittent networks and learning how to enable features even when your users go offline, and how to resolve conflicts when they get a connection back again. You’ve figured out how to package high-performance features like machine learning into something that can run on a phone. You’ve lived with battery and processing and storage constraints, and know how to get the most out of them."
contributed  op-ed  top  stories  5g  networks  development  edge  computing  iphone  mobile  realm 
january 2018 by jonerp
Researchers Found Two Major Security Flaws In Processors That Affect Most Of The World's Computers
"In a blog post responding to the research, Intel said the flaws described had "the potential to improperly gather sensitive data from computing devices that are operating as designed," but that the company "believes these exploits do not have the potential to corrupt, modify or delete data."
In  a  blog  post  responding  to  the  research  Intel  said  flaws  described  had  "the  potential  improperly  gather  sensitive  data  from  computing  devices  that  are  operating  as  designed  "  but  company  "believes  these  exploits  do  not  have  corrupt  modify  or  delete  data." 
january 2018 by jonerp
Salesforce is latest big tech vendor to join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation - by @ron_miller
"Salesforce announced today that it was joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the open-source organization that manages Kubernetes, the popular open-source container orchestration tool. It is the latest in a long line of big name companies, joining the likes of AWS, Oracle, Microsoft, VMware and Pivotal, all of whom joined earlier this year."
cloud  enterprise  tc  salesforce  native  computing  foundation  kubernetes  open  source 
december 2017 by jonerp
Two decades of HR Tech - by @dealarchitect
"After my last book, Silicon Collar about automation, I get the sense HR is in for a huge change over the next few years. Automation via AI, robotics, drones, wearables – is changing the nature of work in every profession. We will see new job titles emerge we did not anticipate just a few years ago. More of the workforce will be on platforms, in franchises and other “extended enterprise” formats."
trends  &  concepts  cloud  computing  saas  silicon  collar 
december 2017 by jonerp
Navigating the Supply Chain Management Fault Line - by @lcecere
"Fire the narcissistic supply chain leaders that believe that they have the answers. We don’t have the answers. We have historical practices, not best practices. Stalled progress on metrics: 90% of companies find themselves stuck on key supply chain metrics (cost, inventory, growth, ROIC)."
big  data  supply  chains  digital  chain  3pls  artificial  intelligence  business  process  outsourcing  cognitive  computing  innovation 
november 2017 by jonerp
36 companies agree to a Kubernetes certification standard - by @ron_miller
" The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced today that 36 members have agreed to a set of certification standards for Kubernetes, the immensely popular open source container orchestration tool. This should make it easy for users to move from one version to another without worry, while ensuring that containers under Kubernetes management will behave in a predictable way."
cloud  enterprise  tc  native  computing  foundation  cncf  standards  kubernetes  containers  open  source 
november 2017 by jonerp
How Can I Drive Lights-Out Planning? - by @lcecere
"Yesterday, I facilitated a group of business leaders attempting to drive innovation in supply chain practices. The last five years were tough for the group. With five serial years of Draconian cost-cutting efforts and downsizing, the team has been heads-down trying to survive. For many years, the focus was overcoming day-to-day hurdles. In addition, the company, for the first time in a decade, is struggling to grow. As a result, there has been little time for reflection. Conferences, external training, or educational forums took a back seat."
demand  driven  digital  supply  chains  cognitive  computing  innovation  lightsout  plannig  chain  planning 
november 2017 by jonerp
IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service - by @ron_miller
"IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum information"
cloud  enterprise  tc  ibm  quantum  computing  advanced  research  mechanics  emerging-technologies  qubit 
november 2017 by jonerp
Raising the Bar – for clouds, renewables and digital – Part 1 - by @dealarchitect
"Amazon started off very well, delivering price cuts just about every quarter. But now, managed services partners have jumped on the bandwagon and dilute its attractiveness. Salesforce is actually confirming its service partners make $ 4 to 5 for every $ 1 it charges. Not very comforting to customers who thought that went away with on-premise systems."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  saas 
november 2017 by jonerp
73% of Executives Are Researching & Launching IoT Projects In 2017 - by @louiscolumbus
"Manufacturing-based IoT connections grew 84% between 2016 and 2017, followed by energy & utilities (41%). Transportation and distribution (40%), smart cities and communities (19%) and healthcare and pharma (11%) are the remaining three industries tracked in the study who had positive growth in the number of IoT connections. The following graphic compares year-over-year growth by industry for the 2016 to 2017 timeframe."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  internet  of  things  forecast  iot  louis  columbus'  blog 
october 2017 by jonerp
Summoning the Courage to Redefine Forecasting: Upending the Apple Cart - by @lcecdere
"Unfortunately, while business leaders know there is a problem, there is an unwillingness to act. Today’s solutions are not adequate. Yet, few will test an alternative approach. The good news is that new solutions offer promise. The bad news is unlearning traditional forecasting processes is hard. Business users need to be open to testing new approaches and technology solution providers need to prove the value."
