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Archives for March, 2012


So, you want to be an analyst…

by Eric Knipp  |  March 30, 2012  |  2 Comments

It is a bittersweet thing to say goodbye to a great team member while opening the door for a new, potentially great team member. Sean Kenefick is leaving our team to pursue entrepreneurial interests. Sean has done a great job covering ALM, DevOps and other software development life cycle issues. I wish Sean all the […]

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Deliberate vs. Accidental Identities

by Eric Knipp  |  March 22, 2012  |  Comments Off

Yesterday I had the good fortune to attend a breakfast talk given by Cowboy great Drew Pearson at the SMU campus here in Plano. Besides earning a place in the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor last year in recognition of his NFL greatness, Drew is a successful marketing executive, life coach, and motivational speaker. Drew gave a […]

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Leading by Example – Architects Should Code

by Eric Knipp  |  March 11, 2012  |  3 Comments

Sitting on a flight from Dallas/Fort-Worth to Orlando for Gartner’s Orlando Portals, Content, and Collaboration Summit, I just observed an event that reminded me of why I believe so strongly that architects ought to cut code themselves. We’re being redirected around the leading edges of a storm line stretching from southwestern Arkansas all the way […]

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Don’t Bring a Differentiated Knife to a Commodity Gun Fight

by Eric Knipp  |  March 6, 2012  |  3 Comments

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced yet another cut in its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) pricing (it also announced cuts in select PaaS capabilities, including the relational database service). I’ve been telling Gartner clients for years that this will never stop. Amazon.com is a retailer and at its core, AWS is a retail business. It is a mistake to look […]

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