Author Archives: cmalaguzzi

About cmalaguzzi

I am a Mktg and Biz Dev Exec, with a passion for technology. Love to spend time on IT strategy, innovation, partner ecosystems, business productivity.

AWS Outage: let’s learn a lesson to improve all cloud industry!

It’s the second day of (partial) outage of AWS, see; was it so bad? if you look at the Service Health Dashboard it seems a little red in a green pasture! Well, for some perceived-mission-critical-services it has been a problem; … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing the crystal bowl: what big news in the Seattle IT industry?

I do not have a crystal bowl, right? So it is fun to see when other smart guys meet and read theirs, at least from a statistical perspective something they say will come true! Read this article about the last … Continue reading

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Why Windows Phone 7 is indeed an early entrant to the smartphone wars (?!)

Read Harry McCracken: “Steve Ballmer may or may not be right about Windows Phone 7, but he’s right about smartphones–and he’s definitely not deranged.” PS Harry elaborates better than this only comment! Of course it is true that only between … Continue reading

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Strategic questions to Microsoft

Or – the Microsoft shareholders meeting in Bellevue, how it was, what were the questions asked and how the answers addressed them… There was a number of issues that deserve a lifetime each (is the cloud the right strategic bet … Continue reading

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Why “gamization” is relevant to your business

Gamization is one of the “must do” trends in internet & apps market – add a “social gaming UI” to entice users to use your app, entertain them as you address them. The new research from Flurry now says that … Continue reading

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Cloud economics

If you still debate if the “Cloud” is coming, or if it makes economic sense for you, you may look at the new whitepaper that Microsoft has published with its own results: Our analysis uncovers economies of scale for cloud … Continue reading

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The crossroad nation

Yes, the 20th century went by with the great expansion of the US as an economic and political super power. What are the perspectives for the 21st century, what its role as we see China and India drive growth? The … Continue reading

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Smart IT companies pay very low taxes…. a location-based competitive advantage

“Two thousand U.S. companies paid a median effective cash rate of 28.3 percent in federal, state and foreign income taxes in a 2005 study by academics at the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina. The combined national-local … Continue reading

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Ozzie has accomplished what he came to accomplish, right?

So Mr. Ozzie is leaving Microsoft. SteveB gives the news, and says that he “plans to step down from his position as chief software architect. He will focus on Microsoft’s investments in the field of entertainment during a transition period, … Continue reading

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We now have Super Angels too, LOL

It is very interesting to read we have a new category of funds available for investors, from the so-called “super angels”. I believe this not only offers a new opportunity for entrepreneurs, but that they really address a space which … Continue reading

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