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How Edge Computing Will Deliver on the Promise of 5G
"That’s because it’s not meant for us. Like most technological advancements, industry will come first. The promise of 5G is in swarms of drones and fleets of autonomous vehicles. It’s in lightweight industrial wearables that process crucial information rapidly. It’s in robots. And, yes, it’s in the augmented reality game we’ve all been waiting for, “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.”

This promise of 5G will be most likely delivered on the edge, taking it from conference marketing to real-world feasibility. In fact, 4G can already deliver a 5G-like experience with edge computing."
That’s  because  it’s  not  meant  for  us.  Like  most  technological  advancements  industry  will  come  first.  The  promise  of  5G  is  in  swarms  drones  and  fleets  autonomous  vehicles.  lightweight  industrial  wearables  that  process  crucial  information  rapidly.  robots.  yes  augmented  reality  game  we’ve  all  been  waiting  “Harry  Potter:  Wizards  Unite.”  This  be  likely  delivered  on  edge  taking  it  from  conference  marketing  to  real-world  feasibility.  fact  4G  can  already  deliver  a  5G-like  experience  with  computing.edge  iot  events 
5 weeks ago by jonerp
A Hazardous Waste: An Overview of ICL’s Failed SAP Implementation
"While there is no magic bullet for preventing an IT disaster, understanding why major transformational programs fail is a great first step"
system  integrators  chemical  industry  chemicals  failed  erp  implementation  ibm  lawsuit  it  disaster  sap 
5 weeks ago by jonerp
How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019
"Blockchain’s greatest potential to deliver business value is in manufacturing. Increasing visibility across every area of manufacturing starting with suppliers, strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier quality to shop floor operations including machine-level monitoring and service, blockchain can enable entirely new manufacturing business models."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  blockchain  industry  4.0  internet  of  things  (iot)  louis  columbus'  blog  manufacturing  smart  traceability 
november 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
Talking Competition: Methinks Thou Doth Protest Too Much.
"I think ceding builds your credibility, but you need to be careful and precise in so doing so. To take an old example, from BusinessObjects days:

Bad/sloppy: Brio is doing pretty well.
Good/careful: Brio is doing pretty well — in the USA, with companies where the end-users have a strong voice in the process, and they prioritize UI over security and administration."
analyst  relations  competition  marketing  uncategorized  blindside  hit  communications  competitive  credibility  industry  analysts  investor 
may 2018 by jonerp
Davos debrief Part 1 - by @dealarchitect
"That said, I heard several times where people were tying this back to social media and trust. You can draw a straight line through recent political events … You look at what happened in France. They went from a left-leaning government to a young centrist who had zero governmental experience. The UK had the Brexit."
trends  &  concepts  globalization  and  technology  industry  commentary 
february 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
GE and Digital Transformations: Dont jump to conclusions - by @dealarchitect
"Go ahead and malign GE. Short its stock. But don’t ignore what it has shown us as possible when it comes to Big D. If you get timid and go with small d projects you will make the same mistake so many companies made in the 90s. Instead of proper process reengineering we took the easy way out – so called best practices embedded in packaged software. We ended up with massive overruns, bloated costs but not much better processes. With small d, yes you will feel good about being in the cloud, but your products, field service and business models will not have evolved."
featured  posts  technology  software  industry  commentary 
february 2018 by jonerp
The Year of Intelligent Apps - by @dealarchitect
"What are intelligent apps? Let me cite a definition, Hasso Plattner of SAP used at SapphireNow. He invoked:

Intelligent Transactions – automate high-frequency repetitive tasks
Analytics – make data-driven insights available to everybody
Collaboration – tap into the collective intelligence of knowledge workers
Digital Assistant – provide the right answer at the right time

I would broaden the definition. For the last few years social, mobile, and cloud technologies reshaped the look and feel traditional enterprise apps. Now sensor data, automation, blockchains and vertical unbundling and morphing are transforming their guts."
featured  posts  technology  software  industry  commentary 
january 2018 by jonerp
The other technical debt - by @dealarchitect
"Vendors have been accumulating gobs of technical debt by not keeping the software up with the times, even though customers keep paying them maintenance or annual subscriptions. You see it manifested in many ways."
