What Every College Computer Science Freshman Should Know

In a few weeks new college freshmen will begin their classes. Some of them will choose to pursue a degree in Computer Science. Over the course of the four years in college they will be surrounded by like minded people who are at least as smart as they are and are just as interested in computers. When they enter the job market they will compete … Continue reading What Every College Computer Science Freshman Should Know

Attracting STEM Graduates to Traditional Enterprise IT

Techcrunch reports: If 17-year-old Google is at all worried that it’s losing its mojo, it should find some new data highly reassuring. According to a survey of 19,000 students across 340 universities around the world, Google is still their top choice when asked where they’d want to work. Their other top picks, in descending order: Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon. Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon … Continue reading Attracting STEM Graduates to Traditional Enterprise IT

Your IT Department’s Kodak Moment

Your IT department’s Kodak moment is now, but it is not the kind of a moment where you get to take a cute picture and save it forever. George Eastman founded Kodak in 1888. The company was dominant during most of 20th century in the market for photographic film. Even though they invented the first digital camera in 1975 they dismissed the idea of digital … Continue reading Your IT Department’s Kodak Moment

What can Evernote Teach Us About Enterprise App Architecture

Evernote had 100 million users as of March 2014. In June 2012 they cited 1.4 million premium subscribers. Evernote Premium costs $45 per year. Businesses can purchase enterprise subscriptions with a different pricing plan, but $45 seems to be the lower number, so let’s stick with that. It means that with 1.4 million paid subscribers they have revenues of at least $63 million per year. … Continue reading What can Evernote Teach Us About Enterprise App Architecture

Infrastructure in the cloud vs on-premise

I made a comment on twitter saying that if you are still operating an on-premise data center in the second decade of the 21st century you are wasting a ton of money. I was talking specifically about AWS vs on-premise. I got some pushback on that assertion in the form of private messages. Here is the summary of the feedback I received: AWS only makes sense … Continue reading Infrastructure in the cloud vs on-premise