A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They're called
Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based
Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact
on the data center and on server computing in general.
What Is a Microserver...and What Isn't
Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will
be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is
available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some
years to come - growing to over 20% of the server market by 2016 according to
Oppenheimer ("Cloudy With A Chance of ARM" Oppenheimer Equity Research
According to Chris Piedmonte, CEO of Suvola Corporation - a software and
services company focused on creating preconfigured and scalable Microserver
appliances for deployin... (more)
To Heck with “Big Data”, “Little Data” is the Problem Most Face
"Big data" gets all the press - but for the vast majority of people who work
with data, it's the proliferation of "little data" that impacts us the most.
What do I mean by little data? I'm referring to the proliferation of
various SaaS and Cloud-based applications, on-premises applications,
databases, spreadsheets, log files, data files and so forth. Many
organizations are plagued with multiple instances of the same applications or
multiple applications from different vendors that do essentially the same
thing. ... (more)
IT exists to support the business - and in best-of-class IT departments, this
truism is embedded deeply into the departmental culture.
Yet in so many cases, this self-evident truth gets lost in the mayhem of
building, maintaining and supporting the myriad of complicated and brittle
legacy application systems that have been put together over the years to
support the enterprise's business.
Legacy Application Modernization is a transformative initiative that has the
potential to not only change the way IT supports the business, but to change
the very nature and culture of IT.
IT Cu... (more)
Yes. Product Positioning is mostly useless. A waste of time. Simply
because it’s so very rarely done well at all.
Surprisingly, few people understand the basic concept of product
postioning. They don’t realize that proper product positioning is the
foundation of marketing. They tend to believe that product positioning is a
trivial marketing fluff exercise that belongs in some PowerPoint
presentation – which will never be taken seriously by anyone (if seen by
anyone at all).
Done correctly, product positioning is the most important thing a marketing
person can do. The do... (more)
Crowdsourcing Visibility Soars
If you haven't heard about Crowdsourcing, you will soon. Crowdsourcing is
increasingly in the news, and if you take stock in Google Trends, interest in
the topic is increasing at a phenomenal rate.
I wrote an earlier article on this topic entitled Crowdsourcing - a Best
Practice or a Worst Practice?, as well as a follow-on article that was
largely contributed by TopCoder, Inc. founder Jack Hughes: Maximizing
For those not familiar with the term, Wikipedia's article opens with the
"sourcing tasks tradit... (more)