Tag Archives: business strategy

December 13, 2016

The Lie of Digital Transformation

I’m not going to mess around. If I hear one more person talk about a digital transformation strategy I think I might scream. But I digress. What do company executives really mean when they say that they want to move to a digital transformation strategy? I think that if you talk to 10 executives you […]

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November 29, 2016

Can Open Source Companies Be Successful?

Open source is dramatically changing the IT landscape on many levels. For example, open source helps existing software companies jump-start their entry into new markets. Rather than trying to convince customers and partners to adopt a proprietary platform, creating an offering on open source platforms allows users to leverage tools they are familiar with. In […]

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July 26, 2016

Why Tata Consultancy Services Created a Commercial Software Business

Over the past several weeks I have had some conversations with a new division of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) that is offering digital software and solutions with a strong focus on data integration. While TCS itself provides solutions to customers through its consulting services, this new business unit is creating a self-sustaining organization based on […]

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December 2, 2015

Can IoT Meet its Great Expectations?

We can all agree that IoT has become a hot topic with IT and business leaders. Why is there so much interest and excitement around IoT? Is IoT just another technology buzz term or will it have a lasting impact? While there are many reasons for the high level of enthusiasm over the IoT, results […]

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November 11, 2015

Why Cognitive Computing will Redefine Application Creation

  Earlier this year I co-authored a book on Cognitive Computing. It is a complex topic because it requires that practitioners change the way they go about building applications and creating value for their companies.  Cognitive computing is not a single technology or a single market. Rather it is an approach to solving problems by […]

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June 17, 2014

Is there value in enterprise software? Part I

Over the past couple of months I have been on the road quite a bit, primarily attending a variety of analyst meetings – in addition to project work and book writing. This has given me little time to keep up with my blog writing. I decided to begin by providing an overview of my composite […]

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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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