Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Concept of Jointness in Business

Jointness in Business


The construct of Jointness is known for a military application and the need for globally integrated operations.
As described in the Capstone Concept for joint operations: joint force 2020:
"... The military force is only one element of national power. In many cases strategic success will turn on the ability to operate in concert with the rest of the U.S. Government and nongovernmental partners."

The Jointness has arrived also in the business area as we can see in a couple of M&A deals that have been reported in the last weeks.

The obvious example is the jointness in the Novartis-GSK case. That two companies are trading assets (literally, swapping) in a mutually coordinated effort to optimize their respective portfolios: 
      1. Novartis buying GlaxoSmithKline’s cancer drug business
      2. GlaxoSmithKline buying Novartis’s vaccine business

So that the two companies are combining their over-the-counter pharmaceutical and consumer drug business businesses

















Thursday, May 15, 2014

AWS Summit 2014 in Berlin



An interesting location has been chosen for the AWS Summit in Berlin, the old poststation (Postbahnhof).
The registration at the beginning was a little bit crowdy, but the speed of the lane was ok.

I like the hall with the sponsors and the spaces offering a lot of talks.

The event starts with the keynote of the CTO at Amazon.com Dr. Werner Vogels. His speech was combined with customer reports by Kaercher, Software AG or talanx. 
The reports demonstrated some business cases and demonstrated by example that AWS and the cloud approach arrived also in big enterprises.

One of the Werner's messages:
"Reduce the experimental costs to create a new products designed by customers. "

The crucial point of the presentation was the Security and AWS. For Amazon as a service provider is the security topic the most important one. Not just in Germany or Europe, but worldwide.

The AWS infrastructure complies the highest security standards like ISO 27001 and SOC1 and many more.

"Cloud computing is defined by benefits not by functionality. 
Private cloud has none of these benefits!"

As a summary and the final impression of the AWSSummit I would say, it was a worth of the time and I had some interesting points. The event tries to reach a broad public and it is not easy. Every visitor has to do the best on his own. Find the right partners for experience exchange and interesting talks.
If you like to bring your customer into the cloud then it would be a good idea to take them to such event.

If I would participate at this event also in the future? I thing, I will but then as an exhibitor:-)