featured  posts  technology  software  industry  commentary  technical  debt 
december 2017 by jonerp
The Future of Workin an automated world - by @dealarchitect
"A guest speaker was J.P. Gownder of Forrester. He had a nice framework for how work is evolving – machine-first, machine-human teaming and humans-first. Even in machine-first scenarios like at the Goldman Sachs cash equities desk, the number of traders has dropped from 600 in 2,000 down to 2. But now 200 software engineers support the automated trading. In contrast, in a human-first scenario, Autodesk is hiring novelists to write scripts for its chatbots. He had plenty of other examples of man leading or following machines or teaming with them. But each still has a human element."
featured  posts  trends  &  concepts  industry  commentary  silicon  collar 
december 2017 by jonerp
Tone down your AI expectations - by @dealarchitect
"Ginni does not overtly talk about it, but 50% of IBM revenues come from services. Go ask early Watson healthcare clients how much of the tab was in services. IBM’s interest in Salesforce’s AI tool, Einstein is being driven by its Bluewolf services unit. Amazon offers its engineers as consultants via its ML Solutions Lab, Google via its The Machine Learning Advanced Solutions Lab. We will need highly skilled labor to train the machines. And we will also need tactical labor to keep refining the data. Amazon has its talent networks – the Kindle author, the Flex courier, the Mechanical Turk and fulfillment networks it can mine. Apple has its iTune and iOS networks to draw from.

Enough usable data, enough compute, enough talent? Take a hard look at each from the lens of your AI project."
featured  posts  trends  &  concepts  industry  commentary  silicon  collar 
december 2017 by jonerp
Raising the Bar – for clouds, renewables and digital – Part 3 - by @dealarchitect
"For years now, pundits have said technology budgets are being taken over by the CMO. That is their narrow definition of digital – implement a social sentiment analysis technology or roll out a mobile consumer focused app. Much better payback has come from the product side of the house. It is not unusual to find in auto makers more software engineers who report to product engineering/R&D than do to the CIO. It is not uncommon to see in companies seriously making their products smarter that the spend with contract manufacturers like Flex and Foxconn and product design firms like IDEO and Frog exceeds the spend with IT outsourcers and strategy firms."
featured  posts  trends  &  concepts  industry  commentary 
november 2017 by jonerp
The Elements of Disruption - by @barnes_hank
Technology – While not the sole element, technology innovations often play a significant role
Business – Shifts in business models and practices that change the rules of buying and selling
Industry – Identifying changing industry dynamics, or regulations (or sometimes ignoring them)
Society – Leveraging societal trends that provide new ways to build awareness, interest, and “tribes”"
go-to-market  business  disruption  elements  industry  society  technology 
october 2017 by jonerp
The Era of Microsoft on Windows-Only Is Over – OMG - by @merv
"The momentum is clear. Gartner Software Market numbers show that Microsoft passed IBM in total DBMS revenues in 2014 and is now second only to Oracle. In 2016 overall DBMS revenues grew at 7.7 percent and Microsoft grew at 10.3 percent, strengthening its #2 position, while Oracle grew 3.3 percent – off a much larger base that includes the Linux workloads Microsoft did not compete for."
data  warehouse  gartner  ibm  industry  trends  microsoft  opdbms  operational  dbms  oracle  rdbms  sap  sql  server 
september 2017 by jonerp
A more realistic, less alarmist Oxford study on automation and jobs - by @dealarchitect
"And yet, I wish this new study had surveyed practitioners, not just AI experts. They would have heard automation is still too expensive. That their industry regulators take a long time to approve technology in the workplace.

And I wish they had considered what I called in my book societal “circuit breakers” to rapid adoption of automation."
featured  posts  trends  &  concepts  industry  commentary  silicon  collar 
august 2017 by jonerp
Industry 4.0: Key Lessons Learned & Related Questions to Ask Your Partners
" Testing the identified use cases will ensure value can be extracted. The business should align the operating model for each level and role in the organization to use the data and insights to more effectively execute the process. KPI and data reviews from line managers to shift supervisors, all the way to the C level, should be built into the new operating model."
digital  transformation  tranformation  disruptive  manufacturing  industry  4.0 
august 2017 by jonerp
A New Red Wagon? - by @lcecere #scm
"Today’s organization is handcuffed by a forced march for IT standardization and process uniformity. Each project requires a defined ROI. It is ludicrous to ask for a ROI on the unknown. As a result, process innovation is difficult. Break the cycle and invest in small projects with an unknown ROI. Build a governance process, like product stage gates, and focus on process innovation. Innovate at the edge and evolve at the core. Evolve both together. (Note: This is very different than the espoused bimodal evolutionary path.)"
