Author: Joey Lombardi

Supplier Report: 1/19/2018

Amazon released a finalist list of 20 cities that will compete to host Amazon’s HQ2.  Philadelphia, Newark, and Boston are all in the running.  As Amazon looks to grow in a new city, they have grown all over the internet, commanding 62% of the entire cloud market. Google is trying to compete and differentiate from AWS by adding more capacity… Read more →

News You Can Use: 1/17/2018

Accenture calls for action on the digital procurement revolution In a recent report, the global management consultancy made no bones about the disappointment it feels at what it perceives as an almost industry-wide failure to embrace the technologies available for digitising procurement. It states that “procurement organisation has been largely left behind in the digital revolution. That needs to change.”… Read more →

SourceCast: Episode 103: The Spectre’s Embrace

Week 2 of the Spectre and Meltdown CPU issue brought more information and more confusion.  As companies attempt to fix the issue, even more problems arise.  I spend the episode understanding what those issues are and discuss consumer’s options. http://sn.joeylombardi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SC_Episode_103_final.mp3 Photo: Stefano Pollio Source: The Source Full Link: SourceCast: Episode 103: The Spectre’s Embrace Read more →

Supplier Report: 1/12/2018

The tech industry is still dealing with the fallout of the Spectre and Meltdown bugs as companies scramble to patch the vulnerability. A consequence of such hasty actions is that the patches are 1.) introducing new bugs, 2.) breaking some AMD-powered computers, and 3.) most computers that are patched will see permanent performance impact. There is a rumor that IBM… Read more →

News You Can Use: 1/10/2018

The Worst Job in Technology: Staring at Human Depravity to Keep It Off Facebook The well-being of content moderators “is something we talk about with our team members and with our outsourcing vendors to make clear it’s not just contractual. It’s really important to us,” says Mark Handel, a user research manager at Facebook who helps oversee content moderation. “Is… Read more →

SourceCast: Episode 102: Having a Meltdown

Intel and other CPU chip makers announced a major security flaw last week that could impact almost every internet connected device on the planet. This week’s episode focuses on that security bug and what it means for you personally and professionally. http://sn.joeylombardi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SC_Episode_102_final.mp3 Photo: Sandeep Swarnkar Source: The Source Full Link: SourceCast: Episode 102: Having a Meltdown Read more →

Supplier Report: 1/5/2018

Here we go again… there is another security flaw that could impact almost all connected computers.  This time the issue is at the CPU kernel level and it could take some time to completely correct. Amazon is one of the companies impacted by this flaw, but on the bright side, their bets on home speakers, video and music services, and… Read more →