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  • Blog Post: Build - Run - Consume - Monetize

    Build - Run - Consume - Monetize a.k.a BRCM (pronounced "breekam"?!) is a simple model that I am experimenting with to explain the primary concerns of each of the "actors" involved in software delivered as a service as well as understanding the multiple angles of platform support required by this fast...
  • Blog Post: Why a Deregulated IT would actually be good for Microsoft

    Following my previous post , some (internal and external) folks have asked me why I was performing seppuku by sharing my thoughts on Deregulated IT :) Their premise was that deregulated IT, taken to its logical conclusion could (would?) disrupt several Microsoft franchises such as Windows Server and...
  • Blog Post: The IT Deregulation Act

    Inspired by the Airline Deregulation Act the IT Deregulation Act (or IDA ) is a CEO directive whose main purpose is to remove obligatory usage of corp IT services by the business units and expose IT users to market forces. Of course, there is no such thing as the IT Deregulation Act, but when you think...
  • Blog Post: Mr. and Mrs. CIO SaaS will not make your life simpler (but it is not necessarily a bad thing)

    This is the continuation of my previous post: SaaS, CIOs and the Mongolian Steppes . (If you have not read it, you might want to consider a quick scan for context, but not 100% required) (3) CIOs are rightfully asking themselves a lot of questions about what to do with this “SaaS thing”. Enterprise IT...
  • Blog Post: Analysts (finally?!) in tune with our view of the world?

    Today I was forwarded this AMR research paper A couple of interesting sentences, that I believe I heard somewhere already, but where… J One of the biggest misunderstandings regarding the evolution of companies toward service-oriented architecture (SOA) is all that’s needed is to buy an SOA product...
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