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One theory on Amazon interest in a second headquarters

Amazon announced that they are in search of a location for their second headquarters. The new headquarters facility is expected to create 50,000 jobs and bidders are welcome to submit their proposals to woo the Amazon opportunity. While that, in itself, sounds great, there may be more in the works than just a new headquarters.… Continue reading One theory on Amazon interest in a second headquarters

Business · CIO

Understanding the Network Effect in IT

When discussing the combination of Information Technology (IT) & network, one quickly runs to thinking about cabling, connectors, switches, hubs and routers. However, there is another type of network that has nothing to do with technology yet directly impacts the effectiveness of an IT organization. This type of network involves people, empathy, credibility and humility.… Continue reading Understanding the Network Effect in IT

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IBM Interconnect expectations, a CIOs perspective

This week is IBM’s annual cloud conference in Las Vegas. Quite a bit has changed in the past year for IBM and at this year’s IBM Interconnect there are a few things I’m looking for. Each of them centers in the mainstream of enterprise demand. Here’s the quick rundown: IBM CLOUD CURRENT STATE AND DIRECTION… Continue reading IBM Interconnect expectations, a CIOs perspective

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Google Next Expectations, A CIO’s Perspective

This week is Google’s Next conference in San Francisco and all eyes are on Google to gain insights to their direction, activities and plans around cloud. That being said, there are a few specific things I am looking for here at Next. POSITIONING IN THE CLOUD As a public cloud provider, Google faces stiff competition… Continue reading Google Next Expectations, A CIO’s Perspective

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SAP Cloud Platform is not your typical ERP software

I had the opportunity to join SAP (NYSE: SAP) executives recently for SAP’s Capital Markets Day at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Before talking about my perspective on SAP and the SAP Cloud Platform, I would be remiss mentioning the NYSE itself. The NYSE is not like every other business location in lower Manhattan.… Continue reading SAP Cloud Platform is not your typical ERP software

Business · Cloud · Data

Amazon drives cloud innovation toward the enterprise

  Amazon continues to drive forward with innovation at a blistering pace. At their annual re:Invent confab, Amazon announced dozens of products to an audience of over 30,000 attendees. There are plenty of newsworthy posts outlining the specific announcements including Amazon’s own re:Invent website. However, there are several announcements that specifically address the growing enterprise… Continue reading Amazon drives cloud innovation toward the enterprise

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My top most used business tools and applications when traveling

What better way to kick off 2017 than to talk about the tools I find to be most useful? I wrote a post back in 2012 that outlined many of the tools I used back then. As many of you know, I travel a lot. Just about every week I am on a plane going… Continue reading My top most used business tools and applications when traveling