Internet of Everything (IOE)

December 1, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

The New Digital Deal: How retailers are transforming online shopping experiences and transactions

I need to preface this blog with a full disclosure statement. I love shopping! And apparently I am not alone in my affinity for all things retail. Let’s face it, many people enjoy the thrill of acquiring a new “bright shiny thing” or the high of getting a deal on something you need. However, the increasing […]

November 18, 2016

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Okay, but what are you trying to do?

Going Digital, Digitization, The Digital Experience are all terms being thrown around these days and I am often asked “what does that really mean?”.  While the industry has done an amazing job of creating new buzz words, it is hard for the everyday technologist to link them to anything practical.  We can put together the […]

October 12, 2016

INNOVATION

These Boots Were Made For Walking: A New Look at the Path to IoT Success

Last year, I wrote a series of blogs exploring the various technology and business factors to keep in mind while considering an Internet of Things (IoT) deployment. Since then, IoT has continued to accelerate its drive toward transformational change across industries. And I have continued to log in thousands upon thousands of miles meeting with […]

September 29, 2016

INNOVATION

Building Blocks for Your Own Innovation Disruption (Part 3)

Are you ready? It’s time to complete the foundation and launch your own innovation disruption—companywide. This is the last of my three-part series. I lay out the final three building blocks needed to shake up bureaucracies and turn them into startup-like cultures. To transform employees into entrepreneurs. To fire up innovation. And to jumpstart disruptive, […]

August 11, 2016

INNOVATION

Building Blocks for an Innovation Disruption (Part 2)

Thomas Edison once said, “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” Yet even today, when there’s never been a better time to innovate, many still believe that all you need is the next brilliant idea to disrupt markets. Wrong. In today’s digital world, innovation takes as much perspiration, preparation and process as ever. […]

July 26, 2016

FINANCIAL SERVICES

The Need to Be Modern and Flexible

IaaS (infrastructure as a service) and PaaS (platform as a service) are new to the financial services vocabulary. They stand to dominate the discussions around the digital evolution. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A or BBVA has been the focus of global industry attention as they develop a modern digital platform to become a more flexible […]

June 30, 2016

MANUFACTURING

How Manufacturers are Unlocking the Value of Data

We explore how manufacturers are approaching digital transformation on a podcast with Scott Lapcewich, Vice President and General Manager of Customer Support and Maintenance for Rockwell Automation.

June 24, 2016

DATA CENTER

Cloud is King

I live in the Hill Country outside Austin where one of our local storytellers, Shake Russell, wrote a song for the Texas sesquicentennial in which he proclaims, “Cotton is King.” He subsequently amends it to say, “Cattle is King,” followed by “Oil is King,” before finally settling on “Willie is King.” I cannot dispute his […]

April 12, 2016

GOVERNMENT

Cisco Safety and Security Platform on Display at ISC West 2016

The International Security Conference & Exhibition – also known as ISC West – is the largest physical security industry conference in the U.S., covering Access Control, Alarms & Monitoring, Biometrics, IP Security, Video Surveillance / CCTV, Networked Security Products and more. At ISC West, held the week of April 4th, over 29,000 attendees discovered the […]