Through a Glass Darkly: Technology Trends for 2014

Every year, when possible, I spend the last couple of weeks of the year reflecting back at the period just past and try to pick out what trends I see as being most significant to me. This is not intended as a gee-whiz list so much as a chance to prioritize those technologies, organizations and […]

Why JavaScript is the Future of Enterprise Computing

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Once upon a time – okay, about 1996 or so – there was a race for dominance of this new thing called the World Wide Web. On one side was Microsoft, having firmly staked its ground a few years before with the introduction of Windows 3.0. On the other side was a little startup called […]

MarkLogic? A “NoSQL” Database? YES!

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The NoSQL movement had been garnering a lot of attention recently. It’s a trend largely facilitated by the changing demands of the transactional web. Today, the web is bidirectional and much more content oriented than it was in years past. The amount of user generated content has increased exponentially and relational databases are not tailored […]

Social Media is a means not a strategy!

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Clients regularly ask me what they should be doing with relation┬áto public social networks like Twitter and Facebook. This is usually a frantic behind the eight ball type discussion generated by social media hype evoking a sense of urgency and haste. I generally respond with a question- what is your marketing and brand strategy as […]