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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 […]

Lambda kicks in, a serverless world made of messages

Lambda kicks in, a serverless world made of messages

There were so many possible angles of attack in covering the Amazon Web Services re:Invent 2016 conference that I seemingly never got to the point of delivery. RedMonk covered the event with a new recap format, borrowed from fivethirtyeight media, which you can see over here. Fintan has written a couple of posts – one on […]

Is your current job the end of the line?

Is your current job the end of the line?

  A new trend is developing in the tech and business world and the speed at which it is happening is alarming. The need for people is waning as companies seek to scale themselves profitably on a digital backbone – and it’s having a serious impact on our career paths. When companies historically did layoffs, […]

Beware Of Web Services: Are You the Cow Or the Rancher?

Beware Of Web Services: Are You the Cow Or the Rancher?

Are you the cow or the rancher? What if you went to sleep one night, secure in the knowledge you’re a successful rancher, only to wake up the next morning realizing you’re just a cow on somebody else’s ranch? That would be a very shocking realization on all kinds of levels, yet it happens all […]