Great article in Arstechnica. What is the limit of Saas provision? http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/12/saas-to-the-max-the-limits-of-shifting-from-on-site-to-services/ I have written a number of Saas / Cloud strategy documents for clients, the common theme is Cloud will do everything and do it for less. Not the case. There is a benefit going with a Saas strategy, but benefits are not necessary the ones the… Continue reading What is the limit of Saas provision
The worldwide software-as-service (SaaS) market grew by 33 percent in the second quarter of 2016 and Microsoft’s SaaS business experienced significant growth as well. So much so, it has overtaken Salesforce as the number one enterprise SaaS provider, according to Synergy Research Group. The enterprise SaaS market is set to triple in size over the… Continue reading Microsoft Dethrones Salesforce As Top SaaS Provider
Microsoft is working on a new offering called Dynamics 365 that will combine its current ERP and CRM cloud services into a single bundle and include applications purpose-built for specific business functions. Due to be available this fall, Dynamics 365 will feature apps for functions including financials, field service, sales, operations, marketing, project service automation… Continue reading Dynamics 365 combining Microsoft’s ERP and CRM cloud services.
Companies are trying to make data-driven decisions and a lot of value can be generated by using AI to automate the analysis of very large data sets The emergence of big data – which has surged over the course of this decade thanks to improvements in storage, accessibility, and analytics technologies – has given machine… Continue reading Machine learning is the new face of enterprise data
Is Australia going to hit “Peak Virtualisation”, Gartner’s think so. The warning was a key theme at last week’s Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Data Centre Summit in Sydney. With Australia widely recognised as being among the world’s most mature server virtualisation markets, Gartner research director Michael Warrilow noted a decline in new virtualisation licences… Continue reading Peak Virtualisation
Great article in TechCrunch today about the Rise of APIs. Application program interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. A good API makes it easier to develop a program by providing all the building blocks, which are then put together by the programmer. The number of SaaS applications… Continue reading The Rise of APIs.
The Cloud market continues to rise. Amazon Web Services is on track to become a US$10 billion business before the end of this year, according to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos. By way of comparison, in April 2015, Deutsche Bank estimates AWS revenues were approximately $6B, nearly ten times the size of Microsoft Azure today. http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2015/04/15/sizing-microsoft-azure-and-amazon-aws-revenue/… Continue reading $10 Billion Business
From the recent Microsoft Build developer conference, CEO Satya Nadella unveiled the company’s grand vision of “conversation as a platform” — making bots that understand natural language the next big way to use computers. Nadella explained that this vision for the future of computing revolves around three principal actors: humans, digital assistants, and bots. In… Continue reading Chatting to API’s
Great article from element14.com on setting up Bluetooth on a Raspberry Pi 3 https://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-81266/l/setting-up-bluetooth-on-the-raspberry-pi-3?CMP=SOM-TWITTER-PRG-BLOG-CSTANTON-BTPI3 The gist of it is … Update the OS and packages … sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade -y sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y sudo rpi-update Install the software sudo apt-get install pi-bluetooth sudo apt-get install bluez bluez-firmware sudo apt-get install blueman Terminal… Continue reading Bluetooth on the Raspberry Pi 3
Some entertaining banter about Enterprise and Solution Architecture and using Data Science techniques to help Engineers and Project Management get on. Thanks for having me on. http://www.spacewelders.com/episode-30/