Google & Walmart – UNITE!

Very interesting move this week in the retail space. Marc Lore, innovator and now Walmart ecomm chief, orchestrated a partnership with Google to offer Walmart products on Google Express, Google’s online shopping site. The intent is to collaborate to compete against rival Amazon. The idea is that by joining forces Walmart can focus on […]

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Forrester Research names Google Cloud the leader in Insight PaaS

Forrester Research, a leading analyst firm, recently named the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as the leader in The Forrester Wave™: Insight Platforms-As-A-Service, Q3 2017.  This analysis looked at eight different vendors and determined that… “Google Is A Leader….Google was the only vendor in our evaluation to offer insight execution features like full machine learning automation with […]

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Wow! I posted the first, initial part of this series a few weeks ago…the response and progress has been fabulous. Here are a few examples….. A handful of people have reached out and asked to actively participate in this collaborative project. This has pushed us to put some specific project goals and open source tooling […]


Stop the Movement, Just Access the Data! – Part 1

DEFINITIONS Cloud Federation is the practice of interconnecting the cloud computing environments of two or more service providers for the purpose of load balancing traffic and accommodating spikes in demand (ref). A Federated Cloud (also called cloud federation) is the deployment and management of multiple external and internal cloud computing services to match business needs. A […]

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Executives Find Value in Their People

Every good company starts with good people. It is the caliber of the work force that ultimately provides a valuable product or service to the customer. In the ever changing work force model, it has become increasingly difficult for executives to staff their teams with the right skills and experience. These qualities are important, but […]

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Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand

As executives, we often find ourselves with many challenges, priorities, and pressing decisions. Our employees and companies rely on us for our experience and ability to make decisions. As leaders this is our value (#ExecValue) we bring to our stakeholders. We need to determine which decisions to make and how to prioritize these decisions to […]

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Executive Tough Decisions -Apple Maps

As Executives, we continue to face difficult decisions on how to best position our products and services in the marketplace. We take risks. We challenge our team. We look at factors such as timing and demand. If we get it right, we are heros – if not…well we have a mess to clean up. Recently, […]

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Customer Value vs Customer Service

Customer value and customer service are two completely different things. Value is something that is earned. It is identified by the customer and in most cases is not expected. Service is applied or provided to the customer. It is expected and is sought out. Lets look at two classic examples: a financial advisor selling you […]

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