I read a post recently titled Customer-centric and easy-to-use is the new business model (The Alibaba story) that really hit home. The author, Gerry McGovern, a customer-centricity guru, points out that Alibaba, the world’s biggest online commerce company, has defined a clear mission of “making it easier to do business across the world”, as founder Jack Ma put it. I think it’s safe to say that this model has merit, as the company claims the biggest IPO in the history of the world. Continue reading
I ran across an interesting tool from Microsoft today that would migrate your contents from MySQL to MS SQL Server 2008 and SQL Azure, the cloud version.
I wonder when Oracle would release their migration tool.
There is one clear winner from this database war…the consumer and to that, I’d say let’s bring it on.