Amazon’s Cloud (Profitably!) Power’s Major Brands

The Atlantic recently had an excellent overview of “The Unbelievable Power of Amazon’s Cloud” The article highlights the extent to which Amazon underpins increasingly ‘mission critical’ (definitely healthcare…although many consider Netflix critical as well) web services: The company’s Web Services—which undergird Netflix,, and Spotify—might be the single most important piece of technology to the […]

Data is renewable fuel. Decisions are the engine.

By now, most business leaders recognize that data is the fuel powering the business in this information age.  Everyday, more executives say they want their business to be “data-driven” and that data is a strategic asset — it sounds great but would does it mean? The challenge to the “data as asset” concept is that […]

Google’s Gmail to Enter $425B Bill Payments Space

Just when we thought Apple was the big disruptor in the payments space with Apple Pay in iPhones and the upcoming Apple Watch. Re/code now reports that Google will soon allow bill payments right inside its highly popular Gmail. According to the report, the service dubbed Pony Express, will allow users to link up bank accounts […]

IBM Watson’s Cognitive Cloud Computing Ready to Help Lawyers

IBM has opened up the power of cognitive computing in the cloud as a platform for a new generation of applications and businesses.  No longer is powerful computing limited to the largest corporations. IBM’s Watson in the cloud can spur the next generation of algonomic law firms. One example, ROSS the Super Intelligence Attorney, is a […]