IBM’s CEO Big Bet: Can Red Hat Deal Save Cloud Services Roads to Revenue?

Key takeaway – The Red Hat acquisition can be a win-win for IBM and CIOs’ multicloud strategies, so long as IBM resists the temptation to overload Red Hat solutions with IBM services. IBM’s CEO Rometty acquired Red Hat Inc for $34 billion to turn around cloud computing services. This is IBM’s largest acquisition in over 100 years, according to Reuters. IBM agreed to pay Red Hat shareholders $190 a share, or a high 63% premium over its value, as reported by Bloomberg media. IBM has had some missteps in the cloud computing execution over the last five years. It is in 4th place in cloud leadership behind Amazon…

Beware of forecasts of immediate massive change for no doubt they’re wrong!

Reading time: 3 minutes Dennis Simanaitis, Engineering Editor for Road & Track magazine from the end of the 1970s to 2012, filled my casual reading with delicious stories galore of the details of automobiles and internal combustion engines for most of that career. Afterward, he began to blog, most recently penning a piece on premature requiems for the internal combustion engine.

Watch this Airspace

Amazon says that it has conducted 10,000 real-world tests of the MK27 delivery drone. The deliveries must be within 8.5 miles making for a 15-mile round trip. They will begin in rural areas and creep toward more densely populated areas.

Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency: Failure to Launch?

Facebook’s Libra plan is a massive digital cryptocurrency for peer-to-peer payments. It has the appearance as a way to reinvent itself with a new digital disruptive service. This creative destruction financial concept could go in the Silicon Valley record book to break up global banking models. Yet, the Libra plan has three key major challenges that could lead it to implode and fail. Facebook seems to follow its mantra to “go fast, release it, break things, clean up, and worry about regulators later”. If Libra cryptocurrency is successful for peer-to-peer payments, then it’s a new global currency. This proposed Libra coin could have a major impact and influence…

When risk turns to crisis, be prepared

Key takeaway — for each risk plan, risk managers should also have a crisis plan.

The New Micro Swarming

It is wise to have a robot/automation strategy for your business that is open to new advancements in this field. This is a technological threshold where swarms of robots will perform a wide variety of different tasks.

The New Cyber Religion

Religious organizations are becoming a target for cyber criminals.   In recent years several churches have fallen victim to phishing and ransomware attacks.

Two questions on autonomous cars

The AI that drives autonomous cars can sometimes be deceived by minimal perturbations, such as graffiti on STOP signals or unusual objects coming into view. This is one of the problems facing the undergoing training of autonomous vehicles, which occurs largely via simulation.

Avoid Pitfalls in Vendor Selection

You saw software do something your organization cannot do today but should do soon. What do you do? Capterra blog details how technology is changing how churches connect with its members. As a result, faith-based organizations are adopting and leveraging technology-centric tools and services. To better engage their communities. Avoid the potential for poor decision-making and costly mistakes when selecting and procuring vendors. Follow these tips. 1. Adopt the mantra of trust but verify.  If you can’t exploit a tool it might as well not exist. Software offerings maybe built on older data models. Containing code that is difficult for rewriting applications. Be circumspect of vendor participation in…

How Will Apple, Amazon Google and Microsoft Treat You Pt 3

Part 3 My Future Healthcare In Part 1 we examined the U.S. healthcare market and need for change.  See, How-Apple-Amazon-Google-and-Microsoft-will-treat-you-1 In Part 2 we examined some key challenges and likely market moves. See,   How-Amazon-Apple-Google-and-Microsoft-will-treat-you-2 In Part 3 we examine how Amazon , Apple,  Google and Microsoft  might transform some areas of the U.S. healthcare market?  Imagine a future something like this for consumers and enterprises.   Patients are consumers.  They rely upon non-invasive and cost-effective available technologies. Democratizing healthcare for the consumer. The U.S. healthcare market is DIY-focused. As commercial apps, software tools, wearable devices and web-based services proliferate. Offering lifestyle, pharmaceutical and physical diagnostics, treatments and histories.…