JP Morgenthal

Applying emerging technology for business growth and innovation

AI is great, but greatly misunderstood

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In the past year, I have been witness to many misunderstandings about artificial intelligence (AI), from both co-workers and clients. I was about to blog on the state of AI when I came across this HBR article, “The Business of Artificial Intelligence” by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew. I was so glad to find such a […]

Are your attempts to address disruption being disrupted by procurement?

It’s happening across industries and across the globe: Entrenched leaders are being unseated, or at a minimum strongly challenged, by emerging brands born as a digital concept and deployed in the ether of low-cost, utility computing. The challenged, seeking to fight fire with fire, are formulating digital strategies of their own designed to leverage their […]

The ‘why’ of microservices

Microservices (μServices) are a fascinating evolution of the Distributed Object Computing (DOC) paradigm. Initial design of DOC attempted to solve the problem of simplifying developing complex distributed applications by applying object-oriented design principles to disparate components operating across networked infrastructure. In this model, DOC “hid” the complexity of making this work from the developer regardless […]

Now’s the time for the C-Suite to take joint responsibility for application platform decisions

Here’s a novel, but controversial statement, “it’s time for the CEO, COO, CIO to start to take joint responsibility for application platform decisions.” For too many years now technical meritocracy has led the decision-making for the business with regard to platform selection. This includes, but is not limited to, servers, operating systems, virtualization, cloud and […]

The Web platform: 2016 technology of the year

We’re now seeing predictions about what’s going to be hot in enterprise technology in 2017. (In fact, CSC’s CTO Dan Hushon released his 2017 tech predictions not too long ago.) Cloud (yet again), Blockchain, Big Data/Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) are all among the top of many of the lists out there. However, it was Krish Subrumanian’s […]

Adopting a cloud operating model: Difficult decisions ahead

When was the last time you’ve ever heard anyone say “IT Applications & Operations”? Frankly, in my 30+ year career in IT, I don’t believe I’ve ever heard anyone use this term. The typical term we hear is IT Infrastructure & Operations. These two go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly, which tells us a […]

Are you transforming when modernizing will do?

Much of IT terminology is often misused and misapplied. Modernization and transformation are two such terms. They are often used interchangeably even though they mean different things and have very different connotations. Indeed, it is somewhat safe to assume that in IT any transformative effort is likely to also have a modernizing effect, and thus, […]

A reality check on ‘everyone’s moving everything to the cloud’

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A recent CIO editorial by Bernard Golden regarding the future of private cloud spurred some interesting commentary in my network. The pushback seemed to focus around the viability of the term “private cloud”. These individuals are well-respected thought-leaders in cloud with significant experience guiding senior IT executives transition to modern architectures, so I decided I’d […]

If everything is DevOps, then nothing is DevOps

Tom Healy of Jama Software published a blog entry entitled, “DevOps is Dead, Long Live DevOps” as did Andrey Akselrod and also Nir Cohen. Interestingly, I find these pieces to have related concerns but different reasoning. Clearly, there are naysayers within the IT community that don’t buy into the DevOps fanboi messaging; and that’s okay! Personally, I […]

What will you do with what you learn from IoT?

When the Internet of Things (IoT) started to emerge as a popular topic, I had to stop and ask myself if I was once again going to provide commentary on this emerging field. I enjoy exploring new technology shifts and illustrating how they can benefit various industries and businesses. It’s what I’ve done for the […]