Author: Stephen Wynkoop

Important distinctions about working in the cloud
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Important distinctions about working in the cloud

Some real-world distinctions come into play as you implement different solutions – learning as we go, here are some of the things we’re hitting (and hearing from others). First, the distinction outlined in comments yesterday about providers having to control the performance and resource usage of services – this is at the core of one of the differences we’ve come […]

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How do we know the information is correct?

All this sharing of data is moving ahead at such an incredible pace… but I have to wonder, are we missing a piece? I’ve been thinking a lot more about sharing data (as in preventing it unless it’s something you’re supposed to be doing) and then… it got me thinking. What would it take for someone to seed incorrect information? […]

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Ask Forgiveness, Rather than …

I’ve wondered about this for awhile now. You may recall the early massive data losses at major retailers, online services and the like – there was significant uproar over lapsed security and insufficient steps that had been taken to protect information on the systems. In some cases, new best practices were conceived out of the mess. In some cases stock […]

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Architecture of On-Premise Systems

Do you think all of the “aaS” elements change the architecture of solutions built for on-premise systems too? I’ve been reading and hearing more and more that the on-premise architecture bits are expected to take into account cloud bits and pieces too. With things like “database stretch” with SQL Server and all of the functions and services and so-on that […]

Applying AI
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Applying AI

Is AI in your (near) future? How would you see it fitting in – at any level of functionality? It’s a huge push for upcoming releases – at Microsoft Build AI is all over the presentations, the tools, the direction for Microsoft. I wrote briefly about it earlier, talking about SQL Server and the integration of AI and machine learning. […]

Planning for Expansion and Contraction
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Planning for Expansion and Contraction

Planning models are changing, along with the considerations as projects are starting. It’s interesting to see the influence of technology capabilities coming to be considered as part of mainstream applications and solutions development. In particular, the thing we’re starting to see and feel as an important piece of the overall solution puzzle is the bookend issue of expansion and contraction. […]

Calling All Chief Data Officers
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Calling All Chief Data Officers

Many thanks to Brian Moran for sharing a bit of information from Gartner – about Chief Data Officers; is this in your future? It’s interesting because clearly this is something that needs addressing for systems, and “addressing” is going to take on all new meanings as we define data and how it’s stored, used, etc. The report indicates that by […]