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“Digital BizOps”: A Philosophy of Business Operations in the Digital World, Part 1

by Daryl Plummer  |  September 19, 2014

Digital Business is everywhere and everyone is buzzing about it. But like a swarm of angry bees, sometimes all you want is for the buzzing to stop. Unfortunately, in the...

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Searching in the Echo Chamber

by Darin Stewart  |  January 4, 2012

At a time when technology should be broadening our information and knowledge, it may in fact be narrowing our minds. Attention management is becoming an instinctive self-preservation behavior.  We don’t...

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The Benevolent Dictator Principle

by Darin Stewart  |  April 4, 2011

A few years ago, media incubator NewAssignment.net partnered with Wired magazine in a decidedly meta project called Assignment Zero.  The idea was to use crowdsourcing to produce an in depth...

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Facebook is not a Social Network

by Darin Stewart  |  March 28, 2011

I finally got around to watching “The Social Network”, the film chronicling the rise of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. The movie was excellent, but I found myself obsessing over the...

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Cloudstreams: The Next Cloud Integration Challenge

by Daryl Plummer  |  November 8, 2010

I’m about to introduce a term to describe a solid trend in cloud computing integration – Cloudstreams. It will come as no surprise to those of you who have spoken...

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Cloud Services Brokerage is Built on Markets Near 1 Trillion in Spend!

by Daryl Plummer  |  October 11, 2010

I recently wrote a prediction stating that "Cloud Services Brokerage (CSB) is the single largest revenue growth opportunity in Cloud Computing". Of course, not everyone agrees with that. So, I...

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Can Bulk Licenses in the Cloud Save Software Vendor Revenues?

by Daryl Plummer  |  March 30, 2010

I posed an interesting question in our cloud council meeting last month. Since then, I have been trying to get more detail on the issue. The question was, when will...

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Legal Eagles And The Cloud: What Would Denny Crane Do?

by Daryl Plummer  |  February 12, 2010

In the last three months, I seem to be spending a lot of time with legal staff at large enterprises talking about cloud computing. I knew the lawyers would wake...

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To Paraphrase Spock - Eat Well, and Prosper!

by Daryl Plummer  |  November 25, 2009

The days of thanks begin at birth. For the few things we adults see as thankful-giving are echoed in the heart of the giving that came when we were put...

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Fly “Clear” through the Cloud and Learn a Lesson about Fear

by Daryl Plummer  |  November 25, 2009

Lots of questions are starting to come in about whether or not information in the cloud will be safe. We all worry from time to time about some level of...

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