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Friday, January 27, 2017

It is interesting to see Forrester analyst's data supporting a Cloud trend I have observed: that 'pilot' applications are now progressing to deployment of 'enterprise core' applications in the Cloud, as a second wave for Cloud computing.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Interesting observations on venture capital pricing models, how VCs attach numbers to companies, how these numbers get updated, and how we (investors, founders, and VCs) should read them, as a consequence.

Good summary for healthy metrics for a SaaS company.  How does yours measure up?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

AWS + IoT = $$$

Here is a nice summary of AWS offerings to target the high-growth IoT market by Grey Heron.
With firms like McKinsey estimating that IoT will have a potential economic impact of $4T - $11T (yes, that really is a 'T' for trillion) by 2025 (11% of the world economy), AWS could be on the verge of a really big new business.  This  seems to play very well to AWS strengths.  Players in the IoT ecosystem should play close attention to AWS strategy in their own planning.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Big Data Analysis as a Tool for Industry (German language magazine byline)
English version 
Predictive analytics and transparency in the process instead of 'gut feel' decisions