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Jason Bloomberg’s Top Five Forbes Articles For 2016

Continuing a tradition from last year, I have decided to write my final Forbes article for the year reflecting on the top articles for 2016. As with last year’s summation, a common theme across these five articles is disruption. More specifically, however, this year’s theme is conflict.

You can’t have a good story without conflict, of course – which is likely why many of these articles attracted so many readers. Unlike the conflict in fiction, however, real-world conflict may lack a satisfying resolution.

Conflict without resolution, in fact, may explain why two of these articles predate 2016 entirely. For any writer looking for repeat traffic, after all, conflict without resolution is the gift that keeps on giving.

Number 5: Microsoft Outmaneuvers Salesforce For LinkedIn’s Data, December 11, 2016. My story about Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn broke the top five after only three weeks. Stories about big-name vendors often do well, and perhaps my articles are attracting more people generally.

Read the entire article at http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2016/12/30/jason-bloombergs-top-five-forbes-articles-for-2016/.

Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. Image credit: Todd Sternisha.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.