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My top most used business tools and applications when traveling

What better way to kick off 2017 than to talk about the tools I find to be most useful? I wrote a post back in 2012 that outlined many of the tools I used back then. As many of you know, I travel a lot. Just about every week I am on a plane going… Continue reading My top most used business tools and applications when traveling

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Understanding the Communications Conundrum: What is the goal?

For years now, different communications solutions have come and gone. Just about every major enterprise player has had a solution at one time or another. Looking back, we started with relatively primitive solutions to communicate between coworkers. Then came email. Email became, and remains, the de-facto standard to communicate between individuals and teams. Since the… Continue reading Understanding the Communications Conundrum: What is the goal?

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Is HPE headed toward extinction?

The first question might be, why does a CIO care if any one vendor comes or goes? It matters if you are invested in that company’s products or services. The vast majority of enterprises have invested in a number of enterprise companies…including HP Enterprise (HPE). Many are asking where HPE is headed and how long… Continue reading Is HPE headed toward extinction?

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Is the concept of enterprise lock in a red herring?

There is quite a bit of discussion about the concept of lock-in by pundits, providers and consumers. While I take the perspective of looking at lock-in within the enterprise IT space, the same issues apply broadly to a number of industries, products and consumers. So, is lock-in really a concern for the enterprise? Or just… Continue reading Is the concept of enterprise lock in a red herring?

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HPE clarifies their new role in the enterprise

Last week, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) held their annual US-based Discover conference in Las Vegas. HPE has seen quite a bit of change in the past year with the split of HP into HPE & HP Inc. They shut down their Helion Public Cloud offering and announced the divestiture of their Enterprise Services (ES) business… Continue reading HPE clarifies their new role in the enterprise

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2016 is the year of data and relevance

Over the past few years, I have outlined my thoughts for the upcoming year. You can read those from past years here: Cloud Predictions for 2013 (12/14/12) CIO Predictions for 2014 (12/20/13) 5 things a CIO wishes for this holiday season (12/26/14) In 2016, data and relevance will play the leading role across the industry.… Continue reading 2016 is the year of data and relevance

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Are the big 5 enterprise IT providers making a comeback?

Not long ago, many would have written off the likes of the big five large enterprise IT firms as slow, lethargic, expensive and out of touch. Who are the big five? IBM (NYSE: IBM), HP (NYSE: HPQ), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO). Specifically, they are companies that provide traditional enterprise… Continue reading Are the big 5 enterprise IT providers making a comeback?