Technology Perspectives

Viewpoints from DXC’s technology leaders

Developing the 7 digital habits: Habit 1 – Seek first to understand


This is part 2 of a series of posts that were prompted by an article written by the Leading Edge Forum entitled The 7 Digital Habits of Highly Effective People. I started my Digital Habits journey in my previous post by assessing where I stood as a 21st Century Human, and it turned out that […]

Developing the 7 digital habits: My journey

I’ve recently been challenged by a blog post that one of my colleagues at the Leading Edge Forum (LEF) posted entitled The 7 Digital Habits of Highly Effective People. This is, of course, a play on the well-known Steve Covey book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and based on the LEF’s 21st Century Human […]

Digital fitness: Increasing training efficiency with big data

DXC Technology recently published 6 Technology Trends for 2018.  Number three on this list is the “Quantified Enterprise,” where “companies will harness the ‘data exhaust’ from digital systems to quantify the business and become even more productive.” This trend also applies to using data to train more efficiently for a sport to get better results.  […]

Adopting video in the enterprise

I recently wrote a post on my personal blog about how we now use YouTube to answer problems rather than asking that practical friend who we used to trust. Why bother a friend when you can watch someone on video doing the thing you want to do? Why don’t we do the same in our […]

Digital fitness: Virtual cycling with Zwift


It’s 7:30am on a Saturday, below freezing outside, starting to snow, and I have a 2-hour bike training session to get in. A few years ago, the options in this situation would have been limited to either coping with the cold, slick, roads or spinning inside on a stationary trainer for a mindless torture session, […]

Enterprise virtualization vs. public cloud in 2018

Enterprise virtualization prediction for 2018 tl:dr — no drastic changes from 2017. There are some interesting possibilities, though, and I’ve used Simon Wardley mapping to diagram them. As shown in the enterprise virtualization map on the left, we can now argue that the consumption of virtual machines has trended all the way into commodity consumption (with […]

Workplace collaboration advice for introverts

You walk into a restaurant on your own and see that there are two choices for where to sit. To your left there’s a bar with a few people sitting around talking, the barman looks chatty and you recognize one of the group as an acquaintance. To your right there’s an alcove with a table […]

Getting TensorFlow running on a MacBook Pro

As I have been working with clients, one thing is becoming incredibly true — Machine Learning and AI are becoming prerequisite skills. Certainly modern clouds including Amazon, Azure and Google are providing GPUs or even TPUs to assist researchers, engineers and corporations in taking advantage of training and evaluation acceleration. One easy and active way […]

BitLocker in modern device management: Automating recovery key escrow

Security is a top priority in all enterprise IT teams. One important security requirement enterprises look to address is the protection of corporate data at rest on devices, and thus provide data protection in the event of a device being lost or stolen. BitLocker Drive Encryption is the Microsoft tool that can satisfy this use […]

Welcome to the world of the “slashies” and the “multi-hyphenated”

In English we used to name people by their family role: Taylor – tailored clothing Smith – was the blacksmith Fletcher – created arrows Wright – a worker of wood such as a wheelwright Fisher – was the local catcher of fish Carpenter – made carriages If you were born into a family of smiths […]