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New Research: Evaluating Edge Colocation

In a new Key Criteria Report, GigaOm Analyst Ned Bellavance outlines the features and capabilities that define the best edge colocation solutions on the market. The report outlines the ‘table stakes’, or the features organizations should expect without exception in any solution. These include basic connectivity between layers, physical security measures,...

What Even Is AIOPs?

IT Operations have seen huge changes in the past two decades, but none may be more important than the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to speed, enhance, and automate monitoring and management of IT infrastructures. Since 2017, AIOps tools have leveraged big data and ML in day-to-day operations and promise to become...

What Comes After COVID?

Introduction The coronavirus pandemic has changed the broader world, and therefore the business landscape, in ways no one would have imagined just four months ago. The impact, for many, has been technology-related, as remote working and employee safety have moved to the top of many corporate agendas.  But what comes next? Even as technology leaders...

Why Is Data Transformation so Hard?

Data transformation is at the heart of modern business practice, and for good reason. It makes data useful. Data transformation involves changing the structure, the values or the format of data. It takes raw data and changes it to create a resource that is accessible by data scientists, analysts and others within a business. The goal: to achieve business...

2 Extract Load Transform Myths and Why They’re Wrong

In data warehousing, the decades-old concept of Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) is well-known and familiar. Enterprise organizations use ETL to extract data from their packaged systems and some custom, in-house line-of-business applications; transform the structure so that the data from these separate systems can be correlated and conformed; and...

Three Steps to Successful DevOps

On a recent Voices in Innovation podcast, GigaOm’s VP of Research Jon Collins talked to Harbinder Kang, Global Head of Developer Operations at Finastra, about how to implement DevOps successfully in any organization. Harbinder outlined some fantastic tips based on his experiences working with global organizations and outlined an easy-to-follow three-step...

Why Should You Bother with Value Stream Management?

What is Value Stream Management? Value Stream Management (VSM) is the TLA du jour among software development tools, so is it relevant to your organization? We can separate this question into three parts: philosophy, approach, and benefits. First, a bit of history: like so many dev practices, the term originated in manufacturing, specifically lean engineering....

Marketplaces Are Changing the Way We Do Enterprise IT

In one of my latest reports (Key Criteria for Evaluating Unstructured Data Management), one of the key criteria was the availability of a marketplace. Adding functionalities to your infrastructure quickly, without having to go through a complex purchase, installation, and configuration process is invaluable. App stores in the consumer space changed...

Voices in AI – Episode 112: A Conversation with David Weinberger

[voices_in_ai_byline] About this Episode On Episode 112 of Voices in AI, Byron speaks with fellow author and technologist David Weinberger about the nature of intelligence artificial, and otherwise. Listen to this episode or read the full transcript at www.VoicesinAI.com Transcript Excerpt Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI, brought to you...

VDI as a Service is better than VDI

Last week, I attended Cloud Field Day 7 and some sessions with VMware, they spoke about the service and product ecosystem they are building on top of VMware on AWS, such as VDI and DRaaS. These are not fully managed services but I think there is some value in what they are doing, and wanted to collect a few thoughts about VDI here in this post (soon...

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