Tag Archives: IT strategy

Crowdsourcing the crystal bowl: what big news in the Seattle IT industry?

I do not have a crystal bowl, right? So it is fun to see when other smart guys meet and read theirs, at least from a statistical perspective something they say will come true! Read this article about the last … Continue reading

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Why Windows Phone 7 is indeed an early entrant to the smartphone wars (?!)

Read Harry McCracken: “Steve Ballmer may or may not be right about Windows Phone 7, but he’s right about smartphones–and he’s definitely not deranged.” PS Harry elaborates better than this only comment! Of course it is true that only between … Continue reading

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Strategic questions to Microsoft

Or – the Microsoft shareholders meeting in Bellevue, how it was, what were the questions asked and how the answers addressed them… There was a number of issues that deserve a lifetime each (is the cloud the right strategic bet … Continue reading

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Cloud economics

If you still debate if the “Cloud” is coming, or if it makes economic sense for you, you may look at the new whitepaper that Microsoft has published with its own results: Our analysis uncovers economies of scale for cloud … Continue reading

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The web is dead? no, it only reinvents itself!

So: Wired comes out with big splashy front page stating that “The Web is dead”. But if you read it, it says many things that require a better understanding, or forces us to share definitions – what it talks about … Continue reading

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CFOs: beware of cranky deals (ok, but there’s new life in M&A, good to know)

Mary makes a good point that CFOs have to be more vigilant in this market. But there are two good news to note: the fact that there may be opportunities out for sale only because some businesses are out of … Continue reading

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IP TV wars (can we switch off the cable?)

Yes, Apple will be on your TV, either now or soon enough.  This may not happen only if no one else is able to do a better integration job, among content device and UI before their dominance in digital content extends … Continue reading

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Identity management is a top enabler to the cloud

Yes, the news of VMWare new acquisition is interesting; but more than that it really shows how identity management is one of the most important technologies that enable a cloud computing model; this is even more important if in a … Continue reading

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Hey neighbor, what are you up to?

My island neighbor (!) Paul Allen is definitely up to something, and money is the obvious first evident goal of his new patent lawsuit action. There is probably more to it, and some comments from these last days refer to … Continue reading

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Do we need cloud API standards? No, not yet

Good question, and good debate, see here. My belief is that the top priority for a while will be to have APIs hat may work across cloud and on-premise, allowing corporations to join the cloud in a step by step … Continue reading

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