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A Question From India On Rating Distributions


Like many web sites, our Grote Consulting Corporation website invites browsers to send in questions. I love getting questions: Itís a great way to find out whatís on peopleís minds so I can cover the issue thatís been raised in my writings on...
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Carrefour and Teradata and More...


Ah, here's a dateline from First Coffee's old stomping grounds, Istanbul, with the news that Teradata Corporation has announced that European retailing behemoth Carrefour is expanding its Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse environment to...
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SaaS is bad...


I've written quite a bit here about the dangers of adopting single vendor suites in terms of vendor lock in, and about how SaaS applications present a compelling value proposition for businesses as well as a disruptive threat to the existing...
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ebizQ Discussion on SOA & Cloud Computing


The eBizQ site recently hosted a discussion is based on JP Morgenthal's feature article, Differing Views on SOA & Cloud Computing, and the question, which seemed to cause a bit of disagreement between the old "gray hair" and new "newbie" schools...
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An Application Marketplace Architecture


Recently I've been thinking about the increasing attention being paid to application marketplaces. My current conclusion is that there is a strong linkage between application marketplaces and the 4 forces of long tail software I described in my...
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The Evolution of Writing on the Internet


This illustration says a lot about the evolution of writing on the Web and our decreasing attention...
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