Software Modernization – modernize or move out of the way!

During my career, I’ve had to work on the challenge of modernizing several software products. As explained in my article, “Balancing Technical Debt,” we should develop a plan for moving forward, taking into account the actual TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and the technical progress of competitors. The effort to raise the bar must be continuously … More Software Modernization – modernize or move out of the way!

AI and Marketing – Fasten your Seatbelts!

How does AI and marketing work? Artificial Intelligence (AI) and marketing are very rapidly changing the way products and services are brought to consumers. The Internet greatly changed the whole playing field of marketing beginning late in the 20th century.  Now AI (artificial intelligence) is once again shaking up the field. Much has been said and … More AI and Marketing – Fasten your Seatbelts!

Artificial Intelligence and Music

Artificial Intelligence and Music Will AI produce really good music or even music that is merely a commercial success in the moment? Can computer brains put composers and musicians out of business? Is the day of amazing guitarists like Jimi Hendrix gone, replaced by computer generated perfection guaranteed to gain the widest possible audience? What affect … More Artificial Intelligence and Music

ChatBots – How Artificial Intelligence is Creating a Better User Experience?

ChatBots, once the product of inventive sci-fi writers (such as Arthur C. Clarke’s HAL, the “sentient” computer), may be one of the most useful customer service inventions for business of modern times. While computers, software and the myriad of apps that have been produced (is there an app for that?) have greatly improved many areas … More ChatBots – How Artificial Intelligence is Creating a Better User Experience?

ChatBots – How Artificial Intelligence is Creating a Better User Experience?

ChatBots, once the product of inventive sci-fi writers (such as Arthur C. Clarke’s HAL, the “sentient” computer), may be one of the most useful customer service inventions for business of modern times. While computers, software and the myriad of apps that have been produced (is there an app for that?) have greatly improved many areas […]

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Handle the Future – can you handle where we’re going?

Handle the Future – can you handle where we’re going? Handle is a four legged, two wheeled research robot by Boston Dynamics that can run, jump, weave, climb, lift, carry and just about anything else it’s creators can think of.  Watch out for the latest version playing center for the Celtics in 2017 (just kidding!!). … More Handle the Future – can you handle where we’re going?

Docker and DevOps – can containers really replace virtual machines?

Docker for DevOps is like VM on steroids.  Actually, it’s different and it’s better.  Generally. But can containers actually replace virtual machines (VM)?  What is Docker? Read on.   While VM and cloud servers solved some problems, they created others:  Renting VMs comes with clunky scaling, portability issues and vendor lock-in. When you understand that … More Docker and DevOps – can containers really replace virtual machines?

Management 3.0

Management 3.0 How to lead agile teams ? In a nutshell, Management 3.0 empowers teams. Specifically, it refers to what is perhaps the best way, at least at present, for getting the most out of agile teams. The premise behind Management 3.0 is to redefine leadership to where management becomes a group responsibility, where everyone … More Management 3.0