Explained: Systematic, Synergistic, and Strategic

The Important A strategy is a vision of desired change/outcome, and the way to get to that outcome. Decision makers across a company’s value chain must consider how to align to the outcomes desired by the strategy, and not get stuck in old thinking This consideration must be systematic, otherwise disconnects will occur, synergies will…

Information of Things: Looker & Tableau

When bohcay announces how it is framing its research and consulting agenda for 2019/2020, one of three highlighted areas will be the Information of Things. Compute, storage, and networking resources, are so abundant, that it is leading to a tsunami of information. Information is now one of the most valuable products in IT. It is…

Huawei and the terrible conflict we feel

If you work in tech, you a) work in global markets b) probably believe the best tech should win, even if you concede it does not always, and c) identity with political movements that support science. All reasons why you may be a tad uncomfortable with the rising nationalism over recent years, the number of…

Value Generation Framework

The Important In a world of growing digital transformation, few industries can afford to ignore the new reality of how customer experience expectations have changed. The best way to compete in the future, is to create the future. Creating the future is the function of creatives. The traditional concerns of strategy processes, the three C’s:…

5G: Look for where motivation and creativity is high

The Important Nothing in life is a given, especially when industries hit the mature part of the curve Incentive, creativity, passion, purpose, and public/private sector collaboration can make a difference. Look for these elements when creating 5G investment strategies. Discussion In a concession to those that are highly skeptical about 5G, we offer this tactical…

Networking Epochs from Mainframes to NaaS

The Important After decades of Internet and Cloud infrastructure innovation / investment, the networking world turns its eyes to Enterprise Routing, and more generally, Enterprise networking. The tip of the spear is SD-WAN, but Network-as-a-Service (Subscription) is the larger theme, with multicloud also part of the mix. This presents Enterprise Networking disruption potential, though Cisco…

SW licensing in the age of cloud: measurement and reporting

The Important In the age of cloud, agility, efficiency, and flexibility need to be the focus of operations Approaches to SW licensing that halt operations, cause manual intervention, or cause time consuming activities do not meet these goals There are multiple stakeholders involved in software licensing, complicating software licensing Discussion Software licensing involves so many…

Business model: a large range of meanings from SKUs to value.

When people say they are doing “Business Model Transformation” they might mean anything from SKU-based financing to value chain reengineering. It is important to know which, especially for the company doing business model transformation.

Network vs Cloud Service Providers

The Important The core of a Network Service Provider’s business in network services The core of a Cloud Service Provider’s business is cloud services This difference in focus drives different requirements for suppliers Discussion Network service providers (NSPs) add value to the economy by providing network services. Cloud service providers (CSPs) add value to the…