Canonical and the Ubuntu Edge Gambit

Prior to the announcement of their intention to raise $32 Million through indiegogo.com for the development of Ubuntu Edge, Canonical was the parent company of Ubuntu, a leading desktop Linux distribution.  Post-Announcement, Canonical is a thought/ technology leader squarely positioned at the apex of innovation.  They are mentioned in a variety of discussions ranging from [...]

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The Software Industry and SaaS

A new coat of paint or a real Transformation?
Ideas may bring a business to life, but software is the engine that keeps it moving forward.  Enterprises large and small depend on software of one guise or another, though the underlying technology that this software utilizes has gone through a series of technology transformations starting out [...]

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Baseball and Early Stage Technology

Baseball and Early Stage Technology: More alike than you think?
I have always liked baseball. Whether that is generational, because my father liked baseball or because of the memories that it evokes is hard to say, but the fact remains, I have always liked baseball. And having spent years both working in and studying [...]

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Relevant Differentiation vs. Best Available

A number of years ago, I worked for an enterprise software vendor that offered an outstanding product – a product that we were convinced was the best available in its’ sector. Enterprise software evaluations frequently involve consultants, RFP’s, multiple rounds of meetings, site visits and detailed demonstrations. This evaluation was no different, however [...]

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