demand  metrics  that  matter  new  technologies  cognitive  computing  forecasting 
september 2017 by jonerp
Briefing Notes: Insight Engines Takes AI To Enterprise IT - by @krishnan
"Insight Engines, the San Francisco based startup focused on making machine data actionable, announced the general availability of Cyber Security Investigator and, also, showcased how Amazon Alexa can be tapped to query from Cyber Security Investigator. In this note, we will do an analysis on this announcement."
briefing  notes  ai  artificial  intelligence  automation  cio  insights  cloud  computing  insight  engines  intelligent  platforms  it  machine  learning  monitoring 
september 2017 by jonerp
How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Business In 2017
"The research found significant gaps between companies who have already adopted and understand Artificial Intelligence (AI) and those lagging. AI early adopters invest heavily in analytics expertise and ensuring the quality of algorithms and data can scale across their enterprise-wide information and knowledge needs. The leading companies who excel at using AI to plan new businesses and streamline existing processes all have solid senior management support for each AI initiative."
featured  posts  technology  software  artificial  intelligence  boston  consulting  group  (bcg)  cloud  computing  louis  columbus'  blog  machine  learning  mit  sloan  management  review 
september 2017 by jonerp
Event-Driven Architecture Is the Wave of the Future
"Gartner calls EDA a design paradigm. At its highest level, a software component, or event, executes a response to receiving one or more event notifications. A key feature is that the server component that sends the notification does not know which component is on the receiving end."
analysis  events  technology  top  stories  architecture  cloud  native  computing  foundation  conflict-free  replicated  data  type  emit  2017  event  schemas  event-driven  extract  transform  and  load  gartner 
september 2017 by jonerp
SuccessConnect- a higher calling? - by @dealarchitect
"What was less on display was the software. The sessions were long on slides and words, less on demos. Given that it was my first SuccessConnect, I asked a few “regulars” – analysts who come to the event every year. To a person, they used the word “transition”. SuccessFactors is being transitioned to leverage SAP’s assets."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
september 2017 by jonerp
Mining Supply Chain Data for Insights - by @lcecere
"So if a technology vendor in supply chain planning promises improvements in costs and inventory, be wary. Pour the coffee strong. However, do not throw the baby out with the bath water. Planning can drive results if the organization has the right DNA. Focus on defining supply chain excellence and the appropriate use of the technologies. Test and verify results and build planning into data-driven processes. Do not treat supply chain planning as a typical technology project focused on implementation. Instead, refine the data model and test outcomes."
big  data  supply  chains  demand  driven  market-driven  chain  blockchain  cognitive  computing  sensing  efficient  frontier  metrics  that  matter  robotics 
september 2017 by jonerp
Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017 Adds 5G, Edge Computing For First Time
"Gartner added eight new technologies to the Hype Cycle this year including 5G, Artificial General Intelligence, Deep Learning, Edge Computing, Serverless PaaS.
