From the category archives:

software

Who will become the Operating System of Things?

by Ian Rosenwach 2.12.2014

The sprawling web of interconnected products that has resulted now thoroughly dominates our experience of consumer technology: if you own a Google Chromebook, your life will be much easier if you use Android and Chromecast and Google Drive, and much more painful if you try to use Windows Phone, Apple TV, and Dropbox. (Matt Buchanan, […]

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HealthCare.gov and product leadership

by Ian Rosenwach 11.19.2013

By contrast, McKinsey noted, the federal marketplace’s design was marked by “evolving requirements” that shifted throughout the design phase, leaving scant time to test the system before its launch. The Washington Post had an informative article today about a presentation delivered by the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. to federal officials. This post is not […]

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Lessons from Steve Jobs

by Ian Rosenwach 8.24.2011

Steve Jobs means a lot of things to a lot of people.  I thought I’d write down a few themes which I think he personifies. There’s a lot to say and plenty of people saying it! Here’s my .02 – Inspiring Leadership Scales – Steve gives Apple a soul.  I’ve visited the Apple campus and […]

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How the Web is Changing Software

by Ian Rosenwach 6.14.2011

Jon Gruber at Daring Fireball and Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry at Silicon Alley Insider have great pieces on what iCloud says about how the Web is changing software.  This is my takeaway from this debate. Let’s start with stating that the Internet is a medium for software distribution. Webpages are software, and the Web is a unique […]

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Book Review: The Facebook Effect

by Ian Rosenwach 3.7.2011

This weekend while in Florida I read The Facebook Effect, by David Kirkpatrick. Overall it was a great read. I highly recommend it if you’re interested in what qualities are found in companies that get big fast.  Maybe even more so it’s a book about what makes great Technology and Internet Company leaders. This book […]

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Akamai and Adobe – from technology companies to ad shops

by Ian Rosenwach 9.15.2009

Today’s announcement about Adobe’s acquisition of Analytics company Omniture for $1.8 billion was, for the most part, a surprise.  This deal actually reminds me of the Akamai acquisition last year of Behavioral Targeting company Acerno for $95 million. In both cases the more traditional software/technology companies are buying marketing data and analysis companies.   It’s a […]

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Software over the Web vs. Operating System

by Ian Rosenwach 7.31.2009

There’s been some discussion lately about software distribution via the web (over the browser) vs. on a platform (Mac OS, Windows, Symbian, app stores, etc). The web can fit a ton more apps than a platform. On my iPhone I have 25 or so apps. The web does not have the same boundaries that platform […]

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