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Alibaba continues to gain cloud momentum
"Like all its cloud competitors, the company is concentrating on some key technologies to drive that growth including big data analytics, artificial intelligence, security and Internet-of-Things, all of which are resource intensive and help grow revenue quickly."
cloud  earnings  tc  alibaba  amazon  web  services  marketshare 
august 2018 by jonerp
ServiceNow-Box integration brings together two enterprise cloud stalwarts
"It used to be a one-vendor, stack-driven world in the enterprise. Today, the cloud has changed that and best of breed and interoperability are the watchwords of the day. Two enterprise cloud stalwarts have announced a new integration that brings Box content directly into ServiceNow."
cloud  enterprise  tc  box  integrations  servicenow 
august 2018 by jonerp
Oracle’s database service offerings could be its last best hope for cloud success
"Salesforce exec Keith Block (who was promoted to Co-CEO just yesterday), worked at Oracle for 20 years before joining Salesforce in 2013. In an interview with TechCrunch in 2016, when asked specifically about the differences between Oracle and Salesforce, he contrasted the two company’s approaches and the challenges a company like Oracle, born and raised in the open prem world, faces as it shifts to the cloud. It takes more than a change in platform, he said."
cloud  enterprise  tc  database  as  a  service  databases  larry  ellison  oracle 
august 2018 by jonerp
Adobe CTO leads company’s broad AI bet
"It’s actually a classic software platform play, whether the service involves AI or not. Every cloud company from Box to Salesforce has been exposing their services for years, letting developers take advantage of their expertise so they can concentrate on their core knowledge. They don’t have to worry about building something like storage or security from scratch because they can grab those features from a platform that has built-in expertise and provides a way to easily incorporate it into applications.

The difference here is that it involves Adobe’s core functions, so it may be intelligent auto cropping and smart tagging in Adobe Experience Manager or AI-fueled visual stock search in Creative Cloud. These are features that are essential to the Adobe software experience, which the company is packaging as an API and delivering to developers to use in their own software."
artificial  intelligence  cloud  developer  enterprise  tc  adobe  sensei  apis 
may 2018 by jonerp
FIDO Alliance and W3C have a plan to kill the password
"The major browser makers including Google, Mozilla and Microsoft have all agreed to incorporate the final version of the protocol, which allow websites to bypass the pesky password in favor of an external authenticator such as a security key or you mobile phone. These devices will communicate directly with the website via Bluetooth, USB or NFC. The standards body has referred to this as ‘phishing-proof’."
security  tc  multi-factor  authentication  standards  w3c 
april 2018 by jonerp
IoT devices could be next customer data frontier
"Regardless of the vendor, all of this is about understanding the customer better to provide a central data gathering system with the hope of giving people exactly what they want. We are no longer a generic mass of consumers. We are instead individuals with different needs, desires and requirements, and the best way to please us they say, is to understand us so well, that the brand can deliver the perfect experience at exactly the right moment."
artificial  intelligence  cloud  enterprise  tc  adobe  big  data  connected  cars  ibeacons  internet  of  things  marketing  sensors  smart  speakers 
april 2018 by jonerp
Dropbox announces deeper integration with Salesforce ahead of IPO - by @ron_miller
" Dropbox is not messing around. Two weeks ago it announced its IPO. Just last week it announced a big partnership with Google and today comes news that it is integrating more deeply with Salesforce. Dropbox and Salesforce have danced a bit in the past as cloud companies tend to do, but today’s announcement is a bit broader"
cloud  enterprise  storage  tc  dropbox  salesforce  marc  benioff  parternships 
march 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
Akamai has laid off 400 workers or 5 percent of global workforce - by @ron_miller
" Akamai, the Cambridge Massachusetts content delivery network and network services provider, announced they had laid off 400 people in their earnings call with analysts yesterday. On the call, Akamai CEO Tom Leighton indicated that the 400 people represented 5 percent of the the company’s 8000 worldwide workforce."
cloud  enterprise  personnel  tc  akamai  layoffs  cdn 
february 2018 by jonerp
Alibaba Cloud growing like gangbusters, but still far behind AWS and other market leaders - by @ron_miller
" Last week Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba announced its Q3 earnings. Cloud revenue was $553 million, an impressive 104 percent year-over-year increase. That comes out to a run rate in the range of $2.2 billion, well behind Google which announced it is pulling in a billion dollars a quarter and still buried behind the market leaders all of whom reported around $4 billion+ a quarter."
