TensorFlow on a MBP


How to get TensorFlow running on a MacBookPro running Sierra As I have been working with clients, one thing is becoming incredibly true - Machine Learning and AI are becoming pre-requisite skills.  Certainly modern clouds including Amazon, Azure and Google are providing GPUs or even TPU's to assist researchers, engineers and corporations take advantage of training and evaluation acceleration.  One easy and active way to move forward is with TensorFlow,…

Toward a Digital [Enterprise] Horizon


Change is everywhere, it’s accelerating, and most companies today recognize that disruption has come to their industries, fueled by advances in digital technologies and more collaborative outside-in cultures. Indeed, many have already begun a digital transformation to ensure that their business is not left behind. The technology side of true digital transformation is about bringing information into the fabric of every transaction with a client, partner, employee and process. Digital…

Digitizing the Enterprise: Streamlining Enterprise Processes


Digital Transformation is most frequently associated with customer facing activities embracing customer intimacy thru more contextualized conversations and self service capabilities.  These customer experiences can certainly contribute to top line growth, but sometimes give glimpse to gaps in a companies ability to fulfill demand, quickly and with that same level of information rich interaction. Some might say that the second wave of transformational value is unlocked with enterprises begin to…

DevSecOps


DevOps and Continuous Integration (CI) run hand in hand in helping create optimized consistent delivery of production services.  Optimal in that developers and operators become one team that addresses both functional and systems level thinking into developing a key service for the enterprise.  Thru this integrated team approach, the people who build it, operate it, and further this integrated team will manage everything from software..systems fixes and improvements.  A typicaly…

Predictions: 6 IT trends that will drive 2017


It's hard to have a discussion about 2017 without a clear definition of "DIGITAL".  In my mind, Digital is the application of contextualized information to improve experience and outcome, whether consumer or employee, an informed decision brings all available information to the point of decision to attempt to guide and de-risk that decision.  As a result we are building services in the cloud for agility and scale, composing with independent services…

Journey to the Digital Enterprise


Over the past year, we have all seen signs that "Digital" is moving past the consumer focused startup, and past the CMO and their digital-social agendas into a much broader enterprise strategy discussion.  Many digital strategies center around bringing information into "for purpose" integrations [often visualized], and into decision/recommendation environments.  By expanding the information, the analytics and new consumerized apps, mass-customized [and context aware] experiences are becoming the norm. The Digital…

More Complete Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Deployments [hint: the NETWORK IS THE COMPUTER]


Today we are announcing, with our partner AT&T, support for the integration of AT&T NetBond™ API based [WAN] orchestration within a standard CSC Agility Platform™ cloud blueprint has GA'd.  This bring dynamic WAN networking into the application developers toolbox; cross linking the public cloud’s “VPC” intra-nets and the Enterprise Cloud VLANS via dynamically provisioned private channels in the WAN. Let’s cut today's announcement up into pieces: Public Cloud VPC’s is a…

Digital Disruptions and Continous Transformation


Recently, there have been a lot of discussion around a new role in the enterprise, something akin to "Chief Digital Officer" and many have suggested that this creates the need to establish "Bi-Modal IT" in effect a new parallel organization that reflects agile development against a new technology basis. [caption id="attachment_520" align="alignright" width="150"] Executing Digital Leadership[/caption] Based upon some core research from the LEF's David Moschella, Digital Leadership (DL) is really…

The need to extend SIAM for the Digital Enterprise


In the new "as a Service" Enterprise, we talk aggressively about Service Integration becoming a combinator of core enterprise services, contextual services, and utility services (see Simon Wardley’s mapping taxonomy).  Core enterprise services, those that support the core industry: ERP for manufacturing, Core Banking for retail banks, Policy Management for insurance and the like; provide access to core transactional services that operate to the industry regulations and corporate policies.  Contextual…

Data Centers and the [Forced] March to an IaaS Utility


Simon Wardley has once again made me think seriously using his “Mapping” methodology as I try and think thru the disruptions in the traditional Enterprise and “Outsourced” Enterprise Data Center(DC) space (whilst managing my own confirmation bias).  We have long used the analogies of electricity and as the “cost of compute trends to the cost of power”, it probably makes some sense to talk about this! Most of us know…