If you’re a Star Wars fan like I am, you have always been able to imagine a world where technology is at the heart of everything we do. Today, a digital world is no longer the stuff of great sci-fi, it’s our reality. Fueled by our thirst for knowledge and our ‘on-demand’ appetite; technology, and the data it’s creating, are advancing and increasing at exponential rates.
High-performance computing (HPC), data analytics and artificial intelligence are converging, and that’s good news for today’s enterprises.
When people talk about high-performance computing, data analytics and artificial intelligence, they tend to treat this trio of technologies as three separate entities, each living in its own world.
We’ve talked about the benefits of Hybrid IT, which allows organizations to run some applications in the cloud and others on-premises.
This ability to customize your workload placement sounds great in theory, and for most organizations a hybrid infrastructure truly is the best choice.
When you visit the doctor for your yearly check-up, would you rather:
Sit in a waiting room reading outdated magazines while strangers cough around you?
Virtually connect on your tablet and review your vital trends from a fitness tracking device?
If you chose A, you’re part of a shrinking minority.
How much of your business is run in the public cloud?
You’ll probably say somewhere between none and all. Only a tiny fraction of businesses run either all on-premises or all in the public cloud. For the most part, IT departments just aren’t at the extremes.
When Henry Ford famously declared, “You can have any color you want as long as it’s black,” the world wasn’t used to the endless personalization options we have today. These days almost anything can be customized to fit your specific needs – including your organization’s IT infrastructure.
It’s that time of year again. Another year gone by, which means prepare to be bombarded with bold predictions of technology-related innovations and trends that will come your way in 2019. And for every new amazing technology you’re introduced to, there are many others that just need to go away.
There’s a lot of truth to the old saying, “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.”
Then again, the opposite is often true as well. Sometimes you have no idea what you’re missing until you have it – and then you can’t imagine how you ever lived without it!
There are countless examples of automated products, services, and technology that came along have changed our lives for the better – in ways we could never have imagined before.
Marc Andreessen coined the phrase “software is eating the world” almost ten years ago. His proclamation was clairvoyant because it predicted the rise of the digital age and its corresponding impact including the advantageous position the companies who were leading the charge would have.
Have you ever seen Joy of Painting? If not, look it up and watch an episode or two. Bob Ross was a great painter and a calming force, which is impressive given his history as a U.S. Air Force drill sergeant. A recurring component of Ross’ shows and paintings is ‘happy little trees.