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What is the limit of Saas provision

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

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Microsoft Dethrones Salesforce As Top SaaS Provider

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

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Dynamics 365 combining Microsoft’s ERP and CRM cloud services.

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.

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Machine learning is the new face of enterprise data

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

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Best add On for Raspberry Pi 3

  A great article from the news feeds. http://www.wdc.com/en/company/pressroom/releases/?release=22d07183-95f4-44de-a170-5c79659e9ddb The Western Digital PiDrive is available with either 314GB  or 1TB storage capacity. The 314GB model is currently discounted by 31.4% and priced at $31.42. The drive comes bundled with the BerryBoot system installer that lets you install any of the operating systems stored on the PiDrive. At… Continue reading Best add On for Raspberry Pi 3

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Space Welding

Thanks to the Space Welder for having me on.   These are the links from the show notes Pasta Penne all’arrabbiata and Jeff Vader- Eddie Izzard  (NSFW) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv5iEK-IEzw Overused words Mission Statement- Weird Al https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyV_UG60dD4 Planning What is a Wicked Problem https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicked_problem Why do project fail- Darryl Carlton https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-projects-fail-what-i-am-finding-my-research-darryl-carlton Moltke’s Principle, “No battle plan survives… Continue reading Space Welding

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Cool Plugin

I’m impressed with the SyntaxHighlighter Evolved plugin. I’m trying to publish code, which has proved to be a challenge. Keeping the formating, without destroying WordPress in the process is the problem. The really cool thing about the SyntaxHighlighter Evolved plugin is code highlighting, so you just specifying the code type, and bang it all works.… Continue reading Cool Plugin

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New Site

Yet an other incarnation of my website.  This time I’m trying using the WordPress Blog engine, the idea is focus on content rather than the day to day jobs of building and running a web-site. Given this is a blog engine I was going to put together some thoughts on various subjects and use this as links to my various sideline projects. -dfw