1995 called. Time to revisit your applications strategy. Now!

deal architect

I joined Gartner in 1995. I remember clients would call and say they were getting ready for next-gen applications, but that they felt they had "enough time". The deadline in their case was, of course, the Y2K "wall". By the

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True Story: How Bplans.com Started in 1995

Up and Running

January of 1995. Few people knew of the Internet, Mozilla, and the world-wide web. The so-called “Internet” had existed for years, but seemed to the rest of us (anybody outside of a few spook havens and ivory towers) like a nerdy background utility for emails. And I started bplans.com.

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From BUNCH to FANG

deal architect

When I joined Gartner in 1995, I thought it was quaint some of the older analysts would talk about BUNCH – Burroughs, Univac, NCR, CDC and Honeywell. In 1995, HP, IBM, Sun, Dell, Compaq and other. So 70s and 80s. Industry Commentary

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Calling Fellow Analysts

deal architect

In my orientation at Gartner in 1995, a senior analyst forcefully pointed out “Sacred cows make the best hamburger”. I cringed on behalf of all vegetarians of the world but took it to heart. For two decades, I have challenged. Industry Commentary

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The Real Deal: Art Mesher on ENTRUSTS the next Big Thing in Supply Chains and SaaS

deal architect

I first met Art Mesher in 1995. This continues a series of columns from practitioners I respect. The category "Real Deal" describes them well. We were both freshmen Gartner analysts and in class and bars he would passionately talk about. The Real Deal: Guest Columnist

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This Internet thing is just a fad | Seth Levine

VC Adventure

Serial Entrepreneur Bob Fabbio Plans to Builid eRevelance Into a $1 Billion Company

SiliconHills

In 1995, Tivoli Systems went public and a year later IBM acquired the company for $743 million. In 1989, Bob Fabbio quit his job at IBM and launched Tivoli Systems, which went on to create of the largest software categories in the world – enterprise systems management.

Serial Entrepreneur Bob Fabbio Plans to Build eRelevance Into a $1 Billion Company

SiliconHills

In 1995, Tivoli Systems went public and a year later IBM acquired the company for $743 million. In 1989, Bob Fabbio quit his job at IBM and launched Tivoli Systems, which created one of the largest software categories in the world – enterprise systems management.

[Infographic] Happy 20th Birthday, eBay

YoungUpstarts

Founded by Pierre Omidyar, online auction and shopping site eBay first burst unto the Internet in 1995 just before the dotcom bubble and managed to survive through that collapse unlike many of its online counterparts.

Snowpocalypse or Blizzard?

Feld Thoughts

I’ve lived here since 1995 and the amount of fear, anxiety, discussion, preparation, and public commentary is higher than I can ever recall (and yes – I’m now contributing to it.). The level of histrionics yesterday about the weather on the front range that is coming has been epic.

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The Long and Winding Road to Rock Band 4

Feld Thoughts

I originally invested in Harmonix as an angel investor in 1995. It’s here. And you know you want it.

What the 5 Stages of Grief Teach Us About Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Christensen in “ The Innovator’s Dilemma ” way back in 1995. How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?”

More Words of Wisdom from Steve Jobs

Scott Edward Walker

This week, we again present Steve Jobs in this powerful, one-minute clip from 1995. To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” Each week, we post a short video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.

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Genstar Capital Buys Austin-based Accruent

SiliconHills

Accruent, founded in 1995 in California, had raised $32 million from two investors in two rounds, according to its Crunchbase profile.

13 Important Branding Lessons From The Top 4 e-Commerce Giants

YoungUpstarts

The online classified site’s interface has remained mostly unchanged since it debuted in 1995. No one could call Craigslist a beautifully designed website – even in 1995. by Katie Lundin of crowdspring.

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Open Cloud Academy Launches Cybersecurity Program for Veterans

SiliconHills

Air Force as a cryptographic specialist after 18 years in 1995 in San Antonio and then worked construction jobs until he hurt his back. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News David Gibson retired from the U.S. Since then he’s been looking for steady work. And that’s why he enrolled in the first class […] The post Open Cloud Academy Launches Cybersecurity Program for Veterans appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio Cybersecurity Open Cloud Academy training veterans

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Mike Maples Talks Investments, Startup Smarts and Bill Gates

SiliconHills

After his retirement in 1995, [.] By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Former Microsoft senior executive and current investor and rancher Mike Maples Sr.

What Buying Habits Tell Marketers About Each Generation

YoungUpstarts

Now comprising the highest percentage of the workforce, this generation (born roughly from 1981 to 1995) receives considerable marketing attention.

New Rules for the New Internet Bubble

Steve Blank

The Golden Age (1970 – 1995): Build a growing business with a consistently profitable track record (after at least 5 quarters,) and go public when it’s time. 1970 – 1995: The Golden Age. The world of building profitable startups ended in 1995. Carpe Diem.

Is the Lean Startup Dead?

Steve Blank

Most entrepreneurs today don’t remember the Dot-Com bubble of 1995 or the Dot-Com crash that followed in 2000. As a reminder, the Dot Com bubble was a five-year period from August 1995 (the Netscape IPO ) when there was a massive wave of experiments on the then-new internet, in commerce, entertainment, nascent social media, and search. A version of this article first appeared in the Harvard Business Review.

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Boulder Conversations at the Boulder History Museum on Wed 2/12/14

Feld Thoughts

As a relative youngster (I’ve only been here since 1995) it was especially humbling to be asked to part of the “ Boulder Conversations with Extraordinary People” Speaker Series.

We Were Right – Just a Decade Early

Feld Thoughts

1995 – 2000 was the climb up to the Peak. This is a line my friend Jerry Colonna uses when something like the AT&T – Time Warner deal occurs. As time passes, the line has shifted to “We were right – just fifteen years early.”

