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It's The Business Model, Stupid!

by Brian Prentice  |  February 5, 2009

The media's obsession with layoff tallies is starting to remind me of the body count reports from the Vietnam War. But I just read an article "Half -a-Million Job Cuts:...

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What Happens When Google Goes Bankrupt?

by Brian Prentice  |  January 31, 2009

No, this is neither a prediction or an imminent possibility! But I'm just wondering - what if Google went bankrupt? I think this question is extremely pertinent in the light...

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When the Pink Slips Drop, So Does The Penny

by Brian Prentice  |  January 23, 2009

With Microsoft's announcement of their financial results and the impending reduction of 5000 employees - their first major layoff - I find myself thinking back on one of the more...

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Unwanted Emissions? Blame It On PowerPoint...Or The Dog!

by Brian Prentice  |  January 13, 2009

Well, it turns out that the ballyhoo over the 2 Google search = 1 cup of hot tea's worth of CO2 emission is turning out to be hot air itself....

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Butt Out IT! Facebook "Productivity Loss" Is No Concern of Yours

by Brian Prentice  |  November 23, 2008

Like my colleague Anthony Bradley, I also speak to a lot of IT departments worried about people wasting time on social networking sites like Facebook. But Anthony is a much...

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Steve, Android is a Feature, Not a Product

by Brian Prentice  |  November 10, 2008

Steve Ballmer was in my part of the world last week and while speaking at Telstra's annual investment day made a statement about Google's Android that will doubtlessly get a...

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Will Business Users Save IT Budgets?

by Brian Prentice  |  October 27, 2008

A consistent theme that appears in any discussion around Software as a Service (SaaS) is the extent to which these products are brought into organization by business users rather than...

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Keeping Down With the Joneses

by Brian Prentice  |  October 8, 2008

Was it just me? Did anyone else notice that the defining experience of the credit boom was the mind-numbingly boring dinner conversation? Surely I wasn't the only one enduring story...

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Market Share Just Isn't What It Used To Be

by Brian Prentice  |  October 1, 2008

I was pouring over the transcripts of Steve Ballmer's interview at the Churchill Club last week when I ran across this answer in relation to Microsoft's position in the mobile...

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