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Five Ways IoT Enables Brands to Create Loyal Customers Earlier this week Jessica Groopman from Altimeter published a thought provoking white paper that recommends 5 consumer facing use cases for IoT. For each use case she highlights the value proposition for both the brand and the customer, describes a few key methods for engagement, and closes with some real life examples. Check out my latest post on Forbes that outlines the 5 most compelling uses cases from the report. If you're not using the Internet of Things to engage your customers, you should be. Earlier this week Jessica Groopman from Altimeter published a thought provoking white paper that recommends 5 consumer facing use cases for IoT. For each use case she highlights the value proposition for both the brand and the customer, describes a few key methods for engagement, and closes with some real life examp... (more)

Jesse Proudman of @Bluebox with @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Episode #12 – Private Cloud: DIY or Managed Services? Our guest on the podcast this week is Jesse Proudman, Founder and CTO of Bluebox. We discuss Walmart’s recent OpenStack success story and the expanding capabilities of DIY private clouds. While DIY private clouds require large investments in configuring open source software to meet business needs, they can have several advantages over managed services alternatives. Listen in to learn how a DIY model could make or break private cloud deployment. Check out this episode! Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Co... (more)

Everyone Is Excited About #Containers | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps #Microservices]

Episode #17 - Why Everyone is Excited About Containers Our guest on the podcast this week is Jon Baier, container expert and Senior Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. We discuss why containers have risen in popularity and what advantages they bring to cloud computing. Platforms, like Docker and Kubernetes, maximize resource usage, and increase flexibility for development teams. Listen in to learn how containers will continue to gain support and which companies are leading the charge. Check out this episode! Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companie... (more)

11 Common DevOps Bottlenecks By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

11 Common DevOps Bottlenecks After performing an analysis at a number of Fortune 500 companies and by collaborating with my peers in this space, I have compiled a list of 11 bottlenecks that have the biggest impact on the flow of work. Checkout my latest post on Forbes and see if you have encountered one or more of these bottlenecks in your DevOps journey. Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing with Google and Amazon on the speed of innovation. As the innovation cycle accelerat... (more)

The Next Generation of the 'Internet of Things' By @MadGreek65 | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

The Next Generation of the 'Internet of Things' Our guest on the podcast this week is Erik Sebesta, Co-Founder and CATO of Cloud Technology Partners. We discuss recent Internet of Things projects, including those of two healthcare intelligence companies, and explore exactly what it takes to deliver real-time data, safely and efficiently to end consumers. Listen in to learn how we're building the next generation of IoT platforms and helping companies leverage this emerging technology. Check out this episode! ... (more)