28 September

Angry Mob Drops Pitchforks, Hugs Uber

There’s a lot of cloud hate speech going around. Job destroyer. Monopolist. Election meddler. Before we burn the data centers to the ground, let’s praise the cloud for what it is. Cloud computing is the underpinning of the free economy. Does anyone remember Hotmail? It was the first free email service offered independently of an […]

18 September

An Emmy Award for Journalism

Do you remember TV in 2007? Reality shows dominated the schedule. But viewer disenchantment with American Idol combined with new offerings helped reshape scripted entertainment. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video proved a new model was possible. The same model may be playing out for journalism now. Netflix piled up 91 nominations at the 2017 […]

11 September

Amazon Wants an Open Marriage

Amazon delivered a surprise punch to Seattle last week. It was as if an attractive, wealthy spouse asked for an open marriage. A shocker. Kind of like when Boeing moved its HQ to Chicago in 2001. Some say the company is responding to civic leaders who pile Seattle’s woes on Amazon (traffic, housing costs, homelessness). […]

5 September

Tennis Underdog Wins Sponsorship

Roger Federer is sponsored by Rolex, Nike and other brands for about $71 million per year. Serena Williams’ sponsorships from Nike and other brands make her the highest paid female athlete in the world. But there is a subcategory of tennis player who gets sponsorship at the last possible moment. While it might only be […]

1 September

DevOps Sprawl

Is DevOps suffering from over-automation? The promise of DevOps is faster application deployment, such as multiple updates per day. The development methodology is central to the success of Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and other tech heavyweights. According to Gartner the DevOps tools market is $3 billion in 2017, up 21.1 percent from 2016. Mainstream enterprises, such […]