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Dreamforce 2013: Empowering Technology

by Guy Creese  |  November 19, 2013  |  3 Comments

I attended Marc Benioff’s keynote at Dreamforce this morning, and what struck me was the vibe — it wasn’t about technology per se (although plenty of that was demonstrated), but rather about empowerment via technology. The first 45 minutes of Benioff’s talk was about philanthropy and leveraging technology to help others. The Prime Minister of [...]

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I’m Cranking Out My Four Catalyst Presentations

by Guy Creese  |  June 20, 2012  |  Comments Off

Although Gartner’s Catalyst Conference isn’t until August 20th, our presentations are due to Editing within the next several weeks. So I’m putting the finishing touches on mine. I’ll be giving four: two on my own, and two in concert with Bill Pray. The four are: How to Pick the Right Mobile File Sync Solution: This [...]

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Google Drive: Google May Be Getting Into the File Sync Business

by Guy Creese  |  February 9, 2012  |  Comments Off

Rumors are floating around that Google may start offering a file synchronization service (Google Drive) within the next several weeks. For articles, see: Sebastian Anthony, “Google Drive: Dropbox killer or mediocre also-ran?“, Extreme Tech, February 9, 2012. Matt Warman, “Google Drive cloud storage coming ‘soon’,” The Telegraph, February 9, 2012. Chris Davies, “Google Drive incoming [...]

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Yegge Post Missing the Third Leg of the Stool: The Correct Data Model

by Guy Creese  |  October 13, 2011  |  Comments Off

Last night I read Steve Yegge’s now infamous Google+ post, “Stevey’s Google Platforms Rant.” I think it deserves all the attention it’s getting — it’s an architect’s view of what makes a great system, enlivened with some superb turns of phrase: “Bezos is super smart; don’t get me wrong. He just makes ordinary control freaks [...]

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Gartner IT1 Reports on E-Mail

by Guy Creese  |  February 24, 2011  |  Comments Off

For those looking the high points of our recent e-mail coverage, look no farther. The e-mail market is currently a fascinating one. For many years, enterprises supporting e-mail did so on autopilot: (1) buy e-mail server software from one of the top two or three vendors, (2) install it, and (3) maintain it. There were [...]

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