The business case for Exchange 2007 – part IV

Another installment in a series of posts outlining the case for going to Exchange 2007. Previous articles can be found here. GOAL: Make flexible working easier “Flexible Working” might mean different things to differing organisations – some might think of mobile staff who turn up at any office with a laptop, sit at any free desk…

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The Wal-Mart Effect

Here’s an interesting book on a business force which is changing the way that the US economy works, if you believe what the author is saying. Wal-Mart (which owns ASDA in the UK) has been growing like crazy in recent years, to the point where they’re big enough, supposedly, to have a direct impact on…

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The business case for Exchange 2007 – part III

This is a continuation of an occasional series of articles about how specific capabilities of Exchange 2007 can be mapped to business challenges. The other parts, and other related topics, can be found here. GOAL: Lower the risk of being non-compliant Now here’s a can of worms. What is “compliance”? There are all sorts of…


Sometimes, you know you didn’t pay enough

… (and sometimes you probably suspect you paid too much) A common trait in western cultures is the eye for a good deal – you know, getting two-for-the-price-of-one, or thinking that it’s worth buying something because it’s on sale and you’ll save 25%, rather than because you really need it or wanted it beforehand. I saw a…


The business case for Exchange 2007 – part II

(This is a follow on to the previous post on measuring business impact, and the first post on the business case for Exchange 2007, and are my own thoughts on the case for moving to Exchange 2007). It’s part of a series of posts which I’m trying to keep succinct, though they tend to be a…


Exchange mailbox quotas and a ‘paradox of thrift’

The study of economics throws up some fantastic names for concepts or economic models, some of which have become part of the standard lexicon, such as the Law of Diminishing Returns, or the concept of opportunity cost, which I’ve written about before. Though it sounds like it might be something out of Doctor Who, The Paradox of…

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The business case for Exchange 2007

(this is a follow on to the previous post on measuring business impact, and are my own thoughts on the case for moving to Exchange 2007) There are plenty of resources already published which talk about the top reasons to deploy, upgrade or migrate to Exchange 2007 – the top 10 reasons page would be a…

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"Success kills" – Marc Andreessen on Facebook

Like so many other people in the last few weeks, I started using Facebook. They’re growing at such a ridiculous rate, adding 100,000 new users every day, and it’s reckoned that 50% of the millions of active users return to the site every day. Following a link from a post by Steve, and reading Marc Andressen’s…


Measuring business impact

I’m going to approach this topic over a number of posts, as something I’ve been thinking about rather a lot lately. Basically, the challenge is about finding out what impact making a change to the business environment will have: either positive or negative, and then using that information to either justify making the change in the…

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