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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Marketing Vocabulary: What if we all say the same thing

I have judged technology competitions for years and have reviewed countless (alright, hundreds) of applications during that time. Almost all of them describe themselves as easy to use, fast to deploy, scalable and revolutionary in their utility. Some even tell you what they do. Too often the positioning and description are abstract [...]

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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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This is Not My Beautiful Industry

As part of an end of 2010 look at the Interactive industry, I provided my take on the state of the Industry in this posting for the MITX.org site (link below). It reflects my take on the constant state of change that has enveloped interactive tools and services since its’ birth. The interactive [...]

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2010 MITX Technology Awards

The MITX Technology Awards
The Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange has just announced their 7th Annual Technology Awards program.  The awards show itself will be held on June 2nd, while the judging process will unfold throughout the late winter and early spring. 
Once again, I am pleased to be a co-chair of this incredible awards show and [...]

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Interactive Service Companies Evolve

In shifting from an initial focus on base production – the now simple task of getting a site up on the web – to progressively more involved sites that connect with various databases, while introducing more and more interactive functionality has changed the mix of skills required of the interactive development agency while also raising [...]

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What is Your Interactive Services Firm Thinking?

You have issued an RFP, scored the responses, had the on-site meetings with the finalists and, eventually, signed a contract. You have designated an extremely competent Project Manager to ride herd on your team, and your selected firm has designated an Interactive Producer/Project Manager to run the project. But what is it that [...]

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ANYWHERE & Global Connectivity

Emily Nagle Green, President and CEO of the Yankee Group and a fellow MITX Board member, has just written “Anywhere”, a very interesting book that looks at the implications of ubiquitous connectivity and its’ implications.

Certainly Emily does an excellent job of capturing the implications of are rapidly changing connected world, while providing a variety of [...]

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