Business School Professor David A. Garvin dies at 64

first_imgDavid A. Garvin, Harvard Business School’s C. Roland Christensen Professor of Business Administration, died at his home in Lexington, Mass., on April 30 after a long battle with cancer. He was 64 years old.An influential and prolific scholar, during a distinguished career that spanned almost four decades Garvin studied business and management processes; the principles of organizational learning; the design and leadership of large, complex organizations; graduate management education; and case method pedagogy. He authored or co-authored 10 books and 37 articles.“David Garvin was an extraordinary teacher and gifted scholar who excelled in reaching a wide audience on a broad range of topics,” said Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria. A member of the HBS faculty since 1979, first in what was then known as the Production and Operations Management Unit (now Technology and Operations Management) and then in General Management beginning in 1994, Garvin taught a variety of courses in the School’s M.B.A. and Executive Education programs. He served as faculty chair of the M.B.A. program’s Elective Curriculum from 2006 to 2009.Promoted from assistant to associate professor in 1984 and then to full professor in 1989, Garvin was named to the Robert and Jane Cizik Professorship in 1991. He became the C. Roland Christensen Professor of Business Administration in 2002.At Harvard Business School, Garvin developed more than 70 case studies, along with multimedia exercises and technical notes. Nearly a dozen of his cases are among the most popular in the School’s case collection, including Paul Levy, Boeing 767, and Emerging Business Opportunities at IBM. Among his many awards was the Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize in 1998 for the best Sloan Management Review article on planned change and organizational development. He also won two Robert F. Greenhill Awards for outstanding service to Harvard Business School.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the David A. Garvin Wilderness and Environmental Conservation Fund, established by friends and family at Harvard Business School to further its faculty and student involvement in this social responsibility field. Please email [email protected] or contact Kerry Cietanno, Harvard Business School, Teele Hall, Soldiers Field, Boston, MA 02163.To read the full obituary, visit the Business School’s website.last_img read more

What You Need to Know About Emerging Architectures for Digital Transformation

first_imgWe are seeing through many real-world examples that business technology has been the backbone of successful digital transformations of organizations. In this blog, I plan to write about emerging cloud native architecture and IT practices that are helping enterprises transform their business operations. The term Cloud Native encompasses modern ways of efficiently building and managing technology organization at scale to deliver business’s digital services faster.While traditional applications built upon monolithic architectures have their own advantages like simpler design, testing and debugging, they suffer when elastic scalability and application agility are required. Monolithic applications tend to have different application components tightly-coupled; due to the risks involved in updating the monolithic applications, IT teams resorted to infrequent feature upgrades, driving end-users and developers away.In the pre-smartphone era, the benefits of building monolithic architectures of applications and infrastructure outweighed their shortcomings. But, the advent of smartphones and their impacts on consumer behaviors are making organizations rethink about how they build and operate their applications or business services. Every business now wants to meet, serve and grow its customers where they are – mobile.As highlighted above, microservices-based architecture allowed splitting up of application into smaller manageable services, which can be developed, deployed and scaled independent of each other. Building applications with microservices architecture improves developer productivity, simplifies application life cycle, and increases scalability in an efficient manner. Developers love it. As application updates are done frequently, end-users love it.Adoption of microservices is often accompanied by two other significant technology transformations that make the implementation of microservices feasible and scalable:Application Portability with ContainersContainer technologies such as Docker isolate software from the execution environments by allowing developers to package software including its dependencies.  Manual deployment of containers is not feasible when you start dealing with hundreds of containers and infrastructure nodes. Container scheduler and orchestration platforms such as Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Apache Mesos, and Cloud Foundry enable IT Operators to easily deploy, scale and auto-heal services running in containers.Cloud Native InfrastructureMuch like monolithic applications, traditional infrastructures are rigid, expensive to own, complex to operate and inefficient to scale. Microservices-based application architectures require a transformative infrastructure approach in order to enable the hardware abstraction, elasticity and software-based automation.  So, what are some of the characteristics of a cloud native infrastructure?Cloud infrastructure is software-defined, hardware-agnostic and built upon industry standard hardware. Container Orchestrators will be able to easily match generic requests for compute, memory and storage made by application services only with industry standard hardware.Cloud native infrastructure is heavily virtualized, multi-tenant and elastically scalable. Elastic scalability without affecting the availability of services is of paramount importance in modern architectures. Only software based infrastructure solutions can enable the hardware abstraction and elastic expansion ‘on the fly’, allowing seamless life cycle operations of both hardware and software.The infrastructure must be programmable too with a RESTful API for easier integration into automated development, deployment and operations workflows. Modern IT teams that are practicing agile development and Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Deployment (CD) should be able to integrate infrastructure resources easily into their workflows without manual intervention.What about data life cycle management for enterprise data? Cloud native and containers were a thing of stateless applications in the beginning. But, that’s rapidly changing. Stateful applications like databases can also benefit from better image management, runtime isolation and simplified life cycle operations offered by containers and container orchestrators (CO). Extensibility of container technology to data centric stateful applications requires a cloud native storage with enterprise features.Are you excited as we are about the cloud native transformation? Feel free to check out the white paper for more details on containerizing stateful applications with Dell EMC ScaleIO. Also, the {code} team at Dell Technologies has got a lot of tutorials to help you get started.last_img read more

