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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.
The cloud this week: One part intense headache, two parts potential value.
When demand declines, power companies raise their rates. This just might forecast something disconcerting about cloud computing’s future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cloud’s economic model is shakier than most industry commentators would have you believe. A lot shakier.
The business case for the Cloud keeps changing. Just as well. The ones we’ve heard so far are pretty dull.« Previous EntriesNext Entries »