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.
Moving ERP to the cloud might sound like a great idea - but if you're not careful, you'll wind up in data silo land. In his diginomica debut, Acumatica CEO Jon Roskill advises readers on how to avoid the ERP cloud silo.
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.
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.
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.
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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.