5 June

3 Things You Should Know About Barb Darrow

Barb Darrow hates covering funding announcements. I know because she told me so when I was briefing her on a funding announcement. Barb is insightful but not too polite to tell you what you’re doing wrong. Which is why everyone loves working with her. Barb Darrow covers tech but especially enterprise technology at Fortune.com. She […]

2 June

Another Month, Another 50 Placements

Forrest Carman and I have worked together for more than 10 years, but I continue to be amazed by his hit rate. He’s the Ichiro Suzuki of media relations. He secured more than 50 article placements in May 2017. Five of those placements came with only 2 hours advance notice from the client to set up […]

1 June

3 IT Roles That Will Decline by 2020

The $3.8 trillion Information Technology industry is under dramatic transformation from hardware to services. Enterprises will eliminate traditional IT roles and replace them with 488,000 new cloud and DevOps related jobs in the U.S. in the next 8 years. These jobs are for those willing to learn something new. System Administrators There are 382,000 system administrators who […]

30 May

Is Content Marketing the New PR?

Last week Starbucks posted an opening for a photojournalist to join the company’s news team. Journalists switching to PR is nothing new. Journalists switching to “journalism” is. Journalists have been recruited to the PR dark side since the 1800s. But we’ve entered the corporate publishing era, where corporate content marketing achieves what only PR could […]

24 May

The End of Cloud Computing

The Frightful Five dominate the world right now. Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft seem unstoppable. What innovation could possibly disrupt this juggernaut? Peter Levine, a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, posits edge computing will disrupt the status quo. By 2020 we will enter the edge intelligence era. Real time data processing will happen at the edge where data […]

19 May

Code Fellows Hits Seattle In The Soft Spot

Code Fellows caught flak for claiming that Seattle homes are attainable for those who become software developers. They did a great job drawing a straight line between rising housing costs and rising tech salaries. They also touched a Seattle nerve. There are more than 55,000 software devs in the Seattle area. Besides Microsoft, Amazon, Concur, Tableau […]

16 May

Intel Abandons Ship on Itanium

Intel shipped the final Itanium processor Thursday, bringing an end to a major silicon saga. Itanium was Intel’s dream to move enterprise computers from 32-bit x86 architecture to a new 64-bit architecture. Hewlett-Packard, NEC, Hitachi, Unisys, Bull, SGI and other vendors buried billions building and marketing Itanium systems. But the processor was too late and too […]

16 May

Is Intel Killing x86 architecture?

Nutanix today announced it is adding IBM Power processors to its data center servers for AI. Last year Microsoft, Amazon and Intel announced they were developing Field Programmable Gate Array-based servers. Google announced it was developing an ASIC-based A.I servers and Nvidia launched the DGX-1, a GPU-based supercomputer in a shoebox for A.I. that costs […]

7 May

Cloud Tech Takes Over June 7

GeekWire is taking the Seattle cloud conference mantle June 7. A few hundred IT managers and software developers will see presentations from the most influential leaders in cloud and DevOps at the Cloud Tech Conference. Part of this is made possible by GeekWire’s purchase of the IT Cloud Computing Conference. For all the happy talk about […]

6 May

Top 20 Cloud Editors

  The top cloud influencers embrace disruption and disdain hyperbole. Qualities they share with IT influencers. As enterprise fully adopts cloud infrastructure, the two groups converge. At the risk of alienating those not on this malleable ranking, here is our list of the top 20. 451: Nancy Gohring Ars Technica: Sean Gallagher Business Insider: John Greenough Bloomberg: […]