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In an attempt to put the patient first in healthcare, Congress and President Obama in 2015 approved a bipartisan bill for United States healthcare reform. The bill is known as “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015,” or MACRA. Among the major provisions of MACRA is the Q...
The research firm Technology Business Research (TBR) recently came out with a report titled, “Winning The Business Of Digital Transformation Services Requires A Process-Led Approach” authored by Sebastian Lagana and Jennifer Hamel. The report is full of good nuggets, but I especially l...
NASHUA, N.H., Nov. 16, 2017 — Plexxi, the leader in Hyperconverged Networking, today announced the appointment of Denis Vilfort as Vice President of Marketing. Alongside senior vice president of enterprise sales, Mitch Breen, Vilfort will drive the amplification of the Plexxi HCN...
I recently had another client conversation about optimizing their data warehouse and Business Intelligence (BI) environment. The client had lots of pride in their existing data warehouse and business intelligence accomplishments, and rightfully so. The heart of the conversation was abo...
I love it when I get feedback from a blog that I’ve written. I appreciate the different perspectives and insights that others bring to a topic of interest. And no blog that I’ve written has drawn more comments than my blog, “Isaac Asimov: The 4th Law of Robotics.” The section of the bl...
Server StorageIO October 2017 Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter
A strong declaration from a historically antagonist foe should put chills in the hearts of Americans preparing themselves for the world ahead: Russian President Vladimir Putin says the nation that leads in AI will be the ruler of the world [1]” … The ruler of the world! From the articl...
Peripheral Computer Interconnect Express aka PCIe is a Server, Storage, I/O networking fundamental component. This post is an excerpt from chapter 4 (Chapter 4: Servers: Physical, Virtual, Cloud, and Containers) of my new book Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials – Cloud...
Since releasing the University of San Francisco research paper on “How to Determine the Economic Value of Your Data” (EvD), I have had numerous conversations with senior executives about the business and technology ramifications of EvD. Now with the release of Doug Laney’s “Infonomics”...
Microservice architectures and containers are exploding in popularity, with the number of containerized applications expected to rise by 80% over the next two years. This shift represents a paradigm change in how applications are designed, deployed, and operated. So, it only makes sens...
Quick quiz! What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the following phrases? Artificial grass Artificial sweeteners Artificial flavors Artificial plants Artificial flowers Artificial diamonds and jewelry Artificial (fake) news These phrases probably evoke thoughts such as...
This blog was written with the thoughtful assistance of David Leibowitz, Dell EMC Director of Business Intelligence, Analytics & Big Data So data warehousing may not be cool anymore, you say? It’s yesterday’s technology (or 1990’s technology if you’re as old as me) that served yest...
It takes years – sometimes a lifetime – to perfect certain skills in life: hitting a jump shot off the dribble, nailing that double high C on the trumpet, parallel parking a Ford Expedition. Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book, “Outliers,” discussing the amount of work – 10,000 hours – requi...
This blog is written in collaboration with the witting and insightful Matt Maccaux and his leading edge work around our elastic data platform and data lake. “Our organization is abuzz with the concept of data lakes!” a customer recently told me. And rightfully so, as the data lake hold...
Server StorageIO September 2017 Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter
Microsoft September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates Microsoft September 2017 Software Defined Data infrastructure Updates September was a busy month for data infrastructure topics as well as Microsoft in terms of new and enhanced technologies. Wrapping up Septem...
Dell EMC VMware September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates Dell EMC VMware September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates September was a busy month including VMworld in Las Vegas that featured many Dell EMC VMware (among other) software defined da...
Amazon Web Service AWS September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates Amazon Web Service AWS September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrasture Updates September was a busy month pertaining to software defined data infrastructure including cloud and related AWS announce...
Server StorageIO September 2017 Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter
Microsoft September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates Microsoft September 2017 Software Defined Data infrastructure Updates September was a busy month for data infrastructure topics as well as Microsoft in terms of new and enhanced technologies. Wrapping up Septem...
Dell EMC VMware September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates Dell EMC VMware September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates September was a busy month including VMworld in Las Vegas that featured many Dell EMC VMware (among other) software defined da...
Amazon Web Service AWS September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates Amazon Web Service AWS September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrasture Updates September was a busy month pertaining to software defined data infrastructure including cloud and related AWS announce...
