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Fredric Paul
Works at New Relic, Inc.
Attended Pitzer College
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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Based on networking infrastucture sales forecasts, the cloud, and especially the public cloud, is taking over. 
A new IDC forecast predicts spending on cloud infrastructure to top traditional IT approaches by 2020.
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Smartwatches are no longer for everyone, apparently. Instead, they're niche items aimed at specific use cases.So what's the outlook future for general-purpose wearables? My latest post for Network World.
Smartwatches—like the Apple Watch—have become niche items: for exercise and outdoor use. Few make smartwatches for general users to wear anytime.
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Insights into how one company moved from a monolithic, on-premise, .NET architecture to a microservices approach in the cloud. Hint: The technology wasn't' the hard part! My latest for Network World. 
When it comes to DevOps and the cloud, culture can be a bigger issue than technology. AutoScout 24 shared its learnings at AWS re:Invent.
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I still believe in the long-term potential of smartwatches. But maybe it's time for a new approach to what exactly a smartwatch should look like and do. My latest for NetworkWorld.
Despite the demise of Pebble and pessimistic forecasts, smartwatches aren’t going away. Not exactly, anyway.
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This is what I'm up to in Vegas this week.
CEO Andy Jassy introduces new AWS capabilities both big and small, and points the way to the future at AWS re:Invent, the company’s huge cloud celebration.
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Are enterprises really looking to smartwatches and in-ear digital assistants to drive the next generation of technology and productivity enhancements? Yes, says research firm IDC, but in my latest post for Network WOrld, I argue that it may take longer than expected.
IDC says smartwatches and ear-worn technology are about to get enterprise attention.
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My first-hand impressions of using Alexa, for Network World. If you're a user, what do you think?
As Amazon’s Alexa finds a home on multiple new devices, can the voice-activiated virtual assistant live up to mainstream consumer expectations? Fredric Paul gives it a try.
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Given the number of cameras, GPS transmitters, and microphones surrounding me 24/7, I'm living under the assumption these days that someone, somewhere, has a file of my every utterance, movement and action available for instant data mining. There's a lot of freedom in fatalism!
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The USDS and 18F represent the melding of tech and government to actually solve problems. But will Trump keep these Obama-era innovations? My latest for Network World.
Forget last week’s high-profile meeting with tech leaders, the real indicator of Trump’s tech intentions lies in the fate of two key government agencies: the United States Digital Service and 18F.
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New ransomware  encourages victims to spread it to others in order to avoid paying. The world can be a nasty place sometimes. My latest for Network World.
Popcorn Time ransomware melds social engineering with technology to spread itself faster than ever.
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This is Google+, so the big question is whether Google can compete with Amazon in the cloud? So far, the answer seems to be AWS is accelerating away from all competitors. My latest post on Network World.
Last week’s AWS re:Invent conference celebrated the cloud—and Amazon’s dominance of it.
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Android security concerns don't seem to be going away. My latest for Network World.
Android, the world’s leading mobile operating system, keeps improving security, but it suffered several notable issues this month.
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What did the founder and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight.com have to say to an audience of software and analytics professionals in his keynote presentation yesterday at New Relic's FutureStack16 San Francisco? i was there and the answer is plenty!
“Avoid group think,” warned famed statistician Nate Silver at FutureStack16. “Diversity of perspectives can mitigate risk.”
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Covering the intersection of technology, culture and (small) business.
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  • NYU Publishing Institute
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  • New Relic, Inc.
    Editor in Chief, 2014 - present
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The MoMA is justly famous for its amazing collection of art. And it deserves that reputation. But its customer service leaves much to be desired. Art lovers are treated like cattle, waiting in hour-long lines to check bags, for example. And just try to get close to the most popular pieces of art. You're likely to be jostled out of the way by a over-eager tourists and whiny children. If the art collection wasn't one of the best in the world, I'd probably never go back.
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