Big Data as the Next Major Utility: Musings on the Future of Autonomous Vehicles and CASE.

“Big Data” is everywhere.  It powers business solutions as well as drives economic opportunity.  Is it possible that “Big Data” will become the next major utility?  Autonomous vehicles (AV) and Machine Learning (ML) may fill the gap that makes Big Data a distributed utility where you pay for how much data you use and the times you use it. Read More

Information Technology and Workplace Diversity

My career in information technology spans twenty years, but my exposure to information technology started before I was a teenager.  At that time, business productivity was popular, but still regulated to personal desktop computers and IBM Mainframes.  Web services, e-commerce, cellular phones, software services, etc. didn’t exist. Productivity software was truly a one-to-one experience.  You… Read More

IT Strategies: Applying Data Analytics to Information Technology Management

In this third and final blog on IT Strategies, I look at some examples and techniques of using data analytics in Information Technology Management.  In previous postings, I wrote “information technology is the interaction between people, information and technology”. When planning IT investments, it’s important that business value be the main driver for delivering solutions. Read More

IT Strategies and Data Analytics

In an extension to my first blog, I research quantitative analysis of enterprise IT functions to demonstrate how to create IT business value. It has to be established that, with so much data being collected from IT systems, IT managers can use this type of pervasive data to their advantage. Functionality such as maintaining health, securing systems, and properly sizing new systems all have an impact to IT budgets. Read More