big  data  supply  chains  global  chain  insights  chemical  industry  new  technologies  process  innovation  red  wagon 
july 2017 by jonerp
Looking Beyond Red Arrows - by @lcecere #scm
"The biggest and most detrimental shifts in market drivers occurred in the Technology Value Chain. Post-recession negative market winds blew strong in this value chain. It is a case of when the going gets tough, the tough get going."
demand  inventory  management  market-driven  value  chains  networks  consumer  driven  growth  industry  supply  chain  improvement  metrics  that  matter 
july 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
The CIO is dead. Long live the CIO. -by @dealarchitect
"For years now, pundits have said technology budgets are being taken over by the CMO. Actually, they have been taken over as much by the product side of the house. It is not unusual to find in auto makers there are more software engineers who report to product engineering/R&D than do to the CIO."
featured  posts  trends  &  concepts  cio  cmo  industry  commentary 
march 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
The changing outsourcing world: Conversation with Malcolm Frank of Cognizant - by @dealarchitect
"The third, it’s sort of obvious but not talked about enough, is the IT backbone. What the CIO has built over time and is responsible for are primarily systems of record to support an industrial business model. Yet, suddenly IT now has to support a real-time digital business model. Just think through of it: If you’re Airbus or Boeing or you now have hundreds of sensors on every plane. How do you maintain that whole IOT infrastructure? How do you manage the data that is being thrown across an entire fleet? How do you analyze that data? How does that then integrate back into your systems record? How do you create new systems of engagement based on top of that? And how do you then keep it all secure? There are some big challenges in front of CIOs today."
business  technology  software  globalization  and  industry  commentary 
january 2017 by jonerp
The State of Manufacturing: A conversation with Jason Blessing, CEO of Plex Systems - by @dealarchitect
"The first is the fact that we’re creating great new jobs with long-term career potential. I get to visit a lot of factories, because they’re Plex customers, and the jobs that they’re hiring for are definitely more high-end jobs that require more computer skills; jobs that handle some of the automation and more technical aspects of their manufacturing operations. There are a lot of unfilled jobs out there and new opportunities. The fact that there aren’t people to take on those opportunities is, I think, quite remarkable. There’s just not the skill set out there."
featured  posts  technology  software  industry  commentary  manufacturing 
december 2016 by jonerp
GE Digital Provides a Report of Progress on Digital Industrial Efforts
"GE Digital executives went to great lengths to point out their belief that industrial based IoT applications and network opportunities will be a far larger market segments that consumer focused IoT applications, pegging the latter segment as greater than $225 billion by 2020. That stated, during open Q&A, executives indicated a belief the 2017-18 timeframe will be the point of industry inflection in IoT enabled efforts. From this author’s lens, that is fairly consistent with comments and observations we’ve heard from other IoT focused technology and services providers."
asset  management  industrial  and  diversified  industry  supply  chain  internet  of  things  service  lifecycle  technology  general  electric  digital  group  efforts  predix  platform  adoption  strategy  providers  matters  blog 
june 2016 by jonerp
Part 2 of Interview with Stephan Sieber of Unit4 - by @dealarchitect
"We certainly have appetite for more growth. However, we also have to factor that it is expensive to grow brand recognition in North America. Many European companies have burned their fingers attempting North American expansion because it is a rather complex market. It's probably more homogeneous than Europe but still there are huge differences between east coast, west coast, and whatever, the states in between and so on and so forth."
industry  commentary 
june 2016 by jonerp
Interview with Malcolm Frank of Cognizant: Davos and Digital - by @dealarchitect
"Around the Code Halos book, I think the key nugget people picked up was that any person, place, or thing is going to have a virtual life as well as a physical life. It has its digital twin. We have seen a number of our clients pick up on that. It resonates with them. That clearly has been a very helpful construct."
industry  commentary  outsourcing  negotiations  best  practices 
april 2016 by jonerp
Interview with Paul Wright of Accuride : Steady Wheels Will Get You Far - by @dealarchitect
"Because Accuride was built through acquisition, each of the different businesses brought together had its own way of doing things, and some of our brands were using older ERP systems that didn’t fit with our business vision. Data was disconnected from the reality of our plants, and we were spending more time gathering and interrogating data than we were making decisions with it.”
