Monthly Archives: February 2010

Check Your Assumptions – a good decision not to enter a market

Ten years ago, two colleagues and I decided to create a start-up to create electronic academic transcripts. For various reasons, mainly involving the movements of the dominant player in academia IT, we decided not to pursue the venture. In the … Continue reading

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Cloud Virtualizers – Is virtualizing the virtual worthwhile?

Cloud computing is all the rage, and for very good reason. The economics of everything within cloud computing – Software-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Storage-as-a-Service, basically anything “XaaS” – are just way too compelling to ignore. Unless you are: so big that … Continue reading

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Future of Wireless Follow-Up – Linquist Agrees

A few weeks after writing the article on my vision for the future of the mobile carrier industry – let’s call it the “pipification” (as in turning into pipes) of mobile, especially with the advent of 4G in the form … Continue reading

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White Goods – basic innovation

White Goods are normally defined as those basic bland appliances we use around our house, usually the large ones: fridge, washer, dryer, dishwasher, oven/stove. This is a fairly staid market, and has been for many years. Whatever little innovation there … Continue reading

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Truly Global Roaming – the Death of Wireless Carriers (we hope)

Wireless carriers are the company everyone loves to hate. No one denies that they bring an invaluable service. However, their legendarily awful customer service; lock-ins and contracts; early termination fees; obtuse bills; and obscene roaming charges force us all to … Continue reading

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iPad and the Sixth Deadly Sin

Undoubtedly, the hottest – and most critically analyzed – announcement of the last week has been Apple’s release of the iPad. I will take a slightly different perspective on it, looking at it from the perspective of the iPod. We … Continue reading

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