All posts by: Judith Hurwitz

About Judith Hurwitz

Judith Hurwitz is an author, speaker and business technology consultant with decades of experience.

February 13, 2014

My top seven predictions for 2014

In December, like everyone else, I decided to present my predictions for 2014. I didn’t publish my predictions in an article or blog. Rather, I decided to experiment. Over a number of days I tweeted my predictions. It was an interesting process. I could avoid the problem of getting too busy and not getting around […]

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October 22, 2013

Is an Open Computing Ecosystem an Engine for Innovation?

I have long been a proponent of open computing software. Great software can emerge when you can bring together a community of technologists with passion for accomplishing a common goal. I was asked to participate in an online debate on the topic of the pros and cons of open computing on October 29th, that is […]

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September 17, 2013

Will VMware be Lucky Again?

VMware is at an interesting crossroads of its existence. The company has been around for 15 years and has evolved dramatically from the company that filled a niche in the market for non-mainframe server virtualization. In those early days, VMware was small and unintimidating and pretty much the only game in down. Over the next […]

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August 29, 2013

How Powerful is the Software Developer in Your Organization?

I originally published this book in BusinessWeek’s Management Section of its online site.   Whenever there are major technology transitions, corporations go through a period in which software developers gain tremendous power. On one hand, it makes sense that those who understand new and complicated technologies need to be out in front. On the other, […]

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April 29, 2013

IBM’s Big Data Strategy: the sum of the parts

In researching our new book, Big Data for Dummies, it became clear that Big Data is not simply about a specific tool or technique for Big Data analytics.  You would never know this by examining the hype around this emerging market.  Yes, Hadoop is important but it not the entire big data ecosystem.  Big Data […]

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April 28, 2013

Dell’s Next Move: Turning Software into Gold

Dell is a company in transition. As we have seen with many companies that have a hardware legacy, Dell is transforming itself into what it calls “an end-to-end solutions and services company that services mid-sized enterprises”.  Software will clearly be the key to this executing on this strategy.    This is not a transition that can […]

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April 16, 2013

April 15, 2013 Boston

I know you think that this will be an analysis of Big Data or Cloud or something else. But I wanted to pause for a moment and provide my thoughts about the bombing at the Boston Marathon.  A poem:   Normal Were we normal yesterday before we heard about the bomb? Will we ever be […]

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October 3, 2012

Can Meg Whitman Save HP?

This article was first published in Bloomberg BusinessWeeks’s online site. It was published several days before the October 3rd HP financial analyst meeting. On Oct. 3, Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard’s (HPQ) current and fourth chief executive in the past seven years, will meet with Wall Street analysts. Investors, customers, and employees better hope Whitman starts channeling […]

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May 17, 2012

Back to the Future: Getting back to integrated systems

Back when computers were a shiny new concept, the hardware and software were tightly linked together. This tight coupling was mandatory because of the costs and technical immaturity of computing. The most powerful computers in the 1970s had less computing power than a smartphone has today.  Over time as systems became more powerful and less […]

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