industry  commentary 
march 2016 by jonerp
The never-ending technology hype cycle - by @dealarchitect
"And it made me think, we (I am no exception) technology fans hype up technology a bit too much. For years I have seen enterprise vendors over-promise payback from their products, but they are selling products to corporations who have analysts and accountants who can vet their claims. In consumer world, the hype leads to unintended reactions from many quarters."
industry  commentary 
february 2016 by jonerp
Top 10 Predictions for the ERP Industry in 2016 - by @erickimberling
"The buzz behind cloud ERP systems is finally starting to die down – largely because most ERP vendors and third-party hosting providers have provided plenty of affordable options for companies wanting to migrate to the cloud. Research and data outlined in our 2015 ERP Report suggests that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future, but the big difference is that it will become a normal and accepted part of most ERP systems rather than a trendy buzzword hyped by industry analysts."
erp  implementation  failure  industry  predictions  systems 
january 2016 by jonerp
Technology and Inequality - by @dealarchitect
"As Paul Graham, the co-founder of Y-Combinator (which has created quite a few millionaires with the startups it has funded) writes in his passionate essay “let's attack poverty, and if necessary damage wealth in the process. That's much more likely to work than attacking wealth in the hope that you will thereby fix poverty.”
industry  commentary 
january 2016 by jonerp
Revisiting The New Polymath - by @dealarchitect
"I spent some time with my kids over the holidays discussing my latest book research. They don’t seem as worried as my older peers appear to be about automation and the changing definitions of work. To them it is the “new normal” to be surrounded by technology and accents – they were born digital, born global. Now, they are early in their careers and their views on careers and specialists and generalists are still immature. I look forward to their debates about The New Polymath over the next few years."
industry  commentary 
january 2016 by jonerp
Hey tech titans: Your cloud cliches don’t help - by @davidlinthicum
"Duh, right? We've seen such surveys for years, with no new info. Why mention it? Because what's changed is who is doing the surveys: Nowadays, the establishment technology companies and analyst firms create these surveys to state the benefits of the cloud."
cloud  computing  technology  industry  data  center 
september 2015 by jonerp
Will the Downturn Signal an Upturn? by @lcecere
"In the real world, companies operate with a Mean Absolute Forecast Error of 24-60%, and have a bias of 9-40%. Many organizations will play the shell game of reporting forecast error so that the numbers look better: either calculating the forecast at a higher level in the forecast hierarchy (not at the item level) or reporting the data as a Weighted Mean Absolute Error. This gives supply chain leaders a false sense of security. Leaders feel that they are adequately buffered against the market. They are not."
demand  sensing  market-driven  forecasting  supply  chain  economic  recovery  excellence  bullwhip  effect  chemical  industry  management 
august 2015 by jonerp
Cloud wars: China's deep-pocketed Alibaba takes on AWS - by @davidlinthicum
"China's Alibaba Group Holding last week said it would invest $1 billion into its Aliyun cloud computing arm to challenge Amazon Web Services. This move kicks off what could become a global battle between the two e-commerce giants. Also, it could change the dynamics in the cloud market now dominated by AWS, Google, IBM, and Microsoft."
cloud  computing  technology  industry 
august 2015 by jonerp
Digital Myopia - by @dealarchitect
"This is an important reminder at a time when every consultant and tech vendor is talking Digital Transformation.
Unfortunately, most of them focus on specific areas like social marketing or digital back office processes. That’s clearly needed but will have little impact unless companies make their products, services and business models digital."
industry  commentary 
july 2015 by jonerp
The cloud is becoming exactly what it sought to replace - by @davidlinthicum
"I remember the pitch: Cloud computing (called on-demand at the time) was the alternative to traditional enterprise software. You purchased cloud services using an on-demand or subscription model, you paid for only what you used, and you owned no hardware or software. What could be better? Ten years later, cloud providers are becoming "enterprise-y" in their behavior -- more like the very traditional enterprise providers they were supposed to differ from."
cloud  computing  technology  industry  applications 
july 2015 by jonerp
Not your fathers influencer relations - by @dealarchitect
"There are so many of us “small guys”. Not just small - but with access to a large number of executives. Vendors struggle with this proliferation of smaller firms – a bit like Gulliver in Lilliput. The administrators at Oracle and others have taken the word “independent analyst” to literally mean “independent contractor” with all the paperwork needed for IRS compliance. Cannot blame them, but it sure complicates AR."
