Category Archives: Technology Management

IT Jobs Likely To Be Replaced By Artificial Intelligence

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Just came across this article in Information Week by Cynthia Harvey: 10 IT Jobs That Will Be Done by AI. I have never liked articles set as slideshows where you have to click to get the next page / slide.   It is an interesting list with good information, so  I thought I would summarize it. […]

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Windows 10 v1507 – End of Life

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Now it becomes real! When Discussing the continuous update model of Windows as a Service, one of the first questions that comes out is: What would be the impact of not keeping up with Windows-as-a-Services updates? Although it has been stated by Microsoft a number of time, we now have a clear written statement from […]

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Microsoft Ignite 2016 – Win10 / EMS Sessions

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  I have extracted a list of the Windows 10 / EMS and related sessions with links to the respective videos  online. Once again – THANK YOU Microsoft for publishing these to the folks that could not make t it the Microsoft Ignite 2016 (Atlanta) conference. If you have one that I may have missed, please […]

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The Value Proposition of a Platform: Microsoft Win10/Office365/EM+S

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[ Update 20161004: I encourage you to watch Brad Anderson’s keynote session at Microsoft Ignite 2016 – Simply IMPRESSIVE!  ] As I have written before,  technology management has made an incredible shift over the past few years (maybe the last 3-5 years).    Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service are now the common conversations in most […]

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Android Virtual Machines

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From time to time I come across technologies and products that impress me… Last week at BriForum  2016 (  the last one – see: The End of an Era  by Jo Harder )   I saw a couple of of vendors  that I want to check further…  One of them, and the one this post is about […]

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IT Architecture Role Has Changed

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In the past, a large portion of IT architecture time was spent evaluating and sizing separate pieces of infrastructure (network, server compute, storage and such) to make sure they’d work to meet a forecasted demand for the service that they were looking to provide. Teams of people (vendors and internal resources) used to spend many […]

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Windows 10 Timelines..

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AS a follow-up to my Windows 7 End of Mainstream Support posting,   several questions came in regarding the Windows 10 availability dates… ( This is based  on multiple publicly  available news stories and sources.. ) Regarding Windows 10 availability: September 2014 — Windows Technical Preview (WTP) for laptops and desktops Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program opened […]

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Everything is a Service These Days

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Have you noticed everything in called a Service these days? To mentioned a few, there is:  Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, Desktop as Service, Security as Service, Hardware as a Service and the one I just heard last week:  Game as a Service! “Everything as a Service” is […]

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Disintermediated: IT Consulting Firms and System Integration

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Over the last few years, many System Integrators (SIs) and Information Technology (IT) consulting firms have found themselves in trouble as the number of clients decrease and revenue takes a downward trend. In-house IT departments, who’s budgets are cost-centers, are also being affected and in the same category.     What has changed so dramatically within the […]

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