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.
Conventional vs NoSQL Conventional RDB’s require a lot of maintenance, significant overhead in operating but mainly the biggest problem is that specifying static schema for data is incredibly time-consuming, error-prone, changing frequently it is just so 2000s pre-agile way of operating. Today people want to collect data and decide later what fields to put in, […]Read More RDBs (Relational Databases) are too hard. NoSQL is the future for most data.
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
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
History (in other words you can skip this part :)) When I created publish / subscribe at TIBCO we used to think of putting everything “on the bus.” The “bus” idea referred to a hardware bus. If you know how hardware works information flows between devices in a computer on a set of wires called a […]Read More Put it in the Store – The new paradigm of enterprise social asset sharing and reuse: Just put it in the store.
What is Techno-health? Do different industries have different techno-health? Techno-health refers to different levels of technical maturity and currency or sophistication of their technology? If you are in a segment that doesn’t generally use technology; is it a waste for you to spend more money on technology than the norm for your segment? If you […]Read More Different Industries State of Techno-Health and who is doing it and who isn’t
This is a story of 2 successful technologies which presages what I believe is a new important innovation. It started with Apple It all started about 15 years ago Apple introduced the iPhone…. It seems like this anyway. The date was actually in 2007, a mere 6 years ago + a few months. Since […]Read More The Enterprise Store – App, API, Mobile
What is software development like today? A complaint I heard from a CIO recently was that when talking to the high flying technologists at his firm he said: “they talked in strange names, Kafka this, docker that. Names of open source projects, APIs and languages that make him wonder if these people can program or just […]Read More Software Development today, Cool APIs, Open Source, Scala, Ruby, Chef, Puppet, IntelliJ, Storm, Kafka
A number of analyst firms and pundits have declared a list of the megatrends. For examples you can see my blogs: IDC Emerging Trends and Gartner Top Megatrends I have my own list of what I call “disruptive” technologies and trends. This comes from talking to people, observing what companies are doing and what […]Read More Disruptive Forces : Disruptive Megatrends