Profile of Alan Pelz-Sharpe
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Articles by Alan Pelz-Sharpe
posted in June 2008
Last week I had the pleasure of keynoting at the DocTrain event in Indianapolis and also running a small session on "How to procure Content Technologies."... At the end of the session I chatted with the head of a leading US-based systems integrator who said he liked the session but would have added two key points: 1. Never buy at the end of a quarter and 2. Avoid Enterprise License Agreements.
Last week we read about yet another major financial scandal allegedly exposed through the discovery of an e-mail message from a fund principal that apparently stated that their fund was going to be "toast." First, this was (if true) a fantastically stupid communication to put in an e-mail exchange. Second, I wonder why it took so long to find this e-mail message...
If there is a buzz around Web 2.0 in the Content Technology community, then there is a roar in the wider IT community around Cloud Computing. It's a great term, "Cloud Computing," as it conjures up visions of an invisible Internet... it sounds fluffy, it sounds cool, it sounds limitless, it sounds like the future.