Starting with the customer and working backwards with Prakash Kota

This week I’m joined by Prakash Kota who is the Chief Information Officer for Autodesk. In our discussion, we talk about how Autodesk changed from a company that shipped software to a subscription-based business. We talk about the role of…

Assessing the impact of the IBM leadership changes

Last week, IBM announced a few significant leadership changes that put a lot of things in play. First, is IBM’s sheer leadership challenge as it pertains to culture. Second, is the impact to customers including existing IBM customers, Red Hat…

Microsoft and Oracle announce new cloud partnership

This morning, Microsoft and Oracle announced a new partnership between their respective cloud platforms. The partnership between these two enterprise providers should garner great interest by enterprises large and small. Most, if not all, Fortune 500 companies are already customers of…

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…

Droplet Computing makes a big splash at Cloud Field Day 3

Every so often there is a company that catches your eye. Not because of their flashy marketing, but because they are solving a really interesting problem with a clever approach. That happened at Tech Field Day’s Cloud Field Day 3,…