Category Archives: Cloud

The architecture after cloud

I think that Zach Nelson (Netsuite’s CEO) was wrong when he said that “cloud is the last computing architecture” but I also believe that his quote is a healthy challenge to take computing and business architectures to a new level. … Continue reading

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Login with social media

With a little work, social networks have the potential to be as valuable in confirming an identity as a passport.  It is the power of the crowd that can prove the integrity of the account holder, perhaps best described as … Continue reading

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The race to the internet of things is a marathon

The PC era is arguably over and the age of ubiquitous computing might finally be here.  Its first incarnation has been mobility through smartphones and tablets.  Many pundits, though, are looking to wearable devices and the so-called “internet of things” … Continue reading

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Your data is in the cloud when…

It’s fashionable to be able to claim that you’ve moved everything from your email to your enterprise applications “into the cloud”.  But what about your data?  Just because information is stored over the Internet, it shouldn’t necessarily qualify as being … Continue reading

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NFC is failing retail but drugs could come to the rescue

For years now the industry has confidently predicted that Near Field Communication (NFC) would be the vehicle by which we would all abandon our leather wallets and embrace our smartphones for electronic payments. It hasn’t happened and I don’t believe … Continue reading

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Is there a silver bullet in a volatile world?

There is little doubt that the business environment is changing faster than at any other time in history.  The recent book from Peter Evans-Greenwood, The New Instability, argues that shift in the economy is a response to technology introduced over … Continue reading

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A prediction for the mobile era

Since the dawn of the personal computer, the hardware industry has relied on a cycle of obsolesce of just a few years.  Working with their partners in the software community, they created a symbiotic relationship where each operating system and … Continue reading

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