Digital Innovation

What It Will Take for Blockchain to Be the ‘Next Big Thing’


Remember back in the 2000s, when cloud computing was dangerous, confusing and intriguing — but not really ready to catch on in a big way? That is where blockchain is today. So, where will blockchain be in a decade or so? If the technology follows cloud’s growth path, blockchain will be on everyone’s agenda, in […]

Application Modernization: a Blueprint for ISVs Moving to the Cloud


Over the past few years, there has been a significant shift in the business model for independent software vendors (ISVs). Traditionally, buying software involved a high, one-time purchase cost for a solution that the customer then installed on their local computer or data center. Incremental software updates were typically included in the initial purchase price, […]

The Convergence of IoT, LTE, AI and Cloud


IoT, the Internet of Things, is the network of computing devices embedded in everyday objects that enables them to send and receive data. These devices are extremely diverse, depending on the use cases. For example, Amazon’s Echo device takes as input a human voice command “Alexa, play Hawaiian music,” sends it to Amazon Cloud, brings […]

Is The Internet of Things Amassing on Your Radar?


We recently saw an unusual online post. It showed a standard weather radar map from WFRV-TV, a Wisconsin station. The image shows over Lake Win­nebago a large green area that normally denotes rain. But here the meteorolo­gists labeled the large green swatch: “Lake Flies!” Our first reaction was this clearly is a joke, but a […]

Transformation is Hard; Here’s Why It’s Worth It.


Many enterprises are struggling with the same transformation challenge: how to create an organization that can quickly adopt new technology while responding to immediate market needs and new competitive threats. The transition to becoming that kind of operation is not simple. It involves all aspects of an organization developing new muscle memory based on new […]

Testing the Cloud’s Glass Backbone


When most people visualize the cloud, they see an ethereal, non-physical thing that connects their devices to vast amounts of computing power and nearly unlimited troves of data and information. For Andrew Blum, a writer for Wired and author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, that illusion was shattered on the […]