Will I ever understand the nuances of the advanced analytics landscape? Well, maybe the better question is will the advanced analytics landscape ever stop changing? The advanced analytics landscape, into which I include Deep Learning (DL), Machine Learning (ML), Reinforcement Learning ...
You can’t get to the “What” and the “Why” by focusing on the “How” In the gold rush to “monetize” IOT, organizations are frantically installing sensors on everything that moves (and some things that should not move), hoping that someone in the business will figure out a way to get fina...
Okay, so my vacations don’t necessary seem like other folks’ vacations. Yes, we relax. Yes, we spend too much money. Yes, we eat too much food. But for some reason, unusual learning opportunities pop up during our vacations, and this year’s vacation was no different. This year’s vacati...
Nobody does it better, Makes me feel sad for the rest. Nobody does it half as good as you, Baby, you’re the best. –Sung by Carly Simon in the James Bond movie, “The Spy Who Loved Me” Actually, that’s a movie (“The Spy that Loved Me”) that Netflix recommends for me sin...
Getting Caught Up What Happened To September 2017 Getting Caught Up, What Happened In September? Seems like just yesterday it was the end of August with the start of VMworld in Las Vegas, now its the end of September and Microsoft Ignite in Orlando is wrapping up. Microsoft has mad...
Getting Caught Up What Happened To September 2017 Getting Caught Up, What Happened In September? Seems like just yesterday it was the end of August with the start of VMworld in Las Vegas, now its the end of September and Microsoft Ignite in Orlando is wrapping up. Microsoft has mad...
In a VentureBeat article the author envisions ‘the future of enterprise tech‘, describing how pioneering organizations like Netflix are entirely embracing a Cloud paradigm for their business, moving away from the traditional approach of owning and operating your own data ce...
“The problem is that, in many cases, big data is not used well. Companies are better at collecting data – about their customers, about their products, about competitors – than analyzing that data and designing strategy around it.”  – “Companies Love Big Data but Lack ...
I’ve gotten several requests to share all of my work and research behind the Economic Value of Data research work that I did with the University of San Francisco. Given my lazy nature, I thought it would just be easier to create a blog, where I can place all my current and future resea...
My discussions with organizations looking to “digitally transform” themselves is yielding some interesting observations. I expect that when these discussions move into the execution phase, we will start to create some “Laws of Digital Transformation” that will guide organizations digit...
I recently visited my dentist and found the experience, well, less than satisfactory. I was subjected to 45 minutes of lecturing while strapped into the dentist chair: “You don’t brush enough times a day. You don’t brush long enough. You don’t brush correctly. You aren’t using the r...
Like me, I’m sure that many of you nerds have read the book “I, Robot.” “I, Robot” is the seminal book written by Isaac Asimov (actually it was a series of books, but I only read the one) that explores the moral and ethical challenges posed by a world dominated by robots. But I read t...
In today’s uncertain political and economic climate, the ability to maintain business-as-usual should not be taken for granted. After all, an organization’s ‘status-quo’ business model is typically the source of more than 90 percent of its revenues and 100 percent of its profits. It’s ...
I recently had the opportunity to give a 10-minute keynote at DataWorks Summit 2017. I know what most of you are thinking: Schmarzo can barely introduce himself in 10 minutes! What sort of keynote could he give in just 10 minutes? And to be honest, I too struggled with what to say. ...
When talking to clients about their business goals, most business executives are pretty clear as to what they want to accomplish, such as reducing customer churn or reducing inventory costs or improving quality of care or improving product line profitability. But these “one dimensional...
Hot Popular New Trending Data Infrastructure Vendors To Watch A common question I get asked is who are the hot popular new or trending data infrastructure vendors to watch. Keep in mind that there is a difference between industry adoption and customer deployment, the former being w...
Hot Popular New Trending Data Infrastructure Vendors To Watch A common question I get asked is who are the hot popular new or trending data infrastructure vendors to watch. Keep in mind that there is a difference between industry adoption and customer deployment, the former being w...
In the blog “From Autonomous to Smart: Importance of Artificial Intelligence,” we discussed the two critical artificial intelligence (AI) challenges in creating “smart” edge devices: Artificial Intelligence Challenge #1: How do the Artificial Intelligence algorithms handle the unexpec...