Scoble vs. Data Privacy

I thought everything that ought to be said about the Scobleizer beeing kicked off Facebook had already been said, but you can always count on Thomas to go the extra mile.

Thomas looks at the issue through the eyes of a data privacy expert (is that thesis EVER going to be finished???), and I won’t even try to start quoting from the article, as I’d almost certainly leave out something important.

So what are you waiting for – stop reading my crap and head over to the article!

Also, Dennis has two posts on the topic – well worth a read. This might be bigger than all us Web2.0 afficionados thought.

On a related note, Thomas is going to leave SAP for Gartner, and he’ll be leaving behind some big boots to fill. With Jeff leaving last year, we have now lost two of SAP’s great voices in the blogosphere, which is a crying shame. I just hope we’ll be able to get enough new colleagues to start blogging (or twittering, for that matter) to fill that void.
Best of luck to you, Thomas, and stay connected!

Gartner: Apple should quit hardware business

(Via Paul Thurrott)

“Increasing component costs and pressure to cut its prices mean Apple’s best bet for long-term success is to quit the hardware business and license the Mac to Dell, analyst firm Gartner claimed on Tuesday.”

A clear sign that it takes more than Excel to understand a company’s success.

Peer Power

GREAT quote (by Charles, via Vinnie):

“In the 1970’s when CIO’s wanted to know what to buy, they asked IBM.

In the 1980’s when CIO’s wanted to know what to buy, they asked Andersen Consulting.

In the 1990’s when CIO’s wanted to know what to buy, they asked Gartner.

In the 2000’s when CIO’s want to know what to buy, they ask each other.”