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Posts from Date:   2009-7

Two In One

by Eric Knipp  |  July 11, 2009

I recently finished reading a couple of books I’ve been chewing on for a while. As a full-time Gartner analyst and part-time MBA student, I don’t get a lot of time to read apart from my discipline, but I managed to squeeze in The Unfinished Game: Pascal, Fermat, and the Seventeeth-Century Letter that Made the World […]

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The Business of “E”

by Eric Knipp  |  July 6, 2009

If You Build It, They Won’t Come E-Business is changing. The days when enterprises could throw up a simple e-commerce site, wait for prospects to roll in via search engine links, and leave happy customers are long gone. Several forces are shaping this transformation: Competition User Expectations Audience Location Competition The Web lowers barriers to […]

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The Cloud Will Save The World

by Eric Knipp  |  July 1, 2009

I have just been exposed to the work of Joseph Tainter (hat tip Gregor Macdonald). As our society grows more complex, Tainter’s theory regarding the collapse of societies under the weight of complexity seems compelling. As a technology industry analyst, I am faced with complexity every day, and my prime task is to slice through the […]

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