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Three things to look for at Amazon’s upcoming AWS re:Invent conference

As folks in the US prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, those of us in technology are looking to Amazon’s annual cloud confab AWS re:Invent the week after Thanksgiving in Las Vegas. In preparation for the sold-out conference, there are a few things to look for at the conference. ENTERPRISE ENGAGEMENT Amazon has done a good… Continue reading Three things to look for at Amazon’s upcoming AWS re:Invent conference

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Understanding the Communications Conundrum: What is the goal?

For years now, different communications solutions have come and gone. Just about every major enterprise player has had a solution at one time or another. Looking back, we started with relatively primitive solutions to communicate between coworkers. Then came email. Email became, and remains, the de-facto standard to communicate between individuals and teams. Since the… Continue reading Understanding the Communications Conundrum: What is the goal?

CIO · Cloud

VMware and Amazon AWS Partnership: An Enterprise Perspective

  Much has already been written about the VMware and Amazon AWS Partnership that was announced October 13th, 2016 and the potential opportunities for enterprises. Unfortunately, many of the core issues for enterprises are either being glossed over or simply not addressed. FUNDAMENTALS OF THE PARTNERSHIP In a nutshell, the partnership provides clients with the… Continue reading VMware and Amazon AWS Partnership: An Enterprise Perspective

Business · Data · Social

A Proposal to Save Social Media and Twitter

Back in May of 2014, 30 months ago, I penned the piece What Happens if Twitter Goes Away? It was a provocative look at the decline of one of Social Media’s darlings and suggesting potential value between free and paid services. Has the Social Media industry reached an inflection point where “free” services need to… Continue reading A Proposal to Save Social Media and Twitter

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7 Ways Not to Engage Influencers and Independent Analysts

Are you looking to engage folks beyond the major analyst firms? Over the past few years, companies are engaging influencers and independence analysts more and more. However, there are some bad practices that have developed and ways you can overcome those. Before you think about engaging influencers and independent analysts, read this first to avoid… Continue reading 7 Ways Not to Engage Influencers and Independent Analysts

Business · CIO · Cloud · Data

Is HPE headed toward extinction?

The first question might be, why does a CIO care if any one vendor comes or goes? It matters if you are invested in that company’s products or services. The vast majority of enterprises have invested in a number of enterprise companies…including HP Enterprise (HPE). Many are asking where HPE is headed and how long… Continue reading Is HPE headed toward extinction?

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Is the concept of enterprise lock in a red herring?

There is quite a bit of discussion about the concept of lock-in by pundits, providers and consumers. While I take the perspective of looking at lock-in within the enterprise IT space, the same issues apply broadly to a number of industries, products and consumers. So, is lock-in really a concern for the enterprise? Or just… Continue reading Is the concept of enterprise lock in a red herring?