• August 19, 2018

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Computing, Data and Insight… at the Edge?

After some hesitation, I finally embraced Apple’s wearable platform by pairing an Apple Watch with my iPhone. The Apple Watch generates a continuous stream of health data that is stored locally on my iPhone. From a cloud perspective, my health data is therefore stored “at the edge” which is, out of privacy concerns, the only […]

Application Modernization Data

Yes! Someone disrupted my industry!

Innovation is hard. Disruptive innovation is even harder. So let’s face it, the company that is going to disrupt your entire industry will probably not be your own. But is that disruption really a threat or should it be considered an opportunity instead?   Hello data driven disruption! Traditional examples of innovative disruption talk about new physical […]

Development Rocket.Build

Goodbye suggestion box, hello hackathon!

As you might know, Rocket organizes a company wide hackathon every December at our global headquarters in Boston. What you might not know is that many of the Rocket offices also do a local version of that hackathon (Rocket.Build/local) every year. We just had the second Rocket.Build/Local in Dordrecht and one of the things I […]

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Mobile Trends at IBM InterConnect 2016

I’ve been at IBM InterConnect 2016 for a few days now, and I’ve been on the lookout for new developments in the world of mobile computing. While I probably could have just asked IBM Watson for help, I’d like to share these two trends I’ve noticed during my visit. The first trend is how the human experience […]

Application Modernization Mobile Platforms Technology User Experience

BYOR: Bring Your Own Reality?

Most companies have now embraced the “consumerization of IT” trend to improve employee productivity. As part of this consumerization, BYOD encourages employees to bring personally owned mobile devices to their workplace, and to use those devices to access privileged company information and applications. This year, consumers can get their hands on a number of virtual and […]

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Customers, Community, Containers?

This may sound like a game of ‘spot the odd one out’ to you but the combination of those three words actually does make a lot of sense for the coming week. No, we are not going to put our customers into containers 🙂 Instead, we’re inviting our customers to join us as we gather in Boston […]

Business Intelligence & Analytics Technology

Live from IBM Insight2015: The feasibility of DIY analytics

The cognitive era is here and in order for you to disrupt instead of being disrupted you need to leverage the insights hidden in your data. To do this you can use a cloud-based solution like Watson or an on-premises one like IBM’s Analytics. But how can you get cost efficient insights through analytics if […]

Application Modernization Data Mobile Technology

Live from IBM Insight2015: Mobile Analytic Insights

One of the takeaways from IBM Insight 2015 is that the user experience needs to be contextualized and personalized. When this user experience is provided through a mobile app, then the System of Insight will need data from the mobile device itself, in order to enable that user experience. What additional data is needed and […]

api economy Data Mobile Technology

Live from IBM Insight2015: Mobile apps and the API economy

Rocket Software’s Sean Grady recently wrote an excellent blog post about good mobile app design. In that post he briefly touched on the challenge mobile application developers face when they need to integrate with existing software or applications (a System of Record). We have a situation in which all too often apps are created from […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: An insight into the future–data at the edge

Data is fueling the insight economy and has the potential to disrupt entire industries. According to the IBM Research Global Technology Outlook, a new approach is required in order for businesses to benefit from higher quality insights and time-critical decisions.     The next IT paradigm The rate of data creation is twice the expansion […]