cloud  tc  alibaba  aws  market  share  synergy  research 
february 2018 by jonerp
Dell confirms it’s considering combining with VMware and other options in SEC filing by - @ron_miller
"This morning, Dell confirmed previously published reports in an SEC filing, that it is considering various options to possibly reorganize itself. Reports emerged last week suggesting the Dell board was planning a meeting to discuss options for dealing with the enormous debt it took on when it acquired EMC in 2015 for $67 billion."
enterprise  tc  dell  vmware  dell-emc  deal 
february 2018 by jonerp
Hyperledger releases Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0, its second distributed ledger project - by @ron_miller
"Hyperledger, the open source blockchain project from the Linux Foundation, released Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0, its latest open source digital ledger project"
developer  enterprise  tc  hyperledger  linux  foundation  sawtooth  distributed  ledgers  open  source 
january 2018 by jonerp
Intel does its best to tamp down impact of Spectre and Meltdown in earnings call - by @ron_miller
"Intel CEO Brian Krzanich was delighted to report that Intel had a record year in the company’s quarterly earnings call with analysts yesterday. Of course, he also had to acknowledge the Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities revealed earlier this month in perhaps the ultimate good news-bad news moment"
earnings  security  tc  intel  meltdown-spectre  chips 
january 2018 by jonerp
Microsoft makes Azure Bot Service generally available for developers - by @ron_miller
"Microsoft introduced the Azure Bot Framework more than two years ago and companies have been building chatbots for a variety of scenarios ever since. Today, the company made generally available the Microsoft Azure Bot Service and Microsoft Cognitive Language Understanding service (known as LUIS)."
artificial  intelligence  cloud  developer  enterprise  tc  microsoft  azure  chatbots  conversational  ai 
december 2017 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
Pivotal has something for everyone in the latest Cloud Foundry Platform release - by @ron_miller
"Pivotal wants to be the development platform that serves everyone, and today at their SpringOne Platform (S1P) developer conference in San Francisco, they announced a huge upgrade to their Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform (PCF) that includes support for serverless computing, containers and a new app store."
cloud  developer  enterprise  tc  pivotal  foundry  serverless  containers  kubernetes 
december 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
Microsoft’s period of congenial cooperation could be over - by @ron_miller
"A couple of years ago while a guest of Marc Benioff onstage at Salesforce’s Dreamforce customer conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said something that seemed to signal a new period of amicable cooperation for his company. Several pieces of evidence seem to suggest that the period of friendly cooperation that was in full bloom in 2015 could be over, and not just with Salesforce."
cloud  enterprise  tc  microsoft  satya  nadella  coopetition  partnerships 
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
Salesforce and Google are the latest pals in the cloud - by @ron_miller
"Salesforce and Google inked a deal today that could provide easier integration between Salesforce tools and Google’s G Suite and Google Analytics. It also named Google as a preferred cloud provider for its core services as part of its international infrastructure expansion."
cloud  enterprise  tc  salesforce  google  platform  partnerships  microsoft  g  suite  google-analytics  dreamforce  2017 
november 2017 by jonerp
Apple’s enterprise strategy begins to take shape - by @ron_miller
" When Apple announced its partnership with GE this week, it would have been easy to dismiss it as another random collaboration from a company people don’t generally associate with the enterprise. After all, Apple killed off their enterprise server product years ago. You might rightly ask, what exactly do they have to do with the enterprise these days?"
developer  enterprise  mobile  tc  apple  ipad  iphone  ios 
october 2017 by jonerp
Docker gives into inevitable and offers native Kubernetes support - by @ron_miller
" When it comes to container orchestration, it seems clear that Kubernetes, the open source tool developed by Google, has won the battle for operations’ hearts and minds. It therefore shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention that Docker announced native support for Kubernetes today at DockerCon Europe in Copenhagen."
cloud  enterprise  tc  docker  dockercon  kubernetes  open  source  containerization  container  orchestration 
october 2017 by jonerp
Microsoft and AWS could be the strangest cloud bedfellows yet - by @ron_millerr
"Hell did not freeze over, but something remarkable has happened: Microsoft and AWS announced they are working on a project together. Project Gluon is an open-source, deep learning project for building, deploying and managing machine learning models."
