Jason Zubrick

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..and then the CIO said to the CMO, 'Are you threatened by me?'

We spend 47 minutes with Dell chief information officer Andi Karaboutis, who gave us the lowdown on running technology for a company that stakes its …

Amazon Kinesis, A New AWS Service To Process Real-Time Streams

Amazon is offering a new service called Kinesis that streams data in real time with the ability to process thousands of data streams on a per-second basis. The service, designed for real-time apps, allows developers to pull any amount of data, from any number of sources, scaling up and down as …

Facebook open sources its SQL-on-Hadoop engine, and the web rejoices

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Facebook has open sourced Presto, the interactive SQL-on-Hadoop engine the company first discussed in June. Presto is …

2013 Enterprise Architecture Award Winners – All About Business

The practice of enterprise architecture is about your business – guiding decisions and designing solutions for better, more sustainable business …

Management Is (Still) Not Leadership

A few weeks ago, the BBC asked me to come in for a radio interview. They told me they wanted to talk about effective leadership — China had just elevated Xi Jinping to the role of Communist Party leader; General David Petraeus had stepped down from his post at the CIA a few days earlier; the BBC …

The EA Headspace - Inside the mind of an Architect

The world of business is enormously complex and diverse and the boundaries of enterprise are constantly changing, as are the rules of the game. So – …

Marketects: Delivering Good Enterprise Architecture

Good architects also need to be good “marketects”: they must be able to sell and promote their cause as well as publicize their achievements, …

A practical set of EA deliverables

A question on LinkedIn recently reminded me that, as the team leader for Segment Architecture in my former EA team, I was accountable for identifying …

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Community

HPE DISCOVER: Demos are the best way to lay your hands on the latest Labs tech<p>HPE Discover 2018 Las Vegas June 19-21<p>HPE Discover 2018 No one size …

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Every Leader Needs a Challenger in Chief

We are drawn to those who echo what it is we already believe. We get a dopamine rush when we are presented with confirming data similar to what we get when we eat chocolate or fall in love. On Facebook we defriend those with different political views to our own. On Twitter we follow people just …

Enterprise architecture means better business, pure and simple

A customer walks into a bank....<p><b>If you think it's tough to structure IT around enterprise architecture, imagine how tough it is running a business</b> …

When You’re Innovating, Think Inside the Box

A company noticed a strange anomaly: One of its manufacturing plants had a significantly lower scrap rate. That little finding and its consequences illustrate a point that managers often overlook in their search for innovation: Sometimes it’s better to think <i>inside</i> the box.<p>Companies spend a lot of …

A Board Director’s Perspective on What IT Has to Get Right

Over the last 30 years I have served a large range of organizations as either a director or a trustee with the specific role of helping them exploit IT for competitive advantage. From my experience, I believe that there are four highly interdependent categories of contributions the CIO and IT …

IT Governance is Killing Innovation

Recent CEB research shows that work has become much more interdependent — employees increasingly need to tap a broader array of internal and external colleagues and partners to be successful in their jobs. The emergence of this new work environment has significant implications for how IT should …

Do You Have the IT For the Coming Digital Wave?

With a tsunami of new digital technologies all converging simultaneously — social, mobile, cloud, analytics and embedded devices — there has been, once again, a cry for corporate IT to radically change to enable the digital transformation of businesses. But here is the daunting and exciting thing: …

How CMOs Can Work with CIOs to Gain Customer Insight

Better insight from customers can drive serious growth in your company, at least according to a recent study by IBM of over 1700 CEOs. But today, acquiring and interpreting customer data inherently must involve both the marketing and IT departments. In fact, recent research (login required) …

Why You Should Consider Hiring A Chief Digital Officer, And Why Now

Faced with the growing importance of the omnichannel customer experience and the expertise required to understand the vision and technology behind data-driven marketing —digital marketing attribution, predictive modeling, dynamic digital profiles, mobile and so on—companies are testing a new …

Confused About Big Data? Here Are 5 Things You Need To Do

When the oil tycoon John Paul Getty was asked about his rules for success, he reportedly said, “Rise early, work hard, strike oil.”<p>It’s a funny line, but it seems positively quaint now. It’s hard to imagine young entrepreneurs these days hoping to find their fortune in resource extraction. The days …

If You Want Innovation, You Have to Invest in People

As the convergence of digital technologies drives unprecedented levels of change in global marketplaces, it is very much a reality that a company must, as Bill Gates put it, “innovate or die!” In therace for relevance to future customers, the greater a company’s innovation capacity, the greater its …

Amazon Continues Its March Into Enterprise Clouds And Wallets

Despite being five times the size of its next 14-largest cloud competitors, Amazon isn’t content. It wants the enterprise, too, and all signs point to a major push to dominate enterprise cloud computing, just as it does public cloud computing.<p>Game over?<p>Amazon’s Hiring Binge<p>Earlier this year I …