Category Archives: IT industry

This Is Not Your Father’s IT Industry: The Rise of the Outsiders

You probably heard the news about the CFO of Morgan Stanley becoming the new Google CFO and the on-going migration of Wall Street bankers to Silicon Valley (here and here). But did you know that this is just a surface … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Outsiders and the Future of the IT Industry

You probably heard the news about the CFO of Morgan Stanley becoming the new Google CFO and the on-going migration of Wall Street bankers to Silicon Valley (here and here). But did you know that this is just a surface … Continue reading

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Top 2015 IT Predictions from Forrester Research

The analysts at Forrester Research have been blogging about their top IT predictions for 2015. Here’s my take on the predictions which cover all IT trends, technologies, opportunities and challenges, from mobile to security and big data analytics and from the Internet of … Continue reading

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IT Moves to a Utility Model (Wikibon Report)

Enterprise IT Economics in the Microprocessor Era, Wikibon 2014 IT Economics in the Cloud Era – Cloud Services Track Software Economics, Wikibon 2014 Wikibon: Amazon has turned the data center into an API. This trend is having profound impacts on enterprise IT … Continue reading

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Why Ones and Zeros Are Eating the World

30 years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh. More accurately, The Great Magician took it out of a bag and let it talk to us. The Macintosh, as I learned from first-hand experience in 1984, was a huge leap … Continue reading

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Top 10 Predictions for $2.14 Trillion IT Market in 2014: IDC

IDC issued recently its top 10 predictions for 2014. IDC’s Frank Gens predicted that 2014 “will be about pitched battles” and a coming IT industry consolidation around a small number of big “winners.” The industry landscape will change as “incumbents … Continue reading

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Gartner’s Dave Aron’s Poems on the Digital Zeitgeist

Dave Aron writes: I would like to suggest a new form of digital poem – the denshi. (電詩). Haiku are 17 syllable poems, structured in a 5-7-5 syllable format, that tend to be about nature and the seasons, and are … Continue reading

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