AI and Marketing – Fasten your Seatbelts!

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 many dollars have changed hands as marketers have claimed to have found the “secret.”  What secret is that? … More AI and Marketing – Fasten your Seatbelts!

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?

Agile Management

Agile Management  How to lead agile teams ? In a nutshell, Agile Management or 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, … More Agile Management

Are you employing a DevOps strategy?

Are you employing a DevOps strategy?  DevOps : Market and Tools DevOps has changed the market and also the tools we use in the software industry.  Gone are the days of separation.  We have quickly passed  from “waterfall” through the separated infancy of “agile system administration” and “agile operations” to “DevOps.” But what IS DevOps?  … More Are you employing a DevOps strategy?

Balancing Technical Debt

Balancing Technical Debt with Business Constraints – The toughest task for the CTO? In software engineering, balancing technical debt with business constraints is possibly the toughest job for the  Chief Technology Officer (CTO) or VP of Engineering.  On one side is the natural desire and logic to perfect the app before releasing it to the … More Balancing Technical Debt