At M|17, MariaDB‘s first user conference, we heard plenty about the virtues of open source. The story of Singapore-based DBS Bank stood out, in part due to their scale. But I especially liked how they tied digital change/customer experience into their DevOps and microservices ambitions. Here's what I learned during our sit down after the keynote.
The B2B content game is getting harder to play. The tools are better, but the noise volume is deafening and audiences are distracted. Now's a good time to revisit what works - here's what I learned from three pros who got results.
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.
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.
We talk about data storytelling as if it's the holy grail. But at Clemson University, Data architect Matt Chambers got there on a small budget, one win at a time. Here's how he used Tableau's data visualizations to change how Clemson analyzes data - from the top down.
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.
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?
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.
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.
One of the best things about MariaDB's first annual user conference (M|17) was hearing from open source advocates who flew in from APAC countries to tell their stories. Alibaba presented on how they use open source at monster cloud scale. I also got some interesting views on why some open source database projects are a lot better than others.
It's been two years since I addressed the challenge robotic automation poses to skills development. Plenty has happened since. Recent blog posts show that utopians and alarmists have more in common than they think. Here's some recent posts of note - and how my own thinking has changed.
In this edition: fresh customer stories fuse collaboration and digital change. Plus: Customer engagement faces off against United's continued disservice. Bi-modal IT gets a different kind of spanking, and H-1 Visa changes force a skills rethink. And yeah - whiffs-a-plenty.
I didn't know if the speakers at the Infor Federal Forum event would agree on anything. After all, we were in Washington D.C. where divisive politics are the rule these days. But the assembled agreed on one thing: the government has a recruitment and talent problem. How to fix that problem is where the conversation got interesting.