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  • Trash Talking
    Finally, after many months of kvetching in print and aloud, I bought myself a new system at home (which is now sitting in my closet waiting for me to figure out what I want to migrate). Now, of course, I'm figuring out what to do with the old one.
  • BI Brouhaha
    Is BI really for the masses? Hyperion's Dresner and Microsoft's Sinofsky both think so, but there the agreement ends.
  • It's all in the family at many IT solution providers


    Tech's Strongest Backbone
    Aah, family business, the backbone of American commerce. Estimates vary, but family-owned businesses are believed to comprise an estimated 80 percent to 90 percent of all enterprises in America.
  • Acting on an afterthought is a formula for disaster


    Beware Of The Last Guy You Spoke To
    A guy I know likes to answer the question, "So, what do you know?" with: "Whatever the last guy I spoke to told me." Busy people are like that. Rushing around, e-mailing, text messaging, talking, etc., and not retaining a thing, save for whatever the last guy they spoke to told them. They remember that. You can tell because in a meeting, they always say, "Well, I just met a guy who told me..."
  • Ozzie Speaks On Simple Sharing
    According to Ray Ozzie's latest posting, Microsoft has created an RSS add-on or add-ons called Simple Sharing Extensions or SSE.
  • Holding Onto Talent
    Wanted to point out our piece about talent shortages, which seems to be a business issue gathering more buzz factor.

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