Charting IBM’s path after Think 2019

After IBM’s Think conference this year in San Francisco, many are asking where IBM goes from here. The conference itself was a culmination of several other conferences rolled into one. And while the Science keynotes were absolutely stellar, IBM Think…

The CIO Ternion Concept Drives Digital Transformation

Organizations are looking at Digital Transformation to bring significant change to their business. The intended outcome is to modernize and refocus the efforts of the IT organization and portfolio to drive greater business success. Unfortunately, organizations are finding very mixed…

Throwing more people at the problem no longer works

Technology is hard. Change is hard. And business requirements are changing faster than ever. Yet, as IT professionals, we sit in the nexus of these three things. Our lives are sophisticated, complicated and mixed with a strange inertia that drives…

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…

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…

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…

Working without a computer Weekend Edition

Last week, I started a series of posts documenting the experience of working without a computer. The first post with all the details of why and how can be found here: https://avoa.com/2018/08/10/working-without-a-computer-day-1/ Since this post covers the weekend, it is…