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The issue U.S. presidential candidates are afraid to talk about...

by Jack Santos  |  August 5, 2015

We don't normally venture into politics in this venue - tech issues only.  But technology - and its social implications - is at a crossroads. It comes to a head...

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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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The zero-startup phenom: tablets and virtual desktops

by Jack Santos  |  April 9, 2013

There is another way to talk about the sudden world domination scenario of tablets and iPads, and that is in the context of end-user revolution. Sure – we can argue...

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The Digitalization of Business

by Jack Santos  |  December 19, 2012

One of the things we talk about at Gartner is how computerization is changing business – not just back office systems (HR, CRM), but from a fundamental product perspective. I...

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Pickups and sports cars and BYOD, oh my!

by Jack Santos  |  August 2, 2012

By now we are starting to get a pretty good idea how the device market is shaping up, and the implications to Enterprise IT.  Let’s look at it from another...

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Game Over. Or is it just beginning?

by Jack Santos  |  April 12, 2012

Most consumers have wondered why e-book pricing was so close to bound copy pricing.  I know I have.  Eliminate the warehouses, trees, delivery trucks, stores, shelf space, clerks – and...

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Doveryai, Proveryai, Suditsya

by Jack Santos  |  February 21, 2012

Ronald Reagan’s shadow looms big in the American political scene, and a favorite saying of his was: doveryai, no proveryai; in English: “Trust but Verify” – relating to the START...

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The Internet's $10 Million Mix Tapes and Creative Dis-integration

by Jack Santos  |  August 31, 2011

The title refers to a news piece about X5 music group in today's Wall Street Journal. Which makes me think of this fictitious dialogue excerpt: But, Herr Gutenberg, if you...

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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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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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