Using Artificial Intelligence to create predictive systems

The early days of Artificial Intelligence The term Artificial Intelligence (or AI) was coined in the mid 1950s.  The technology was heavily funded by the Department of Defense for many years. Unfortunately, the practitioners at the time were overly optimistic and failed to plan for some of the difficulties that they eventually faced. By the mid […]

Business & Technology Planning

This article explores basic ideas that you should keep in mind as you are starting or continuing your business.   It is intended to provoke deeper thoughts for you and your executive team.  From business continuity, to free coffee and free WiFi, we’ll look into ideas that are important to businesses… and to customers. Business continuity […]

The story of the “as a service” sisters — SaaS PaaS IaaS

Cloud service providers are in the news every day.  Whether it be that Disney or the NFL is “moving to the cloud”, or that a vendor is forcing Cloud adoption with their offerings, Cloud is newsworthy.  And be it Microsoft’s Office365, Amazon Web Services (AWS), or Google Cloud Platform, (three of the main players), Cloud […]

The end of the line (telephony)

So you’ve looked at your local phone bill and it was… oh my, I’m paying that much for a simple phone number? This doesn’t seem right! How can I be paying $40 a month for a land line phone (base price, plus “options” price like call waiting, plus taxes, plus plus plus)? Well it doesn’t […]

Business Continuity Planning

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is the pre-planning effort put in to make sure your business continues to operate even during adverse situations. BCP is the work put in before those imperfect days, in order to smoothly transition between “normal” operations and “backup” operations. A backhoe digs through the internet cables, the electricity goes out, a […]