By Jason Corsello on August 20, 2014
Hold on to your jobs while you can, because pretty soon the robots will replace all of us temperamental, non-programmable human workers. At least that’s what you’d gather from these recent headlines: “What Will The Economy Look Like When The Robots Take Your Job?,” “Robots Ate My Job,” and “Welcome, Robot Overlords. Please Don’t Fire […]
By Michael Fauscette on March 13, 2014
The entire business world is dealing with a lot of change, and it’s being felt across all organizations and departments. The Internet and the four technology pillars (social, mobile, cloud and big data/analytics) are driving all sorts of new technologies and new processes and activities related to those new technologies. This is all good, challenging, […]
By Michael Fauscette on March 1, 2013
Around the world of social software, particularly enterprise social networks (ESN), the discussion of value always gets back to a discussion of worker productivity. It’s a logical point of focus of course, I mean ESNs should increase productivity through reducing time to find correct information or expert(s); by reducing push email through a pull – […]
By Michael Fauscette on January 27, 2013
In a world of smartphones, mifi mobile hot spots, wifi hot spots and broadband home Internet most of us live an always connected life. Smartphones are extending this connectivity around the world and into place where it would have taken…
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged automation, Bluetooth, connected, devices, enterprise, Healthcare, internet, Internet of Things, IoT, iPhone, M2M, medical, Smart Cities | 2 Responses
By Michael Coté on February 16, 2011
After ejecting every function except writing code, development teams have been bringing those roles back to the core team, starting with QA, then product management, and now operations. The goal is deliver Frequent Functionality (features released more frequently rather than in big 12-18 month releases) and increase the value of the software by getting better […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Agile, agile development, automation, Cloud, Cloud Computing, dev/ops, GitHub, Programming, software as a service, Systems Management, The New Thing
By Michael Coté on February 7, 2011
Puppet Labs released a major product last week, Puppet Enterprise, an integrated bundling of the open source automation platform, Puppet, and several of the other tools needed to get up and running fast. The Puppet Enterprise release is firming up Puppet Lab’s efforts in the mainstream world of enterprise datacenters and IT. While they have […]
By Michael Coté on June 22, 2010
With new cash and a SaaS IT Management offering in beta, Opscode has some interesting stuff going on.
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged automation, Citrix Online, Cloud, Collaborative IT Management, configuration management, google, model-driven automation, Open source, OpsCode, Opscode Platform, paglo, Puppet Labs, Quick Analysis, SaaS, software as a service, Systems Management, Windows 7
By Tom Raftery on April 8, 2010
We have pointed to the ongoing convergence of wireless communications and smart grids before, for example in this video about Tropos Networks and in Tom’s stump pitch on sustainability and mobility, but some news from this week throws the trend into stark relief. Carbon Trust investments, the VC arm of a non-profit organisation working to […]
Posted in Trends & Concepts | Tagged automation, currentcost, environment, google, Greenhouse gas, greenmonk, greenpeak, hohm, Home automation, Mobile phone, powermeter, smart grid, smartgrids, smartmeters, TX, zigbee | 1 Response
By Michael Coté on January 7, 2010
BMC is buying a what seems to be a good Java infrastructure (read: the middle-ware & application layer), model-driven automation and management tool that’ll augment their existing Blade Logic automation portfolio.
By Michael Coté on January 4, 2010
Update on Puppet, Reductive Labs, and next gen automation.