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The Seven Deadly Corporate Sins

January 16, 2013 |

Silicon Valley greatness can quickly turn to failure when these sins are committed.

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What Happens if Dell Goes Private? Maybe Something Amazing

January 15, 2013 |

Dell may be about to pull off one of the largest LBOs ever.

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CES Announcements That Could Massively Disrupt and Improve Personal Computing and Collaboration

January 10, 2013 |

Positive disruptive change will be an understatement with the next wave of Table PCs.

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Current Tablets Are Crap: Panasonic Steps Away from the Pack and Creates Useful Business Tablet Line at CES

January 09, 2013 |

Panasonic is targeting the business with its new tablet line, including the ToughPads.

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Business Insecurity: Living in a Glass Bowl – Lessons from Walmart, Disney, Apple and IBM

January 04, 2013 |

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.

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BYOD in 2013: Yes, It Is Going to Get Worse

January 03, 2013 |

if you thought BYOD was a pain in 2012, it will become a lot worse in 2013. It may be time to revisit or create that BYOD strategy for the coming year before the employees roll over you.

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The Best IT Initiatives and Examples of Excellence from 2012

December 26, 2012 |

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.

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My Top IT Products for 2012

December 24, 2012 |

We are into the week when most folks are on vacation and I thought I’d use this time to revisit my three favorite IT products and/or services from the last year.

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2013 to See HP or RIM Most Improved, Apple Falling and Facebook Toast

December 19, 2012 |

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.

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Intel + McAfee or ARM Holdings: Is Jim Cramer Really Crazy?

December 18, 2012 |

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.

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Dell World and Why Most Companies Are Intentionally Unsecure

December 14, 2012 |

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.

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Dell World: Windows 8 for the Enterprise

December 13, 2012 |

Dell nearly filled one of the biggest rooms at this event, which I think showcased the interest more than the talk did. This interest is likely one of the biggest differences that Windows 8 has over its predecessors.

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BMC’s BladeLogic Refresh: Creating and Selling Products that Solve Real IT Problems

December 06, 2012 |

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.

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How to Beat Apple: Samsung vs. Lenovo and the Art of Fighting Unfairly

December 04, 2012 |

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.

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Why Microsoft and Windows May Be Stronger Without Sinofsky

November 29, 2012 |

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.

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HP vs. Autonomy: A Cautionary Tale of Mergers in a Tough Economy

November 28, 2012 |

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.

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HP and Autonomy: An Ex-Auditor’s Perspective

November 22, 2012 |

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.

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Living on the Road with the Surface Tablet

November 20, 2012 |

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.

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EMC’s Most Powerful Weapon: Customer Data Analytics

November 15, 2012 |

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.

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U.S. Presidential Campaign Showcases Why Outsourcing Analytics Is Terminally Stupid

November 13, 2012 |

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.

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