It’s been a busy few months. I’ve just finished up a three part series on social and digital marketing trends. Part 1 was a primer on new social and digital marketing methodologies. Part 2 was a discussion of the analytics that drive these new marketing methods. The final installment which will be released on December 16th will outline the tools that are needed to implement these new methodologies. They are free downloads so go get them now! Also up at Neuralytix.com is my research note on the new IBM Verse product. It is the replacement for the Domino messaging and productivity client and it’s pretty spectacular. There is also a new
I spoke at the IEEE Consultants Network of Western NY on Monday November 10, 2014. My topic was “New Tech but Old Skills”. I looked at three related trends – The Internet of Things, Big Data, and Analytics – and identified some skills that many engineers and computer scientists already have that relate to them. Below is a presentation of my main talking points in PDF format. New Tech but Old Skills – IEEE Consultant Group 10-14-14
As an analyst, I’m often asked to make predictions as if I have a crystal ball on my desk or know some special magic. Magic seems to feature heavily in the analyst part of the IT ecosystem. But that’s another story… I do feel confident in making this prediction though: That the big news from IBM Insight will be the partnership with Twitter. Big announcements like that tend to catch the attention of journalists, pundits, and other opinionated people. It is a big deal but only as part of an even bigger deal. Think of the IBM-Twitter announcement as the natural progression of what IBM has been up to all
This week at the Salesforce.com Dreamforce event, amongst the all the charity appeals and hugging, alongside the usual advances in Sales Cloud and Marketing Cloud, there was one announcement that was truly interesting. While the other technology advancements were important, especially to customers of Sales, Service, and Marketing Cloud, this one was significant. It’s the new cloud, the Analytics Cloud, which was given the moniker “Wave”. In true Salesforce.com fashion CEO Benioff and Company are not just dipping their toes in the waters. They are diving in head first. Wave is a full-fledged business intelligence tool capable of making sense out of the treasure trove that is contained in Salesforce.com
An important announcement was almost was lost in all the noise that spews from the Salesforce.com Dreamforce technology/charity/inspirational/damn-near-religious event. IBM and SAP announced that they had partnered up to offer SAP Hana Enterprise Cloud applications on IBM’s Softlayer cloud infrastructure. This makes infinite amounts of sense. SAP is best known for its three letter enterprise applications – CRM, ERP, HCM etc. – and IBM really understands enterprise infrastructure. It’s true that there is some overlap between the companies, for example IBM Kenexa and SAP Successfactors, IBM Connect and SAP JAM, or SAP HANA (the database not the application suite) and IBM DB2 BLU. That’s to be expected with information technology
I spoke at the IEEE Consultants Network of Western NY on Monday November 10, 2014. My topic was “New Tech but Old Skills”. I looked at three related trends – The Internet of Things, Big Data, and Analytics – and identified some skills that many engineers and computer scientists already have that relate to them.
Below is a presentation of my main talking points in PDF format.