Virtual Personal Assistants, Personal Analytics, Data Broker PaaS (dbrPaaS) are no longer included in the Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies."
featured  posts  technology  software  ai  amazon  web  services  analytics  artifical  intelligence  cloud  computing  landscape  deep  learning  gartner  hype  cycle  for  emerging  technologies  louis  columbus'  blog 
september 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Is about the Big Picture and the Little Things
"The first gathering of London’s new AI and Machine Learning in Enterprise Applications Meetup wasn’t too fussed with this war of tech giants. Microsoft’s Global Strategist Nigel Willson came to reveal the signs of oncoming AI, and then KPMG’s Chief Technology Officer Priti Padhy was all about how to apply it to the enterprise space. Today we’re going to cover what they see as currently available to us and how enterprises are going to take advantage of it. It’s a lot more practical and a lot less sci-fi than you think."
analysis  technology  top  stories  ai  and  machine  learning  in  enterprise  applications  meetup  artificial  intelligence  cognitive  computing  kpmg  microsoft  pix  video  indexer 
august 2017 by jonerp
Cognitive Computing: Getting Clear on Definitions - by @lcecere #scm
"A hype cycle starts with a technology trigger. In the case of cognitive computing, the trigger is the use of sensor technologies along with in-memory processing to sense, learn and act. We are witnessing the evolution of analytics for pattern recognition, and unstructured text mining along with the redefinition of architectures to enable streaming data and real-time process innovation. The work by Google on manless vehicles or the department of defense’s work on ‘bad guy detection’ spawned early innovation. Despite the powerful and brilliant, IBM Watson marketing machine, realize that it is still early. Only 7% of manufacturers are experimenting with cognitive computing."
big  data  supply  chains  demand  driven  cognitive  computing  models  machine  learning  ontologies  chain  unstructured 
august 2017 by jonerp
Edge computing could push the cloud to the fringe - by @ron_miller
"Then there’s latency. Talla echoes Levine’s thinking here, saying machines like self-driving cars and industrial robots need decisions in fractions of seconds, and there just isn’t time to send the data to the cloud and back.

He adds that sometimes there are privacy issues where data could be considered too sensitive to send to the cloud and might remain on the device. Finally, companies may want to keep data at the edge because of a lack of bandwidth. If you are dealing with a location where you can’t stream data, that would mean having to process it at the edge. There wouldn’t be a choice."
cloud  tc  peter  levine  edge  computing  autonomous  vehicles  drones  iot  deepu  talla  nvidia  danielle  merfeld  ge  andreesen  horowitz 
august 2017 by jonerp
Microsoft’s Monopoly Hangover - by @benthompson
"This is why I don’t give Ballmer too much credit for Office 365 and Azure: the products of Microsoft’s future were there, but the Windows-centric business model was constricting every part of the company to an ever-shrinking share of the overall market; Nadella’s greatest success has been taking off that straitjacket."
articles  business  models  cloud  computing  culture  differentiation  enterprise  evolution  of  ibm  incentives  making  money  microsoft  product  management 
july 2017 by jonerp
73% Are Using Internet Of Things Data To Improve Their Business - by @louiscolumbus
"73% Are Using Internet Of Things Data To Improve Their Business. The data and insights gained from IoT are most often used for improving product quality or performance (47%), improving decision-making (46%) and lowering operational costs (45%). Improving or creating new customer relationships (44%) and reducing maintenance or downtime (42%) are also strategic areas where IoT is making a contribution today according to the Cisco study."
featured  posts  technology  software  and  best  practices  breakthroughs  cisco  internet  of  things  (iot)  study  cloud  computing  forecast  iot  louis  columbus'  blog  the  journey  to  value:  challenges 
july 2017 by jonerp
How AWS And Azure Competing Is Improving Public Cloud Adoption - by @louiscolumbus
"Only 37% of current Azure users expect to add or replace their Public Cloud provider, compared to 53% of current AWS users and 50% of GCP users. The study found that approximately 40% of respondents expect to add or replace their cloud provider in the next two years, compared to 43% who predicted that last year. Companies who have adopted Microsoft Azure are least likely to replace/add other vendors, as only 37% of current Azure users expect to add or replace, compared to 53% of current AWS users and 50% of GCP users."
