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How to fix the software patent system: Get rid of it

Monday, July 29th, 2013
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Software patents don’t foster innovation. They stifle it. It’s time to give up on the whole thing as a bad idea.

Three riffs on the cloud

Monday, June 10th, 2013
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The cloud this week: One part intense headache, two parts potential value.

A cloud spiral of death. No, not Sandy. The other type of cloud.

Monday, November 5th, 2012
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When demand declines, power companies raise their rates. This just might forecast something disconcerting about cloud computing’s future.

Just wait until the future gets here. Oh … it just did.

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
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Don’t spend too much of your time chasing the Next Big Thing, because the future just got here, and in it, the basic blocking and tackling is still what matters most.

Dark Shadows and Deputy Dawg

Monday, September 17th, 2012
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When faced with shadow IT and shadow projects, IT often takes on the role of Internal Audit’s deputy, even though Internal Audit never asked us to.

Stop stomping out shadow IT

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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IT has done its best to stomp out shadow IT. We can’t, and that’s a good thing. Here’s what we should do instead: Embrace it.

Why “the business” bypasses IT

Monday, July 16th, 2012
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Many cloud implementations make no business sense. And yet, business managers go to the cloud on their own anyway. Why? Because IT has done a lousy job of explaining why not.

Unsurprising Cloud surprises

Monday, May 28th, 2012
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Turns out, cloud computing costs more and takes longer than traditional computing. We saw all of this before when client/server computing was new, which means this shouldn’t surprise you, and isn’t necessarily how the long run will turn out, either.

Cloudinomics

Monday, February 27th, 2012
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The Cloud’s economic model is shakier than most industry commentators would have you believe. A lot shakier.

Cloud business case v3.0

Monday, February 6th, 2012
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The business case for the Cloud keeps changing. Just as well. The ones we’ve heard so far are pretty dull.

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my photoBob Lewis is a senior management consultant with Dell Services. He has published these columns once a week in one form or another since 1996.

Disclaimer: All opinions, statements, representations, allegations, images (if published) and anything else that appears here is the sole responsibility of the author. Dell has and had nothing to do with it, other than saying it's okay to continue publishing KJR.

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