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But with predictions like this let’s just say I think they owe the people who actually paid for this report at least 5 freebies.SaaS Will Help Drive a Software Industry Transition to Subscription LicensingGee, ya think?I find it hard to believe that anyone actually pays to buy these “top 10″ reports that the analysts put out…. Plus, nobody ever goes back and actually scores the analysts on how well they do on predictions over time, at least nothing I have seen has ranked them.
Thomas just posted a really interesting item about Saleforce.com launching a service to create sandbox/development systems which, according to Thomas, appears to be a copy of a live production system that a SFdC customer would have. Being astute as he is (SAP has some very smart people) Thomas notes that this service may be illegal [...]
I’ve always been a little reluctant to partake in the “clichÃ© of the week” blog meme, but today I received a press release that had a phrase I have heard so many times in the last 3 years that it definitely qualifies as a clichÃ©:”…who was one of the first to invest in Salesforce.com”There are so many people who claim to be early investors in SFdC, and indeed may very well be, that this phrase has become the new “I was at Woodstock too” calling card in the Valley.
Big Endian: A companion site to Parallax…. More frequently.One of my favorite bloggers, Niel Robertson, has spun off a new blog focused on enterprise software topics.
I just read the funniest comment in a forum post about units of measure (don’t ask):â€œIn Australia we have two specialist units of measure.The Sydharb is a measure of volume – ie this dam hold as much as half of Sydney HarbourThe Slab is a unit of work – How much to run the dozer over my drive on the way past (to a council worker)? ….
Paul sent me a link to this t-shirt on Spreadshirt, I think I should probably order a couple.
The new Google Finance service is really slick, a much better layout than Yahoo! Finance and some nice extras like charts that are draggable and have links on the tick marks to major news stories. Also worth noting is that they are linking blog posts about the stock in question to the finance page (would [...]