Back from VMworld Barcelona for a couple weeks before heading out to AWS re:Invent. If you are heading to re:Invent, let me know. I'd love to talk data with you.


As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!


VMware, IBM Roll Out More Hybrid Cloud Features

VMware has strong ties with AWS and IBM. I’m waiting to hear of a similar partnership with Microsoft Azure. Not sure what is left for Azure to offer VMware that IBM and AWS cannot also offer.


‘Keep Talkin’ Larry’: Amazon Is Close to Tossing Oracle Software

I’m a little surprised they haven’t tossed it already. They certainly don’t need anything Oracle has to offer.


Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

Gives new meaning to “micromanagement.”


An AI Lie Detector Is Going to Start Questioning Travelers in the EU

Another industry facing the loss of jobs to robots. And the fact that humans are programming these robots you can except them to develop biases and use profiling, no matter how much data they collect.


Cyber attacks are the biggest risk, companies say

If you aren’t familiar with the phrase “assume compromise,” learn it now. Stop fooling yourself that you will be able to avoid any attack, and start thinking about how you can detect and remediate.


Linear Regression in Real Life

Seriously good explanation of linear regression, a simple and effective method for predictive analytics. Yes, there’s math involved in this post. Don’t be afraid, you got this. And when you’re done, you can think about how to apply this method to your current role.


25 years ago today the first major web browser was released: Mosaic 1.0

This was the first browser I used while doing research work at Washington State University. Get off my lawn.


The view from my office last week, next to Placa Espanya: