Distinguished Technologists

2019 IT trend: Enterprises will enter an age of Information Enlightenment

As data volumes and data correlations explode, enterprises must react faster and faster to the data to capture its value, especially since its value decays over time. The value may be highest right when the data is created but much lower only seconds or minutes later, and have different values depending on the context. So […]

2019 IT trend: Action at the edge will disrupt the cloud

We are currently in the phase of building out “the Matrix,” the pervasive, intelligent, societal infrastructure that goes beyond cloud to include edge technologies, machine intelligence, AR/VR, blockchain and more. This is the shift from cloud models that are “out there” to a world where technology is embedded in absolutely everything. With this comes the […]

Delivering IT that “just works”

Our expectations for user experience are shaped by the huge consumer platforms such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, and also the devices that we access them with such as iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, and the PCs or Macs we use at home. When we use these consumer devices and services, there’s no […]

Time to scale network virtualization

The telecommunications industry is a mature sector that is being revitalized and challenged by its customers and new competition. Subscribers seeking digital life styles and enterprise customers seeking to be agile digital businesses all depend on the communication networks more than ever before. Carriers have a tremendous opportunity to service these highly desirable customer segments; […]

DXC leaders talk business decision-making, emerging technology and their IndyCar relationship at the DXC Technology 600

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DXC chief technology officer Dan Hushon and chief marketing and communications officer Gary Stockman addressed the media prior to the June 9 running of the DXC Technology 600, answering questions on wide variety of topics including DXC’s decision to sponsor the race, its partnership with Team Penske, and the drone technology the company demonstrated by […]

Oil and gas companies are re-imagining their businesses with digital twin

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Digital twin technology is transforming the oil and gas industry, enabling engineers to create virtual representations of physical assets like rigs, plants and pipelines in order to track assets, improve maintenance and avoid down time. Take this scenario. A maintenance worker observes a small rust spot on a pipe and swings by periodically to check […]

Thoughts from the AWS Summit London

Last week, the 10th May, the AWS Summit rolled into town at the Excel conference center in London. I’ve been to every one of these since they started, indeed, as I used to work for AWS. I remember the first of these was me with three other AWS folk, in a room with Werner Vogels, […]

How artificial intelligence changes healthcare jobs

Human interaction is the core of good healthcare. Because of this, the risk of job loss due to AI automation in healthcare is low when compared to many other industries. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that only about 36 percent of healthcare activities can be automated with current technologies. The potential for automation is even […]

DXC Tech Honors: Announcing Fellows and Distinguished

I’m excited to announce and celebrate our DXC Technology Fellows and our Distinguished Architects, Distinguished Engineers and Distinguished Technologists. They represent the best of the best in our technology community. Universally, they demonstrate extremely high levels of personal and community development and use their expertise to drive next-gen technology into their domains. These designations, which […]

Six common government IT anti-patterns and how to fix them

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An anti-pattern is a common but poor solution to a recurring problem. Think of it in terms of this old joke: During an annual physical exam, a patient gestures and then says to the doctor, “Doc, it hurts when I do this.” The doctor replies, “Don’t do that.” This old joke parallels many conversations I’ve […]