Where does IBM go from here ?


As always – all of this is just my personal opinion here . As a former IBMer, I was absolutely delighted to see that the IBM CEO finally said last week that the company is letting go of its 2015 EPS strategy. The best time to do that was the day she took over as…

Geeks , Suits and Their Database Choices


Who chooses the database for an application? how do those decisions get made in a company ? Is it a suit or a geek or both ? Conventional wisdom says geeks are the best qualified to decide on a database, and suits are better for selecting applications – especially packaged applications. I think the conventional…

It’s about time we set a higher bar for analytics


First off – I have no interest in being nuanced here about data vs information , big data vs regular data , BI vs Analytics vs Reporting and so on . Use the terms you like in the following rant . If all we missed today was the nuance between these terms , we would…

Before we pelt social media stones on Satya Nadella …


Satya Nadella is a very visible technology industry leader who made a totally wrong and awful comment about women asking for wage increases . Over the last couple of days there has been a storm in social media crying for his head . Shortly after the gaffe – he admitted publicly that he was wrong…

Do you need a college education to have an IT career ?


One of the most common questions I get from my younger colleagues and mentees is about the value of college education in pursuing an IT career . In my early 20s, I had one big regret – I did not go to a big name US college to get a degree . My engineering and…