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2020 Vision and The New Norm

For many of us, coronavirus reminds us of 9/11 or the 2008 financial crisis, events that reshaped our society in lasting ways, from how we travel and work, to the level of security and surveillance we have all become accustomed to.   On 9/11, Americans discovered we are vulnerable to calamities we thought only happened in

On the Edge

In 2020, we are in the cloud computing era. Many of us still own personal computers, but we mostly use them to access centralized services like Dropbox, Gmail, Office 365, Slack, etc. As centralized as this all sounds, the truly amazing thing about cloud is that a large percentage of users and companies rely on

CMG ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

On Tuesday 03/24/2020, CMG hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on Digital Transformation during which the participants discussed DX in the time of COVID-19: preparedness, innovation, and investments. Dave Krause, a client partner with Magenic; Seth Amyx, a  performance engineering specialist at Nationwide Insurance; and Nabeel Mahmood, an executive strategist with expertise in AI, ML, and RPA;

AI inferencing

Artificial intelligence is a focal point for the business community globally. Every day AI makes the case for cost savings, efficiency, and competitive advantage.  AI transformation is a challenging task.  Decision makers and business leaders shouldn’t just act on AI, they should learn what AI is, figure out how to apply specific AI/ML. A technologist and a

Data Center 5.0

In a not too distant future, humans will depend exclusively on technology. That dependence will create ultimately new opportunities for data center operators to expand and redesign how facilities are built and operated.  Every now and then I wonder what the world will look like in the future. Larger, smarter cities, driverless cars, embedded mixed

DX – work from the enterprise out

work from the enterprise out To move towards a digital, service-based focus, organizations need a clear digital vision with a strategy for digital transformation. Digital transformation is not simply about deploying new technology; it is the acceleration of business activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the change and opportunities of digital technologies and

NFS5G – Need For Speed

Need for Speed Either you can’t wait for 5G to be available because its going to completely change the world or you have no idea what 5G means and don’t really care.  If you are in the later group: 5G is supposed to deliver new levels of performance and efficiency that will empower user experiences

2020 – beginning of a new decade

2020 - beginning of a new decade Technology has been changing the world as we know it, and in quite a fast pace over the past two decades.  Ten years ago the world was completely a different place, technology, as we know it today, wasn’t at our fingertips.  This past decade has made quite a

Bridging the Gap Between IT, OPS, FM, and C-Suite Executives

Nabeel Mahmood Provides Insight on Bridging the Communications Gap Between IT, FM, and C-Suite Executives A mission-critical consultant and "Global CXO," Nabeel Mahmood is a noted speaker at the Critical Facilities Summit, September 23rd through 25th, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Mahmood will be participating in a panel discussion, "Power Couples: Making the

Digital Transformation

Digital transformation will look different for everyone, in a lot of cases it can be hard to pinpoint a definition that applies to all. However, in general terms, we define #digitaltransformation as the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business resulting in fundamental changes to how businesses operate and how they deliver

Leveraging Good Data

Good data means you're able to sift through the noise and quickly identify current and future opportunities relevant to your business.  An interview with one of the masterminds at good data podcast ... Drew Fransworth of The Good Data Podcast interviews Nabeel Mahmood. Being an entrepreneur he’s got a ton of new ventures that he’s working

Do you have what it takes

The secrets we seek are right in-front of us.  Most articles & coaches that try to tell you how to become a great executive will talk about actions, plans and processes however to be a great executive and an effective leader you must first start with your transformation.  Becoming a great CEO is one of

Digital Age Challenges…

The age of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Autonomous Vehicles & Quantum Computing translates to bigger risk for businesses of all sizes.  While widely reported hacks of large corporations such as Marriott, Equifax and Uber have made headlines, lesser known was the multitude of breaches into midsize businesses which are increasingly landing into the crossheads of

Voice from the corner office

Mankind is the most important #technology of all. Keep on imagining & keep on developing as what we do today will define the future of tomorrow. Great talk with Drew Farnsworth. Listen to the podcast and let’s talk future, technology integration and digital disruption #CXO  While small sparks of inspiration come and go, hear the

Enterprise concatenation 101

Succession planning is a challenge no matter how large or small a business is.   Leaders at SME (Small Medium Enterprise) often think that large companies have the advantage, because they have larger pool of talent to work with.  While it might be true to a degree; the environments are different and there are challenges

The future of computing

Technology is advancing at a dashing pace with new concepts and designs to potentially simplify the human life.  Today; we live in the most cutting edge era, where creating an iron man suit, a hyper car, high speed hyper loop, E2-DR, Gita and Sophia are a norm.  All of this is no longer a dream,

A New World Order

Money, as we know it today, is a result of a long process which has greatly changed its physical aspect along the centuries. At the beginning of time, there was no money. People engaged in barter, the exchange of merchandise for merchandise or services; without value equivalence. Some commodities, for their utility, came to be

Live your life. Instead of watching people live theirs…..

Everyone on Social Media looks like they’re having a great time. Fun adventures, travel, deep romances, amazing jobs. Are they really as happy as their Social Media persona claims them to be? Browsing these sites can make you feel connected to a large community. Ultimately, Social Media is a narcissistic playground where the best, the

Data Center and Social Media

200 million active Twitter users send 400 million tweets per day 751 million mobile users access Facebook every month 600,000 pieces of content are shared on Facebook each minute 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month Most  social media users, perfect selfies takers and great content sharers

It’s not what you know, it’s what you do with it

The Internet has had more profound effect on the world we live in than any other technological advances we have had over the last century. It has affected our lives in ways we can’t even imagine; we are in the Digital Era. Innovation never stops and change is constant. Today, our sustainability relies on knowledge

Computing is Ubiquitous

Anyone who thinks technology isn’t going to keep changing the world has got their head in the sand. The Data Center market has enjoyed years of relative stability and gradual technological evolution.  We are about to undergo drastic changes.  Computing is ubiquitous and is forming a vast network of data that simply disappears into the