Cinco críticas habituales a los comerciales de IT

Nunca subestimes la capacidad de los clientes de expresar su opinión sobre los comerciales de IT. Tras organizar tres paneles de discusión sobre los retos comerciales de las tecnologías de la salud, he comprobado personalmente la catarsis que experimentó un grupo de compradores al que dimos la oportunidad de compartir sus experiencias, buenas y malas, […]

2018: AI gets smarter and more practical

We all know AI is coming to the forefront of technology in the form of machine learning (ML) and deep neural networks, where AI can understand the surroundings and apply that information to the current context, whether it is about data pattern analysis or driving a vehicle. Coupled with increasing capabilities of AI hardware, in […]

2018: Companies grow through digital business extensions

In 2018, companies will increasingly leverage data and other digital capabilities to create new markets, blur industry boundaries, and cross into other industries. This creates an opportunity for digital leaders not just to implement or optimize existing business strategy, but to drive and change business strategy. That is exciting but also tough, because the strategic […]

Microsoft: The Windows cloud business

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Still think of Microsoft as the Windows company? Think again. In Microsoft’s latest quarter, it was the cloud, not Windows, that drove revenue to $25 billion in non-GAAP revenue in the quarter, over the expected $24 billion and up 10% year-over-year from $23 billion. Not bad. Not bad at all. “Innovation across our cloud platforms drove […]

Underexplored space – The journey to digital real estate (part 2)

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This is part 2 of a 2-part series on the digitalization of real estate. Read part 1. In buildings, the cost-efficient documentation of floor spaces with digital indoor technology creates both a “point cloud” by scanning the building with laser technology, and 360-degree pictures by capturing the building with digital high-definition photo cameras. This raw […]

A passion for obsession

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Everyone admires someone with tremendous passions, but if you have tremendous obsessions for the same things, you’re considered “scary.” It’s like the difference between a renaissance man and a madman. I understand this. I’ve accumulated many passions over the years, ranging from food and wine, fly-tying and snowboard instruction to cross cultural communications. I can […]

Underexplored space – The journey to digital real estate (part 1)

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This is part 1 of a 2-part series on the digitalization of real estate.  The challenges of real estate digitalization are reminiscent of the age of the great explorers and discoverers. From this perspective of digitalization, the real estate portfolios of business enterprises are mostly unmeasured, unmapped, yet not-unknown land. Even if buildings are intensely […]

Risk-based transformation: From hype to reality

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The digital movement is real. Consumers now possess more content at their fingertips than ever before, and it has impacted how we do business. Companies like Airbnb, Uber and Waze have disrupted typical business models, forcing established players in different industries to find ways to stay relevant in the ever-emerging digital age. This post is […]

Accelerating digital transformation: Overcoming the illusion of expertise

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A few years ago, a well-mannered but youthfully innocent management consulting professional walked into my office, and we had this exchange: Management Consultant: Mr. Lewis (they used to call me Mr.), our company has implemented dozens of streamlined best practice workflows for the mortgage industry, and we have created millions of dollars in efficiency for […]

What’s going on with Intel and OpenStack?

Is Intel backing away from the OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud? Good question, but I don’t see it happening myself. The story that questions Intel’s commitment to OpenStack was sparked by news that Intel was pulling out of its Rackspace partnership, the OpenStack Innovation Center. This was a software-testing project meant to encourage the use of OpenStack in the enterprise. […]