CIO

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 our current state. If you look at the anthropology of IT, one quickly identifies how…… Continue reading Throwing more people at the problem no longer works

Mobile

Working without a computer: Update 3

This is likely my final update in the series of working without a computer since the laptop has been repaired and returned. So, the $64,000 question is: Can an iPad replace your regular desktop? The answer is not that straightforward and is tied to your specific workflow and work habits. In my case, I found…… Continue reading Working without a computer: Update 3

Mobile

Working without a computer: Update 2

There are a number of folks interested in and following my experience working with the iPad Pro plus keyboard as a replacement to a laptop. Here is my latest update from traveling over the past few days. During the earlier part of this week, I found that using the iPad Pro plus keyboard worked really…… Continue reading Working without a computer: Update 2

Mobile

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 going to be relatively short as much of the time was spent traveling and catching…… Continue reading Working without a computer Weekend Edition

Mobile

Working without a computer: Day 1

So, I thought I would write a little bit about my experience of running a company, writing a book, writing research reports, editing documents, working only with mobile technology, and traveling without the use of a computer. First, let me explain how I got here. SETTING THE CONTEXT Under normal circumstances, I travel quite a…… Continue reading Working without a computer: Day 1

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 · 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