Do voice activated assistants have a place in business?

Does the Voice Activated Assistant have a place in the business?   Yes it does. There are lots of voice activated assistants available to help us with our daily tasks. Some are built into mobile devices and some are purchased as specific items. The key is that they all respond to commands and can interact with […]

Putting machine learning into context

Machine Learning is getting a lot more air time these days but are we actually sure what it is? The most common definition goes along the lines of: It gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed” (Arthur Samuel, 1959). This is an old quote but it has held the test of time. […]

Bitcoins and blockchains

Before we really get started, I want to point out that there is a common misunderstanding that bitcoins and blockchains are terms for the same things – they are not. More of that to come. Blockchain has some rather superfluous statements surrounding it; such as ‘The Great economic leveler’, or Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen refers […]

Computing, without a server 

Serverless Computing… I find this to be a confusing term.  The definition of serverless computing is that it doesn’t mean there is no computing infrastructure – it’s just that the “consumers” don’t have to think about them. Sounds great – I don’t have to think about under/over capacity, scale, fault tolerant etc. Really – how […]

The domino effect

I was a little intrigued when I read this blog post: Want to Change the World? Start by Making Your Bed. It was a reference to a broader topic of the ” domino effect.” A very simple (simple is good…see my previous blog post….) theory that one act leads to another and then another but often […]

Orchestrating workloads to AWS with Agility Platform

One of my clients has been using CSC’s Agility Platform to orchestrate X86 workloads to private cloud and data center environments. Orchestrating to public cloud is what is being looked at next, especially AWS. Agility is our consolidated platform for hybrid cloud management, governance and security across public and private clouds. Agility provides a cloud […]