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By David Meyer on November 10, 2014
The 1200 baud modem was sweet in its day, but now we have broadband. The fax machine and beeper transformed businesses, but now we have smart phones, messaging apps, and near field technology. And while Active Directory is still used by 95 percent of the Fortune 500 today, with the rise of the cloud, it […]
By Adron Hall on November 9, 2014
I know I know, the marketers say it’s all about the single articles now. Nobody reads blogs. Nobody subscribes to blogs. Ya know, except of course for that small percentage of people that do. …marketing, it’ll make you insane if you’re not careful. But seriously, here’s a few blogs that are actually worth reading. They’re […]
By Mårten Mickos on October 16, 2014
What does community mean to you?
Community is an overloaded word, it can mean anything. Community can mean just people who use your product. Or maybe it’s those who build your product, or maybe it’s the business partners who are using it. Or maybe it’s…
By Mårten Mickos on October 14, 2014
Broadly speaking, there are two types of open source software. The free software, which has a reciprocity requirement in it. Open source software which doesn’t.
By Jacob Morgan on October 2, 2014
In 2011 the Chairman and CEO of Atos, Thierry Breton, publicly announced that he was on a mission to become a zero email company by 2013 (at least as far as employee communication and collaboration was concerned). When he announced this a few years ago it’s safe to say that their were plenty of cynics […]
By Mårten Mickos on October 1, 2014
This article is part of my talk, Open-Source Business Models. You can see the full transcript and the video of my talk on Heavybit.com. My name is Marten Mickos and I’m the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. As Tom mentioned, I was the CEO of MySQL for eight years. I was de facto the only CEO […]
By Michael Krigsman on September 30, 2014
Lisa Davis, CIO at Georgetown University, explains how colleges and universities must adapt to the changing landscape of technology in education.
By Quinton Wall on September 24, 2014
On the fence about whether the DF ’14 developer keynote is for you? The developer keynote is for anyone who wants to create new apps, or extend and customize their existing salesforce implementation. Reserve your seat now before they sell out!
By Adron Hall on September 23, 2014
Recently I sat down to work up a solution around a rules engine. There were a few things I noticed right off. When there is a request to implement or build a rules engine it is very often (I’m guessing a solid 40-60% of the time) reasoned that there is a need solely based on […]
By Dean Wiech on September 22, 2014
The trend that’s continuing to surge for workforce employees is mobile, on-the-go work and work from home despite some pull back from large organizations, like Yahoo! In the last six years telework grew a staggering 73 percent . In addition, one of four U.S. employees works remotely at least some of the time. These statistics […]
By Michael Krigsman on August 27, 2014
CEO Charles Phillips explains why his enterprise software company has cultivated design as a core strategic competency.
By Jacob Morgan on August 15, 2014
There’s an ongoing debate around whether technology, AI, and Robotics will displace more jobs than it creates or create more jobs than it displaces. The latest research from Pew tries to help answer that question by surveying around 1,900 experts. Not surprisingly the results were close. 48% say scenario one is more likely (more jobs […]
By Randy Bias on August 8, 2014
As you no doubt heard this week, Rackspace has announced the intention to focus on managed cloud. Inevitably this brought observations from many about RAX, and others, ability to compete effectively against the web scale public cloud giants: Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. One of the commenters was Mike Kavis (twitter link), a long time cloud pundit […]
By Jason M. Lemkin on July 8, 2014
If you look at the SaaS companies that have IPO’d to date, you’ll see one common theme: almost all sell to Large Enterprises, either almost entirely (Veeva, Workday), mainly (Salesforce, Cornerstone), or in large part (Box, coming). It just makes sense. The reason isn’t just because Large Enterprises have more money. In fact, as a […]
By Mark Suster on June 30, 2014
By now almost everybody knows that Marc Andreessen has taken Twitter by storm. By Tweetstorm, that is. Marc seems to single handedly have changed all conventions in Tweeting by dropping 7-10 rapid Tweets in a related stream-of-consciousness labeling each Tweet with a number and a slash before it. Fred Wilson wrote a Tweetstorm and then […]
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