▶ TechViews Unplugged: April 2014

▶ TechViews Unplugged: April 2014

Today we released a new version of TechViews Unplugged. In this edition, George Watt and I discuss the Internet of Cars, building a Raspberry Pi cluster, the growing trend of wearable computers, Facebook’s Oculus acquisition, Android Malware, the booming App Economy, and why employees don’t care about security. For more information, go to http://www.CA.com/Insights via ▶ TechViews Unplugged: Internet of Cars, Wearables, and More – YouTube.

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DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology – InformationWeek

DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology – InformationWeek

I am extremely grateful to my mate Charlie Babcock over at InformationWeek for publishing a great article on DevOps, featuring some of my ideas on this new approach for accelerating delivery of new applications and services. “The term ‘DevOps’ is a horrible one,” said Mann at a talk on “What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps” at the InformationWeek Conference in Las Vegas March 31, and also in an interview afterward. DevOps suggests that the life…

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Wearable tech is here – are you ready?

Wearable tech is here – are you ready?

  Today I was privileged to have RCR Wireless publish my new article on wearable technologies, titled ‘Wearable tech is here – are you ready?‘: As businesses take the lead in delivering compelling new services with wearable technology, they have to step up their game to be sure wearable tech meets consumer expectations. With wearable technology, you’re enhancing the customer experience. But you’re also adding another layer of things that can go wrong and end…

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Are wearables just a fad?

Are wearables just a fad?

My mate Andy Patrizio recently put an interesting article up on IT World, ‘The wearable fad is quickly wearing out its welcome‘. In it he reviews some interesting research, including a new white paper from Endeavour Partners and data from Strategy Analytics. eBay is rapidly filling with second-hand Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatches, a hint that the wearable gimmick may be running its course already. Considering that it just started last year, that’s remarkable even by…

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Big Data, Big Risk – My Upcoming Session at Data360

Big Data, Big Risk – My Upcoming Session at Data360

I am excited to be a panelist at a great session for the upcoming Data 360 Conference, co-located with the HealthTech Conference, to be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California April 2-3, 2014. The session itself is called “Big Data Big Risk : Protecting PII From Penetration, Prying, and Proliferation”, and will be held April 2 at 9am-10am. The session addresses the increase in risk that comes with big data collection…

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▶ TechViews Unplugged: February 2014

▶ TechViews Unplugged: February 2014

In the latest edition of TechViews Unplugged, George Watt and I discuss computers in your bloodstream, India’s new school in the cloud, using phones for hotel check in and room entry, biometric ID, and the future of wearable computing. For more information, go to http://www.CA.com/Insights via ▶ TechViews Unplugged — Computers in your bloodstream, cloud schools, biometric ID, wearables – YouTube.

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▶ TechViews Unplugged: January 2014

▶ TechViews Unplugged: January 2014

In the latest episode, George Watt discuss what technology trends are out with 2013 and in with 2014, and they review how ongoing innovation is changing our homes, our bodies, and our perception of how life on earth, and beyond, can get done. For more information, go to http://www.CA.com/Insights via ▶ TechViews Unplugged: How the Tesla Model S can power your house; why hearing aids are cool; and more – YouTube.

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Big Enterprises Need Big DevOps

Big Enterprises Need Big DevOps

The more I encounter organizations adopting a DevOps approach, the more I believe that everyone needs DevOps. I increasingly see how it addresses fundamental problems that nearly every IT organization faces. If you ask senior executives if their organizations are doing DevOps, you often get a blank stare. However, ask them if they are doing anything to foster better collaboration and communication between Development and Operations and you will find that there is not a…

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‘Enterprise Grade’ Lessons from #Snapchat Governance Failure

‘Enterprise Grade’ Lessons from #Snapchat Governance Failure

From smartphones to tablets, game consoles to smart TVs, consumers are becoming more informed about information technologies, and are driving businesses to deliver increasingly sophisticated social, mobile, and cloud applications. This ‘consumerization of IT’ also means business users – who are all technology consumers – are choosing their own solutions for work, adopting consumer-oriented services like Gmail, iCloud, Dropbox, or Evernote. And cloud services like DigitalOcean. And social sharing apps like Snapchat.

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Consumer-Driven Development Creates a Governance Black Hole

Consumer-Driven Development Creates a Governance Black Hole

Consumerization of IT (CoIT) is rapidly giving way to Consumer-driven IT (CDIT), as tech-savvy consumers drive businesses to deliver increasingly innovative and satisfying technology experiences. As a result, consumer-driven development is focused heavily on delivering convenience, ease of use, mobility, low cost, rapid updates, and cool interfaces. This disruptive approach is enabling exciting innovations, from mobile apps for securely sharing personal photos with friends, to cloud services that let developers rapidly build and deploy environments.…

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Harness APIs to Deliver Competitive Applications in the ‘Cloud of Clouds’ | Cloud Computing Journal

Harness APIs to Deliver Competitive Applications in the ‘Cloud of Clouds’ | Cloud Computing Journal

I was recently privileged to be invited to speak at the excellent Cloud Expo 2013 Silicon Valley, to reprise my presentation in New York at the 2013 Cloud Expo East, and to speak on a panel session with some amazing cloud experts. You can read more about the many happenings at the event in my recent post, ‘Fantastic Cloud Expo West … Again!’. I was subsequently invited to submit a paper on my presentation topic,…

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The Emergence and Benefits of DevOps

The Emergence and Benefits of DevOps

Is your organization dealing with a “digital disconnect”? In this new video, filmed with Bloomberg Media, I discuss the DevOps business model, its features, and the benefits your organization can expect to experience with the adoption of this unifying model. For more perspectives on IT trends, visit the CA Technologies DevOps Tech Insights page http://www.ca.com/us/insights/techinsights/devops.aspx

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TechViews Unplugged – December 2013

TechViews Unplugged – December 2013

In this episode of TechViews Unplugged, George Watt of CA Technologies and I discuss mobile security, cloud providers, green IT, green cloud, and more! For more information, go to http://www.CA.com/Insights      

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