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Digital Disruption - The Whole Is Greater Than the Parts Imagine if you will, a world where technology is changing at breakneck speeds. Where new technology hype seems to know no bounds. You see words floating in front of you. Cloud. Mobile. Big Data. Internet of Things. Machine Learning. Blockchain. The words fly towards you, circling. They seem to be saying something. ‘Use me'... "No, use me.'. Confusion seems to abound. At the sign post up ahead, your next stop, the Disruption Zone! Okay, I will admit, maybe it's a little hokey, but tell me, sometimes doesn't it feel like you have entered another dimension? We have entered a time where digital disruption is the norm. A recent survey of Chief Strategy Officers found that 93% felt disruptive innovation was inevitable, yet only 23% of those surveyed felt they were ready to address it. Two years ago, we were talking a... (more)

Musings on the Internet of Things: I Am Now a ‘Thing’ | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API

Musings on the IoT: I Am Now a ‘Thing' I suppose I should explain. As many of you who have read my articles and posts the last few years already know, medical devices in the Internet of Things is topic that is near and dear to my heart. Literally. For over 10 years, I have had a pacemaker (see my piece The Internet of Everything - It's All About the ecosystem). But until last week, I was not a ‘thing' on the internet. Given the age of my pacemaker, I actually have to go in to the doctor's office for them to read information off of it. Last week, my cardiologist placed an insert... (more)

Machine Learning – It’s All About the Data | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud #BigData #MachineLearning

Big Data. Analytics. Internet of Things. Cloud. In the last few years, you cannot have a discussion around technology without those terms entering the conversation. They have been major technology disruptors impacting all aspects of the business. Change seems to occur at breakneck speeds and shows no sign of slowing. Today, it appears the one constant in technology is change. Constant change requires constant innovation which thereby introduces more new technologies. One of the new technologies entering the conversation is machine learning. Gartner identified machine learning as ... (more)

Cloud Wars: Two Years Later | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

A little over two years ago, I wrote about the ongoing cloud wars with all of the 800lb gorillas in the room jockeying for position. At the time, IBM and Amazon were having what equated to a public cage match battle over a cloud contract with the CIA (IBM Steps back from CIA deal) as well as various ad blitzes, including IBM running ads on buses in Las Vegas during Amazon's premier re:Invent conference. Meanwhile, Gartner released their magic quadrant report on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), describing the market as still evolving and maturing. They placed Amazon AWS and Mic... (more)

Blockchain as a Service – The New Weapon in the Cloud Wars? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

(Note: This is part of a continuing series of posts dedicated to the topic of blockchain technology.) 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 bat... (more)