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Australian Farmers Praying for Rain, and in Need of a Better Weather App

by Olive Huang  |  February 16, 2014

This winter (summer in Australia) the earth got a little bit crazy. Snow storms in the U.S., Flood in UK and where I live, a rural town 400 KM north...

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Facebook Thinks I am Fat and What Can I Do about It?

by Olive Huang  |  December 10, 2013

I am a conservative Facebook user. My Facebook profile is simple - no work, no family photos, no pictures of friend’s wedding or kids party. All I put on Facebook...

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My Dreamforce as a Fish Market Theory

by Olive Huang  |  December 2, 2013

10 am, November 17th, San Francisco International Airport. A serious looking US border control officer asked me "What are you coming to the U.S. for Mam?" "Attending a conference." I...

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Updating a cloud is like organ transplants without anesthesia

by Jay Heiser  |  July 4, 2012

I managed to miss the excitement of yet another weather-related disaster by being in Japan during the the derecho incident that knocked out power to approximately 3 million customers, including...

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Why Your Colleagues/Employees/Boss Don't Think Your Social Strategy is Brilliant

by Jenny Sussin  |  June 25, 2012

This is a follow-on/part 2 of my previous post titled: When I first heard about Twitter, I thought... The reason I'd asked people to comment on that last post by...

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We are the 99%! - How Gartner Customer 360 Set and Reset My Brain

by Jenny Sussin  |  March 19, 2012

I feel like the title of "Lessons Learned" is so boring, don't you? Instead I went "Occupy Wall Street" on you. [caption id="attachment_251" align="aligncenter" width="202" caption="Image from "Technosyncratic""][/caption] For those...

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Let's Play with Guts!

by Jenny Sussin  |  February 3, 2012

For the record, I considered putting an image of guts here but I recognized it was too disgusting and couldn't expect anyone to read the blog post with guts in...

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Citrix buys

by Lydia Leong  |  August 11, 2011

(This is part of a series of "catch-up" posts of announcements that I've wanted to comment on but didn't previously find time to blog about.) Recently, Citrix acquired The...

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Rackspace AppMatcher and SaaS marketplaces

by Lydia Leong  |  September 17, 2010

Rackspace has teased a preview page for a SaaS marketplace called AppMatcher. (It looks to be more of a front-page mock-up than anything actual; note that the "1,000 apps", "100,000...

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Shooting sparrows with a (software) cannon

by Lydia Leong  |  August 3, 2010

Many businesses fail to save significant amounts of money when they migrate to cloud IaaS, because of the cost of their software stacks. This can happen in a myriad of...

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