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The Customer Experience: The Design Moment of Truth

Business 2.0 ran an article this month on their ’2nd annual bottom line design awards’. The article promised to “go beyond surface beauty to single out objects that look good not just in pictures, but also on their makers’ income statements.” According to them, “design aesthetic was but one of 10 metrics we used to  More

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Where is this Software World Going?

I wish I had an answer for the emerging business trends in software, and how they’ll play out. I can’t see the horizon very well but I do have some clouds to gaze at in the meantime. I am interested nonetheless. Here’s some trends I’m noticing that are worth considering together. 1. Seems like the  More

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Another Cisco Move

Cisco made another move to the vertical security space yesterday. They bought a company for $51M and 27 people that provides them video surveillance capabilities. This acquisition maps well to what they’ve done well, meaning buying smaller innovative teams that address an enterprise vertical need. And, it seems a sure thing that other Security vendors  More

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Unlike ASPs, SaaS is Hotter than it Looks

I think SaaS (Software as a Service) is potentially the biggest issue facing software firms today. This formerly “ASP” (application service provider) model blipped back in ’97-’00. And it seemed to fail. But, in fact, I think the issue was simply that the hype of the dot-com era exceeded reality, not that the idea was  More

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Is the Mobile Market Ripe for the Pick’n?

Questions software executives must answer if they expect to stay on top of the rapidly emerging mobile market space.
Lately, it seems you can’t swing a PDA or Smart Phone without hitting a business or trade publication article that contains the word “Mobile.”

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Is the Mobile Market Ripe for the Pick'n?

Questions software executives must answer if they expect to stay on top of the rapidly emerging mobile market space.
Lately, it seems you can’t swing a PDA or Smart Phone without hitting a business or trade publication article that contains the word “Mobile.”

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