Happy Monday! I had a good day chatting with the analysts at Redmonk and doing some other good work. Check out the first post below from the Redmonk folks, along with a mix of educational posts.
[blog] Ten Things About AI. Outstanding post from the folks at Redmonk. What are things you should understand about the sudden mainstream-ing of AI? Read this to learn more.
[article] Don’t Let Distractions Derail Your Company’s Strategy. Without a clear purpose and strategy, you’ll constantly get distracted. I know this firsthand! This article offers up some techniques for staying on track.
[blog] Document AI offers the ability to search and store documents efficiently with Document AI Warehouse. Finding existing docs is no small feat. This looks like a powerful service for searching across piles of documents.
[article] NASA Power Hack Extends 45-Year Voyager 2 Mission Even Longer. Nowadays, we take for granted that phones are out of service in a few years, or apps are “legacy” when they’re more than ten years old. Meanwhile, we have a spacecraft 12 billion miles from Earth that still works. It’s amazing.
[article] Google Cloud boss Kurian’s rocky path to profit: ‘We were not in a very good situation.’ I feel fortunate to work for Thomas. He’s made a major impact here, and is one of the most well-informed and perceptive CEOs that I’ve worked for.
[blog] Best practices for serverless security. Very good analysis here. If you’re using serverless computing, read this post to understand attack vendors and responsible security approaches.
[article] The era of cloud optimization is upon us. Spend more or spend less, but regardless, spend smart.
[blog] Evaluating the true cost or TCO of a database — and how Cloud Spanner compares. Whether you’re buying a dog, a house, or database, the sticker price is rarely the actual “cost” of that thing. Good post here to help you think about the full range of costs to factor in for a database.
[article] Vercel Offers Postgres, Redis Options for Frontend Developers. It’s a terrific time to be a web developer. Vercel reminds me of a shop serving the same function that Digital Ocean did at one point for IaaS customers: simple, straightforward way to do one particular thing well.
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