Category Archives: Diginomica

2022 trend: Enterprise 5G networks

By | December 25, 2021

Wireless networking has transformed the way enterprises do business and serve customers, but until now, virtually all enterprise WLANs use short-range unlicensed Wi-Fi as for connectivity. However, as organizations become more distributed and require expanded wireless range, capacity and security, they run into the limits of Wi-Fi technology that require more equipment and complex designs to overcome. Even… Read More »

The chaos of creeping cloud, OSS dependencies

By | December 25, 2021

In a recent column, I discussed how the recent AWS outage(s) and Log4j security holes should lead to enterprises drawing some broader lessons about dealing with complexity and dependencies in modern IT environments. Indeed, the Log4j vulnerability is a sad reminder that far-reaching supply-chain security holes have become an unfortunate tradition of the holiday season (have we forgotten… Read More »

re:Invent 2021 – AWS emphasizes service packaging and usability over raw infrastructure

By | December 4, 2021

The bane of every successful company, athlete or artist harkens back to the vaudevillian phrase, “What do you do for an encore?” A company like AWS that pioneered cloud infrastructure services and still dominates the market, despite many big-name competitors, forces itself to answer that question every year at its widely-anticipated re:Invent conference. I take a critical look… Read More »

2018 in review: Building the technological foundation for mainstream AI applications

By | December 30, 2018

2018 was also a milestone year in AI as the technology community writ large developed a more complete, nuanced understanding of its benefits and limitations while innovations laid the foundation for future applications. From part 2 of my Diginomica year in review. Part one of my year-in-review, centered on 2018 developments in enterprise cloud, notably how […]

Ransomware Doesn’t Just Target Noobs: The Enterprise Implications of Cyber-Hijacking

By | March 18, 2016

This column initially appeared on Diginomica as Digital Hijackers: The Rising Threat of Ransomware to Business Imagine you are the CEO of a hospital and come in one day to find staff in a panic because they can’t use critical systems like CT scanners, lab test and emergency room equipment or access pharmacy records. That’s precisely the nightmare scenario… Read More »

Critics Oversimplify BiModal IT: Here’s How It Can Transform IT

By | March 17, 2016

The following article was originally published on Diginomica as Bimodal IT is only harmful when oversimplified I’ve been asked and written about bimodal IT a fair bit over the last few months and have come to develop a nuanced view of the concept that doesn’t comport with the dire warnings summarized in an earlier Diginomica column, Gartner’s bimodal… Read More »

The Apple-FBI Imbroglio Offers Lessons For Enterprise IT

By | March 17, 2016

The following article was originally published on Diginomica as Apple-FBI Impasse: A Teachable Moment For Enterprise IT When technology and public policy collide, it invariably creates waves, however in the case of iPhone security versus FBI evidence collection, it’s more like a tsunami. The technical and legal details of the FBI’s case against Apple and the inevitable back-and-forth… Read More »

Azure PaaS: A Closer Look At Microsoft’s Application Platform

By | March 17, 2016

The following article was originally published on Diginomica as Azure Is More Than Cloud Infrastructure: A Look At Microsoft’s Application Platform Despite its seeming maturity and inclusion in the general lexicon, the cloud remains maddeningly hard to define, much less circumscribe. Like its atmospheric analog, cloud services are dynamic, indistinct and ephemeral and although accepted definitions and product categories… Read More »

Hyperconverged Appliances Are The Next Front For Control Of Enterprise Data Centers

By | February 21, 2016

A version of this column was originally published on Diginomica as EMC-VMware, Nutanix Battle For Enterprise Virtualization Platform Supremacy Vendors and analysis regularly wax enthusiastic about the cloud, and for good reason when you consider the phenomenal growth rates at AWS and Microsoft Azure. Yet most enterprise workloads still run on internal systems. Indeed, spending on public cloud… Read More »