Archive for November, 2004

Chad Dickerson and his Infoworld readers come with this list which is a bit uneven but includes common sense tips: 1. Botching your outsourcing strategy 2. Dismissing open source — or bowing before it 3. Offshoring with blinders on 4. Discounting internal security threats 5. Failing to secure a fluid perimeter 6. Ignoring security for […]

Recent datapoints: Could Amazon be your next infrastructure partner? eBay API best practices for affiliates (pdf) Skype Announces Beta API For Developers (this follows a press release, there was already some public material last month), Skype Developer Zone Of course eBay and Amazon are much further down that road than Skype, which provides its API […]

When you see it took until late 2004 for Forrester and Morgan Stanley to cover topics such as corporate blogs and RSS syndication, you’ve gotta ask, who needs those laggards? When you’re late to chronicle the past, don’t pretend to know what’s going to happen in the future, ok? If those companies who shot credibility […]

Tom Coates had some people graph posting patterns through his 5 years of blogging. I guess the move from plenty of short posts to sparser, longer posts, is a trend shared by many long-established blogs. It’s definitely been true for me over the last four years. Now that there are so many blogs and meta […]

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I'm CEO of an online/mobile trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We strive to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is noisier by the day.

This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, publishing, software, and more. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that better stood the test of time.



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