Reinventing Email Through Analytics, One Inbox at a Time

Brad Shimmin
Brad Shimmin

Summary Bullets:

  • Building on big data ideas such as machine learning and predictive analytics, vendors are busy building the inbox of tomorrow
  • But don’t expect a radically different user experience. It will look a lot like the inbox of today — only minus the usual hateful elements and much, much smarter

The last time I checked, which was about ten seconds ago, which was itself about 60 seconds before the previous time I checked, email still sucks. And I’m sure it will continue in that vein another 50 seconds from now, when I again feel habitually compelled (or when a mobile alert instructs me) to inquire as to the current state of my world, which is wrapped up neatly within the messy confines of my inbox. Continue reading “Reinventing Email Through Analytics, One Inbox at a Time”

SDN Needs a Pretty Big Leap to Cross the Chasm

Mike Fratto
Mike Fratto

Summary Bullets:

  • As SDN moves along the hype cycle it’s important to remember that the success of the technology is not a given. The market, and demand, could collapse.
  • Even if the SDN market did collapse, the benefits from the technology and product development will resonate for some time in the future. It’s not wasted effort.

If SDN as a technology is going to be successful—cross the chasm and go mainstream—then it must disappear from the minds of everyone except an ever shrinking networking talent pool. The SDN product cycle is following the same path of every other over-hyped product space but at any point it could implode like NAC and PKI. Success is not a given. Continue reading “SDN Needs a Pretty Big Leap to Cross the Chasm”