Benjamin Tomkins

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Articles by Benjamin Tomkins
posted in April 2008

Interop: Jumping to SaaS -- Look Before You Leap

Got SaaS yet? If not, you're either a nattering nincompoop or blazingly brilliant. For every drumbeat touting the power and ease of Saas to remake your IT operations, there's competing tympany warning of the dire hazards of leaping into SaaS headlong.

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Interop Swag Wars

As at any trade show, there are new products, new services, metric tons of backgrounders, spec sheets, and brochures, buzzwords, and cadres of corporate clans marching along in matching polo shirts. But with all that eye candy to spin your head every stroll across the show floor, it's the take home swag that keeps on giving.

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Vendor Rankings an Imperfect Science

Transparency's not a new business buzzword, but the drive to peek behind the curtain has more and more industries concerned about the coverage quality of their clothing (emperor's or otherwise). Some IT vendors may be scrambling to duck behind mama's nightshirt.

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April 1 Lifts the Lid on Workplace Humor

Who doesn't like a good joke? Yes, there's are the humorless among us, but for the most part we'd prefer a few more grins and belly laughs in our lives. And today is the day for it. Amid concerns about political correctness, codes of conduct, and professional decorum, April Fool's Day is a welcome and sanctioned opportunity for a bit of fun.

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