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SaleGenius--no genius but useful service

With a name that's impossible to live up to, Genius Inc. launched what company CEO David Thompson called the industry's "first on-demand customer intelligence solution that turns sales professionals into sales geniuses.

April 30, 2006 by Dan Farber

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The CIO Agenda 2006

On April 26, the Churchill Club held a panel discussion, "The CIO Agenda: Building the New IT" (podcast here). The panelists include four CIOs--Lars Rabbe of Yahoo (listen to my separate podcast interview with Raabe), Geir Ramleth of Bechtel Group, John Johnson of Intel and Randall Spratt of McKesson Corp.

April 30, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Yahoo CIO rides the tiger

Lars Rabbe has been riding a tiger. As CIO for Yahoo the last three years, Rabbe had to deal with the rapid growth and scaling of the Web portal's IT and infrastructure services.

April 30, 2006 by Dan Farber


Sorry honey. Gartner cancelled Mother's Day this year.

In addition to apologizing to my wife and my Mom (both dedicated mothers that I would have liked to spend the sacred day with), I'd like to personally thank Gartner for ruining this year's Mother's Day by starting Gartner Symposium and ITxpo on Sunday, May 14.  Even May 15 (the day after Mother's Day) is a bad idea since many of us have to travel on the 14th just to get there in time for the opening keynotes.

April 28, 2006 by David Berlind


BEA exec makes some JavaOne predictions

BEA Workshop Business Unit veep Bill Roth takes a long walk down JavaOne memory lane (describing every year of the event since 1996).  Feigning to pull no punches (BEA is a sponsor of JavaOne), Roth tries to capture the essence of each year's event with catchy headlines like Mobile Java (again), and "When in doubt, rename it again.

April 28, 2006 by David Berlind


Deconstructing participation

Worth reading: Ross Mayfield has come up with a way to deconstruct the concept of participation, peeling it back so that is has some granularity. Not all participants participate with an equal level of engagement, as illustrated in the Power Law of Participation Ross came up, below.

April 27, 2006 by Dan Farber