Archive For November, 2011

It’s about competitive advantage…

I just returned from two days in Portland Oregon at the Anita Borg Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. As a senior technologist, it is a fact of my life that I am frequently the only woman in the…

Impact of Composite Applications on Service Assurance

The Web has been a buzz lately about an epic rant by Google engineer Steve Yegge on Google+.  The post was intended for Google employees’ eyes only, but Yegge posted it accidently to the entire world.  The Washington Post headline…

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Opportunity Born of Commoditization

There is a long-standing tendency for products to become commodities over time.  As markets mature, manufacturers add new features and match those of their competitors, until eventually goods from various manufacturers become homogenized and, as a result, commoditized.  This can…

Consumer Driven IT in Review, 4th Edition

What do “Bring Your Own Device” and LaundroMutt have in common? Those of us in the high tech industry often get so caught up in our own world of techno-babble and obscure industry acronyms that we forget there is a…

CA World 2011 Observations

I arrived in Las Vegas for my 15th CA World—15 CA World events and 35 years of transformation at CA Technologies. Everywhere you turned you saw the same sense of urgency for the need for speed and agility at this…

Mainstreaming the Mainframe

Well it’s official. The walls are beginning to come down between the mainframe and distributed IT teams.  The intense pressure on CIOs to reduce costs demand it.  The success of IBM’s zEnterprise facilitates it.  The rise of cloud computing compels…

CA World 2011 Opens

It’s the morning of the first full day here at CA World 2011 and I could not be more excited that 5,000 of our customers, partners, journalists, and analysts from around the IT industry are in attendance!  We have worked…

The Corkscrew Effect: Your IT Staff Has Too Many Experts

Christopher O’Malley, CEO of Nimsoft, wrote an article that is reprinted below with the permission of Forbes. Corkscrews are a wonderful example of a tool specifically designed to do one task superbly well: extracting a cork from a bottle. Corkscrews have…

A View of the Future from CA Labs at CA World

CA World 2011, being held in Las Vegas next week, is a place to get a glimpse of how innovative technology is addressing the business challenges we need to deal with now, and those we will face in the not-too-distant…