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State of the Union address focuses on technology—briefly

State of the Union address focuses on technology—briefly

By Richard Arneson If you missed it, you’re probably not the only one. It was fleeting, but if it slipped past you, technology was a focal point for one (1) brief, shining moment during last night’s State of the Union address. President Trump alluded to technology when he mentioned the need to increase the federal…

The only thing we have to fear is…definitely NOT automation

The only thing we have to fear is…definitely NOT automation

By Richard Arneson We’ve been hearing it for years—automation, robots, and, more recently, AI will kill jobs and leave people out of work, out of money, tank the economy, etc. And there’s no industry more fearful of automation than manufacturing, that it will mark an end to jobs, especially those that require manual, physical tasks.…

When being disruptive is a good thing

When being disruptive is a good thing

By Richard Arneson The Innovator’s Dilemma is a fascinating book written in 1997 by Clayton Christensen, a Harvard professor who coined the term disruptive technology. He considered it one (1) of two (2) technological categories, the other being sustaining technology. Christensen defined disruptive technology as any that, while being new, were so cutting-edge that they…

FlashBlade™ ― an AI answer from a VIP provider

FlashBlade™ ― an AI answer from a VIP provider

By Richard Arneson If you are in any way connected to the IT industry, you can’t, and haven’t been able to for years, take a breath without stumbling across the word Flash. With apologies to the superhero created prior to World War II, flash was, as early as twenty (20) years ago, associated with Adobe…

Automation & Autonomics ― the difference is more than just a few letters

Automation & Autonomics ― the difference is more than just a few letters

By Richard Arneson Analogy Alert! When VHS recorders were first introduced to the marketplace, I couldn’t imagine a better customer than my Mother. She had just retired and watching re-runs of The Rockford Files consumed a large percentage of her free time (and there was plenty of it). I never tried to walk her through…