Microsoft empowers business transformation


ATLANTA — March 16, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced the availability of new products and services designed to enable people and organizations to put data to work, driving better results for business of all sizes. The announcements were made at Convergence 2015, Microsoft’s annual conference for its business customers. “Businesses are hungry to seize new opportunities using technologies like machine learning and predictive analytics,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer Read more [...]

The Transformation: Fear of Heights Meets Rock Climbing


Do what intimidates you. It’s my mantra for a simple reason: it always leads to something amazing. I am afraid of heights. And not just in an I-don’t-like-it kind of way, but in a nauseating, the-world-is-spinning sort of way. So I’ve zip-lined (piece of cake), hiked nontechnical 20,000-foot peaks (vertiginous and, in the Andes, coca leaf addled), skydived (tandem, nearly puked), hang-glided (tandem, on a date with the instructor, pretending I liked it), and cliff jumped (beer Read more [...]

How Software-Defined Networking And Virtualization Are Leading An IT Transformation


Software-defined networking (SDN) is a buzz-term these days. Indeed, IDC predicts the worldwide SDN market will reach $ 8 billion by 2018. SDN is a prime example of the larger industrial trend to abstract away infrastructure functions from hardware. But make no mistake: SDN isn?t an end in itself; it?s part of a larger, transformative IT revolution that?s happening all around us. Software - Yahoo News Search Results Read more [...]

Sears Holdings Corporation Provides Update on actions to generate liquidity, fund its transformation and evolve its capital structure


Oct 2, 2014 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings Corporation ("Holdings," or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced that the Company expects to generate up to U.S.$ 380 million in proceeds from its interest in Sears Canada Inc. ("Sears Canada") by early November 2014, assuming the completion of its previously announced rights offering of Sears Canada shares to the Company's stockholders and the exercise of all such rights. Of this amount, the Company expects Read more [...]

SFMOMA TOPPING OUT CELEBRATION MARKS MILESTONE IN MUSEUM’S TRANSFORMATION


Wednesday, September 10, 2014, noon #FutureSFMOMA Release date: September 4, 2014 Join SFMOMA in celebrating a landmark moment for the museum’s future—a topping out ceremony to celebrate the raising of the steel beam that will bring the structure of SFMOMA’s 235,000-square-foot Snøhetta-designed building expansion to its highest point. A free, public celebration will bring together museum and community leaders, friends, and neighbors Read more [...]

Transformation or Bust


Below is the August 2nd Thoughts from the Frontline, republished in full. China continues to be front and center on my list of concerns, even moreso than the latest Federal Reserve press release or fluctuation in the Dow (although you should pay attention). I believe China is the single biggest risk […]
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The Lycurgus Cup: transformation in glass


The Romans are famous for doing things ‘big’ – enormous private villas, the largest armies the world had ever seen, huge temples to house countless gods and of course, larger than life personalities. The power, wealth and splendour of Rome are clear to see when you approach the Late Roman and Byzantine displays in the Sir Paul and Lady Ruddock Gallery of Sutton Hoo and Europe, AD 300–1100. Facing you are cabinets full of gold and silver – hoards of tableware from Cyprus and Rome, bracelets Read more [...]