Sharing in the Success of the Digital Economy

Shar­ing in the suc­cess of the dig­i­tal econ­omy “The dig­i­tally enabled econ­omy is unleash­ing a new wave of change, some­thing we are only just begin­ning to feel and under­stand. The eco­nomic evi­dence shows that this inno­va­tion –the devel­op­ment and adop­tion of new prod­ucts, ser­vices, processes and busi­ness mod­els – is vital to sup­port ris­ing living […]

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The Industrialization of IT

Any­one who has spent any time dis­cussing cloud with me, or seen me present on cloud issues will no doubt quickly learn how fond I am of analo­giz­ing this tech­nol­ogy domain with the auto­mo­tive indus­try. Our drive to solve the Time-to-Value prob­lem and to imple­ment con­tin­u­ous value deliv­ery have deep rooted con­nec­tions to the mass […]

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Inflection Points

Although the arti­cles on adamalthus.com rep­re­sent my per­sonal views on the inter­sec­tion of tech­nol­ogy, pol­icy and eco­nom­ics I rarely write about the per­sonal impact of these issues on me. That will be unavoid­able with this post­ing. We sit at the inflec­tion point between two eras of com­put­ing: The dis­trib­uted machine and appli­ca­tion focused model of today and the […]

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Cloud Computing’s Free Lunch

One of my mother’s favor­tite say­ings is “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” Gen­er­ally that’s a pretty good rule to live buy. If it looks like your being offered some­thing for noth­ing then take a sec­ond look. You’ll almost always end up pay­ing some­where down the line. How­ever, when it comes to cloud computing […]

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Technology’s Triple Threat

  Cross-posted from the Innovia Ven­tures Blog by Jonathan Mur­ray & Desiree van Wel­sum What impact will the increas­ingly wide­spread use of dig­i­tal tools and infor­ma­tion have on our soci­ety and econ­omy and how will we deal with the dis­rup­tive forces brought to life and ampli­fied by these tech­nolo­gies? Under­stand­ing the nature of this emerg­ing transformation […]

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Is there a ‘can’ in your future?

In the eco­nom­ics of com­put­ing the most expen­sive resource is still the net­work. In sce­nar­ios where large data-sets are being processed it is almost always cheaper to move com­pu­ta­tion to the data than the other way round. My friend and for­mer col­league Dave McCrory nicely cap­tured this real­ity in his con­cept of Data Grav­ity.Today’s cloud […]

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The Service Dilemma [eBook]

I’m delighted to make avail­able our new pub­li­ca­tion “The Ser­vices Dilemma” as a free eBook down­load. The Ser­vices Trans­for­ma­tion and the algo­rith­mic rev­o­lu­tion A fun­da­men­tal, multi-tiered trans­for­ma­tion of ser­vices is under­way. It is so per­va­sive and of such scope that it entails a trans­for­ma­tion of global com­pet­i­tive eco­nom­ics. First of all, it is part of […]

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Cloud Computing and Complexity

The busi­ness of Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (IT) has a com­plex­ity prob­lem. As a domain IT requires deeply spe­cial­ized skills, the lan­guage of IT is arcane and busi­ness needs require mul­ti­ple lev­els of trans­la­tion and inter­pre­ta­tion before being imple­mented as sys­tems. This con­cep­tual com­plex­ity cre­ates a sig­nif­i­cant bar­rier between busi­ness and IT lead­er­ship. But there’s a big­ger prob­lem: The […]

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