For years I spent about one week a month in Chicago. Every visit included multiple visits to Starbucks; I loved the shops, the coffee and the brand.
Then they opened in Paris; within a month I’d had my full. I now visit the Starbucks opposite my office about once a quarter! Which means less than when they were on the other side of the world.
Seems that I’m not the only one to suffer from this.
BBC NEWS | Business | Shunned Starbucks in Aussie exit
Ed Brill works at the IBM Software Group and has repeatedly made claims that Accenture didn’t migrate off Notes as publicly claimed by Accenture and Microsoft.
“I have a slide in the presentation that is based on my “Then and now, episode 2″ blog entry from February. The slide shows the same two graphics that are in the blog entry — Accenture/Avanade’s claim around when they migrated off Notes, and the reality of Accenture hiring Notes developers (and using hundreds of Notes applications) today.”
“It’s clear that Notes is not only not gone from the Accenture IT environment, but rather that it is still a key technology.”
It would be nice if someone from Accenture put his straight officially but nobody seems bothered. Therefore, I’ll do it unofficially…
Notes isn’t a key technology at Accenture, hasn’t been for a while. As far as I know, it exists as client software mainly so people can read their old data but Accenture is very clearly a Outlook/SharePoint shop.
So why are they hiring Notes developers? To help clients. Accenture doesn’t have a supply chain to manage but you’ll see a lot of adverts for supply chain expert jobs.