Business · Cloud · Data

Microsoft empowers the developer at Connect

This week at Microsoft Connect in New York City, Microsoft announced a number of products geared toward bringing intelligence and the computing edge closer together. The tools continue Microsoft’s support of a varied and growing ecosystem of evolving solutions. At the same time, Microsoft demonstrated their insatiable drive to woo the developer with a number… Continue reading Microsoft empowers the developer at Connect

Business · Cloud · Data

Salesforce bridges the customer engagement gap for growth at Dreamforce

Last week was Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference in San Francisco with a whopping 170,000+ attendees. Even so, what were the key takeaways? Today, many enterprises are either Salesforce customers and follow the space closely as it pertains to a key element for executive teams today: Customer engagement. One of the top issues that executive teams and… Continue reading Salesforce bridges the customer engagement gap for growth at Dreamforce

Business · Cloud

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

Business · CIO · Cloud

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