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AWS Ignites Debate About the Death of IT Ops

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My third article in less than a week. That’s a hat-trick! This time in InformationWeek. It’s about the possible end of IT Ops in mid-sized enterprises. With the push to serverless and more IT automation, it will be difficult for mid-sized companies to justify having their own IT operations, except in highly regulated industries.

DevOps Gets More Exciting in 2018

DevOps Gets More Exciting in 2018

A Twofer this week! Yesterday my article on CMSWire on social graphs came out and today another article on DevOps trends for 2018 came out on DevOps.com. Though I’m tracking a bunch of trends for DevOps, in this article I talk about three in particular – Container Ecosystems, Kubernetes, and Integrated Pipelines. Of course, this is all dependent on IT getting it’s act together and cutting out those pesky silos. Check out the details in the article.

Will Microsoft Graph Deliver on the Promises of the Social Graph?

My latest article at CMSWire is up and it’s called “Will Microsoft Graph Deliver on the Promises of the Social Graph?” I know that, in some circles, it’s heresy to suggest that companies have not benefited from the social graphs embedded in collaboration products but there, I said it. With the latest additions to Microsoft Office 365, Windows, and Dynamics, there is the chance that could change.

New Paper on the IBM-HCL Deal

Market Milestone: IBM Hands Over Development of Notes, Domino, and Verse to HCL

I have a new paper on the Amalgam Insights site. Called, “Market Milestone: IBM Hands Over Development of Notes, Domino, and Verse to HCL”, it examines the new IBM-HCL deal for developing parts of the IBM collaboration platform, especially Domino, SameTime, Notes, and Verse. In the paper, I provide some context and analysis. It’s free so go have a look.

Machine Learning May Help Developers

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This blog was originally published on the Amalgam Insights website. As the fall season of tech conferences starts to wind down, something is quite clear – machine learning (ML) is going to be everywhere. Box is putting ML in content management, Microsoft in office and CRM, and Oracle is infusing it into, well, everything. While not a great leap forward on the order of the Internet, smartphones, or PCs, the inclusion of ML technology into so many applications will make a lot of mundane tasks easier. This trend promises to be a boon for developers. The strength of machining learning is finding and exploiting patterns and anomalies. What could be

Will Microsoft Graph Deliver on the Promises of the Social Graph?

My latest article at CMSWire is up and it’s called “Will Microsoft Graph Deliver on the Promises of the Social Graph?” I know that, in some circles, it’s heresy to suggest that companies have not benefited from the social graphs embedded in collaboration products but there, I said it. With the latest additions to Microsoft Office 365, Windows, and Dynamics, there is the chance that could change.

New Paper on the IBM-HCL Deal

Market Milestone: IBM Hands Over Development of Notes, Domino, and Verse to HCL

I have a new paper on the Amalgam Insights site. Called, “Market Milestone: IBM Hands Over Development of Notes, Domino, and Verse to HCL”, it examines the new IBM-HCL deal for developing parts of the IBM collaboration platform, especially Domino, SameTime, Notes, and Verse. In the paper, I provide some context and analysis. It’s free so go have a look.