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Thought Experiments in Understanding Fusion and Cl


I have been struggling with what Fusion is now with all the announcements coming out of OpenWorld - and so are the likes of Gartner. Then I saw Larry Ellison's not so optimistic view on Cloud Computing and the profitability of the...
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Amazon and Pownce Shut Down APIs


Amazon has announced that they will no longer be supporting the Alexa Web Search API. This web service has been in operation since December 2005 and offered developers access to Alexa's underlying search engine. Note, this search API is different...
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Adaptive Path is Growing


Adaptive Path is growing! As some of you may know, AP recently opened a new branch in Austin, TX. This summer, I got the chance to work in both the San Francisco and Austin offices, and it was definitely a unique experience....
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Search quality, continued


A few weeks back Udi Manber introduced the search quality group, and the previous posts in this series talked about the ranking of documents. While the ranking of web documents forms the core of what makes search at Google work so well, your search...
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Do I stay or do I go? - when to change your CRM re


One interesting question that came up this week was when is it right to change my CRM reseller? To position this a bit, a lot of CRM packages, Microsoft CRM being a good example, are sold through resellers and implementation partners rather than...
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Accenture 1.0 - Still No SaaS Innovation


Traditional on-premise systems integrators like Accenture will embrace SaaS - at a snail's pace. We highlighted the macro level impact of SaaS on Global SIs in a February piece entitled Services 2.0 - A New World for Systems Integrators. This...
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