cloud  tc  microsoft  aws  salesforce  machine  learning  project  gluon 
october 2017 by jonerp
Salesforce continues vertical tilt with new Financial Services Cloud - by @ron_miller
"The Salesforce product line has always been distinctly horizontal, meaning it’s a general set of tools that can be used across any industry. The company has left it to customers, partners and developers to build industry-specific tools on top of the platform. This began to shift ever so slightly last year when Salesforce took a turn toward the vertical"
cloud  enterprise  tc  salesforce  retail  banking  financial  services 
october 2017 by jonerp
AWS fires back at Larry Ellison’s claims, saying it’s just Larry being Larry - by @ron_miller
" When Oracle chairman Larry Ellison announced his company’s new autonomous database product at the Oracle OpenWorld conference keynote, he took several minutes to disparage AWS, one of his chief rivals in the cloud market. As market leader, Amazon stands firmly in Ellison’s crosshairs, but AWS took exception to his comments, and decided to issue a public rebuke."
cloud  enterprise  tc  oracle  aws  openworld  17  larry  ellison  elasticity 
october 2017 by jonerp
Oracle climbs on blockchain bandwagon with new cloud service - by @ron_miller
" Oracle is working hard to be a SaaS vendor that matters, whether with its new autonomous database service or getting involved with blockchain. Today, the database giant announced a new blockchain service at Oracle OpenWorld that aims to give enterprise customers who want to get involved with the blockchain, a fully managed approach."
cloud  enterprise  tc  oracle  openworld  17  larry  ellison  blockchain  hyperledger  project  open  source 
october 2017 by jonerp
Seven moves that led to the VMware-Pivotal-Google partnership - by @ron_miller
"When VMware, Pivotal and Google announced a containerization partnership this morning at VMworld, it sounded more like the introduction to a joke — Google, VMware and Pivotal walked into a bar… But in fact, it’s probably not a coincidence that these three companies have joined together."
cloud  developer  enterprise  tc  google  platform  vmware  pivotal  dell-emc  containerization  diane  greene 
september 2017 by jonerp
AWS could pay a price for Amazon’s broader ambitions - by @ron_miller
"When Amazon decided to buy Whole Foods, it seemed straight-forward enough. Huge company sees an opening and spends a ton of cash to gain an edge with a brick and mortar business, but the deal might have had some unintended consequences for AWS, Amazon’s highly successful cloud business."
cloud  tc  amazon  web  services  mergers  and  acquisitons 
august 2017 by jonerp
Former CIA operative Valerie Plame says privacy is precious — and she should know
"“There are two sides [to privacy]: the corporate side, which is doing this to sell you more [stuff]. Then there is the government area and a whole other area with the NSA and their efforts to keep us safe — and it has spilled over into privacy. There is an ongoing tension between security and privacy,” she says."
privacy  security  tc  valerie  plame  identity  management  cloud  summit 
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
Artificial intelligence is not as smart as you (or Elon Musk) think - by @ron_miller
"Yet these victories, as mind-blowing as they seemed to be, were more about training algorithms and using brute-force computational strength than any real intelligence. Former MIT robotics professor Rodney Brooks, who was one of the founders of iRobot and later Rethink Robotics, reminded us at the TechCrunch Robotics Session at MIT last week that training an algorithm to play a difficult strategy game isn’t intelligence, at least as we think about it with humans."
artificial  intelligence  robotics  tc  research  fear  of  rodney  brooks  gill  pratt  irobot  elon  musk  rethink  deepmind  alphago 
july 2017 by jonerp
Workplace by Facebook continues to mature - by @ron_miller
"At the F8 conference today, Facebook announced a bunch of updates to its Workplace by Facebook team communications tool, including a slew of new partnerships and new bot integrations, which all show a product that’s maturing to meet the needs of larger enterprise customers."
cloud  enterprise  tc  collaboration  communications  f82017  facebook  workplace  by 
april 2017 by jonerp
IBM unveils Blockchain as a Service based on open source Hyperledger Fabric technology - by @ron_miller
"IBM unveiled its “Blockchain as a Service” today, which is based on the open source Hyperledger Fabric, version 1.0 from The Linux Foundation. IBM Blockchain is a public cloud service that customers can use to build secure blockchain networks."
