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Silicon Valley Start-Ups Awash in Dollars, Again

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Silicon Valley Start-Ups Awash in Dollars, Again

Solaris vs AIX (2)

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Solaris vs AIX (2) Cut to the bottom line: what you have is Sun’s pursuit of the second generation Unix ideas embedded in Plan9, in which the network is the computer and all resources are accessible by everyone while IBM is still selling pre-Unix VM ideas for protecting one application from another on the same [...]

Can You Say Tipping Point?

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Microsoft- Ballmer shopping for open-source companies. Who’s for sale Matt makes some suggestions such SugarCRM or even Novell. NOVELL… now we are talking more than a tipping point… maybe a black swan…

The World is on Crack #4

Friday, October 19th, 2007

So, I am brought in by a “Big Four” to help close a deal for an OS monitoring and services gig. Then, at the end of the meeting the customer starts to rant about how he has already spent a half-million dollars on a network management tool that doesn’t work. Furthermore, he says that he [...]

Out of the Mouth of Babes

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Yesterday, I was telling my wife how sick I am of reading about companies that are in Gartner’s quadrant and what bull it all is. Then, my eight-year-old asks me, “What is Gartner?” So, I explain what it is and how it tries to predict what products are going to make money in the future. [...]

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