business  featured  posts  amazon  aws  web  services  security  cloud  computing  landscape  louis  columbus'  blog  saas  early  adopter  research  economics 
june 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise Cross-currents observations from this years event season - by @dealarchitect
"We have way too many new-age software products with core finance capabilities or those offering support for services businesses and hardly any for all variety of “books of record” for other industries. Utility billing, retail merchandising, electronic medical records in healthcare, travel reservation engines and countless others have been ignored by most software vendors as they develop their next-gen products."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  erp  industry  commentary  microsoft  oracle  saas 
may 2017 by jonerp
SapphireNow – is SAP poised to lead the industry again? - by @dealarchitect
"I also did not like Plattner announcing in his keynote S/4 is “basically done” or the fact that he said some bloggers had confirmed to him he was correct. Not this blogger – to me S/4 is where R/3 was in 1995. As we saw over the next decade, SAP (and other ERP) vendors had to expand functionality in CRM, SCM, EAM, BI and many other categories. SAP also had to launch a wide range of IS, industry solutions."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  analytics  big  data  cloud  computing  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
may 2017 by jonerp
Hostile Texas Bathroom Bill Forces Tech Conference Organizers to Look Beyond Austin
"A proposed bathroom bill making its way through the Texas state legislature is viewed as so hostile that tech conference organizers are now looking for more hospitable locales to host their events."
culture  news  top  stories  bathroom  bill  cloud  native  computing  foundation  diversity  hashicorp  inclusion  legislation  tech  texas 
may 2017 by jonerp
The 3 big speed bumps to devops in the cloud - by @davidlinthicum
"Today’s public clouds do not provide one-stop-shopping for devops. Although they have application development management, including support for devops, it’s still a world where you’ll have to cobble together a solution from a mix of products that includes public cloud services and, yes, traditional software."
devops  cloud  computing  application  development 
may 2017 by jonerp
15 Top Paying IT Certifications In 2017 - by @louiscolumbus
"All five AWS certifications available pay above market with the average salary being $125,591. Global Knowledge found that each of the five available AWS certifications pays above $100,000 a year. There’s clearly a shortage of certified AWS architects available today, as IT organizations often compete to hire IT professionals with this and more AWS certifications. Please see the Global Knowledge post, What It Takes To Earn a Top-Paying AWS Certification for additional details."
featured  posts  technology  software  15  top  paying  it  certifications  in  2017  aws  training  cloud  computing 
april 2017 by jonerp
Coping with H-1B limits: Distribute your talent instead - by @davidlinthicum
"Whatever you may think of the limits put on H-1B work visas for U.S. jobs, it’ll likely be the law of the land for the next four to eight years, so enterprises that use high technology need to adapt. My advice: Distribute your technology talent globally, with help from the power of cloud computing and other technologies."
cloud  computing  jobs  it  management 
april 2017 by jonerp
Why IT Projects Fail - by @louiscolumbus
"Failing to consider how data transfers can be minimized or eliminated in the planning and deployment of an integration project. The more customer-centric a project, the more the variety and depth of data transfers required for the integration to be complete. Data transfers grow exponentially and can challenge the scale of a middleware platform quickly."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  enosix  integration  salesforce  sap  ensosix  enterprise  resource  planning  erp  it  fail 
march 2017 by jonerp
Business Intelligence And Analytics In The Cloud, 2017 - by @louiscolumbus
"Public cloud is the most preferred deployment platform for cloud BI and analytics, and the larger the organization toe more likely they are using private clouds. 46% of organizations selected public cloud platforms as their preferred infrastructure for supporting their BI, analytics, and data management initiatives in 2016. 30% are relying on a hybrid cloud platform and 24%, private clouds. With public cloud platforms becoming more commonplace in BI and analytics deployments, the need for greater PaaS- and IaaS-level orchestration becomes a priority."
featured  posts  technology  software  analytics  business  intelligence  cloud  computing  startups  erp  louis  columbus'  blog  as  a  service 
march 2017 by jonerp
2017 Is Quickly Becoming The Year Of The API Economy - by @louiscolumbus
" Individual persona needs must drive API development, and this encompasses the device(s) they use, apps they regularly work with and the workflows across all apps on a platform. When an app or platform provider has anticipated the persona needs and charted customer journeys, it shows in the APIs created. The APIs reflect customer preferences much more clearly and are more efficient in delivering great apps as a result. Providing an API code base that has these features accelerates new app development and opens entirely new channels for selling."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  enosix  integration  salesforce  sap  ensosix  louis  columbus'  blog  as  a  service 
march 2017 by jonerp
Five Reasons Why Every CIO Needs An Integration Roadmap In 2017 - by @louiscolumbus
"The difference between CIOs who lead and those caught in never-ending reactionary cycles is often a strategic IT plan and integration roadmap. It’s the CIOs who take the time to create and pursue an integration roadmap that has the greatest chance of breaking out of always reacting to IT projects and leading them instead. That’s because the majority of inbound requests center on data, reports or analysis only deliverable by integrating two or more systems together."
