Re: "Slack threatened Microsoft's hold on business email"
I find EM Client is pretty close - enough like Outlook that it could be an ugprade. It's also paid-for which should assure it's continuity.
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This article brings to mind some collected research by the excellent Nadia Edhbal who has an extensive tech life including VCs.
She collated some stuff on this here: https://nadiaeghbal.com/research/
But yes, it looks like the dominant tech model for sustainable OSS is develop the software, sell the support + ready made cloud options. It works BUT a) is never going to be massive money and b) as this article points out, is vulnerable to being bought out by more unscrupulous companies with large cash piles like MS/Goog.
Technically speaking, OSS should be more sustainable, better for the world etc, but current real world conditions are against it.
Did anyone spot that at the end of the article, it's DIDO HARDING in charge. Dido Harding is the Chair of NHS Improvement.
We're all dead. This person, whom even non-techies describe as 'naive' in her response to TalkTalk's breaches.
This is why our system is fucked up. Some people fail upwards when they should be banned from keeping pets, let alone businesses. We'll see no improvements from this, just a further waste of money.
ARGH! Big data is basically data speculation. Capture all the data-pokemon! You never know when you combine this with that or a fucking outside data set to magically make everything make sense. Big Data and IoT are basically money sink holes for anyone who doesn't have a direct data to cash flow (mostly ad sellers and merchants). Even those looking for efficeincy savings are only going to get returns if they are at some serious scale. Everyone else is just trying to perform some kind of data alchemy. Buy lead! Lots of it! Turn it into gold with our magic algorithm/sorcerers stone.
As the events with terrorists recently have proven, it's what you do with the data that counts, not the current mindless focus on hovering it up.
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