Recently, I spoke with Stephen Orban, a General Manager at Amazon Web Services and author of the new book, Ahead in the Cloud. Orban’s book is a fascinating look from someone with extensive insider knowledge about how companies can make the most of their transition to the cloud. As I’ve written before, I see tremendous […]
Author ArchiveMy mission: Find technology for Early Adopters. Follow me: on Twitter @danwoodsearly on LinkedIn @ www.linkedin.com/in/danwoodsearly/ on Forbes Column @ https://www.forbes.com/sites/danwoods/. I am a CTO, writer, and consultant. For tech vendors, I help explain their technology. For users, I help find, select, and deploy new solutions that have explosive business value. I love to speak and share ideas.
CIOs need to be sophisticated about both saving money and about finding new ways to amplify the value of their investments in software. Third party enterprise software support is changing to meet more of those needs. The world of third party support started as a way to reduce the flow of cash to the original […]
The Gist of This Mission In the mid-1880s, Paul Morphy changed the current thinking about chess which focused on finding good combinations of moves, and instead pointed out that it was good positions that lead to good combinations. Because of his brilliance and insight, he is considered the first modern chess player. Having observed the […]
The Gist of the Mission I first heard the term data lake in 2011 at a meetup where James Dixon, CTO and founder of Pentaho, which is now a part of Hitachi Vantara, explained the concept. At that point, Dixon used the term data lake to explain what was needed to allow management and analysis […]
Background The world of A/B/n testing has become one of the signature accomplishments of the era of Internet business. The fact that companies no longer have to rely solely on their gut instincts, but can instead immediately test a theory or product, is immensely powerful and has reshaped the way much of marketing is conducted. […]
Product Mission A customer visits the website, sends an email, and tries the mobile app. The customer finally gives up and dials the call center. Multiply that by tens of thousands of customers, with many interactions each. Few companies can bring all of that data together in a coherent form so that they understand the […]
Summary Commvault’s HyperScale™ Technology is an on-premise scale-out storage solution that offers integrated data protection and data management, available as a turnkey appliance or through certified reference architectures with leading hardware providers. Commvault HyperScale leverages the breadth and depth of the Commvault data management platform which has been in the industry for over two decades […]
I realized that a large percentage of the people I talked to who are serious about making use of data to improve the world are also Instant Pot cooks, aka Potheads. Here are two of my recipes. Please share yours to @DanWoodsEarly and I will do a roundup. Mushroom Risotto Ingredient Standard 1.5 x […]
Strata is so deep and so wide and so tall: how can you get your arms around it and find what you’re interested in? Watch this video to understand how Dan is creating a framework you can use for understanding all the vendors’ offerings and finding what will work for you.