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Zscaler’s Jay Chaudhry On What Matters Most In Cybersecurity Today

At the RSA 2018 Conference, I had the chance to discuss the current landscape of cybersecurity technology with a wide range of industry leaders, CEOs, and thinkers. I’ve written extensively over the past few years about the need for companies to adopt a portfolio approach to their cybersecurity needs modeled on financial investments, so that […]

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Understanding Platform Governance: A Q&A with ESSEC Business School’s Thomas Kude and Thomas Huber

The Early Adopter Research Podcast covers a wide array of topics from cybersecurity to big data governance. In a recent episode, Early Adopter’s Dan Woods focused on designing enterprise platforms with two professors from the ESSEC Business School, Thomas Huber and Thomas Kude. The conversation focused on the way that platform governance can influence and […]

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What Matters in Platform Governance? A Podcast with ESSEC Business School’s Thomas Kude and Thomas Huber

In this edition of the Early Adopter Research Podcast, Dan Woods speaks with two ESSEC Business School professors, Thomas Kude and Thomas Huber, about platform governance. The conversation focused on the way that platform governance can influence and inform the design of product based platforms. Huber is an associate professor of information systems at ESSEC […]

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Field Report: How To Survive An Oracle Audit

Palisade’s Insight Into How To Survive An Oracle Audit At this point, Oracle’s reputation precedes it when it comes to aggressive auditing of its customers. As I’ve written about in several other pieces, a large part of Oracle’s current business model is to use the bargaining power that comes from finding compliance violations in the […]

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The EAR Mindset Part 1: How Design of Product-based Platforms Has Become The Key To Transformational IT

At Early Adopter Research, we believe that IT, the application of technology to solve business problems, is one of the most important areas of human endeavor, one that can create massive value and solve some of the world’s most vexing problems. This article is the first of several that Early Adopter Research, which we call […]

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Oracle’s New Business Model of Java Audits: A Q&A with Palisade’s Craig Guarente

In a recent edition of the Early Adopter Podcast, Dan Woods spoke with Palisade Compliance’s CEO Craig Guarente about Oracle’s increasing practice of auditing its customers for their use of Java. Recently, Oracle has focused its innovation as much or more on licensing and audit practices as it has on technology. It seems a lot […]

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What You Should Know About Java Audits: A Podcast with Palisade’s Craig Guarente

In this edition of the Early Adopter Podcast, Dan Woods speaks with Palisade’s CEO Craig Guarente about Java audits. It is the first podcast in the “Escape Hatch from Oracle Series.” Oracle has focused its innovation as much or more on licensing and audit practices as it has on technology. Oracle has created a lot […]

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A Culture of Happiness: Early Adopter Podcast with Zoom’s Eric Yuan

In this edition of the Early Adopter Podcast, Dan Woods speaks with Zoom’s CEO and founder Eric Yuan. In his research, Woods has focused on four characteristics that can define a startup: 1. Are you searching for a business model? 2. Are you accepting venture capital financing? 3. Are you focused on rapid growth? 4. […]

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Concurrency Matters: A Q&A with Spencer Kimball of Cockroach Labs

The database market has experienced a remarkable level of innovation over the past few decades. In a recent interview for the Early Adopter Research podcast, Dan Woods spoke with Spencer Kimball, co-founder and CEO of Cockroach Labs, about the history of the modern database market. The conversation covered the beginnings of databases, how they’ve evolved, […]

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