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Cloud Talk with Peter Coffee

September 28, 2009 by


Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Peter Coffee, of eWeek fame.  Peter, as industry veterans may be aware, was eWeek’s Technology Editor, and is now Director of Platform Research for, a leader in cloud computing. Our conversation began with my blatant attempt at gaining insight about Salesforce’s strategic roadmap, knowing full well […]

Dell’s Jiu-Jitsu. Strategic Genius?

September 28, 2009 by


While I was off enjoying some brain candy by way of obtaining PMI’s PMP (Project Management Professional) certification last Monday, the IT landscape was busy reconfiguring itself. I enjoyed reading Jeffrey Kaplan’s analysis of the Perot acquisition by Dell, and Information Week’s perspective.  At this early juncture I probably have more questions than answers, but […]

DePena’s Hypothesis & Corollary

September 27, 2009 by


Random thoughts… H1: The degree of acceleration in (business and technological) innovation (models) is positively correlated with the increase in technological abstraction. C1: The (social) network externality effect is positively exponentially correlated to the degree of positive innovation in communications. C2: The degree of positive innovation, impacting (social) network externality, accelerates the degree of technological […]

Which Cloud Services Providers Are Gaining Mind Share?

September 2, 2009 by


There is little doubt that cloud computing is big news, but who is gaining your mind share?  Amazon, NetSuite, and, have been in the news recently with a number of announcements. So many that I’ve been attempting to track them by creating specific journals for each. Our experiences are likely to be different, and […]