This is relatively old news (Dec 26 2007), but I can’t let it go without a mention. This is partly because Thomas’ knowledge and natural enthusiasm in the areas of ERP and HR software make his blog an excellent read. It’s also partly because he’s a gent who kindly encouraged me during my early days in blogging, and has continued to do so since.
I first came across Thomas in November 2006, with his excellent posting: The cult of SaaS. Nobody expects the SaaSquisition, which generated plenty of attention at the time, and is still worth reading.
In blogging his career move, Thomas quotes Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken – aptly enough. Sometimes you have to choose one path over another.
I think another Frost poem is also appropriate, though: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. A career change (particularly when you’re the father of young children) can at times provoke this feeling:
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
But I am sure that Thomas will be equal to the task, and that Gartner, suppliers and users of technology will all benefit from his presence on this side of the Atlantic.