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Platform Power: ServiceNow at Cloud Field Day #2 Cloud computing and services platform company ServiceNow took part in the second annual San Francisco located Cloud Field Day #2 event this July 2017. Designed to be an open discussion forum for speakers and audience members to deconstruct and demystify the core mechanics of cloud, ServiceNow speakers were open and frank about the opportunities and challenges facing businesses who want to harness the power of cloud platform technologies in the context of new connected business models. Structured workflow and automation ServiceNow's Jonathan Sparks kicked off proceedings in his capacity as senior director of product management. Sparks introduced vice president of finance and corporate development Dominic Philips who underlined the fact that ServiceNow essentially offers structured workflow and automation between servi... (more)

CIOs and the Art of Pepsi-Flavored Disruption

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services There's a great management book called "The Other Guy Blinked" by the ex-CEO of Pepsi that describes the episode when Coke tried to change its formula and make its core product better. The company re-wrote its product recipe and tried to shake up the market. In the case of Coke, the company famously failed as consumers reacted negatively to the new drink and moved in droves to Pepsi as their preferred carbonated beverage of choice. Disruptive innovation This kind of so-called "disruptive innovation... (more)

Database Revolutions, Reloaded By @ABridgwater | @BigDataExpo [#BigData]

Database Revolutions, Reloaded The evolution of the database is under constant upheaval, discussion, debate and (if you will excuse the expression) 'analysis.' This basic truth is now more relevant, pertinent and pressing than ever due to the prevalence of Big Data (and the need to impose analytics of insight upon it) driven by social, mobile, cloud and of course the Internet of (Every) Things. Today then, as a staple of our IT infrastructure, databases have been around for over 50 years now with first references of the term dating back to the very early 1960s. Given that half c... (more)

The CEO Is Dead, Long Live the CIO & CEO By @ABridgwater [#Cloud #BigData]

Perhaps not quite as clear-cut as a logical AND in the programmatic sense, but the age of the CEO as we once knew it could be over. There's a simple reason for this, CIOs (and yes of course we do mean Chief Information Officers) are starting to run their operations as business entities in their own right. In no way detracting from the popular assertion that IT has to "progress from simply being a function in the business to now become a business enabling function in and of itself" (as the expression goes)... there's an even deeper truth to realize. This even more profound truism... (more)

What’s So Big About Big Data?

It's almost a strange sounding phrase isn't it? The rise of the term "Big Data" has been popularized to describe those data sets we now juggle with in the new world of cloud computing and massively distributed databases, fueled as they are by the multiplicity of desktop and mobile devices that now interconnect with our global data mountain. The question now is whether companies are having Big Data problems... or whether they are perhaps having Big Data problems, with Big Data. It is widely agreed that the secret to coping with Big Data is analytics. Without analytics, Big Data is... (more)