By Vinnie Mirchandani on June 19, 2012
As he introduced the Microsoft Surface tablet yesterday, Steve Ballmer kicked off by pointing out Microsoft has long been a hardware player. He is right of course. Lots of accessories – mice, webcams. Lots of devices which did not overlap much with its licensees – Zune, XBox, Kinect, Surface table. With Surface Tablet we may […]
By Josh Greenbaum on June 15, 2012
Microsoft’s TechEd conference this week showcased more than just Windows 8 and its amazingly well-designed Metro touch-based user interface. It also heralded what may prove to be a tectonic shift in the strategic position of Microsoft in the enterprise. And with that shift may come an equal, and opposite, shift in the fortunes of Google […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on May 29, 2012
Tablets are likely to become the primary computing experience for workers over the next few years. What will it take to successfully shift IT delivery to these devices given the security worries, legacy IT landscape, BYOD, and other issues?
By Michael Fauscette on September 16, 2011
Mobile is fast becoming one of the key ways that many employees choose to do work. Tablet computing devices are proving to be very flexible and functional for mobile workers and open up a much broader set of capabilities that could be accessed on the larger form factor. The limiting factor, at least from the […]
By Michael Fauscette on April 10, 2011
Corporate IT is about standardization, control, governance, compliance, IP protection and enterprise security not about personal choice and empowerment, or at least it was. There’s a growing movement though towards employee empowerment and personal. Now admittedly some of the movement…
By Michael Coté on February 9, 2011
If you’re going to compete against the might iPad, here’s 10 things you should do. Good luck storming the castle!
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By Evangelos Simoudis on January 13, 2011
The CES this year had about 140K attendees, a significant increase over last year’s attendance. More importantly, 30K of these attendees were international. Last year was good for consumer electronic sales, particularly the Christmas season, so that buoyed the attendees spirits. This was another show demonstrating CE evolution rather than revolution. As I wrote last […]
By Michael Coté on October 27, 2010
It seems like Adobe has finally realized the value of the web over Flash, giving them a fighting chance where once they seemed a little too “let them eat cake.”
By Michael Coté on September 27, 2010
Developers are longing for a more open mobile platform, results from one survey contends.
By Bob Warfield on September 20, 2010
What a fabulous idea: spend $399 for a pad and get a free printer! That’s the idea behind HP’s Photosmart eStation printer, and I love it. In fact, we need more thinking like this. Why continue to offer difficult hardware pushbutton UI on so many devices when a pad interface lets you offer a much richer […]