CIO · Cloud · Data · IoT

Top 10 CIO Trends for 2019

As we get ready to close out 2018 and look toward 2019, there are a number of items that will take top focus for the CIO. In 2019, the list moves away from just a technology focus. CIOs are looking for ways to shift from a traditional CIO role to a transformational CIO role. In…… Continue reading Top 10 CIO Trends for 2019

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Understanding the difference between Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

It is common for there to be confusion when new technology comes out. Blockchain and cryptocurrency are two of the latest examples. Blockchain and cryptocurrency are very much inter-related. However, they are not the same nor interchangeable. BLOCKCHAIN FOUNDATION The blockchain technology and methods are the foundation that supports a number of different applications including…… Continue reading Understanding the difference between Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Cloud · Data · IoT

From Edge to Cloud: Understanding the Infrastructure Delivery Spectrum

In the not too distant past, the infrastructure world was a fairly simple place. There were servers, storage systems and networking equipment. The combination of these three raw materials provided the foundation for many applications and companies. Over time, the demand and requirements placed on the underlying infrastructure changed while the sheer amount of resources…… Continue reading From Edge to Cloud: Understanding the Infrastructure Delivery Spectrum

CIO · Data

Three ways GDPR will continue to present a major risk to enterprises and humanity

Plenty of articles have already been written about the challenges facing enterprises with regards to the recent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even so, there are three key aspects that enterprises have not considered, let alone addressed. Before digging into these three aspects it is important to first set some context around GDPR. BACKGROUND In…… Continue reading Three ways GDPR will continue to present a major risk to enterprises and humanity

Business · Cloud · Data

Shifting the thinking of enterprise applications

Enterprise applications are not new and have been around for decades. Since their start, enterprise applications have increased in their level of sophistication and business automation. However, this sophistication comes with a significant degree of complexity too. Historically, enterprises were in the position where they needed to build everything themselves. Much of this stemmed from…… Continue reading Shifting the thinking of enterprise applications

Business · Data

Understanding the value of data integration

To understand the value of data integration, one has to first understand the changing data landscape. In the past few years, more data has been created than existed in all of time prior to that. In 2014, I penned a post asking ‘Are enterprises prepared for the data tsunami’? When it comes to data, enterprises…… Continue reading Understanding the value of data integration

Business · Cloud · Data

How cloud is changing the business and IT landscape

Enterprises around the globe are facing disruption from a number of different directions. To combat this disruption, they increasingly turn to cloud computing. Cloud computing is the single biggest opportunity for organizations to dramatically change how their business operates through changes in their Information Technology (IT) landscape. Organizations are evaluating ways to leverage cloud-based solutions…… Continue reading How cloud is changing the business and IT landscape