cloud  enterprise  finance  tc  blockchain  hyperledger  fabric  ibm  linux  foundation  open  source 
march 2017 by jonerp
Ambitious Alibaba takes aim at the kings of cloud computing - by @ron_miller
"Like AWS, Alibaba Cloud began with smaller customers, but as it sets its sights higher in the market, it wants to lure enterprise customers to the platform. The company says that it has proven it can handle the workload from larger customers based on its abilities to handle its own massive e-commerce and financial services businesses."
asia  cloud  enterprise  tc  alibaba  aliyun  aws  market  china 
february 2017 by jonerp
WTF is cloud computing? - by @ron_miller
"After more than a decade of being in the popular tech lexicon, people kind of get the idea of “the cloud,” but most probably only understand a bit of it. That’s because the cloud isn’t a single concrete thing so much as a concept that encompasses many technologies. Understanding those pieces and how they intertwine is the secret to fully grasping the ideas behind it."
cloud  tc  software  as  a  service  infrastructure  platform-as-a-service  wtf  is 
february 2017 by jonerp
Cisco-AppDynamics $3.7 billion deal all about the data - by @ron_miller
"Speaking at a press and analyst event today, AppDynamics CEO David Wadhwani acknowledged this was in fact the long-term vision for the platform. “We are moving from systems of records to systems of engagement — and that is the short and mid term. [Looking further out] we are moving to systems of intelligence when you rely on automation and machines to make decisions in real time,” and that’s where they ultimately see it going, he said."
cloud  enterprise  fundings  &  exits  tc  cisco  appdynamics  mergers  and  acquisitions  application  performance  management 
january 2017 by jonerp
Artificial intelligence finds its way into business through sales - by @ron_miller
"It’s about using the power of that platform to be a better salesperson, and giving them more time to spend working with customers and closing sales. “For a salesperson to predict where to spend their time or take next best action — they need the right data at the right time. They have to take data from every data source and they have to have a cognitive platform in place to evaluate that data to make decisions,” she explained."
artificial  intelligence  tc  sales  crm  salesforce 
december 2016 by jonerp
Workplace by Facebook begins to take shape - by @ron_miller
"While Ryan makes it clear that Workplace wants to connect the entire company, Pelz-Sharpe says Facebook still faces some serious challenges achieving that goal. “Resistance to Workplace by Facebook will not come just from the perception of it being a consumer social tool for time-wasting (largely by older people — it is not a millennial tool), but from its past approach of growth at all costs and figuring out the consequences later.”
enterprise  social  tc  workplace  by  facebook 
december 2016 by jonerp
Sisense announces bots for Slack, Skype, Facebook Messenger and Telegram - by @ron_miller
"What bots do is provide a way to use natural language to interact with software, and when done well, they can surface the value often hidden inside a software package, directly to non-technical end users."
enterprise  tc  sisense  business  intelligence  bots  artificial  facebook  messenger  slack  telegram  skype 
november 2016 by jonerp
Facebook is about to learn the enterprise is a different animal - by @ron_miller
"Still, it needs to sustain this over time, and running Software as a Service is not the same as running a consumer social network. It requires a much higher level of customer orientation, putting the customer first and listening to their needs, something Facebook has done poorly with consumers."
enterprise  tc  workplace  by  facebook  social  networks  2.0 
october 2016 by jonerp
Salesforce, Google, Microsoft, Verizon are all eyeing up a Twitter bid - by @ron_miller
" Twitter continues to inch its way to a sale process, and the latest developments come in the form of alleged bids from potential buyers. Today CNBC is reporting, and we have also independently heard, that both Google and Salesforce are interested in buying the company. We have additionally heard that Microsoft and Verizon have also been knocking"
tc  twitter  salesforce 
september 2016 by jonerp
Google’s Diane Greene talks AWS and machine learning at TechCrunch Disrupt - by @ron_miller
"As for competing with AWS and Microsoft, who both offer that same value proposition, she says they can speak to customers on an engineer to engineer level, as well as offer a competitive price and highly efficient data centers. As she pulls the company together in a more organized fashion under her leadership, they can take advantage of these factors to continue growing."
