Phil Jackson, SoftLayer‘s lead technology evangelist, speaks clearly about his passion for open source, shares thoughts on Docker‘s container approach to application development, and gives his explanation of the evolution of software development methodology as DevOps. We captured Phil’s comments at the Cloud World Forum in London. I find him one of the easier tech […]

I’ve been to a handful of IBM SmartCamps and the vibe is always optimistic, always about possibility. Why wouldn’t it be with startup companies pitching ideas in front of mentors and VCs, and then to the public after a lunch break to assimilate the morning feedback they received? It’s all about forward thinking. Even anĀ attempt […]

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Weird metrics Eye of the Beholder: The story of SXSWi 2014 presented some fun metrics and results in a game show format. According to an aggregation of the social buzz at SXSWi 2014 — Most popular speaker: Edward Snowden, who says he was willing to do it because he thought those in the room would […]

I spoke with the founders of EvoSure, competitors in the SXSW Accelerator, about their solution for connecting commercial insurance providers and those searching for the right underwriter. Just one more startup example of how cloud, mobile, and analytics are a three-legged stool on which new ideas are climbing above the competition.

The excitement at the 2014 SXSWi Accelerator is building with the winners being announced this evening. Social Media startups presented this afternoon, and here’s a taste. Connect, from San Francisco, aggregates and maps all your friends from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Instagram, and more and allows you to keep in touch with them without “the creepiness […]

SXSW Accelerator recommenced after a short break. Fieldwire, from San Francisco, kicked off the second half of the pitches from enterprise and big data finalists. They offer a mobile productivity platform for construction and maintenance workers. Users can record, track and share tasks, in the field, in real-time, with geotagging directly from their blueprints. In […]

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The SXSW accelerator, in its sixth year, always draws a great crowd as entrepreneurs give lightning pitches before a talented panel of industry-savvy judges. I listened in on some of the pitches Saturday coming from finalists with solutions in the enterprise and big data space. AddSearch, from Helsinki, pitched their solution for single-line-of-code site search […]