Explained like this, this makes a lot a sense:
“When accepting a task, this philosophy proposes immediately allocating time in the calendar to accomplish it. Consider the due date, the time required, and the relative importance. Then book the slot…. This extra step reinforces the rigid time constraint immediately, not later when I’m staring at a lengthy to-do list and wondering where to begin. Each yes to a commitment is an implicit no to another. The calendar visualizes the tradeoff of each potential yes, making explicit the commitment to a task.”
Source: Hacking Your To Do List with Your Calendar
$2.3T estimated for global IT spend in 2016, with the US seeing the most growth, 1% in Western Europe, and growth slowdowns in India and China.
Source: 2016: the year IT sales will go sdrawkcaB • The Register
“In addition, the government plans to increase PaaS spending from $227.1 million in FY15 to $231.3 million [in FY16].”
We’re still in a phase where categorization causes weird slices of spend like this, but there you have it. More figures on “cloud” spending in the piece.
Source: IDC: Federal government seeing cloud spending push
A bit broad, but still legit if you scope the audience right.
Source: Cloud Computing Trends: 2016 State of the Cloud Survey
“The world isn’t about to end, however. Yes, Forrester reveals in its “Understanding Shifting Technology Acquisition Patterns” research note that lines of business are taking on a greater role in technology purchasing, removing IT from the purchasing process in 6.3% of new technology purchases in 2013, rising to 7.2% in 2015, while IT-only purchases will fall from 23.7% (2013) to 21.6% (2015).”
Source: Don’t make the mistake of thinking the CIO is irrelevant – TechRepublic
“The cloud email market is still in the early stages of adoption, Gartner said, with 13 percent of identified publicly listed companies globally using one of the two main cloud email vendors, Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps for Work, respectively. With the majority of companies opting for smaller vendors, the cloud email opportunity is still ripe for channel partners… According to Gartner, 8.5 percent of public companies in its sample of nearly 40,000 public companies globally use Microsoft’s Office 365 service, while 4.7 percent use Google Apps for Work.”
Seems pretty crazy, but I’m sure there’s sunk costs, security and data handling issues, and, well, sometimes it probably is cheaper.
Source: Gartner: Cloud Email Adoption Still in Early Stages
That’s a big chunk of change. Developers don’t pay for anything, eh?
Source: JFrog Raises $50 Million To Provide The App Store For The Internet Of Things
Closing mostly smaller stores and Brazil. All in, just 3% of stores globally, and opening 300 next year. Sounds more like a re-tooling. There’s good coverage of the US retail climate as well.
Source: Walmart to Close 269 Stores as Retailers Struggle
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Source: Banking time
Ramping up cloud: “Oracle talks a great cloud game – it says it has in the last six months added nearly 1,500 new software as a service (SaaS) customers and more than 2,100 platform as a service (PaaS) customers.”
Source: Wanted: 1,400 sales jockeys to flog Oracle Cloud