How much do you need to spend on marketing and sales to hit your targets?

Forecasting is a fun challenge. Its filled with assumptions, guesses, and statistics (lies?). But no one can deny the importance of forecasting in new product investment and sales planning. As a product manager, its one of the fundamental activities that

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FireEye and Mandiant

FireEye bought Mandiant for almost as much as Facebook bought Instagram for. I don’t know which part of that is sad yet. What I do know is that the deal is in a space I’ve been watching very closely (cyber

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Apache Cordova

I’ve recently been playing around with Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) and I love it.  It’s an incredibly easy way to get a mobile project up and running.  In my particular case, I care about having access to some basic phone

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New Product Development

We’ve been through the first four phases of your traditional new product development cycle over the last 6-9 months, which seems about right in terms of where we’d like to see the development and launch effort take us. The following

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Open Source Digital Forensics Software and Fraud Investigations

I recently recorded a trimmed down version of a presentation I gave in Prague a few months back for the LTEC 2013 conference. The focus of the presentation was on how open source digital forensics software and some trends in

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Autopsy 3 Presentation

Autopsy 3: Free Open Source End-to-End Windows-based Digital Forensics Platform from Jason Letourneau

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Stockbot v1.0 activated – focused on inter-day trading. Simple regression based trading against S+P with a heuristic that brackets using historical standard deviation from the equity’s 200 day moving average. Updating indices every hour. v1.1 will have a new bot

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