cloud  disrupt  sf  2016  enterprise  events  tc  google  diane  greene  aws 
september 2016 by jonerp
Twilio’s Jeff Lawson says bots are overrated - by @ron_miller
" In a wide-ranging interview with TechCrunch reporter Frederic Lardinois today at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, Twilio co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson talked about the trials of going public, why paying attention to the stock price is unproductive, and how bots are overrated."
cloud  disrupt  sf  2016  events  tc  twilio  jeff  lawson  techcrunch  apis  communications  messaging  bots 
september 2016 by jonerp
Microsoft snatches HP CRM and service business from rivals Salesforce and Oracle - by @ron_miller
" In what has to be characterized as huge win for Microsoft, it announced this morning it had secured a 6-year deal with HP, Inc to run Microsoft Dynamics’ customer relationship management (CRM) and service software. What’s more, it grabbed this deal at the expense of its rivals."
cloud  enterprise  tc  microsoft  hp  salesforce  oracle  crm  service 
september 2016 by jonerp
Workday gives IBM big win with seven-year cloud deal - by @ron_miller
"Workday announced a 7-year cloud infrastructure deal with IBM Softlayer today to run their development and testing services on IBM’s cloud, handing IBM a huge win in the process. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news. It’s a big deal from a number of perspectives"
cloud  enterprise  tc  ibm  softlayer  workday  iaas 
august 2016 by jonerp
How Frank Abagnale thinks like a con artist to improve security - by @ron_miller
"When he conducts a seminar, he often does a test where he drops some USB drives marked “confidential” in the parking lot where he’s speaking, and inevitably several people pick them up and stick them into their company laptops. They get a message that says, “This was a test and you failed.” He says he doesn’t do this to embarrass people, but to point out that one move like that could have cost the company billions of dollars."
security  tc  frank  abagnale  catch  me  if  you  can  consulting  identity  theft 
august 2016 by jonerp
Face computers slowly find their place in business - by @ron_miller
"Sure, you could use a tablet or laptop and pull up instructions, but consider how useful it would be to conduct voice searches, while keeping your hands free as the information you need to conduct a repair is projected in front of your eyes, guiding you through a process, sometimes even “lighting up” the relevant parts."
enterprise  tc  google  glass  smart  glasses  apx  labs 
july 2016 by jonerp
Microsoft gives Salesforce a shove with new Dynamics 365 integrated cloud platform - by @ron_miller
"That said, R Ray Wang, founder and principal analyst at Constellation Research says there is still room to maneuver in this market. “In the enterprise, Salesforce is winning, but in mid-to-large businesses, Dynamics is still king,” he said. Plus he says he’s seeing some clients shy away from Salesforce because of rising costs. Regardless, Microsoft still has a long way to go before it catches Oracle in third place with 7.8 percent."
cloud  enterprise  tc  microsoft  erp  crm  cortana  powerbi  salesforce  dynamics 
july 2016 by jonerp
Apple’s latest foray into the enterprise involves deeper integration with Cisco - by @ron_miller
"Lost in the hubbub of today’s two hour-plus Apple WWDC keynote was an announcement of deep integration between Apple and Cisco in the upcoming release of iOS 10 — yes, you read it correctly, Cisco.

When it comes to enterprise partnerships, IBM has gotten the lion’s share of the attention. More recently, SAP made a high-profile partnership announcement of its own, but last August Apple and Cisco also announced an agreement."
enterprise  tc  apple  cisco  partnerships  ios  10  voip  wwdc  wwdc2016 
june 2016 by jonerp
Diane Greene wants to put the enterprise front and center of Google Cloud strategy - by @ron_miller
"“It is Google’s time for enterprise. Google has a lot to offer the world and it all came together in a nice way. There was just a lot of effort going on around the enterprise that has set things up really well,” she explained.

