Charles Brett

About Charles Brett

Charles Brett, contributing analyst for Creative Intellect Consulting, is a business/technology analyst consultant. His specialist areas include enterprise software, blockchain and enterprise mobility tech (including metering). In addition he is an author and novelist (his The CORRUPTION SERIES depicts use of various technologies and includes The HolyPhone Confessional Crisis, Corruption’s Price: A Spanish Deceit, Virginity Despoiled and Resurrection). Other (technology-related) books include: Explaining iTunes, iPhones and iPads for Windows Users (eBook, 2011) and the 5 Axes of Business Application Integration (2004). Charles graduated in Modern History at the University of Oxford and has lived or worked in the UK, Italy, Abu Dhabi, South Africa, California and New York, Spain, Israel, Estonia and Cyprus.

Blockchain Frontline: 2018 recap and what to watch for in 2019

By |2019-01-22T12:53:29+00:0022 January 2019|Analysis, Blockchain|

Blockchain has not quite emerged from its pupa. Yet that is steadily coming closer, and might occur in 2019 (though it will likely be 2020 before one can be certain). In that spirit, this blog looks back across the 2018 blockchain year, drawing out some specific examples and shinning a spotlight on where to watch [...]

Is Juniper back on top with its approach to solving complexity and supporting multi-cloud?

By |2018-12-19T21:56:45+00:0019 December 2018|Analysis, Cloud, Networking, Vendor Analysis|

At Juniper Network’s NXTWORK conference (held in London in late November), CEO Rami Rahim went all in for simplicity. As he put it the objective should be ‘to make networking better’ (rather than ‘making networks work better’). This is both bold and challenging, especially for a company like Juniper which has found itself, by its [...]

SAS exposes the contradictions in Analytics and the true nature of AI

By |2018-12-03T11:46:07+00:008 November 2018|Analysis, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence|

At its AX (Analytics Experience) event in Milan, the focus of SAS was on data and AI. Unsurprisingly, SAS delivered research it had commissioned that reinforced the importance of analytics – notably that: 72% of respondents recognised the benefits of analytics Only 39% use it to inform strategy (with 35% using analytics for tactical projects [...]

Open Network Summit Europe: Five moments of truth

By |2018-10-03T14:30:42+00:003 October 2018|Analysis, Blockchain, Networking, Uncategorized|

The Linux Foundation's first European Open Network Summit (ONS) was held in Amsterdam in late September 2018. It was an event where acronyms dripped from almost every presentation. Penetrating this thicket was a challenge for even the hardiest professional. Across the event there was much to learn. I came away with five specific impressions: 5G's [...]