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The Importance of Being Work Flow

by Jack Santos  |  March 20, 2014

In this era of Big Data we often forget that data without process is like a day without...well you get it.  It being tax season in the US, I came across...

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After Outsourcing ... Info-comms?

by Rolf Jester  |  May 1, 2013

A fictional tale. The year is 2023. Celia Young is COO of Tranzco, a midsized distribution company.  She’s also, like all of us, a consumer, has a family, a personal...

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Should You Change the Way You Sell Offshore Services?

by Rolf Jester  |  April 10, 2013

An interesting article by Charles Fishman in the Atlantic magazine, in December discussed what it called The Insourcing Boom, an apparent return in the US to on-shore manufacturing.  The article...

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What kind of world are we designing?

by Jack Santos  |  September 18, 2012

I have a confession to make. Having been in IT since I was knee high to a grass hopper, I often feel somewhat responsible for its failings.  Almost Al Gore-like...

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Outsourcing Armageddon

by Rob Addy  |  September 9, 2012

Traditional managed service provider's that fail to adapt to the changing marketplace are in danger of becoming an endangered species. Many of them don't realize this. But that doesn't make...

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Uh, oh, Mumboe! You have 2 weeks to get your data

by Jay Heiser  |  November 2, 2011

Gartner has heard from several sources that SaaS-based contract management application provider Mumboe told their customers last week that they have 2 weeks to pick up their data before their...

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The Future of IT Work: Webinar Survey Analysis

by Jack Santos  |  August 8, 2011

The Professional Effectiveness group in Gartner (which I am a member of) recently hosted a webinar on “The Future of IT Work”.  We had three questions for the audience.  Let’s...

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SaaS Translation: What your Service Provider REALLY Means

by Jay Heiser  |  May 23, 2011

After 25 years in high tech, I've seen a lot of hype, but some of the misleading verbiage that I'm reading these days still disappoints me.  Its not surprising that...

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Your Suppliers Don’t Have Your Goals

by Jay Heiser  |  May 11, 2011

While an external service provider may arguably have a ‘core competency’ that exceeds your ability in any particular area, there is one single risk factor that explains most of the...

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IT as Whipping Boy

by Jack Santos  |  April 28, 2011

The Journal (and for those of you that don’t know what I am referring to, go read someone else’s blog) had a recent section on IT that was interesting, and...

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