That could be true, but Google needs to win the hearts and minds of enterprise IT staff, who might mistakenly see Google as merely Google Apps and not the entire cloud stack it has become. Having a spokesperson like Greene should help in that regard, and she says a big part of her job is talking to customers and finding out what they need and how Google can help."
cloud  enterprise  tc  google  alphabet  diane  greene 
may 2016 by jonerp
Pivotal scores $253 million Series C led by Ford on hefty $2.8 billion valuation - by @ron_miller
"It’s not a coincidence that Pivotal has been working closely with Ford over the last year to help it in its own transformation from a car company to what Ford VP and CIO Marcy Klevorn called a “mobility” company driven by software development. Klevorn’s company is contributing $182.2 million of the round and Klevorn is joining Pivotal’s board as part of the deal."
cloud  enterprise  tc  pivotal  software  ford  microsoft  ge  vmware  emc  dell-emc  deal 
may 2016 by jonerp
IBM launches quantum computing as a cloud service - by @ron_miller
" Quantum computing is still very much in the early research stage, but IBM is hoping to accelerate the progress around it by making a quantum computer available to researchers as a cloud service. It is a bold and ambitious idea, although still very much a small step in trying to understand quantum computing processing."
cloud  enterprise  tc  ibm  quantum  computing 
may 2016 by jonerp
New Infosys AI tool could transform the way companies maintain complex systems - by @ron_miller
"Infosys believes that once you begin to get a grip on these basic plumbing issues, you can put humans to work on more fundamental problems that require creative thinking, something machines are a long way from achieving. A more cynical view is that companies will lay off the employees once they are no longer needed. The reality is probably going to be somewhere in the middle."
artificial  intelligence  enterprise  tc  infosys  vishal  sikka  machine  learning  knowledge  management 
may 2016 by jonerp
Intel announces it’s slashing 12,000 jobs - by @ron_miller
"Intel just announced it was slashing its workforce by 11 percent, calling it in all its corporate press-speak glory “a restructuring to accelerate its transformation.” Sure. What it means in real human terms is that 12,000 people will be losing their jobs worldwide, and that is never a good thing to hear."
enterprise  tc 
april 2016 by jonerp
Protecting identity could be key to enterprise security - by @ron_miller
"Business aside, this is ultimately about protecting the front door of our technology systems — whether on prem or in the cloud. While hackers can and do find their way into networks in other ways, stealing credentials is a simple way in and companies like Ping Identity and Okta understand this."
security  tc  identity  management  ping  okta  todd  mckinnon 
march 2016 by jonerp
Disrupting the wrong stuff - by @ron_miller
"Not everything is being “disrupting” tho. Only the easy or non essential things are being disrupted. Cancer, bigotry, hunger, you know the “hard” stuff—not so much. Ain’t no college boys trying to solve those problems, no VCs funding the disruption of those things. The stuff that does not “need” to be disrupted is being “disrupted” at an alarming rate. Just call a taxi or drive yourself,lol. Do we really “need” self driving cars? Nope. We need to start “disrupting” the hard things, not the silly/dumb/non essential tasks/product/services/etc."
opinion  tc  innovation  cancer  moonshot  techrefugees  techforgood 
march 2016 by jonerp
Fear and loathing at RSA — Hacking, security and the limits of protection - by @ron_miller
"It’s easy to forget that none of this tends to happen in isolation, yet companies tend to feel isolated. Instead of banding together against a common enemy, they instead try to fight alone. In many ways it doesn’t make sense to take this approach, but companies which don’t want to be seen as having weak security in the eyes of the public, likely don’t understand that on some level everyone is equally vulnerable."
enterprise  security  tc  rsa  hacking  cyber 
march 2016 by jonerp
IBM Acquiring Truven Health Analytics For $2.6 Billion And Adding It To Watson Health - by @ron_miller
"IBM announced its intent to buy Truven Health Analytics today for a whopping $2.6 billion. It is the fourth major purchase for Watson Health since the unit was established in 2014."
enterprise  tc  ibm  truven  health  analytics  healthcare  watson  big  data  mergers  and  acquisitions 
february 2016 by jonerp
Cisco Buys Jasper Technologies For $1.4 Billion - by @ron_miller
"Cisco announced today it was buying Jasper Technologies, a company that sells an Internet of Things cloud platform, for $1.4 billion. With Jasper, Cisco gets a company that understands the burgeoning Internet of Things market. While IoT is term bandied about quite a bit, it simply means connected machines talking to one another over the internet."
cloud  enterprise  fundings  &  exits  tc  cisco  jasper  technologies  internet  of  things  mergers  and  acquisitions  for  startups 
february 2016 by jonerp
Digital Transformation Requires Total Organizational Commitment - by @ron_miller
"When you consider that 88 percent of the Fortune 500 companies in 1955 are now gone, it’s not hard to see that change has always been with us, but the rate of change is accelerating dramatically due in large part to the disruption brought about by digital transformation."
