Category Archives: Enterprise Software

From DevOps to DataOps

Why It’s Time to Embrace “DataOps” as a New Discipline by Andy Palmer Over the past 10 years, many of us in technology companies have experienced the emergence of “DevOps.” This new set of practices and tools has improved the … Continue reading

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Why Tamr?

Over the past 2+ years, I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to the Cambridge/Boston start-up ecosystem as a mentor and investor in more than 25 local start-ups (list of investments here).   During that time, my partner and friend, Mike … Continue reading

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Information Management: Strategies for Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data

The following is adapted from a foreword I wrote for my colleague William McKnight‘s book, Information Management: Strategies for Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data. In 2014, it’s no longer a question of whether to become an analytics-driven organization, but how. William McKnight tells … Continue reading

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Culture Matters: Facebook CIO talks about how well Vertica, Facebook people mesh

Every once in a while, as a entrepreneur, there are these moments of overwhelming pride and satisfaction that make all the sacrifice, risk and anxiety worthwhile.  I had one of these moments listening to Tim Campos – the CIO @ … Continue reading

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System Password Management: JUST DO IT.

It’s December 2013. Do you know where your system access credentials are? The cloud and Internet services have developed quickly. Many providers and services are antiquated in how they handle password repositories – and they’re even further behind in implementing … Continue reading

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Feature Velocity & Database as a Service

Over the past two years I’ve been amazed by the increase in feature velocity for early- stage Internet companies.  It seems as though the rate at which small teams can deliver new feature and function to their users is increasing … Continue reading

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The Illusory Promise of Ubiquitous Enterprise Software

By Timothy Kasbe, COO, Gloria Jeans Company, Guest Blogger* The Technology community celebrates the rise of software in all spheres of life. Christopher Steiner calls it “Algorithms Rule the World.” Andreessen Horowitz answers, “Why Software is Eating the World.” The message … Continue reading

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