The Only 2 Things You Need to Know About Apple Watch

A totally abbre­vi­ated post on the  Watch, mostly writ­ten just “for the record“1. I started accu­mu­lat­ing Apple stock when I saw the iPhone in NYC. AT&T sim­ply didn’t work, yet I noticed the phones every­where in spite of AT&T’s suck­i­ness. Tehni­cally, I started buy­ing Apple stock after the iPhone though. I believe you’re run­ning out of run­way to buy […]

CA Blogging Update

You might have noticed that I’ve been quiet lately. Well, it’s not just the sum­mer­time blues. It’s taken some time, but I’ve finally con­nected with the right team at CA to help me have a proper blog. I’m proud to be con­tribut­ing to a bunch of really smart peo­ple over at CA’s cor­po­rate blog. I’m not sure how […]

Apple IBM Partnership: 6 Things to Consider

The Apple IBM part­ner­ship is a big deal. Of course, I have the long view. My wife laughs at my long time hori­zon all the time. In order to get a feel for why the announce­ment is such a big deal, two things are crit­i­cal to under­stand: The way enter­prises acquires, deploys, and sup­ports tech­nol­ogy (it’s like writ­ing an app — it’s one thing […]

Seriously Delta?

My beau­ti­ful wife is on the road. In fact, as I write this, she’s on her way home. I’m try­ing to decide whether or not to keep our baby awake long enough for her to see him. If everything’s on time, it won’t be a prob­lem. But any delay at all, and I’ll want to put him to […]

It’s Not Banking, It’s Personal Finance

Alibaba, China’s Amazon/eBay/PayPal mega-company, just dropped $192 mil­lion on a foot­ball team. Why? Straight from the CEO’s mouth: “We’re not invest­ing in foot­ball, we’re invest­ing in enter­tain­ment. Alibaba’s future strate­gies are health and enter­tain­ment.” (via Tab­Dump) Banks are soft­ware com­pa­nies. As long as they think small, and refer to them­selves as bank­ing com­pa­nies they’re open to […]

How Will Apple’s WWDC Next Week Impact Enterprise Mobile?

When I talk about mobile I find that I reg­u­larly switch between per­sonas — that of the enter­prise employee1, the enter­prise part­ner (think B2B), and the enter­prise cus­tomer (think B2C). What’s going on in the con­sumer space seems to be dri­ving a lot of mobile in the enter­prise. How­ever, I don’t believe there’s nearly as much “inno­va­tion” in the enter­prise as there […]