If someone tries to get you to invest in some shiny new technology — like blockchain 5-8 years ago — beware. How do you judge these proposals? A realistic use case is key.
Thanks to @jjn1 I’ve just read a great piece by @STS_News (Lee Vinsel), called You’re Doing It Wrong: Notes on Criticism and Technology Hype, which develops some points I’ve made on this blog and elsewhere.A general willingness to take technology hype …
Every year at Black Hat, the buzzword factory is in full swing. Last year the word of the day was Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning (or in the off chance you met with someone who knew what they were talking about they would call it “AI or ML”). The year before that, the word of […]
Have you heard the latest technology acronym that is revving up business executives? Vendors claim that SMAC – Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud – is the quadruple mix of technological elements that will rescue businesses from potential irrelevancy. If executives fall for the SMAC hype, they could end up smacking themselves in the forehead with regret. I read an article recently about how the Indian IT industry is shifting to take advantage of the SMAC […]
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