Data & Analytics: Four ways bleeding edge technology just makes you bleed
Two young men stood alone at a recent technology conference, talking. A friend of mine heard one say, "We need to get a Spark project going." The other replied, "What would we do with it?" The answer: "We'll figure it out. First we need a Spark project."
As much as some individuals may seek the newest, sexiest technology, chances are their organizations will do fine without it. The bleeding edge too often proves to be a bloody affair that deepens aversion to novelties and increases appreciation for mature technology.
I've seen it firsthand in 25 years of software development and now as I sell my own product, DataSelf Analytics, I urge medium-sized businesses to err toward mature technology.