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Archive for February, 2006

"DevCo" - 16 days after spin off announcement.

In case you’ve been on vacation on some tropical island or hiking in the arctic tundra without mobile phone or internet service, by now you have seen the latest information and news from Borland.  Some more information is here as well. Rather than simply rehashing all the same old information, I’d like to provide some [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on February 23rd, 2006 under Uncategorized | 19 Comments »

More press…

This interview of David Intersimone and Rob Cheng in ADT magazine further clarifies many of the questions and concerns of our customers and partners.  There are sure to be more interviews and articles in the coming weeks.
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Posted by Allen Bauer on February 23rd, 2006 under Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Delphi 2006 Trial is now available

As promised, the Delphi 2006 trial edition is now available.  Come and get it.
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Posted by Allen Bauer on February 17th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 11 Comments »

Information keeps rolling…

This article in “Computing” magazine out of the U.K. is interesting.  It quotes Chris Barbin, the Borland VP of Worldwide Services.  Here’s the interesting quote: Barbin said that Borland had already been approached by three firms regarding the IDE sale. He added that Borland expects a few more within the next six weeks, mainly [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on February 13th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 19 Comments »

Exposing the "Cash Cow" Myth.

“Cash Cow.”  Wikipedia defines it like this: “In business, a cash cow is a product or a business unit that generates unusually high profit margins: so high that it is responsible for a large amount of a company’s operating profit. This profit far exceeds the amount necessary to maintain the cash cow business, and the [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on February 10th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

What are other Borlanders… er… uh <insert new company name>-ers :-) saying

Here’s just a few quick links to what some of my colleagues are saying about today’s announcement: Adam Markowitz - Sojourn of DelphiDavid Lock - Delphi grows up, moves outDavid Intersimone - Borland plans separate company…John Kaster - Exciting times for Borland’s developer toolsAnders Ohlsson - It’s a fabulous day
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Posted by Allen Bauer on February 8th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

What about the "Borland" Name? My opinion.

A very common question and comment that keeps recurring is “Why doesn’t the new IDE company keep the Borland name and the surviving company rename around the ALM strategy?”  In principle, I agree that this would be an ideal thing to happen.  I, too, have an extreme attachment to “Borland.”  However, if we have to lose [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on February 8th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

BDN Radio live chat.

Today, February 8th, 2006 at 3pm PST, there will be a live BDN Radio chat about the announcements made this morning.  Be sure to “tune in.”
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Posted by Allen Bauer on February 8th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Fly! Be free!

I don’t think is has been too much of a secret that Borland, the developer tools company, and Borland, the enterprise software tool company have been on divergent paths for many years.  Some of you may recall all the brouhaha surrounding the tendered offer from Robert Coates and crew to purchase the Delphi and deployment [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on February 7th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 45 Comments »

Ok.. so there really are other pragmatists out there..

This posting by Jeff Atwood is a good description of the sometimes painful process of (to continue the airplane theme) bringing a product to a successful landing… on the proper runway… with no injuries…
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Posted by Allen Bauer on February 2nd, 2006 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

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