Brisbane showstopper’s sale

first_img4 Ivy St, Indooroopilly sold in January.AN Indooroopilly house designed by renowned Brisbane architect Justin O’Neill has changed hands.Surrounded by multi-million dollar mansions, 4 Ivy St sold last month for $1.5 million. 4 Ivy St, IndooroopillyO’Neill, principal of O’Neill Architecture, has won more than 60 awards for his work and was the chair of Brisbane Powerhouse from 2011 to 2016.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:33Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWeekend Wrap: 18/2/17-19/2/1700:34His project at 4 Ivy St was built in 1999 but is timeless in design, with an extensive amount of glass used to enhance natural light and frame garden views. 4 Ivy St, IndooroopillyThe two-storey three bedroom home, cladded in western red cedar, is on a 609sq m block with dual street frontage.Lori Jones, of Lori Jones Prestige – Indooroopilly, was responsible for the marketing campaign.Ms Jones said the buyers were a couple based in Toowong who had inspected the property three times before signing the contract.“They fell in love with the gardens and the house,” she said.“The brilliance of that property is it’s got beautiful architecture, it’s amazing.“It’s all glass so the gardens are inside the house.”It’s a very unusual house and it really catches your eye.”last_img read more

#KicksStalker: Terrence Romeo makes history with launch of signature shoe ‘TR7’

first_imgFilipino basketball star Terrence Romeo made history when he became the first local player to get his own signature shoe under a major foreign brand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRomeo gave a glimpse of TR7 ver 1.0 by Chinese sportswear brand Peak in an Instagram post on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Details have yet to be released regarding the TR7 but the number seven pays homage to Romeo’s jersey with Globalport and Far Eastern University.As seen in Romeo’s post, his first shoe features what looks like a mesh upper allowing breathability through the side panels and comes in a low top version. It also has the logo TR on the tongue.Other notable endorsers of the brand are NBA players Tony Parker and Matthew Dellavadova.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES The sly guard, who has impressed in his stint with Gilas Pilipinas, has been a Peak endorser since last year. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ O.J. Simpson to be released from prison DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. How to help the Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-uplast_img read more

David Moyes set to scupper Liverpool’s move for £12m Spanish star

first_img Asier Illarramendi 1 Asier Illarramendi is set to return to Real Sociedad from Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.The Spaniard has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Madrid first-team since moving to the club in 2013 and has been expected to move on this summer.He was linked with Liverpool earlier this month but Sociedad have stolen a march on the pack as they look to bring back their former youth-team product for a fee of around £12m.AS claim the transfer is close to completion, and although there is still time for a foreign club to offer a higher bid, that is not expected to happen and Illarramendi will return to Sociedad, who are now managed by David Moyes.last_img