Competitive Analysis and Strategy To Win

A product's success is not only defined by its features. Whether it can win in the market to a large extent is owed to the environment it is offered. Customer requirements, competitive offering, market climate, environmental conditions, total cost of ownership (TCO) can have an impact on the products success. A competitive overview is essential [...]

Fastly went public.

Already on Friday, Fastly, one of the more prominent representatives of the Website acceleration technology business, went public. Despite two days old, still worth mentioning. The San Francisco based company can be found under the label NASDAQ: FSLY. Measured by the initially offered price of 16$/share, the first day of trading close at $24.20 can [...]

Versteckte Kameras in Ihrem Airbnb-Appartement finden

Normalerweise lasse ich politische Ereignisse lieber un-kommentiert, und ich will Politik auch nicht zum Inhalt dieses Blogs machen. Aber die Österreichische Presse arbeitet den Fall so schön auf, dass ich an der Stelle auf diesen Hinweis verlinken will. Es hat ja auch mit Security und Privacy zu tun, wenn man das so sehen möchte. Weil [...]

Salesforce outage.

It appears Salesforce was shutting down its services May 17th 2019. Reason was a faulty configuration of scripting options, that allowed users to access to all their company's Salesforce data. To prevent worse, Salesforce shut down. Salesforce said the script only impacted customers of Salesforce Pardot - a business-to-business (B2B) marketing-focused CRM.However, out of an [...]

Pyramid of product manager needs

Benoit des Ligneris describes a model in his article about the environment in which product management has to navigate. This environment has many influences, and a product evolves with influences from many sources. The Maslov inspired pyramid of Product Managers needs starts with real world dependencies. The market is the basis for any product, hence [...]

GCP can run untrusted workloads

Google's Kubernetes Engine (GKE) now supports node pools that are wrapped in gVisor to allow running untrusted workloads. The idea behind gVisors is to emulate all system calls in user space and provide a sandbox to processes that cannot be trusted. GKE allows to enable this with a configuration option now. GKE on GCP New [...]

HPE buys Supercomputer Maker Cray 

On the Hardware end, HP bought Cray Supercomputers. The deal was reported to be valued at $1.4 billion. Cray was famous for it's supercomputers, out of which several made the Top 500 list. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. has agreed to buy U.S. supercomputer maker Cray Inc. in a deal valued at about $1.4 billion as [...]

VMware acquires Bitnami

Bitnami is a name that many may know from packaged applications available on the major cloud marketplaces. The company packages up applications for easier consumption and adoption, and the concept became quite popular. Today, VMWare announced the acquisition of Bitnami for an undisclosed amount of money. VMware announced today that it’s acquiring Bitnami, the package [...]

Peak KI

KI ist ja schon eine ganze Weile ein Schlagwort, dass die Herzen der Technologiegemeinde und Zukunftsgläubigen höher schlagen lässt. Eine schwedische Brauerei setzt die Methode jetzt dafür ein, den perfekten Whiskey zu produzieren. Weil Whiskey üblicherweise Jahrelang in Fässern lagert, ist davon auszugehen, dass die ersten Ergebnisse erst auf den Markt kommen, wenn der KI [...]

Lilium unveils five-seater air taxi

While Dorothee Bär was made fun of for her statement about Air Taxis in her role as Minister of Digital about one year ago already, Lilium, a German Aerospace startup announced a prototype today. Lilium, the Munich-based startup developing an on-demand “air taxi” service, has unveiled a new five-seater prototype and is announcing to the [...]