By Craig Cmehil on October 7, 2012
Awhile back some folks from the SAP community decided it was a good idea to have a conversation around the topic of Twitter, and whether it was “broke”. Now due to a slight snafu with time zones and scheduling I … Read More →
By Michael Coté on May 19, 2011
Dell held an analyst event in Austin a couple weeks ago (titled “Services and Solutions for the Virtual Era”, or SSVE), coming out strong with its message of transformation and growth via an expansion in the general “enterprise IT” space. This was primarily based on two, traditionally non-Dell lines of business. The Growth Plan Our […]
By Michael Coté on May 16, 2011
“The exciting convergence of technology consumption and production models” is the topic of the next book Vinnie Mirchandani is working on (his last book had a good, optimistic take on the need for innovation). He recently asked about the role of developers in all that soup – at least I think that’s what he asked. […]
By Michael Coté on February 18, 2011
Seeing a computer play two humans at Jeopardy! is a lot more entertaining than I thought it’d be. I’d been ignoring most of the hoopla around Watson figuring it for a big, effective PR campaign on IBM’s part. It is that for certain, and good on them for doing it. I’ve been more interested in [...]
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged AI, analytics, Big Data, Companies, enterprise software, ibm, ideas, Jeopardy, marketing, Open source, POWER7, Quick Analysis, The New Thing, Watson
By Michael Coté on February 9, 2011
If you’re going to compete against the might iPad, here’s 10 things you should do. Good luck storming the castle!
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Amazon Kindle, App Store, apple, differentiation, HP TouchPad, ideas, iOS, iPad, iPhone, marketing, mobile, Quick Analysis, tablet, The New Thing, webos, Windows Phone 7
By Michael Coté on December 7, 2010
What can I do with cloud computing? Why should I care? Why is it worth the trouble? Here are a few answers.
By Michael Coté on October 13, 2010
Some interesting tech startups in Austin.
Posted in Business | Tagged austin, betterjunkmail, BigData, Cassandra, Dachis Group, geolocation, Gowalla, ideas, InfoChimps, MindQuilt, Riptano, social software, spiceworks, startups, Systems Management, The New Thing | 1 Response
By Michael Coté on June 15, 2010
Using mobile apps for open government.
By Michael Coté on December 11, 2009
A predictive note on how new platforms and devices change what’s required from the IT industry.
By Craig Cmehil on September 25, 2009
Years ago it was all about how much, how big and how bright your “thing” was and money was flowing out of every IT shop in the world – it was also during this time that I was constantly looking at Open Source and any and every solution I could find to do my job [...]