[Advice for Awesome Business Names]: Random Name Generators to Numerology

[Advice for Awesome Business Names]: Random Name Generators to Numerology

Early in the history of any new business comes the naming decision.  You’ll need a name as soon as you create a website or blog.  Naming a new business is something many entrepreneurs obsess over. They’re right–the business name is important.  You want to choose a name that will be good forever.  Changing names is […]

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Augmented reality: An enterprise business imperative

Augmented reality: An enterprise business imperative

Consumer brands and enterprise B2B vendors must understand and get ready for augmented reality. These technologies will play an important part in digital transformation efforts of many organizations.

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Bitnami comes up from below decks

Bitnami comes up from below decks

So Bitnami isn’t the kind of company you usually find sunning it on a deckchair. It’s more of an engine room kind of firm. It takes care of a lot of boring plumbing in creating and deploying open source software packages, underpinning image management for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform Launchpad, and […]

Build 2017: The Microsoft Story Remix

Build 2017: The Microsoft Story Remix

For as long as humans have huddled around campfires storytelling has defined us. Gazing absentmindedly into the flames, burning wood crackling, we tell stories about our ancestors, our kids growing up, and our fears and hopes. Yearning and memory hold families and friends together, experiences shared. In the modern era we created new tools to […]

A company like me: Beyond customer-centric to customer-engaged

A company like me: Beyond customer-centric to customer-engaged

Being a “company like me” takes more than simple customer-centric actions, it takes customer-engaged behavior at the level of the company’s DNA. Here are the characteristics of a customer-engaged company. Embed them into your business’ genetic makeup.

Frank D'Souza: We're now experiencing the biggest shift since the Internet

Frank D’Souza: We’re now experiencing the biggest shift since the Internet

  It’s always more fun to be the disruptor than the disrupted in markets where innovation is the key differentiator and commoditization the curse. The world of technology is a constant challenge as programming languages become commonplace, processes increasingly standardized and automated, and global service delivery efficiency a bread-and-butter offering. How can you continue to grow at a […]

Azure Cosmos DB: it’s web scale!

Azure Cosmos DB: it’s web scale!

At Build 2017  in Seattle Microsoft took the wraps off Azure Cosmos DB, a “globally distributed multi-model database service”. Cosmos DB is designed to be as accessible as it is available, and is a significant upgrade of its predecessor Document DB, a managed NoSQL database service optimised for JSON storage. What is particularly striking about […]

Knowledge Summary: The Next Decade in Digital Transformation

Knowledge Summary: The Next Decade in Digital Transformation

A knowledge summary is a semi-long to a long post that synthesizes positions, concepts, and lessons learned around a topic.  They consist of a mix of primary research with ideas and frameworks I built based on conversations and working sessions. This knowledge summary will focus on concepts you have to know to succumb to embrace […]

100 Days of Productivity From a Simple Goal Setting Worksheet?

100 Days of Productivity From a Simple Goal Setting Worksheet?

100 Days of Productivity?  What would you say if you could guarantee your next 100 days would be super productive for your business because you used a simple goal setting worksheet to decide what to do during those 100 Days? What if you were sure you could get everything done within the time frame? What […]