We are moving from an era of data scarcity to an era of data abundance. This is being driven by the digital age we live in. But data is not made equal, some of it is far less useful or trustworthy than other data. This is a huge challenge for society and our education systems.
As SD-WAN adoption matures and moves from “peak of inflated expectation” to “slope of enlightenment”, a question that I hear and many technologist ponder over is whether SD-WAN is the new MPLS. If you asked this question to a distinguished engineer they would violently disagree at a technical level comparing the difference from an OSI […]
Artificial Intelligence is everywhere, but it’s critical for companies to take the time to research, analyze, and develop a strategic plan before deploying AI initiatives. Well it seems this artificial intelligence thing has caught on after all, and looks like it’s here to stay.
The industry is at a crossroads. And this isn’t just hyperbole – we as an industry have some decisions to make around what we stand for – as engineers, operators, and architects, and frankly, the people that (sometimes literally) keep the lights on. It’s time to have some real talk.
Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi movie, Westworld, may be where the initial concept of edge and fog computing (as well as the computer virus) first came to life. In the film, androids appeared to operate using an early form of automated response. But the edge and fog we know today, are much more evolved approaches that are […]
In my last post, we introduced the concept of Data Capital and the impact it is having on every industry. Organizations everywhere have embraced the reality that data is the most valuable asset and should be supported as such. Prioritizing data as an asset is a dramatic departure from how most organizations have previously treated data.
It’s undeniable; digital transformation is reshaping the world around us. Analyst firm IDC predicts that by 2021, at least 50 percent of global GDP will be digitized, with growth in every industry being driven by digitally enhanced offerings, operations, and relationships.
In 1987 when I read a book titled The Media Lab that described some forward-looking work at MIT, I came across the question: how will we directly connect our nervous systems to the global computer? I remember wondering at the time what global computer they were talking about.
Digital disruption is coming. Through my travels meeting with customers around the region, one thing is very clear – the current trend toward digitization is not a passing fad that will gracefully let any industry off the hook. To stay relevant, companies that want to play a major part in this fourth industrial revolution must digitally transform.