Category Archives: Trends

What comes after Zoom?

Benedict Evans: “There will be video in everything, just as there is voice in everything, and… then it will disappear inside. You don’t necessarily need an account to join a call, and you generally don’t need an application either, especially … Continue reading

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Small is Good

In his article “The End of Agile” Kurt Cagle wrote: “The Agile Manifesto, like most such screeds, started out as a really good idea. The core principle was simple – you didn’t really need large groups of people working on … Continue reading

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Smart Factory: Optimize Factory Operations

Traditionally, Operational Technology (OT) data has been on-premises, managed using process manufacturing systems, and analyzed with monitoring, trending, and visualization tools. This approach was designed for a very important purpose – real-time process control. However, it has also created challenges, … Continue reading

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Rules Change Quickly

Kristen Seer: “Never in my life have I seen rules change so quickly. Take reusable grocery bags vs. plastic bags as an example. Reusable bags are recognized as the preferred environmental choice and many cities were on the verge of … Continue reading

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New Gartner Reports on Decision Management Suites

Today Gartner published two reports on decision management suites based primarily on the results of surveys of 20 DMS vendors conducted by Gartner from Aug 2019 through Mar 2020.

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Ecommerce forced adoption

In today’s newsletter Benedict Evans wrote: “Amazon is hiring 100k more people to handle demand and Instacart is adding 300k (!). I keep wondering how much of this forced adoption will stick once we get back to normal – some things … Continue reading

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What is CI/CD?

Continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) embody a culture, set of operating principles, and collection of practices that enable application development teams to deliver code changes more frequently and reliably. The implementation is also known as the CI/CD pipeline. CI/CD is a devops … Continue reading

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Management Decision Market Report

MarketsAndMarkets expects the global Management Decision Market to grow from USD 2.89 Billion in 2016 to USD 6.18 Billion by 2022. It names the major vendors in the management decision market: FICO, SAS, TIBCO, Oracle, IBM, Sapiens, Experian, ACTICO, Pegasystems, … Continue reading

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BI Vendors failed to replace Spreadsheets

Toolbox published an article that, in particular, states: “Once viewed in the dashboard, business users wants to move that data to a spreadsheet. For most of the 2000s, BI vendors fought this desire from business users. BI vendors developed and … Continue reading

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Jim Sinur’s AI Trends for 2020

“The future looks promising after several years of experimenting with AI. It’s not all fantastic and there will be fakes and failures. In fact, there will be high profile fails, but they are unlikely to cause another AI Winter. Even if … Continue reading

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