Author Archives: Basab Pradhan

Cloud to Enterprise: Resistance is Futile

At the end of its Journey to the Cloud, will an enterprise still be running its own data center? Perhaps, but if it does, it will be much, much smaller. It will be the Private Cloud part of a Hybrid … Continue reading

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I Want My Customer Data

For the last few years, I have been using Mint (mint.com) to keep track of our household expenses. My needs are very simple. I want to be able to answer simple questions like “How much are we spending on regular … Continue reading

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Wanted: A Rules Engine for Excel

James Kwak writes about the role of Excel in the JPMorgan 2012 trading loss After the London Whale trade blew up, the Model Review Group discovered that the model had not been automated and found several other errors. Most spectacularly, … Continue reading

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The Journey to the Cloud

The beginning of the year is a good time to prognosticate. So here is my prediction – not just for the year, but for the whole decade. This decade in Enterprise IT is going to be mostly about the Journey … Continue reading

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What Do You Stand For?

What do I stand for? What do I stand for? Most nights, I don’t know. – fun. Last week’s Economist carried an editorial called True Progressivism. I found myself nodding in agreement as I read through the long editorial. When … Continue reading

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Why is That Ad Following Me Around on the Internet?

Forbes has a piece on Why Wall Street Likes LinkedIn More Than Facebook. The difference in how well the two companies monetize user interest is quite significant. And when it comes to making money, LinkedIn packs a much harder punch … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Powerpoint

A couple of weeks ago, I was walking someone through a Powerpoint deck on the phone. The discussion was going well. But every now and then she would skip ahead. I’d be on slide 12 expounding some gory detail of … Continue reading

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