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Building a Community In a Weekend

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2012 | 2:00 PM

The Summit Series Does it Right, But PLEASE Don't Go

Have you ever had a perfect weekend? A perfect experience? Have you ever been part of an intentional, if temporary, community built out of seemingly thin air that coalesced into a deeply meaningful and rewarding experience for the rest of...

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Business at the Speed of Light: What Is a Millisecond Worth?

(4) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 2:02 PM

In the low-latency world of high-frequency trading, some will lose, no matter how smart their systems and people. Can you catch up? Or should we slow them down?

Speed thrills, especially near the speed of light. For Wall Street traders, speed creates new fortunes on the world's fastest networks,...

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My Other Car Is a Bentley...Not (I Want My Car to Leaf Me Alone)

(1) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 2:51 PM

"Electricity is really just organized lightning." - George Carlin

Let me start by saying that I love new technologies especially when I can try them before anyone, even if I'm sometimes out on the "bleeding edge." I don't mind the cuts for the cool that comes with them. Who would have...

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The 2011 Cynic Measures His Predictions

(1) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 8:41 AM

A friend of mine in the research industry used to give out little post-it-notes to trainee analysts that said "be wrong boldly." Her reasoning -- if you are bold and right, you will be hailed as a prophet. If you're wrong, most likely the crowd will have moved on by...

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When Valuations Don't Mean Valuable

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2011 | 1:45 PM

It's Time For A New Wave Of Investing

"You're walking around blind without a cane, pal. A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place." - Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street"

A week...

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Amazon to Beat All Suitors For Hulu?

(1) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 6:06 PM

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The battle for Hulu has come down to a few prime fighters hustling for victory. I'm placing my vote that Amazon should be the winner. Well, that is, for a consumer win.


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Jumping Through Hoops With Hulu: Will Hollywood Studios Kill Their Offspring Again?

(3) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 11:07 AM

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Congratulations should go to News Corp., Disney, and NBC Universal for finally creating an online company so big and successful that tech industry giants may stumble over each other to acquire it. Does Hulu or its buyer get the short stick?

Amazon, Google,...

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Key Cloud Migration Decisions

(1) Comments | Posted August 25, 2011 | 5:21 PM

Most legacy applications have implicit assumptions about operating systems, hardware, geography, latency, throughput, scalability, governance, access rights, monitoring and other aspects that must be carefully addressed before deploying to the public cloud.

When faced with the many opportunities afforded by a cloud infrastructure -- on-demand scale, potential cost reductions, elimination...

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Profiling the Public Cloud Buyer's Danger

(2) Comments | Posted August 20, 2011 | 1:12 PM

The key question: is cloud service is the right fit for your specific jobs, whether today or in a few years, and what you should do to prepare.

In the 10+ years I have advised buyers of IT infrastructure services, few technology options have been as polarizing as cloud computing....

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A Cynic Predicts IT and Media in 2011

(3) Comments | Posted January 11, 2011 | 8:34 AM

As pondered by Tony Greenberg and Alex Veytsel

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1. Everything that's old will be new again. Last year brought us the return of 3D from the 1950s, cloud...

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The Act of Gratitude: Show, Don't Tell

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2010 | 12:27 PM

Be careful and poignant in how you offer or accept gratitude. Make a visit, make a call, write a hand written note. Do something extraordinary!

I started expressing my words in writing here about this time last year. It's been an amazing journey of gifts, mostly to myself (how selfish) and...

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Break Out the Buggy Whips: Is This the Tipping Point for Streaming Video?

(4) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 10:35 AM

Who's in the buggy whip business in technology these days? By that, I mean, what companies are about to become obsolete thanks to major shifts in media delivery and consumption caused by the rise, the serious rise, of streaming?

More than a dozen years...

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Are You Going Green or Going for the Green?

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2010 | 4:19 PM

Part 2 in a series on the conflicts between the environmental and the economical impulses in all of us, and how we resolve them.

How to be green? Many people have asked us this important question. It's really very simple and requires...

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The Tug of War - Ethical vs. Economic "Green" Decisions

(1) Comments | Posted October 26, 2010 | 12:37 PM

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Are your eco decisions for you or for others?

This is the first in a series of articles on connections between the environment and our personal life choices. As a twenty-five-year macrobiotic, my mind and heart are fused in beliefs.  I will examine eco-lifestyles, the green...

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IT Services Markets Crumble - Driving Detroit's Rut, Is the Media Business Next?

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2010 | 1:24 PM

IT Services Markets Crumble

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Media firms have been my clients for years. Most IT firms complain the media firms prey on IT services firms by offering to "reference them" for larger enterprise deals. WRONG....

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The Triple Bottom Line of Soul > Trust + Empathy in Business + Friendship

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2010 | 2:39 PM

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"Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment." - Anthony Robbins

This piece is an unabashed Valentine (yes, in September) to a friend who happens to do great work, selflessly helps his...

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Surfing the WWC (The Worldwide Wine Club)

(10) Comments | Posted August 25, 2010 | 9:35 AM

What Happens When A Wine Club Is Anything But Exclusive

"I'd never join a club that would allow a person like me to become a member."Groucho Marx

Recently, I got a cold call at the office from a wine club I recently had joined...

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The Google/Verizon Walled Garden Plan: No Substantive Impact on Net Neutrality

(15) Comments | Posted August 11, 2010 | 12:41 PM

by Tony Greenberg and Alex Veytsal

In the hubbub over the Google and Verizon new net neutrality plan, a couple of things stand out:

  1. There is no actual deal, just a proposed compromise that no one actually likes.
  2. Everyone seems to...
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The Myth of the RFP for Everything at Half Price

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 10:58 AM

A long time ago in a business not so far away, a king sat considering his fate. The weather had been poor during the last growing season, the peasants were getting restless and neighboring kingdoms were either disappearing into the abyss or raising invasion...

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Making IT Fit Like a Good Shoe

(1) Comments | Posted July 14, 2010 | 1:43 PM

Or, 10 years later, and the IT market has a long way to go!

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By Tony Greenberg

"Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody does something about it."
- Rebecca Johnson

In 1996, I recognized a...

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