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451’s container orchestration usage survey – NotebookCoté

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 21:03:57 +0000

As part of CoreOS’s conference this week, 451 put out a sponsored study on container orchestration. It’s been much cited and is free, so it’s worth taking a look. Here’s my highlights and notes: Leadgen yourself to CoreOS get a copy of the report. This report is really more of a “container orchestration usage” report … Continue reading 451’s container orchestration usage survey – Notebook

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~9m/yr. VR unit shipments in contextCoté

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 19:25:30 +0000

Simon Sharwood pulls together some shipment numbers to put VR headset shipments in context. The tl;dr on annual shipments: 9.2m VR headsets, vs. 135.6m wearbles, vs. ~1.5bn smartphones. Details VR headsets have a runrate of, like, 9.2m units: Virtual reality headsets are moving at a rate of 2.3 million a quarter But, fast growing: IDC … Continue reading ~9m/yr. VR unit shipments in context

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How’s HPE doing? Shrinking on purpose & otherwiseCoté

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 19:05:19 +0000

Many quotes of HPE’s CEO, Meg Whitman, explaining the state of HPE, 18 months after all the hijinks. Also, notes on some further cost reductions in the works: “We believe we can take out another $200 million to $300 million in cost in just the second half of this year.” Stuart Lauchlan’s conclusion: No-one can … Continue reading How’s HPE doing? Shrinking on purpose & otherwise

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Trumponomics: focusing on weird things with a small staffCoté

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 19:00:13 +0000

From The Economist a few weeks back: The real difference is that Trumponomics (unlike, say, Reaganomics) is not an economic doctrine at all. It is best seen as a set of proposals put together by businessmen courtiers for their king. Mr Trump has listened to scores of executives, but there are barely any economists in … Continue reading Trumponomics: focusing on weird things with a small staff

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Internet mattress momentum: Casper had ~$200m in 2016 salesCoté

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:56:20 +0000

Casper had been out raising a large round of funding when the talks started, sources said. The startup generated around $200 million in sales in 2016 — its second full year in business — and was valued at around $550 million after its last private investment in 2015. And, as the headline says: “Target looked … Continue reading Internet mattress momentum: Casper had ~$200m in 2016 sales

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Core DevOps (tech) metrics, from Nicole ForsgrenCoté

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:47:40 +0000

Everyone always wants to know metrics. While the answer is always a solid “it depends – I mean, what are your business goals and then we can come up with some KPIs,” there’s a reoccurring set of technical metrics. Nicole lists some off: These IT performance metrics capture speed and stability of software delivery: lead … Continue reading Core DevOps (tech) metrics, from Nicole Forsgren

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Introducing microservicesCoté

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:41:37 +0000

There’s some good “how do I actually get my organization do all this unicorn stuff” comments in this interview with DreamWorks Animation’s Doug Sherman. Here’s one sample bit on winning people over to microservices. Instead of going into the lab for six months to work on a tool that they think will be useful, they … Continue reading Introducing microservices

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Analysis of Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends – NotebookCoté

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 19:52:12 +0000

Each year, Mary Meeker and team put together the Internet Trends report that draws together an ever growing collection of charts and analysis about the state of our Internet-driven world, from the latest companies to industry and economic impact. Over the years, the report has gone on to include analysis of markets like China and … Continue reading Analysis of Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends – Notebook

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Figuring out fixing federal government IT – NotebookCoté

Wed, 31 May 2017 16:31:42 +0000

In the US, we love arm-chair strategizing government IT, in particular federal IT. Getting your arms around “the problem” is near impossible. What do we think is wrong, exactly? As citizens, our perceptions seem to be that government IT has poor user experience, none at all (there’s no app to do things, you have to … Continue reading Figuring out fixing federal government IT – Notebook

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Appian and tech IPO’s for horsesappian bpm-designCoté

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:56:19 +0000

Appian raised just $48m as a private company, compared with $163m for Alteryx, $220m for Okta, $259m for MuleSoft and more than $1bn for Cloudera. In fact, all four of the unicorn IPOs raised more in a single round of private-market funding than Appian did in total VC funding.Not having done an IPO-sized funding in … Continue reading Appian and tech IPO’s for horses

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