29 October

Pentagon Drops a Bomb on AWS

Friday’s surprise announcement by the Pentagon that it was selecting @Azure over @AWScloud for the #JEDIcontract war cloud caught everyone by surprise. Even Microsoft was caught flat-footed, asking reporters for more time to fashion a comment late on a Friday. This is the biggest deal in Seattle enterprise technology not because of the $10 billion […]

23 October

Have We Reached “Peak Cloud?”

Earlier this year analysts were falling over themselves to proclaim the end of accelerating cloud growth. AWS and Azure warned of slowing growth rates. It’s not that the market isn’t red hot, it’s just not as red hot as it once was. Half of all IT dollars went to #cloudcomputing in 2018, so adoption will […]

7 June

The value of being an outsider

Every client engagement starts blind. There’s always a period in the beginning where the agency knows very little about the client. Maybe there is a remit for strategy, messaging, or a plan, but there is no history or shared knowledge. The agency asks questions and identifies gaps based on inquiries and logic. This exchange has […]

6 June

Journalism Ascendant

News is making a comeback. New models of journalism are rising at sites like BuzzFeed, Vox Media, and HuffPo. These sites have staffs approaching 500 people and make hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and are part of the trend of aggregating news readers to a few national sites. BuzzFeed makes nearly $200 million […]

22 April

Happy Earth Day, Except Idaho

Today NPR reports that less than half of teachers don’t teach climate change. Idaho stripped all mentions of human-caused climate change from statewide science guidelines this year, according to the New York Times. And five states block teachers from advocating climate change science. Scientists are working overtime to present research findings but their insights aren’t […]

7 April

Intel Unveils New Chips to Keep AMD, Custom Silicon at Bay

Intel, the largest maker of computer processors, announced a new range of server chips aimed at maintaining its dominance over one of the most profitable segments of the semiconductor industry. The company is introducing 90 different versions of the Xeon processor aiming to expand the type of work its most lucrative model can handle. At […]

5 April

Amazon to Offer Internet Access From Space

It sounds like an April Fool’s joke but it came three days late. Amazon is joining the race to provide broadband internet access around the globe via thousands of satellites in low Earth orbit, newly uncovered filings show. The effort, code-named Project Kuiper, follows up on last September’s mysterious reports that Amazon was planning a “big, […]

14 March

Seattle is as good as it’s going to get for Amazon.

Imagine if millennials preferred suburbs over cities. If so, Amazon could save billions by not negotiating with New York. Amazon could take freebies from Bellevue. Suburbanites wouldn’t protest corporate parks. Small town mayors wouldn’t propose head taxes. There would be ample parking and excellent public schools to attract the best middle-aged software developers. But this […]

1 March

Call For Papers Open for Cloud Summit

Please reply if you’d like to speak at the GeekWire Cloud Summit, June 5 in Bellevue. This is a free speaking opportunity. We produced the IT Cloud Computing Conference for three years, which was acquired by GeekWire in 2017 to help start the Cloud Summit. Now we are recruiting potential Cloud Summit speakers and sponsors. The […]

8 January

2019 Client Coverage

At Owen Media, we’re fortunate to work with some of the most influential technology companies in the world. Our media relations efforts focus on developing and telling stories that resonate with editors from print and Web-based outlets, across to television broadcast producers. Here is a list of articles we’ve secured for our clients since the […]