Category Archives: Technology

Does Your IT Vendor have their head in the clouds?

So why do clouds exist? The answer is that we always really wanted them but they are just now technically possible. Nobody ever thought that having as many servers as possible, geographically disbursed under people’s desks, unmanaged or mismanaged was … Continue reading

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You’ve Got Mail… and more mail, and more mail and ..

This year marks the time where I change my CV from “20+” years of experience to “30+” years of experience as it passes 3 decades since I first transitioned from a passionate computer hobby to making real money in IT. … Continue reading

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Disposable Software – What happened to the idea?

In the early 1990’s end-user software development tools had become so sophisticated there was a rumor afoot that all software would soon become disposable. I am of course talking about tools like Access, Excel, Lotus Notes etc. that allowed a … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about the CLOUD in one short blog post…

Everyone is talking about the CLOUD but it is really not a cloud but CLOUDS. If you want to take an application from your datacenter and have someone else run it you need an IaaS Cloud. Infrastructure as a Service, … Continue reading

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Nokia jumping to … Rescue ship Microsoft and Windows Phone – The Smartphone world shrinks to 3 players

Well if you’re going to get rescued from the sea, it might as well be by Paul Allen’s 126m mega-yacht Octopus. Yes to no surprise, after burning down the Nokia platform  as I discussed in my blog post  Fair Trade … Continue reading

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Why you can’t find it in Google–What’s Next and Why their share price will drop

Search engines like Google are fundamentally based on the presence or absence of specific words or phrases in a given object. The object (html, picture, video) is uploaded to an internet site, the search engines grabs the available data and … Continue reading

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When technology goes obsolete

My friend Steve Dotto (of Dotto on Data TV fame) often says “It’s not what technology will do for you but what technology will do to you that you have to watch”. Last year I was in Seattle for a … Continue reading

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When E.F. Hutton Talks, People Listen

You may or may not not be old enough to recognize the phrase in the title but E. F. Hutton & Co. was a brokerage firm founded by Edward Francis Hutton. Hutton became one of the most respected financial firms … Continue reading

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The Looming Crash of Off-Shore Development

Prior to making any other comment I would like to say that I have worked extensively with excellent off-shore development organizations and without exception they are uniformly excellent with extremely high skill sets and quality development work. So unlike other … Continue reading

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Feb 14 – Birth of a Renaissance Architect

Feb 14th – Valentines Day is also the birth date of a notable architect. Not just an architect, but a famous author, artist, poet, linguist, philosopher, astronomer, cartographer, cryptographer and musician. If that was not enough to impress you he … Continue reading

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