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Amy Shavor

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What Google Cloud Next ’18 Says About Where to Invest IT Dollars

Google Cloud Next 2018 kicks off today in San Francisco! As I review the amazing choice of workshops and breakouts available at Next, it becomes obvious where Google is investing in its Cloud Future. Here are five best bets based on what Google is presenting at its annual cloud conference: Velostrata for Large Scale Cloud […]

GSA Replacement Contenders Have Ignored This Key Use Case

When Google announced the end of the Google Search Appliance (GSA), the other major players in the space rapidly put together their messaging on why their product was the perfect replacement for the GSA. They espoused their cognitive search, machine learning, 360-degree view UIs, etc. The competitive landscape has focused on the large enterprise search […]

5 Things You Can’t Overlook in an Enterprise Search Migration

Last month I wrote a blog, “7 Tips to Prep for a GSA Sunset”. I had several people reach out and suggest the need for a follow-up article covering areas of focus during an enterprise search migration. After giving it some thought, I came up with a list of less obvious considerations that can make […]

Pivotal SpringOne 2017: What’s Next with Google Cloud Platform?

As we all know, Pivotal positions their place in the market as “cloud platform agnostic”. That said, are some cloud partners more equal than others in the world of Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF)? To answer that question, one needs to look no further than Google and their Google Cloud Platform (GCP) solution, which Pivotal use […]

7 Tips to Prep for a Google Search Appliance (GSA) Sunset

After much back and forth, it seems like the end-of-life for the Google Search Appliance (GSA) will be the end of 2018. Most GSA users have adopted a “plug, play and walk-away” approach for far too long. The GSA will not continue functioning as an unsupported appliance. It will turn off like a light switch […]

From #AdobeSymp: On-Demand Economy Leads to Consumer Revolution

This week’s 2017 Adobe Symposium in NYC was one of the most well-attended events I’ve been to in a long time. Adobe did an excellent job articulating the consumer shift. People are no longer making purchases based solely on the quality/functionality/capabilities of specific goods and services, but are instead buying based on the overall brand experience. […]

4 Ways to Improve Mobile CX – #MagentoImagine Tips

Today is the kickoff of Magento Imagine 2017, and one of the hottest topics of this year’s conference is the explosive growth in mobile commerce. According to Jon Higby, Paypal Manager- Solutions Engineering, Paypal has experienced a 55% YOY growth in mobile payment volume. What makes the market staggering is that the conversion rates on […]