"Enterprise software won't get you laid"

"Enterprise software won't get you laid"

Summary: In case you missed the enterprise software blog feud and food fight this weekend, here's the summary from Robert Scoble:Michael Krigsman says I don’t understand enterprise software.Nick Carr says Michael Krigsman (the guy above) doesn’t understand enterprise software.

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In case you missed the enterprise software blog feud and food fight this weekend, here's the summary from Robert Scoble:

Michael Krigsman says I don’t understand enterprise software.

Nick Carr says Michael Krigsman (the guy above) doesn’t understand enterprise software.

Then I responded to Nick, tons of other people jumped in, and we were off to the races.

Given the brouhaha, what was all the fuss about? Nothing more than the old blind men and the elephant story:

And so these men of Indostan Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right, And all were in the wrong!

And for those needing it spelled out more explicitly:

The story is used to indicate that reality may be viewed differently depending upon one's perspective, showing how absolute truths may be relative; the deceptive world of half-truths.

Ross Mayfield summarized the whole thing beautifully:

Enterprise Social Software doesn't get you laid, it gets you promoted

There's nothing I could add to improve that summary.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Software

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  • You're chances are much better with enterprise software

    How else are you going to meet all those charming women working out there in the business?

    If you are a women working in systems software of course then you might see it as being a little bit like being in Alaska: the odds are good, but the goods are odd.
    jorwell
  • Not directly

    But if the software actually does make you more productive, one might be able to spend more time away from the office with one's spouse (or to spend more time trying to acquire one) which is good for lots of things.
    John L. Ries
  • but paid well yes...plus working with a lot of crappy,

    crappy consultants from India.
    I work on SAP R/3, SCM, APO, CRM, BI at my company. And I'm in extreme high demand...while it may not get you "laid" it will get you the stuff to get laid... HAHAHAHAHA. The consultants we hirer to back fill - 180$ - 325$ and hour AND THEY STINK! Read a whitepaper...does not make you an expert
    ItsTheBottomLine
  • Bringing Back the Sexy, Baby!

    Just the other day, my girlfriends and I were sitting in our pink pajamas, after a pillow fight, discussing how hard it is to find those really sexy guys who know how to build a secure, but agile, architecture while still delivering all the functionalities we need.

    Seriously, one thing that's sexy about consumer tech is it's always focused on what's new and next - not just six months from now, but next year and beyond. Enterprise tech doesn't look as far ahead very often, and with good reason - but there should be a space for that.

    There is a lot of fascinating, exciting stuff going on in computer research that will affect enterprise tech - take nanotechnology, for instance - but nobody's really talking about it that way.

    I'm starting to explore this aspect of enterprise technology more in IT Business Edge's Emerging Tech blog, http://www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/emt.

    Actually, after reading this discussion, some of the headlines read very differently. (Dec. 3 springs to mind.)
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