The beginning Silicon Valley located in the hilly northern part of California, one of the warmer climates in the United States is a treasure on many levels. Within a few hours drive from the Valley and San Francisco to the west is spectacular rocky James Bond type coastline, full of marine treasures and cute beach towns […]Read More Why is Silicon Valley so important? Why does it continue to prosper?
June 2015 – France Taxi Drivers revolt, judge arrests 2 uber officials for illegal operation March 2015 – Netherlands – preliminary judgment that Uber must stop its UberPop service June 2015 – San Francisco – The California Labor Commission ruled an Uber driver should be considered a company employee, not an independent contractor May 2015 – Mexico – Hundreds of […]Read More A case of disruption gone wrong? Uber
The age of Magic The ability to do things is becoming more and more feasible from a purely engineering point of view. Is Elon Musk a magician? Elon is building the first re-usable space transportation system something the US government spent $150 billion trying to do 20 years ago. He seems to be doing it […]Read More Are we living in an age of Magic? Is Elon Musk a magician?
Change is happening in our health care system in the US. There are a number of factors both endogenous to the health care industry and external to it converging to create a real chance for significant change. Evidence for that change are numerous including a biotech boom, genetics boom, information systems boom. […]Read More The virtuous circle Connected Health will drive Healthcare improvements faster
Yes, I’m an optimist, so you might put a grain of salt next to my unmitigated optimism about how things will go but I think we are seeing the greatest time in technology history unfolding and it is breathtaking and fun to participate and think about. I believe it will have an impact on our […]Read More Tech Explosion the greatest in history. Things that cost millions of dollars are costing thousands. Things that took years are taking months.
I could talk about each of these components in isolation, for instance, Mobile and talk about the growth of it and changes it is fostering but you wouldn’t get the big picture. The change we are seeing can only be understood by considering all these components together. They each affect each other and the widespread […]Read More The Virtuous Circle is key to understanding how the world is changing – Mobile, Social, Cloud, Open Source, APIs, DevOps
Recently I gave a talk on helping to select PaaS from among the many PaaS out there and understanding the taxonomy of PaaS or simply how to categorize them to put them in useful buckets. One person at the talk asked about use cases for PaaS. I realized I haven’t blogged about the most […]Read More 9 Use Cases for PaaS – Why and How
Disruption and Reuse It is my contention that 90% of costs are being eliminated from the traditional software development process and the time to market reduced dramatically by leveraging the reuse capable today via open source, APIs, fast deployment and resource sharing with PaaS. The cost of Enterprise Software was magnified by an order of […]Read More The technology “disruption” occurring in today’s business world is driven by open source and APIs and a new paradigm of enterprise collaboration