If you have read my blogger profile, you will know that I have been listening to customer stories for many years. Here are some of the most common words, acronyms, and phrases I have heard when I’ve asked the question, “What keeps you up at night?” Meeting the backup window. RTO and RPO. I have tape longevity concerns. Data sprawl. Do any of these responses resonate with you? Continue reading
The Second Machine Age is redefining our relationship with technology. From healthcare to transportation, our lives will be nearly unrecognizable to our children. Underlying this change is the next generation of the social network: a Social Network of Machines. This Social Network of Machines will be a vast infrastructure built on the Third Platform (i.e. mobile, big data, social, cloud) and fueled by near-ubiquitous metadata about machines and humans. Continue reading
Over the weekend I was talking with some friends about their experience attempting to buy a home in Silicon Valley. From what I gathered, the housing market is heating up and it appears to be a sellers market yet again. This made me think about an EMC customer, Healthcare Realty Trust.
- What it’s like to drive a car
- What it’s like to queue at the DMV
- What’s a Taxi
- How buses had a pre-defined route
- How Top Gear was a show, not the latest fresh garms.
There’s a lot of fervor over what some of today’s best business minds are describing as The Second Machine Age. Decades in the making, the Second Machine Age represents another fundamental shift in the way we live, work and, yes, play.
Like the first Machine Age, technological innovation and the quest for automation are driving the change, but this time around it will be the automation of information (or ‘knowledge works’) that will define the period, impacting lives on a whole new level of magnitude.
In fact, while I was researching electric vehicles this past weekend, it struck me just how Teutonic these changes will be and how close they really are, which brought home how every aspect of our lives will be irrevocably different.
Continuing reading on our sister site Reflections.