Data

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

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

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

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