By Denis Pombriant on September 29, 2015
What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, the booths on the Dreamforce show floor were little more than outposts for widget-makers but fast-forward to Dreamforce 2015 and one is struck by the number, variety, and size of the partner community. But that’s only part of the story, often out of sight is the […]
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By Denis Pombriant on September 11, 2014
I was disturbed by a story in the New York Times this week about Google’s ongoing issues with European regulators and the lead is all you need to get a sense of things: “BRUSSELS — A top German official called for Google to be broken up. A French minister pronounced the company a threat to […]
By Michael Krigsman on August 22, 2014
It’s a cliché to say that IT and the CIO role are undergoing a significant shift. Many studies andresearch provide evidence that people outside IT expect greater responsiveness to business needs. This expectation goes by many names and buzzwords, all of which share similar meanings: Infrastructure vs. digital CIO (PDF download) Chief Innovation Officer Two-speed IT Revenue-generator CIO (PDF download) Chief Improvement Officer The […]
By Denis Pombriant on April 10, 2014
You should check out “The Second Machine Age” by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee of MIT. It’s a thoughtful analysis of the technology progression handed to us by Moore’s Law and its effect on every aspect of our lives. Their thesis is pretty simple but also powerful. Early in the computer age, we developed transactional […]
By Denis Pombriant on April 3, 2013
Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee of the MIT Center for Digital Business and the Sloan School of Management have written an interesting book for our times — our economic times — with an appealing metaphor that any technologist will appreciate. Race Against The Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming […]
By Michael Krigsman on December 28, 2010
Top ten failure lists are a dime a dozen. This one is exceptional because the guy who compiled it wrote the book on this subject.
By Michael Coté on August 19, 2010
Trying to figure out Intel buying McAfee.
By Bob Warfield on August 19, 2010
I don’t get the whole Intel buying McAfee thing. Sure, security looks like a good business. But Intel is a chip company. Yeah, microprocessors are mostly software down under, but that doesn’t mean Intel has the soul of a software company. Call me Old Fashioned, but I’m in the camp of thinking there needs to […]
By Phil Wainewright on June 18, 2010
The old downloadable signature file method of anti-malware protection is flawed in today’s era of cloud-scale malware threats, say a new generation of vendors. I caught up recently with Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO of Webroot, to learn more.
By Phil Wainewright on April 22, 2010
About ten years ago, I met with the then CIO of McAfee.com, Doug Cavit (who later joined Microsoft as chief security strategist). The thing that most kept him awake at night, he told me then, was the risk of a third party piggy-backing onto McAfee’s own trusted access into its customers’ PCs. As a long-term […]