featured  posts  technology  software  cio  priorities  cloud  computing  integration  enosix  salesforce  sap  ensosix 
february 2017 by jonerp
Azure’s rise instills doubts in AWS shops - by @davidlinthicum
"
In polling the respondents, RightScale found that Azure grew overall from 20 to 34 percent, while Amazon Web Services stayed flat at 57 percent.
Google grew from 10 to 15 percent to maintain third position.
Within enterprises, Azure increased adoption significantly: from 26 percent to 43 percent. By contrast, AWS adoption increased slightly: from 56 percent to 59 percent."
cloud  computing  technology  industry 
february 2017 by jonerp
2017 Is The Year Integration Enables Industry 4.0 Growth - by @louiscolumbus
"Having attained initial results from Industry 4.0 initiatives, many manufacturers are moving forward with the advanced analytics and Big Data-related projects that are based on real-time integration between CRM, ERP, 3rd party and legacy systems. A recent Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) study of Industry 4.0 adoption, Industry 4.0: Building The Digital Enterprise (PDF, no opt-in, 36 pp.) found that 72% of manufacturing enterprises predict their use of data analytics will substantially improve customer relationships and customer intelligence along the product life cycle."
featured  posts  technology  software  apis  bcg  cloud  computing  enosix  integration  salesforce  sap  ensosix  enterprise  resource  planning 
february 2017 by jonerp
MIT’s Food Computers Set the Stage for Open Source Agriculture
"There are some indications of this shift: the appearance of urban rooftop farms, an explosion of interest in automated hydroponic systems. The problem with all these systems is that their platforms are proprietary, and the lack of a common platform between them means these won’t necessarily scale up."
"Most  of  us  probably  don’t  think  too  much  about  the  foodstuffs  we  buy  in  supermarket.  But  behind  scenes  today’s  food  production  system  relies  on  a  centralized  industrial-scale  supply  chain  that’s  still  dependent  upon  soil-based  agriculture  for  majority  our  crops.Most  crops.culture  science  technology  top  stories  big  data  computer  computing  machine  learning  massachusetts  institute  open  source 
january 2017 by jonerp
Scientists’ Artificially Intelligent Nanoarray Can Diagnose Disease Using Your Breath
"The science behind the practice is pretty straightforward: A sample of exhaled human breath contains not only the primary constituents of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and water vapor, but also varying trace levels of volatile organic compounds, which are by-products of metabolic processes of the body."
science  top  stories  algorithms  artificial  intelligence  diagnostics  gas  chromatography  machine  learning  mass  spectrometry  medical  computing  medicine  nanoarray  nanotechnology 
january 2017 by jonerp
Your cloud strategy must include no-cloud options - by @davidlinthicum
"Ironically but critically, the no-cloud option is an important component to your cloud computing strategy. Having a no-cloud option may seem counterintuitive to effectively moving to the cloud, but it’s a necessary component to get you there. Otherwise, those applications you can’t move to the cloud will cause you to keep your datacenter and thus delay or reduce the tremendous advantages of moving the rest of your applications to the cloud."
cloud  computing  it  management 
december 2016 by jonerp
The cloud will demote the CIO in 2017 - by @davidlinthicum
"Second, CIOs are considered obstacles to productivity and are now often left out of the loop. In the past, CIOs had to be in the loop because the departments got their applications and compute resources through IT. However, given the time required to get needed systems up and running, departments have become good at working around the CIOs—typically with the CEO’s and board’s at least tacit blessing. The cloud has enabled this as well."
