Cisco’s vision of the smart grid

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Cisco’s vision of the smart grid

I’ve read wisps of ‘smart grid’ technology in documents describing upcoming enterprise software functionality (namely, PeopleSoft), but the macro market is  clearly shaping up.  Cisco – whose networking gear is heavily smattered across the internet infrastructure landscape – sees a $20B/year opportunity to give the aging, analog electrical grid a much-needed digital facelift. Cisco’s move

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Back to basics: Why choose an enterprise Business Intelligence tool, anyway?

For many, the notion of Business Intelligence (BI) is simply means a reporting tool or the ho-hum ability to extract data from a source system. However, with today’s technology having moved way past BI’s introductory stigma, enterprise BI is another animal entirely. Certainly reporting is part of the equation, but there are key differences between

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How to do traditional advertising right

These days, almost all ‘traditional’ advertising equates to voluntary contributions to the ocean of ad noise out there that nobody pays attention to.  It’s boring, wordsmithed into the ground, filed so that every possible catchy edge has been worn into dust.  It’s been  reviewed by legal and boundary-cased so that no possible negative impression can

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QUOTE: On discerning what matters

Something we discuss all the time when talking to our prospects and clients, as consultants often find themselves facing myriad information: I learned back in the days when I was consulting that they give you more information than you could possibly read. So you needed to quickly step back and say, “What are the two

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Two new whitepapers now available (PeopleSoft + Business Intelligence)

These have been circulating on our Twitter feed, but for all of our new blog visitors (hi everyone!), I thought I’d post our recently-published whitepapers here.  They are: PeopleSoft Maintenance Management: An Introduction and Overview of Benefits An overview of PeopleSoft Maintenance Management and its superiority relative to point solutions. This paper discusses the MM/ALM-centric

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QUOTE: On reputation

“We can afford to lose money. We can afford to lose a lot of money. But we cannot afford to lose one shred of our reputation. Make sure everything you do can be reported on the front page of your local newspaper written by an unfriendly, but intelligent reporter.” – Warren Buffett

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