...when I learned that my sister Martha had just been laid off from her tech writer/editor position at Freescale here in Austin, I saw her job search as an opportunity cost problem.She's already begun her search for a similar position here in town and will undoubtedly find something suitable. But there's an opportunity cost for the time she spends searching (and not earning).It occurred to me that she would come out ahead if she could pay to reduce that amount of time as long as her out-of-pocket cost was less than the opportunity cost of the time saved....
The first person to lead her to the job she winds up taking gets $500. Specifically, she's looking for a full-time technical writer or editor job in the Austin area. She's held similar roles at companies as diverse as ichat, HP, and Freescale, and is exceptionally smart and very professional.
Please email your job leads to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Coghead's technology is a good fit for SAP, having been a popular PaaS option among the community of SAP developers, according to Michael Coté, an analyst at consulting firm RedMonk. In addition, SAP's venture capital arm invested in Coghead two years ago, a move that "sort of blessed" the PaaS vendor's technology for use by SAP developers," Coté said.
He noted that there also is a "thriving subculture" of SAP developers who are interested in using emerging technologies. One example, Coté said, is the Enterprise Social Messaging Experiment, a Twitter-like messaging service being developed by SAP community members.
SAP Acquires Coghead Assets - NY Times
Coghead customers left high and dry despite SAP acquisition - ComputerWeekly.com
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The Future of Cloud Computing in Plain English
[Cloud] [Saas] [Virtualization] [Appirio] [rPath] [Chris Barbin] [Billy Marshall]
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tweet this: Sage innovates without Web 2.0
Thursday, February 05, 2009
SAP announces Business Suite 7
Information Week - SAP Business Suite 7.0 Kills Usual Software Upgrade Process
Reuters - SAP launches biggest software upgrade in 3 years
Larry Dignan - Is SAP really done with ’scary upgrades’ and ’sleepless night’ projects?