Tableau Software is about to release the 1.0 of version of an application that radically simplifies data visualization--meaning you can make some sense out of database rows, columns and cross-tabs without knowing SQL and brain surgery.
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Last week, I had the opportunity to interview Jason Matusow. Matusow is Microsoft's chief strategist on the open source front.
A lesson in how to handle a site outage without killing your reputation.
Michael Kanellos captures a bit of...
Dr. Tony Picardi, a senior vice president at IDC, spoke this afternoon at the company's Directions conference about a new business model emerging in the software industry, software brokers.
A CIO friend of mine recently went through an experience that we should all learn from. There was a power glitch at his data center and, as it was designed to do, the UPS took over.
The final PC Forum panel had major search vendors and scientists sharing their views on search. The panel included Marissa Mayer, director of consumer product at Google (search, news, images, Froogle, local); Udi Manber, former Yahoo chief scientist and president of Amazon's A9 search engine; Alain Rappaport, CEO of Medstory; and Arkady Volozh, CEO of Yandex, the leading Russian search engine and portal.
Esther Dyson's PC Forum is one of those events where you can feel the pulse of the industry (at least the top of the pyramid, judging by the number of corporate jets) and get a sense of what is fashionable, if not profound or disruptive (buzzword from last year).
Whether your enterprise is heavily vested in open source software or just thinking about taking the plunge, SpikeSource CEO Kim Polese is hoping you'll turn over one of the most difficult parts of running an open source stack to her (and save money in the process): managing change.
IBM's Gerry Mooney was the second of two keynote speakers at SDForum's SaaS (software as a service) conference today. Mooney, the VP of Corporate Strategy at Big Blue, avoided most of the pitch-speak heard throughout the day and instead shared his ideas of the software as a service model and the on-demand era, stating that is the rudest awakening of uncertainty since the Depression.