Eric Knipp

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Crowdsourcing Enterprise Apps

by Eric Knipp  |  April 4, 2014  |  6 Comments

Crowdsourcing has become well known because of high-flying concepts like the X Prize and the Netflix Prize. And everybody has heard of Amazon Mechanical Turk. Less well known are coding puzzle sites like Project Euler and HackerRank. Then there are the hidden gems for Application Development organizations – the crowdsourcing AD vendors like [topcoder] and uTest. That Crowdsourcing [...]

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Libraries vs. Services

by Eric Knipp  |  March 20, 2013  |  2 Comments

While attending the Gartner BI Summit in Grapevine, TX yesterday I had a meeting with a client that made me facepalm a little. The client in question was telling me about his need to educate his development staff in a number of critical areas, ranging from application lifecycle management, to data access patterns, to SOA [...]

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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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Cloud Services Enterprise Generalist Strategies Emerge

by Eric Knipp  |  February 15, 2012  |  Comments Off

Cloud computing has become an important element of every enterprise IT provider’s business strategy and it is long past time to treat “a cloud [as] water vapor,” as Oracle CEO Larry Ellison famously said in 2009. Even Oracle is now well-entrenched in the cloud war through both acquisition and internal initiatives. Microsoft, IBM, SAP, and [...]

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