Dell may be about to pull off one of the largest LBOs ever.
Positive disruptive change will be an understatement with the next wave of Table PCs.
Panasonic is targeting the business with its new tablet line, including the ToughPads.
Next time you lose your temper, or self-control, it could be a career-changing event and I think we all need to be more aware of this now that we increasingly live in a glass bowl.
Looking back to 2012, there were a number of initiatives that showcased brilliance in technology companies. Some were just simply brilliant, others warmed my heart, and all made me proud to work with the companies that launched and nurtured them.
Currently, HP’s low position is largely because of bad acquisition, which was undertaken by the prior executive team and should be put behind them next year, and Apple is already trending down even though its current fourth quarter sales are reportedly rather good.
Jim, having an entertainment-based show, figured he’d use John’s issues to form the foundation for an opinion piece that concluded Intel should have bought ARM Holdings and taken over the mobile market rather than buying McAfee, which now is connected to the antics of its founder.
We should be rethinking our security goals and making sure compliance alone isn’t driving them. Survival is the real goal and if your firm is shut down, saying it was compliant won’t provide near as much cover.
In the end, the message is that IT is living a nightmare and that BMC’s BladeLogic solution not only can significantly eliminate the related problems, it actually has in a number of named accounts.
Both Samsung and Lenovo are moving to beat Apple. Lenovo is now ranked as the number one PC maker in the world and is stronger than Apple in China and other emerging markets, while Samsung has passed Apple in phones sales and is likely the firm that keeps Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, up at night.
In the end, for Microsoft to reach its potential, it will need its partners back and putting Windows into the hands of someone who will now focus on that is critical to achieving that goal. Sinofsky wasn’t that person and, therefore, Microsoft and Windows 8 are now better off without him.
There were a number of key mistakes made during the acquisition that contributed to this sad outcome. They included an unstable executive staff, including a CEO who was dodging an Oracle court appearance, a drive to do something big in software to validate the choice of a software CEO, and ignoring the objections of the acquiring company’s CFO.
Boy, you talk about having a run of really bad luck. Over the last decade, HP has had the most incredible run of questionable decisions by ex-CEOs, board members and top executives, most of which are long gone from the company and yet the firm still is experiencing the fallout.
I’m traveling this week to Canada and this is the third week of living with the Microsoft Surface tablet. I still think it is the best tablet I’ve ever tried, but there are some interesting issues that I’ll bet the second generation addresses.
While it often seems that in most companies data analytics is just another buzzword to be used to show a firm is trendy, but not implemented to make the firm more successful, EMC has gone down a much more interesting path.
The lesson learned in this latest campaign is that it is far better to have analytics in house because the intelligence is likely to be more useful. By insourcing you get not only better quality, you get more actionable results because insiders understand better what is actionable.