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11 Golden Rules to De-stress Your DevOps Process

With development teams working on 3-4 releases in parallel and releasing at least once a quarter, we often see release overhead consuming an average of 20-30% of development and operations resources. Enterprises releasing every month, week, or even day suffer from even larger overhead. Here is what you can do to free up most of [...]

By | March 14th, 2018|DevOps|0 Comments

How an EMA Top 3 Product Is Selected – Quick Overview by the Example of Chef Habitat and InSpec

The EMA Top 3 report for Container Management and DevOps in Production and at Scale is a curated collection of a large number of data points that reflect individual priorities, pain points, technology adoption patterns, requirements, opinions, and so on, of 300 enterprises. It then dives deeper into these individual data points to provide readers [...]

Why Machine Learning Diagnoses Cancer but Can’t Run our Hybrid Cloud

Why Machine Learning Diagnoses Cancer but Can’t Run our Hybrid Cloud Why can machine learning and artificial intelligence reliably find cancer, for example, in CT scans (read the excellent very short MIT article), but they cannot tell me whether or not it makes sense to containerize an application, how to most efficiently provision storage pools [...]

Limitations of Neural Network Learning and How They Should Be Attacked in 2018

Neural Networks Are Key in 2018 Neural networks are back, but please don’t think they are able to emulate the context awareness of the human brain. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that the neural network approach is a viable one, but we do need to be clear about its limitations. All of these limitations [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning|0 Comments

Top 3 Coding Toys and Apps for Kids that Are as much Fun for Parents

My constant search for the next ‘cool’ tech toy or app is inspired by my obsession for automation. Trying to teach my 4 and 6 year old kids to think of creative solutions for their repetitive problems (no, there’s not yet a robot that cleans their rooms) surfaced the following 3 top toys and top [...]

By | December 29th, 2017|Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning|0 Comments

7 IT Operations Challenges to Attack in 2018 – EMA Punch List

Digital attackers in 2018 need to focus on one key challenge: “how do I deliver the best possible value to my clients, without significantly increasing cost.“ Monitor for user experience impact: As enterprises differentiate more and more via their digital user experience, all monitoring solutions must deliver clear and instant answers to the following questions: [...]

6 Recommendations for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in 2018

In 2017, CEOs arrived at the conclusion that machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML / AI) will be critical to unlock competitive advantages in the future. However, most enterprises had very little understanding of exactly what is possible today and how much value the investment in various ML / AI technologies can bring. Here are [...]

By | December 26th, 2017|Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning|0 Comments

The Frustrations of Applied Machine Learning – A Not So Common Case Study

Now that I’ve predicted that in 2018 machine learning will be available to ‘average Joe developer,’ let me share my experience from this weekend. Note that I’m not trying to be a ‘cool geek’ by doing some hands on work (I’m way too old to still be cool), but based on all the machine learning [...]

Top 10 enterprise IT Predictions for 2018 – Release Faster, Cheaper, and at Higher Quality – Everything Is about Becoming a Digital Attacker

For readers who would like to see what happened to our 2017 predictions, please take a look. Jens Soeldner and the EMA Team sat down again this month to look into the crystal ball for 2018. Central Theme for 2018: Transform into a Digital Attacker All 2018 trends contribute to transforming enterprises into digital attackers that [...]

10 Priorities for Container Management in Production and at Scale in 2018 – EMA Top 3 Report and Decision Guide for Enterprise – Sneak Peak

Here's the Sneak Peak to the EMA Container Management in Production and at Scale research project that so many of you have been asking about over the previous 2 months. Click here for the report homepage with constantly refreshed content.  Based on the questions I received so far, I created a very brief Q&A below [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Containers, EMA Top 3|0 Comments
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