(Note: This is part of a continuing series of posts dedicated to the topic of
The cloud wars rage on. The room is full of 800lb gorillas that have been
battling over market share and supremacy for several years now. You know who
the key players are - Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM - all still
standing. Three year ago, Gartner described the market as ‘still evolving
and maturing'. However, last year, they described the market as ‘in a
state of upheaval' with many providers shifting their strategies as they
struggle to obtain market share.
Pricing battles have always been ongoing in the cloud wars. Surprisingly, in
one sense, the pricing battles have made pricing a smaller consideration in
the decision-making process. While there will be no abatement in that battle,
vendors are searching for other ways to impact the decision-making process... (more)
Blockchain: You Want Me to Trust a ‘Trustless Trust' System?
(Note: This is part two in a series of posts dedicated to the topic of
Trust. It's a fundamental aspect of interaction in a civil society - its
importance has been ingrained in us since childhood. And it's a concept
that's deeply intertwined with our very nature.
The level of trust we have with individuals, businesses, and technology
affects our lives daily. This is important to remember when discussing new
technologies. For example, our level of trust is a critical factor when
evaluating a new ... (more)
Internet of Things and Big Data - Who Owns All the Data?
We've been doing it for years, decades for some. How many websites have you
created accounts on? Your bank, your credit card companies, social media
sites, hotels and travel sites, online shopping sites, and that's just the
start. We do it often without even thinking about it, quickly entering our
personal information, our data, in a plethora of systems. Sometimes we're not
even aware of the information we are providing. It could be very personal
information (think of the security questions you provide answers to for
(Note: This is the first in a series of posts dedicated to the topic of
There's a new kid on the block of disruptive technology. Blockchain. A day
doesn't go by that you can't find numerous articles about it. Topics range
from how JP Morgan is making significant investments in exploring the
technology, to the Republican GOP using blockchain to allow online voting in
the recent Utah caucus.
It's definitely a hot topic of discussion. At times it sounds like blockchain
is replacing cloud in discussions as the technology panacea that will solve
all problems.... (more)
Disruption. You can't have a discussion today about business or technology
without the term entering the conversation. I think it's become an unwritten
rule. It's almost as if no one will take you seriously unless you're talking
about business disruption. Or how disruptive technologies can be used to
advance business and provide a competitive edge.
Take Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT). Both rank highly on the list
of disruptive technologies. As with most technologies, there are areas of
great synergy that ultimately provide a yellow brick road to real business
value. (... (more)