By David Dobrin on January 30, 2013
This is the first of a series of occasional blogs whose main purpose is to make other people very rich. I mean, heck, I’ve got enough, or at least I would have enough if my family couldn’t read the word “Sale,” in department stores. So how can YOU get rich from my idea. Build an […]
By David Dobrin on January 22, 2013
Just finished a year and a half of unblogging. Had a gig, and oddly enough, what they wanted was exclusive access to my opinions about technology. So it wouldn’t have been right to broadcast them out to the net, too. Before ramping back up, though I’m going to take a break. Sit back. Travel some. […]
By David Dobrin on March 29, 2011
Groupon at $6 billion, for what, coupons? Twitter at who knows how much more, for what, stray pulses of thought? CornerStone OnDemand at 10 times revenues? How much of that is for the words “OnDemand” cleverly tacked onto the name? Are we in the middle of a cloud boom? And if so, can we learn […]
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By David Dobrin on October 20, 2010
The other day, my 2nd grader told me how to get to the moon. Take a ladder and lean it up against the house. Climb up the ladder with a second ladder and put the two together. Then iterate. I was reminded of this the other day when I read yet another press release from […]
By David Dobrin on September 27, 2010
When you have a hosted offering, it sounds better if you cal it “cloud.” But those of us who are listening shouldn’t go along.
By David Dobrin on September 17, 2010
Eventually, even the most confident and seemingly unassailable empire can crumble into nothingness. If it can happen to Ozymandias and to American Airlines Flight 25, can it happen to SAP, Oracle, and Lawson?
By David Dobrin on July 14, 2010
Who is to blame for IT project failures? My colleague, Michael Krigsman, argues that when IT projects wander into the “IT Devils Triangle,” all three participants–the vendor, the integrator, and the customer–are to blame. Michael is very insistent about this; in a recent post on Marin County v. Deloitte, he says, “In my view, it […]
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