Dan is a managing director with PwC’s Advisory practice and CTO for PwC’s Emerging Technology Group. He has 25 years of IT experience between industry and consulting. He has a deep understanding of application integration, reference architecture, web performance architecture, enterprise document and web content management, collaboration, and is one of the PwC’s leaders in mobile device technology. Dan attended DePaul University in Chicago with a focus on computer science and enterprise architecture. He also has his Journeyman Computer Engineer Certification from the US Government.
Digital spaghetti: What happens when emerging technology meets the hype cycle
How to separate hype from reality about emerging technologies: internet if things, wearables, and context-aware computing.
Mobile apps vs. the mobile web: Is this the argument mobile developers should be discussing?
The mobile apps vs. mobile web argument distracts us from what’s important: delivering custom, context-aware services.
Bring Your Own Cloud—Another BYOD in the Making?
As personal smartphones, tablets and other devices continue to penetrate the enterprise, another new phenomenon is emerging with the potential to disrupt existing IT architectures: Bring Your Own Cloud (or BYOC). Like the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept before it, BYOC refers to the increasing use of personal third-party cloud storage and application services by employees in the enterprise. Many of these services are already familiar to us—Apple iCloud, Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive, to name a few. What’s new, however, is the blurring between personal and business activities on these platforms. In a recent survey, 75% of U.S. consumers said they planned to use a personal cloud service in the near future, and 72% said they planned to use it to store both work and personal documents. To users, the benefits of BYOC are compelling: The ability to access files and tools seamlessly from any device or location Data backup in the background without the need for configuration or disruption to their workflow Nominal cost or free While for businesses, BYOC presents its share of risk too: Loss of data security and control and many points of vulnerability Cloud “sprawl”— when employees are not using …
The potential of context aware computing
Companies now have a powerful tool to notify, enhance, extend, and rationalize situations to augment our human decision-making capability. It not only helps us to make better, more informed decisions, but it truly becomes an extension of us.