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!
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, 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 […]
Serverless Services – What are benefits? Serverless services sound silly at first glance, yet has their day finally come? Or as the little boy said, “Look Ma… No hands!” Has our technology advanced so far – have we become so daring – that we are willing to risk our online presence and maybe even our … More Serverless Architecture
A Time Series Database – how do I choose? A Time Series Database (TSDB) is defined simply as a software system that is designed to handle time series data the best possible way. The bigger question is, what is a time series? The answer is that it is a series of points of data arranged … More Time Series Databases
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 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?
What are the duties of a CTO? In the course of this article we are going to highlight the relevant duties of this official as it relates to the betterment of the organization. To grasps fully the duty of the CTO we are going to break it into four main categories and they are as … More What a CTO – Chief Technology Officer does?
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
Microservices Architecture – Microservices : what are they, what can they do for you and what do you need to be aware of? In software engineering, microservices – or micro-services – may simply be a term for something already being used, but by giving something a name and defining it, we sometimes give ourselves the … More Microservice Architecture
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 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