I have looked at the movies, the trainings and the marketing websites and I still cannot completely figure out what is DELFI.
As far as I can tell, it is a web-based portal for accessing slb legacy applications on the cloud, plus one single native cloud-based application (drillplan).
It seems that the plan is to use this new platform for replacing the current license-based model by a subscription-based model. This is a solution to clients cheating with the number of supported/maintained licenses.
But then, why isn't that clearer? The whole "cognitive environment" story is full of hot air and by now all clients already realized that DELFI is just a bunch of powerpoint slides. How comes that an unfinished (to say the least) product got such media and marketing coverage?
And why DELFI? Is that because it is an anagram of FIDEL? Some Cuba nostalgia maybe? Or a reference to latin "fidelis" to remind customers how captive they will be? Or is it about the Oracle of Delphi and its ability to produce cryptic predictions while under the influence of hallucinogenic substances?