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The winning game plan for enterprise software has long been to "play it safe." Enterprise software developers are just as talented as their free-wheeling consumer-facing peers, but are shackled by the need to prioritise enterprise security over personal utility, and by the fact that IT buyers differ significantly from IT users, …

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Anonymous Coward

Nah, MS Office is king of business applications.

Upper management is spending mountains of cash buying expensive enterprise software and then they pay some more to make all this fit into the MS Office mold.

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Mold?

Ah - dust, decay and fungi. Yup, sounds like MS Office to me!

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Social media in the enterprise

"PHB is now spending the contents of the brown envelope from vendor A"

Seriously, I don't know many enterprises that would allow that electronic detritus to flow across their network. You open it up for productivity and end up with Farmville.

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Holmes

There is a very good reason why it takes specialists to comprehend complex data

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong as H. L. Mencken once wrote. Oh… and Lotus Notes with an ‘activity stream’ on an iPad with remote wipe is a sign of its relevance in the post-PC age? Wow!

While I entirely agree that data analytics is going to bring us some pretty amazing improvements in our ability to detect ‘data anomalies’ (real-time traffic pattern analysis, DLP, zero-day malware etc.), it really requires you to ask the right questions before the answers make any sense. Merely streaming data in ‘Twitter formats’ to business users’ devices – is just so much more - digital exhaust. Sherlock, because this figure actually understands complexity.

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