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My writeup from MIT Sloan CIO Symposium yesterday. Digital disruption, two-speed IT, and automation.
This blog comments on a variety of technology news, trends, and products and how they connect. I'm in Red Hat's cloud product strategy group in my day job although I cover a broader set of topics here. This is a personal blog; the opinions are mine alone.
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Highlighting some data from a Forrester Consulting survey that Red Hat commissioned.
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Some thoughts about monetization and how open source benefits go beyond the code. 
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Lots of good data and recommendations from Forrester about container adoption and usage. Some highlights:
* They're being used for many different types of workloads
* They're being used for a wide range of purposes
* Adoption should happen strategically with a management ecosystem rather than in silos
* Adopters should be aware of the benefits of container certification
* Strategic container adoption is very aligned with DevOps adoption
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Podcast with transcript talking Go.
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Was at an event right across from here. 
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Includes transcript and links to the announcement about this new spec for composite apps.
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Dave Neary is the SDN and NFV community strategy head at Red Hat. In this podcast we talk Network Function Virtualization, who is using NFV, and the open source OPNFV project which will be coming out with its 1.0 release shortly. (Includes a transcript if you prefer to read.)
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Fascinating.
"The system may well be in the homes of several hundred hobbyists within a few months."
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"The survey reports that 78 percent of its respondents are now running their businesses with open source software, and two-thirds are building software for their customers that’s based on open source software. More significant, the percentage of respondents actually participating in open source projects has increased from 50 percent to 64 percent, and 88 percent say they expect to contribute to projects within the next three years."
The annual Future of Open Source survey confirms what we all suspected: Open source has won
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So I bought a Dell Chromebook 11 and just tried it out on a short trip. My overall reaction is pretty positive:
- Cheap (~$260). Not a big deal on a business trip but I can imagine personal travel situations where I might be happier with an inexpensive laptop I wouldn't mind using.
- I don't love the screen, keyboard, or touchpad but they're all perfectly serviceable. In fact, after turning off the tap to click setting, I probably prefer the touchpad to most of the non-Apple touchpads I've tried in the past.
- It's a Chromebook (duh!) so it's designed to be used online but it's still usable for simple things like note taking even if you lose your connection. 
- It's incrementally smaller and lighter than my MacBook Pro although, I will say that we seem to be converging on a 2-3# point for most 11-13" laptops. (This one is a bit over 2#.) So, while a nice travel size and weight, it's not so svelte and light as to make you go wow.

Bottom line: I can definitely see taking this on trips where I don't feel I don't plan to do a lot of "real" laptop work but might need to do some editing or writing that start to get beyond what I can easily accomplish on a tablet.
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Really good. I ran it without a plug all day and then home on the train. Maybe 10 hours?
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I'm in the cloud product strategy group at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, I wrote hundreds of research notes, was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, and advised clients on product and marketing strategies. Earlier in my career, I was responsible for bringing a wide range of computer systems, from minicomputers to large UNIX servers, to market while at Data General. Among other hobbies, I do a lot of photography and enjoy the outdoors.
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