enterprise  tc  accenture  aaron  levie  digital  transformation  change  management 
january 2016 by jonerp
Plot Thickens In Dell-EMC Deal As VMware Announces It’s Walking Away From Virtustream deal - by @ron_miller
" Ah, nothing goes easy with that $67 billion Dell-EMC deal, does it? Today the plot thickened a bit more when VMware announced in a filing with the SEC that it was walking away from the agreement with EMC to form Virtustream as a jointly owned company."
enterprise  tc  vmware  emc  virtustream  dell-emc  deal  dell  mergers  and  acquisitions 
december 2015 by jonerp
Big Data Still Requires Humans To Make Meaningful Connections - by @ron_miller
"Big data is a big deal, make no mistake about it, but it’s probably not as big a deal as it’s going to be eventually when we really figure out how to make good use of it. For now, we have this muddled middle where we understand the value of the data, but most organizations and governments don’t know how to use that data to its full potential."
enterprise  tc  big  data  technology 
december 2015 by jonerp
Dell-EMC Deal Facing Issues On Multiple Fronts - by @ron_miller
"When the news broke in early October that Dell was planning on buying EMC for a whopping $67 billion, more than a few jaws dropped (including mine), but in the weeks since, reports have surfaced about multiple problems from tax issues to VMware’s plunging stock price and the post-deal creation of Virtustream."
enterprise  tc  dell-emc  deal  dell  emc  mergers  and  acquisitions 
november 2015 by jonerp
Enterprise Tech Vendors Explore Strategies To Fight Disruption by @ron_miller
"We are in the midst of a tectonic shift in enterprise technology as the cloud has an ever-growing impact on how businesses provision infrastructure and software. Established vendors used to selling copious amounts of hardware and software have been experimenting with various strategies to deal with a rapidly changing marketplace. This has taken several forms including getting bigger, forming partnerships, splitting in two and selling off unprofitable pieces."
enterprise  tc 
november 2015 by jonerp
Pivotal IPO Could Make Dell-EMC Deal Even More Complicated - by @ron_miller
"Even while the Dell-EMC deal seemingly moves forward, there is still plenty of maneuvering going on at EMC. A couple of weeks ago VMware announced it was creating a new company called Virtustream that will be jointly owned with EMC, and just yesterday a re/code report suggested that Pivotal, another EMC-VMware joint venture, could IPO in early 2016."
enterprise  tc  emc  pivotal  vmware  dell  mergers  and  acquistions 
november 2015 by jonerp
Data Driven Everything Remains Elusive - by @ron_miller
"One thing was clear at Dreamforce last week, Salesforce’s enormous customer conference — something that has become apparent to anyone paying attention. It’s becoming a data-driven world. We are awash in data, but the problem is figuring out what we are supposed to do with it."
enterprise  tc  big  data  salesforce  watson 
september 2015 by jonerp
IBM Watson Won’t Be Replacing Humans Any Time Soon - by @ron_miller
"There is little doubt that IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence system is an incredible piece of technology, It’s capable of searching across vast repositories of unstructured digital data and returning answers remarkably quickly. But it won’t be replacing humans anytime soon, Dr. John Kelly who leads the Watson team at IBM told TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco."
enterprise  tc  techcrunch  disrupt  sf  2015  ibm  watson  artificial  intelligence 
september 2015 by jonerp
The Enterprise Silo Problem Stubbornly Persists - by @ron_miller
"It’s a worthy goal of course, and Durand is on the right track, but as one attendee pointed out to me: “Where are the security guys? They’re not here.” He was right too. The entire conference was dominated by people who are deeply immersed in identity, and that could be a problem because none of this exists in isolation."
enterprise  security  tc  andre  durand  ping  identity  cloud  summit 
june 2015 by jonerp
Salesforce Helps Customers Ride Wave To Big Data Platforms - by @ron_miller
"IT clearly can’t live in a silo with data scientists and developers working with data. The data only has value as it gets processed and delivered to the rest of the organization. Theses connectors and partnerships provide a possible avenue to make use of this data."
cloud  enterprise  tc  salesforce  big  data  wave 
may 2015 by jonerp

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