Jon Reed

Jon Reed

Jon Reed has been involved in enterprise communities since 1995. These days, Jon is a roving blogger/analyst, and also counsels vendors and startups on go-to-market strategy. Jon was named best writer by the ERP Focus 2014 and 2016 writer awards. He is a diginomica co-founder, Enterprise Irregular, and purveyor of multi-media content. Jon is an advocate for media over marketing; he sees diginomica as a chance to disrupt tech media, with the BS-weary enterprise reader in mind.
Jon Reed
Jon Reed

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Enterprise hits and misses - the future of automotive and the downside of multi-cloud

In this edition: the future of automotive - through a filter of clouds past. Plus: the downside of multi-cloud and the need for "data fluency." Data use cases, machine learning audits, and, yep, AI for community managers. Your whiffs include: more airline fiascos and the riveting excitement of the Microsoft-LinkedIn integration. Adam Sandler and Kenny G make their first hits/misses appearances.

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Can visualizations change policy? How IHME shares public health data at scale

Sharing public health care data sounds straightforward. But when you're trying to do it visually at massive scale, that's another matter entirely. At the MariaDB user conference, I got the inside view of how IHME powers its interactive health visualizations from Andrew Ernst. It's a story of open source tools, including MariaDB ColumnStore, and the attempt to turn data into lasting change.

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Welcome to Acumatica

Let's make it official: Acumatica is now a diginomica premier partner. While we're at it - why the fuss about multi-cloud? And how should we define modern ERP? Here's how Acumatica weighs in.

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Enterprise hits and misses - marketing reckons with AI, hotels get Airbnb wake-up call

In this edition: marketing tech gets put to the AI field test, while hotels gear up for a pea-brained offensive against Airbnb. Plus: Slack gets called out, digital advertising gets exposed, and Delta forces United to move over in the fails race. Corporate creativity and low-code get a gut check. Your whiffs are bountiful, including - a whiff against myself?

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The dynamics of public sector transformation - a chat with the Infor team

Public sector transformation is a heck of a topic - especially in today's political hot bed. After their Federal Forum event in D.C. last week, the Infor team shared their views in this exclusive on driving change - and why the public sector is drawn to cloud adoption. We also hit on the barriers public sector "change agents" encounter.

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MariaDB CEO on the open source enterprise - and why good databases are NOT a commodity

MariaDB's first annual user conference in New York City found MariaDB CEO Michael Howard in a confident mood. I decided to push issues, like whether "the revenge of relational databases" favors the incumbents, and see if I could find any cracks. I didn't get those, but I got some spicy/illuminating responses. I also learned why MariaDB thinks its "open source mandate" will carry the day.