Category Archive: Business

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Feb 06

First interview by podcaster

There is a first time for everything, and tonight was my first time being interviewed for a podcast. Yep – I am not a virgin interviewee anymore, unless you count job interviews (and I haven’t had one of those for about 5 years with my last serious one being about 10 years ago). Please allow …

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Jan 26

Are you keeping up? Does the cloud work for you?

Over the years the subscription model has been very popular and pushed more & more by businesses. It all started with software manufacturers and was turned into a super-model by Bill Gates with his Microsoft Windows and other assorted software. Now with “cloud” based services coming online & easier to use by the mainstream there …

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Aug 03

Open source can mean business!

So far there is (and I suspect always will be) a tussle between open source “software” and proprietary. The common themes are Which is better? What are the advantages / disadvantages of X? Which one costs more? Which should I use? Why? Which should I not use? Why not? etc The big question I get …

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Mar 16

New Technology – is it really invention ?

When someone creates a “new technology” how much of this is really just innovation & adaptation? These days I find that most of what people call “new” is really just a minor piece being added to an existing product or service. Is it then truly new? What is it that makes it new? In my …

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