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DellEMCWorld 2016Coté

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:18:51 PDT

I'll be at DellEMCWorld this year. Here's slides for my talk and other info.

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Cloud Platform Adoption: Lessons Learned — Philip Glebow, GapCoté

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:58:47 PDT

Gap’s Philip Glebow goes over their use of Pivotal Cloud Foundry, including things that worked well and need improvement. His list of the supporting tools they use – like APM and data virtualization – is handy as well. Some items: (~2:30) Fast deploys: “We can deploy changes faster than people can really consume them.” (~18:00) … Continue reading Cloud Platform Adoption: Lessons Learned — Philip Glebow, Gap

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Allianz now deploying to production in minutesCoté

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:25:30 PDT

By changing its development practices and investing in a private cloud platform as a service, there have been clear benefits to the business. “Historically it would take two or three days for a deployment to go to production, with lots of manual production. Now with the apps in the garages we can do it on … Continue reading Allianz now deploying to production in minutes

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The Apple Watch in Restaurant Dining RoomsCoté

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:27:26 PDT

Using Apple Watches to assist waitstaff is interesting, but sort of over kill. I’d assume they’d still need to take orders which probably works best with paper (or just memorizing), or at best a tablet or phablet. The watch is not very good for reading and gathering information: it’s better at taking quick actions, just … Continue reading The Apple Watch in Restaurant Dining Rooms

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Living life one quarter at a time, maybe it’s fineteam-720291_1920Coté

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:16:26 PDT

Tyler Cowen suggests that we shouldn’t be freaked out by the emphasis on quarterly returns. Many public companies companies blame making quarterly numbers as a reason for short term planning, versus long term (one assumes) innovative strategies. The pieces suggests that that short sightedness may have a reason: In information technology, the average life of … Continue reading Living life one quarter at a time, maybe it’s fine

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IT/Business alignment: why it’s different this timeimg_0069Coté

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:54:03 PDT

Re-reading Nick’s piece on “digital transformation,” I like how he explains what’s new and different from past waves of IT innovation (lik ERP and econmerce), e.g.: “Going digital results in an explosion in the amount of data you have. New channels of engagement between customers and organizations have resulted in new sources of information coming … Continue reading IT/Business alignment: why it’s different this time

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“Ship my pants.”Coté

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:30:42 PDT

It’s good enough that I’m posting a K-Mart commercial here. (Via Hot Tacos Bob)

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1,000+ companies using Facebook’s intranet service, WorkplaceCoté

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:58:37 PDT

There is a News Feed that displays articles, updates or comments relevant to certain teams or, perhaps, to the entire company. The now-familiar Live service can be used to broadcast corporate communications, such as a presentation by the CEO. Workers can communicate in real time using a version of Messenger. They can also create private … Continue reading 1,000+ companies using Facebook’s intranet service, Workplace

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My car is trying to talk to meCoté2016-10-03 11.47.16.jpg

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 08:20:16 PDT

(I mean, sure, it’s actually Ford, but, like, whatever.)

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Why Big Companies Need Lean Startup Techniques, GartnerCoté

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:11:11 PDT

A lead-gen-y blog post, but with some good stuff, e.g.: “Gartner estimates by 2021, more than 50% of established corporations will be leveraging lean startup techniques at the business level to increase the pace and success of business transformation.” Nice MVP/small batch framing: “A critical challenge for many organizations will be adopting radical MVP thinking … Continue reading Why Big Companies Need Lean Startup Techniques, Gartner

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