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By Michael Fauscette on February 22, 2011
We’re in a world of stark economic realities driven by a variety of colliding business and technology factors. The unemployment rate in Jan 2011 was 9% and several experts have predicted that that number could stay consistent for the whole…
By Phil Fersht on February 22, 2011
So… has KPMG made a wise move purchasing EquaTerra, and how will this impact the industry?
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By James Governor on February 22, 2011
I had an interesting exchange with a client this morning. They hoped I could help foster a conversation about some issues germane to their market. But I couldn’t. Here is the email I sent back: Text is the language of the Net. It’s the language of blogs. Many of the people I interact with really [...]
By Michael Krigsman on February 22, 2011
Change management and poor communications among stakeholder groups on IT projects is a key contributor to failure. Follows these ideas to solve the problem.
By Bob Warfield on February 22, 2011
First thing is, if you’re not A/B testing, you’re missing out. It’s an absolutely essential tool for marketers. It’s completely free and easy too, thanks to tools like Google’s Website Optimizer. Second thing: most of what you test will fail! Yeah, pretty crazy, huh? It’s true. I keep an agile backlog (fancy way of saying [...]
By Evangelos Simoudis on February 22, 2011
Last week five other VCs and I were invited by IBM’s Venture Capital Group to a private viewing of Jeopardy’s final round where Watson was competing. Following the show, and Watson’s win, we engaged in a very interesting conversation with Eric Brown, Watson’s technical lead, and Anant Jhingran, CTO of IBM’s Information Management Division, about [...]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on February 22, 2011
Evan Schuman is besides himself as Wall Street expresses dislike with amazon’s continued high capex investment in its AWS unit. Frankly, he would be better off patting amazon management on the back like I did Microsoft when the Street similarly beat it up in 2006. I also profiled Microsoft’s Azure data center infrastructure in my [...]