industry  analysts  (gartner  forrester  amr  others) 
july 2015 by jonerp
The mainstreaming of Third Party Maintenance - by @dealarchitect
"I first wrote about ERP third party maintenance (support independent of the software publisher) in 2005. Even earlier, I have written about similar offerings like plug-compatible mainframes and specialty auto shops who do better than official dealers."
enterprise  software  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  sap)  industry  commentary 
july 2015 by jonerp
Death of a (software) salesman? - by @dealarchitect
"Cloud salesmen come with their own wrinkles – tricky new fees, long term commitments, and games to avoid demoing functionality (especially industry specific) they know their on-premise competitors can better deliver."
cloud  computing  saas  industry  commentary 
july 2015 by jonerp
Perspectives on Hadoop Part Two: Pausing Plans - by @merv
"In this post, Nick and I turn from Procurement to Plans and examine the buying intentions uncovered in Gartner surveys. We recently described some of our findings in the Gartner research note Survey Analysis: Hadoop Adoption Drivers and Challenges, and since its publication we’ve been inundated by questions about why “Gartner is so negative about Hadoop.”
apache  big  data  cloudera  integration  dbms  gartner  hadoop  hortonworks  ibm  industry  trends  mapr  mapreduce 
june 2015 by jonerp
Perspectives on Hadoop: Procurement, Plans, and Positioning - by @merv
"Examining that data provides a useful perspective on where Hadoop is today. One of the vendors – Oracle – measures its DBMS revenue in 10s of billions of dollars, while 4 others – Microsoft, IBM, SAP and Teradata – do so an order of magnitude lower, in billions. Collectively, they represent 92.1% of actual spending in 2014 on DBMS."
apache  yarn  big  data  cloudera  integration  dbms  gartner  hadoop  hortonworks  ibm  industry  trends  mapr 
june 2015 by jonerp
Workdaytime for a fork? - by @dealarchitect
rare to see a post digging into Workday's challenges in the public domain... "Some customers are starting to call Workday “PeopleSoft updated for the cloud”. The PeopleSoft footprint of the enterprise in the 90s was relatively small, and the enterprise has grown so much bigger since with digital marketing, far more automated shop floor, smart product R&D, predictive asset maintenance. telematics in insurance, mobile banking, omni-channel retail, smart cities with sensors everywhere and so much more. There is significant fatigue with the current crop of “strategic” tech vendors, and Workday could well move into that vacuum, but not with its current small footprint."
cloud  computing  saas  industry  commentary  Workday 
april 2015 by jonerp
Investing in More Organic, Sustainable and Ethical Food Supply Chains - by @bob_ferrari
"Supply Chain Matters has featured numerous prior commentaries regarding the difficult challenges and structural business challenges facing large consumer packaged goods producers and their associated supply chain ecosystems. Yet while the industry continues to respond with severe cost cutting and a sense of crisis, the industry may well be overlooking the more important strategic need for meaningful investments in organic and sustainable food supply chain capability and supplier development."
consumer  goods  focused  supply  chain  controlling  costs  food  and  beverage  green  procurement  sourcing  sustainability  in  chipotle  mexican  foods  products  industry  management  challenges  independent  blog  analysis  insights  on  pacific  matters  segmentation  strategy 
april 2015 by jonerp
Industry Disruptor: Tesla and the Automotive Driving Experience - by @bob_ferrari
"Is it any wonder that when news broke that Apple was working on its own secret development of an electric vehicle, that social media lit-up like fireworks and the automotive industry shuttered.
In today’s industries, change is constant and the termed clock speeds of product innovation are indeed accelerating. Supply chain teams will invariably be either on-board facilitators or unfortunate obstacles to these changes."
automotive  supply  chain  high  tech  and  consumer  electronics  manufacturing  strategies  product  lifecycle  management  service  industry  disruptors  intersection  of  matters  blog  tesla  motors 
march 2015 by jonerp
Hello again, Moores Law - by @dealarchitect
"There are rumors of massive layoffs at IBM. True or not, there is no denying the company has had years of consecutive quarterly revenue declines. Poor Ginni Rommety gets the blame, but my view is IBM forgot about Moore’s Law and continuous value improvements as it diversified into software and services over the last two decades."
industry  commentary 
february 2015 by jonerp

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