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The Inexorable Rise of Self Service Data Integration

by Andrew White  |  May 22, 2015

let's keep this simple: "self-service", the art of moving work from supplier to customer, tends to reduce costs for a supplier and increase costs for the customer.  At the same...

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U.S. Productivity grew by more than 16% in the last quarter, up from 11% in previous (newspaper headlines, April 28, 2024)

by Andrew White  |  May 15, 2015

The newspaper article continues....”cost of living index down....standard of living up....Reduction in poverty....but income inequality appears to widen after 20 years of narrowing”. If ever you wanted a long bet,...

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Is the Definition of SaaS that Important?

by Robert Desisto  |  April 30, 2015

I often get calls from clients asking me if particular vendor is a true SaaS vendor or not. The problem is the answer is not that simple. Regardless of the...

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Doctor, it hurts when I do this

by Jay Heiser  |  August 4, 2014

C: we are concerned about putting our email into the cloud. J: why? C: Somebody might look at it.  J: Somebody can already look at it, even when you do...

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Has SaaS become the next Client/Server?

by Robert Desisto  |  June 23, 2014

I am not saying that  SaaS or cloud computing resembles client/server technically but as it relates to maturity, SaaS is not a big deal anymore. Just like client/server, SaaS has...

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Cloud sabotaged, all your data is permanently lost

by Jay Heiser  |  June 19, 2014

Code Spaces, a vendor that claimed to provide secure Source Code hosting and project management support, has just been forced to admit to their customers that they've been sabotaged by a...

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Unknown unknowns in the Cloud

by Jay Heiser  |  April 8, 2014

Its too bad that Dick Cheney's awkward little epistemological speech has been so thoroughly politicized, turning an important risk management principle into an opportunity for derision.  Intelligence analysts, and IT analysts,...

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Offers Improved Usability, Some Mobility

by Robert Desisto  |  March 4, 2014

Microsoft released its latest core CRM offering, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, in September 2013. After discussions with customers who have now had a few months to absorb the release  the most impactful...

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Current SaaS Vendors Could Become Legacy Dinosaurs Quicker Than You Think

by Robert Desisto  |  December 2, 2013

It has been popular to discuss the impending doom of on premise software business models. You often hear the on premise vendor’s dependency on large capital purchases make it difficult...

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Does IT Matter? Oh Yes, And Here’s Why!

by Andrew White  |  November 14, 2013

In 2004 Nicolas Carr published, “Does IT Matter”.  It was a hit – and he knew it would be.  He described IT as a commodity and, despite the growing investment...

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