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The rise of the “successful” unsustainable company

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

” Here’s the summary of his track record (excerpted from the Fast Company article): Forefront — IPO’ed in 1995 by CBT — CBT stock fell 85% in 1998 and prompted class-action lawsuits.

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Get A Free Flight To Boulder For Boulder Startup Week

Feld Thoughts

Since I moved to Boulder in 1995, I’ve watched and participated in the evolution of an amazing startup community which I believe currently has the highest entrepreneurial density in the United States. Boulder Startup Week , a five day celebration of the tech scene here in Boulder, is offering several free plane tickets to people who would consider relocating.

First Days

OnlyOnce

The last time I’d done that was when I started at MovieFone in 1995 (the first day of starting one’s own company doesn’t count!).

Want Your Startup to Succeed? Stay Home

ReadWriteStart

It looked at data from 13,166 Danish startups founded between 1995 to 2004 and discovered that companies launched by founders with an average tenure of 6.4 A new study shows that startups do better when they’re launched in the place where their founders were born or have lived for a long time.

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Episode 3 on SiriusXM Channel 111: Kathryn Gould, Mar Hershenson, Sophie Lebrecht

Steve Blank

As one of the first women VC’s in Silicon Valley she founded Foundation in 1995, and went on to be selected for the Midas List based on her investments.

Will tech kill your job?

Berkonomics

In 1995, thirty-five million people used the Internet. Close. Stop me if you’ve heard this story before. “My My job as a (newspaper publisher telephone installer, stockbroker, travel agent, retail store manager) is safe as this economy continues to grow.” Thought so.

Great Startups Sell Around Gartner Hype Predictions

Startup Professionals Musings

back in 1995 meant to apply to technology product evolution and acceptance. The Hype Cycle was a concept put forward by Gartner, Inc.

5 Stages of Technology Adoption Compared To Grieving

Startup Professionals Musings

Christensen in “ The Innovator’s Dilemma ” way back in 1995. How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?”

Where Is Your Technology In The Gartner Hype Cycle?

Startup Professionals Musings

back in 1995 meant to apply to technology product evolution and acceptance. The Hype Cycle was a concept put forward by Gartner, Inc.

Episode 22: Engineering and Industry Domination With Kurt Shafer

Mike Michalowicz

Invented first commercial web cam software, SnapNSend, in 1995. Show Summary. Kurt Shafer, CEO of Invisco, joins Episode 22 of the Profit First Podcast. Kurt shares his story of how an inventor came to dominate the industry. Our Guest. Graduated BSEE University of Southern California 1965.

More Successful New Entrepreneurs Are Baby Boomers

Startup Professionals Musings

According to the most recent report from the Kauffman Foundation , the highest rate of entrepreneurship in America shifted a few years ago to the Boomer age group, compared to Gen-X (1965 to1980) and Gen-Y (1981 to 1995).

Why Businesses Must Grasp Millennial Thinking Or Face Economic Calamity

YoungUpstarts

Millennials are the generation born roughly from 1981 to 1995, meaning that the older millennials aren’t that far from 40.

Disruptive Businesses Face Some Extra Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

Christensen in “ The Innovator’s Dilemma ” way back in 1995. How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?”

Important Branding Lessons From The Top 5 Retailers In The US

YoungUpstarts

But, when Amazon first issued its mission statement in 1995: …to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. …no by Katie Lundin of crowdspring.

Customer Service Can Kill Your Customer’s Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

Generation Z (born after 1995) is a new major spending demographic, who expects to do everything via their smartphone, and lives on YouTube videos, instead of reading instruction manuals.

The Doubly-Linked List Appears to Have Been Patented

Feld Thoughts

The prior art was extremely thin, only went back to 1995, and didn’t mention that entire computer languages have been created around the list as a core data structure. I saw a tweet today that said “ The doubly-linked list, a structure I studied thirty years ago, has recently been patented.” After giggling at the absurdity of the idea, I went and at a patent dated 4/11/06 that appears to be for the doubly-linked list.

No Logical Relation Between Employment And Health Care: Kenneth Arrow

YoungUpstarts

by Cara Wick, President of Wick Financial. As healthcare makes headlines, I wish more people listened to Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Joseph Arrow. Born in New York City in 1921, at 51, Mr. Arrow was the youngest person ever to receive the award.

October 18, CT: HBS Panel on VC in Connecticut

David Teten

CI was created by the state legislature in 1989 and has been investing private money since 1995. I’ll be a panelist at a HBS Club of Connecticut/HBS Angels Venture Capital in Connecticut Panel Discussion and Cocktail Reception on October 18.

Entrepreneurs Need Experience More Than An MBA

Startup Professionals Musings

Sculley is currently doing well, despite his setback at Apple, as a partner in Sculley Brothers, a private investment firm formed in 1995. I don’t have an MBA.

How AI And Big Data Are Changing Century-Old Media Companies

YoungUpstarts

Meanwhile, a Scandinavian media company called Schibsted, whose publications had been free online since 1995, has begun scoring visitors on their likelihood of subscribing using information it has paired from Facebook and then customizing ads touting the benefits of becoming a subscriber.

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Looking Forward to 2025

Feld Thoughts

The last was dinner with Alex Rigopulos, the co-founder of Harmonix, which he co-founded with Eran Egozy in 1995, sold in 2007, bought back in 2010, and is still running today. ” The years 1995 through 2005, shown almost entirely in red ink, were “The Part Before That. If we fund an early stage startup company today and it’s hugely successful, it’ll be coming into its own in 2025. Ponder that for a moment.

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