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Articles by Michael Hickins
posted in February 2009

Stimulus Bill Stirring Debate In IT

The IT industry should be giddy that the House and Senate reconciled their respective versions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act with most IT spending provisions intact. Right now, though, the industry seems a little...underwhelmed.

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The Kindle Is A Swindle

Amazon's Kindle v2 officially arrived today, and it's a swindle. I have no argument with the item itself, but $400 is a lot of dough to pay for a gadget that will sit gathering dust a couple of weeks after you've purchased it.

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Techno Babble And Parachutes

This might best be filed under a topic like, "beware of what you laugh at, because you might be laughing at yourself." The bit you can laugh at is this pitch letter:
Hi Michael, Spreadsheets are a necessary tool for most businesses, but oftentimes open source business intelligence can be slower than most commercial solutions.

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How The Stimulus Bill Supports Enterprise IT

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, passed by the House last week, will probably sail through the Senate in the next week or so and get to the president's desk for signing by mid-February, despite the political theater to which we're likely to be treated over the next 15 days.

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