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Keeping up with the latest mobile industry news and views.

Satya Nadella, the New Microsoft and a Quest for 'Swing'

March 04, 2014 8:15 PM
Microsoft's new leadership appointments make clear quite how many chefs are in the kitchen. Could a more singular vision help Nadella?

Bill Lowe, Leader of the IBM PC Development Team, Dies at 72

October 29, 2013 2:37 PM
Retired IBM executive Bill Lowe, who organized the program to develop the IBM PC in the early 1980s, which gave rise to an immense global industry, died Oct. 19 at age 72.  

Oracle Needs to Learn Lessons From Its Team's America's Cup Victory

September 26, 2013 1:30 PM
NEWS ANALYSIS: Oracle can learn important lessons from its namesake sailing team’s epic come-from-behind America’s Cup victory as it migrates to cloud-based IT services.

TEDx Conference Organizers Can Teach the IT Vendor Show Promoters

September 19, 2013 3:45 PM
NEWS ANALYSIS: All the promoters of sleep-inducing IT vendor conferences could learn from the format of the recent volunteer-organized TEDx conference in Cambridge, Mass.

VMworld's Cloud Computing Message Was Clear Even From a Virtual View

August 30, 2013 5:30 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS: VMware Used its annual VMworld conference to get its messaging straight about using its products to build a private to public cloud strategy.

Ballmer's Exit Revives Arguments for a Microsoft Breakup

August 29, 2013 9:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS: News of Steve Ballmer’s retirement has fired up talk about more than potential successors. There are renewed calls to break up Microsoft.

BlackBerry World's Problem Is a Lack of Support, Not Quality

August 27, 2013 10:45 AM
One source is responsible for more than one-third of the apps in BlackBerry World. Users are already aware of the problem.

Open-Source Adobe Brackets Web Development Comes to Linux

August 14, 2013 1:25 PM
After a decade of mostly ignoring Linux, yet another really interesting Adobe-sponsored open-source Web development tool is coming to Linux.

Open-Source Apache Web Server Hits Ignominious Milestone

August 12, 2013 9:50 AM
By at least one measure, the widely deployed Apache HTTP Web Server now is used by slightly less than 50 percent of all Websites on the Internet. Why is Apache declining, and does it really matter?

IT Market Forecasting Gets Dicey in Cloud Services, BYOD Era

July 17, 2013 2:32 PM
NEWS ANALYSIS: Measuring customer sentiment can mean more than trying to predict spending these days when enterprises are moving to cloud services and supporting more mobile devices.

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