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The Evolving Role of Organizational IT

I recently read two blog postings that touched on the future of organizational IT with regard to the rollout of new technology. The first entry encapsulated the view of venture capitalist Kevin Efrusy of Accel Partners. Kevin’s take is he is increasingly seeing...

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Is Web 2.0 A Disaster?

I received my daily CIO Insight Quick Facts email today and was sucked in by the provocative subject line; “Is Web 2.0 A Disaster?” However, when I clicked the embedded link, the “disaster” trumpeted in the headline had quickly been downgraded to; “Web 2.0: To Good To...

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Semantic Coding – Whose Job Is It?

Pete Warden covered Ratchet-X on his blog this week. While Ratchet-X was prominently featured, the real thrust of his posting has to do with the semantic coding of content and screen scraping. I think Pete’s most salient point is the following:“The promise of the...

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SOA Lifecycle

I read an article today on SearchSOA that was a pretty comprehensive review of the SOA Lifecycle. While I’ll be the first to admit that alot of ink was dedicated to concepts that are seemingly common sense, there are several salient points worth noting in this...

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I Gotta Be Me…

I guess year end is the time to “spring clean” one’s virtual identity. Over the past week, I’ve gotten a barrage of emails inviting me to various social networking sites to verify that I know someone, befriend someone else, or simply update my contact information....

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Do You Want Auto Updates of Acquired Data?

When pitching Ratchet-X, I’m often asked the following question; “Once I paste data into an application screen, will that screen be updated if the data changes at the source?” Currently, the answer is no. But there’s no reason it couldn’t assuming this is truly what...

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Originate or Replicate Data?

Ratchet-X is an innovative technology that allows people to transform existing Windows and browser-based applications into mashups. I’m often asked by customers, when data from these external sources is mashed in, should it be replicated in that application’s storage...

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Ratchet-X and Windows Vista

We've recently received a flurry of questions regarding Ratchet-X support for Windows Vista. Here's the current status. Ratchet-X does work under Vista in terms of recognizing screens, extracting and pasting data. The current issue we have is that the alert button...

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