Microsoft and Walgreens Boots Alliance partner to transform healthcare delivery, as well as migrate most of WBA’s IT infrastructure to Azure. Read my article on https://www.lightreading.com/enterprise-cloud/digital-transformation/microsoft-and-walgreens-fend-off-amazon-with-7-year-healthcare-partnership/d/d-id/748830?
IBM hit a milestone with the first integrated, commercial quantum computer. But don’t expect to be running quantum apps in your business anytime soon. My article on https://www.lightreading.com/enterprise-cloud/infrastructure-and-platform/ibm-makes-a-long-bet-on-quantum-computing-/d/d-id/748770
Amazon declares war with launch of DocumentDB, a MongoDB-compatible document database that doesn’t use MongoDB code. https://www.lightreading.com/open-source/apis/awss-documentdb-takes-aim-at-mongodb/d/d-id/748747
Guido Appenzeller, who pioneered network virtualization, is leaving VMware after four years at the company, heading for parts undisclosed. My article on https://www.lightreading.com/carrier-sdn/sdn-technology/network-virtualization-pioneer-guido-appenzeller-exits-vmware/d/d-id/748746
Open source changes how IT works. Me on Light Reading https://www.lightreading.com/open-source/not-business-as-usual-open-source-changes-it-operations/d/d-id/748684?
Enterprises are still mostly open source consumers rather than contributors to the community. My article on https://www.lightreading.com/open-source/taking-it-slow-enterprises-use-open-source-but-are-cautious-about-contributing/d/d-id/748631
Last week, a colleague in the UK mentioned that it’s next month (technically true — beginning of January vs. end of February). Amazing that it’s that time already.
Without open source, you don’t get the cloud, and a plethora of other changes driving the software industry. Read my article. https://www.lightreading.com/open-source/how-open-source-has-turned-the-software-industry-upside-down/d/d-id/748603
Organizations transitioning to open source need to learn both self-sufficiency and how to work with open source communities. And to grow a thick skin against criticism. [Me] https://www.lightreading.com/open-source/growing-pains-for-organizations-moving-to-open-source-its-a-tough-transition/d/d-id/748553?
Apple can still innovate, but not in ways that matter [Me] https://www.lightreading.com/mobile/devices-smartphones/apple-really-is-in-trouble-this-time/a/d-id/748581?_mc=RSS_LR_EDT
History comes full circle as IBM sells off Notes to prepare for its Red Hat acquisition. 20+ years ago IBM looked to its Lotus acquisition to help transform its stodgy corporate culture; now it’s doing the same with Red Hat.
The word in question starts with F and rhymes with “fire truck.”
By the way, you may well ask why I chose not to use the actual word in the headline, article, or above description. It’s because I thought it would fucking well be better without it.
Executives from telcos and Cisco talk about the company’s new service provider strategy, including IoT, AI and 5G, and how those technologies are reshaping networking. Watch my video from Las Vegas – or, to be more precise, I was in front of the camera – my colleague Dan Allen did the bulk of the work putting it all together.
My latest on Light Reading: Connecting collaboration and Internet of Things tools in the face of cloud threats.
My latest on Light Reading: Service providers can’t compete with OTT players. It just isn’t in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they’re good at — providing reliable, secure connectivity.
My latest on Light Reading: Microsoft is partnering to comply with local data sovereignty regulations — in other words, hang a ‘keep out’ sign for foreign snooping.
My latest on Light Reading: How do you keep your career moving forward when you’re past the half-century mark?
My latest on Light Reading: Nutanix has filed for its long-anticipated public offering, with hopes to rake in $209 million.
My latest on Light Reading: Oracle barely shows up on the charts of biggest IaaS providers. The vendor is looking to change that.
My latest on Light Reading: Startup Palerra provides software to control access to and secure cloud applications.
My latest on Light Reading: We spent two fantastic days at our NFV & Carrier SDN conference in Denver, getting our fix of virtualization chat in the ‘Mile High City.’ But we had some fun too…
My latest on Light Reading: TCP Cloud will help Mirantis provide continuous updates to open source infrastructure software.
Clinton has detailed positions on innovation, high-tech training, 5G, Internet of things, funding for broadband projects, public-private partnerships, digital literacy programs, and more.
Trump put out a tweet one time about net neutrality. He doesn’t like it.