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09.18.12

Adopting a Cloud Mindset – Unleashing Enterprise Cloud Adoption

(This post was originally written as a contribute piece for Nimsoft’s Modern IT Blog, but I thought it would fit well here too – Enjoy) Much has been written here, and in many blogs, about Cloud Adoption. However, most of this has focused on the tangible and critical pieces like technical architecture and operational considerations. This can’t be minimized in the least. However, in

Eat this Dog Food – Experience Marketing, Dogfood, Stone Skipping and More

Jim Barksdale is a pretty quotable guy, work for him for a few years like I did at Netscape and you leave with a small library of “Barksdalisms” that just stick with you.  One of Jim’s sayings was, “It ain’t dogfood unless the dog comes off the porch to eat it…”. While Jim was making the point that you can love your product, but if the customers

5 Ways You Better Be Above Average – Winning Marketing in a Global, High Velocity Marketplace

Talking about his new book, “That Used to Be Us,” at a recent speech at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, best selling author Thomas Friedman said, “Average is over.  Everyone must define and develop their extra, that unique value add that justifies, in this world of rising curves why they should be hired or promoted.”   Friedman goes on to make a case that to win in the global