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Thursday Thoughts – To Demo Or Not

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 24, 2010

I’m married to a marvelous guy who happens to be a database architect.  He brings home great techie jokes on a regular basis.  Here’s one of my favorite.  A guy dies and meets a spirit as he passes into the afterlife.  The spirit gives the guy three choices on how he can spend the rest […]

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Finally Friday – Thoughts from my European Tour

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 18, 2010

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Mandate!  Over the past two weeks, I had the pleasure of meeting face to face with many of Gartner’s European clients.  I have to say, there is no substitute for in person interaction when it comes to getting to know and understand a market.  One of the things that really […]

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Finally Friday – Supply Base Management, Government Procurement and Dealing with Disappointing Vendors

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 4, 2010

Say it Loud, Say it Clear!   One of my favorite tunes is a 1988 Mike & the Mechanics piece – “The Living Years.”  This song tells a story of regrets.  The writer mourns that he never told his father, while he was alive, how much he loved him.  The lyrics weave a poignant tale and […]

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