cio  role  cloud  computing  it  management 
december 2016 by jonerp
Unlock the cloud’s full value: Make devops mandatory - by @davidlinthicum
"Those leery of automated devops talk about the “destructuring” of IT that occurs when automated devops happens. But that’s about protecting empires, not serving their employer. Automated devops means the focus is more on innovation and less on application development governance. Devops reduces the complexity, removes bottlenecks, and automates as much as possible. If this means breaking down the organization from six levels to two, so be it (sorry, VP of development who loves to stare at the org chart with his or her name on the top)."
devops  application  development  cloud  computing 
december 2016 by jonerp
Analytics, Data Storage Will Lead Cloud Adoption In 2017 - by @louiscolumbus
"Business/data analytics and data storage/data management (both 43%) are projected to lead cloud adoption in 2017 and beyond. 22% of organizations surveyed are predicting that business/data analytics will be the leading cloud application area they will migrate to in the next twelve months. 21% are predicting data storage/data management apps are a high priority area for their organizations’ cloud migration plans in 2017."
featured  posts  technology  software  2017  cloud  computing  adoption  analytics  enterprise  forecast  forecasts  landscape  iaas  idg  survey 
december 2016 by jonerp
Memo to cloud providers: Stop selling pipe dreams - by @dlinthicum
"I hear a common complaint from enterprise IT leaders: The public cloud providers are pushing predictive analytics, machine learning, IoT, and other shiny, new toys. But IT leaders simply want to get their workloads running properly in the cloud. The newer, innovative stuff is not that important right now."
cloud  computing 
november 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - IBM World of Watson - IBM's bets its future on Watson - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, IBM needs to make sure not lose the eye on ‘bread and butter’ business, e.g. buried in the announcements was a new, HTAP enabled version of DB2. That by itself would have carried a conference by itself not too many years ago. And pretty much all the solutions talk general capability with a grey line between Watson capabilities, product capabilities and what smart consultants are making possible. Prospects and customers want and need to know what are product vs. services capabilities, as the mix creates a very different value proposition. Hiding behind ‘it’s all about the solution’ won’t work for long, as tangible AI platform capabilities are key to evolve solutions that are powered by them."
ai  cloud  cognitive  computing  constellation  research  futurists  holger  mueller  iaas  ibm  ml  paas  predictive  analytics  strategic  advisor 
october 2016 by jonerp
Intelligent Applications - by @mfauscette
"Applying AI to existing types of applications has a great deal to offer. An AI based “agent” could manage tasks like scheduling meetings for example. I’ve participated in a beta of an agent like this from a company called x.ai that very effectively functions as a personal assistant to help manage your schedule. Managing calendars, meetings, email (prioritizing and maybe even providing simple responses to some types of email), many simple tasks could be managed with an AI agent."
featured  posts  technology  software  ai  analysis  analytics  applications  artificial  intelligence  automation  cloud  cognitive  computing  data 
september 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis: Plex Adds Supply Chain Planning With DemandCaster Acquisition - by @rwang0
"Prospects can keep Plex in the short lists for Manufacturing Cloud. While large vendors such as Oracle and SAP try to move down market, prospects continue to complain about the high cost of ownership and complexity despite a cloud delivery. Smaller competitors Rootstock and Kenandy still lack the full functionality of Plex. Netsuite’s acquisition by Oracle may cause some distractions during post-merger integration. The result – limited players in the space."
acquisition  acquisitions  apps  strategy  ceo  chief  executive  officer  information  technology  cio  cloud  computing  suites  wars 
august 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis: Oracle’s $9.3B Acquisition Of Netsuite Is About Cloud Consolidation - by @rwang0
"Battle for cloud revenue continues. Oracle, as with every cloud vendor, seeks to grow their subscription revenues. Netsuite brings almost 800M in revenue and grows the overall market share. This adds to Oracle’s overall stock market valuations. Moreover, Larry keeps Netsuite in the family to avoid competitors from encroaching on the Oracle market."
acquisition  acquisitions  apps  strategy  chief  customer  officer  executive  information  marketing  technology  chro  cio  cloud  computing 
july 2016 by jonerp
3 ways to screw up data security in the cloud - by @davidlinthicum
"Many enterprises believe that if they have cloud security covered generally, they have data security covered specifically in the narrow. That's not true."
data  security  cloud  computing 
july 2016 by jonerp
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