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How Mark Hurd Wins for HP: Lessons That Should Be Learned but Often Aren't

November 21, 2007 |
One of the things I've personally been fascinated about is the high variance in the performance of CEOs. Even though many get massive compensation plans, few seem to do much for their companies,
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EMC: Making Storage as We Know It Obsolete

November 15, 2007 |
This week I'm at the worldwide meeting of analysts for EMC, a company that is in rapid transition and currently leads the market in secure information management. For what was a storage company, it
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The Future of Telepresence: Better Than Being There

November 13, 2007 |
In last week's post about how to pick an HD video conferencing (often called telepresence in anticipation of what it is becoming) vendor, I suggested looking at a number of factors ranging from the
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Selecting a HD Video Conferencing System

November 08, 2007 |
A week or so ago I posted on telepresence, or high-definition video conferencing, and mentioned a number of vendors in this class, including Polycom, HP and LifeSize. Since that time, I've met with a
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2008: Significant Improvements in PC Security

November 05, 2007 |
As the holiday season approaches, we typically start chatting about the big changes we will see next year. One of the biggest is in PC security, with a big focus on laptops.   We've had a number
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Google and Microsoft in Telephony: Anticipating Disruptive Change

October 31, 2007 |
The Wall Street Journal got folks excited about the Google phone this week and Microsoft has been in the news regarding its new management server for cell phones and its unified communications
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Leopard Coming to an Enterprise Near You, but Could it Take Apple Out?

October 29, 2007 |
You often don't get opportunity without risk. Leopard truly gives Apple the chance to go mainstream, but it also makes it a bigger threat to the big 4 than it ever has been.   Strangely enough,
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Disaster Recovery and California: The Advantages of Not Being Negligent

October 24, 2007 |
It is amazing that I often have to include a word like "negligent" to get attention for something that should be the first responsibility of any manager or executive. There is no company without
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Video Conferencing the Best or Worst Return on Investment You'll Likely Ever Get

October 23, 2007 |
I've been covering video conferencing for several decades and it has often fascinated me how some companies get a massive return on investment from their systems while others have what amounts to a
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Cisco Executives in Brazil Jailed: Cause Could be Brazil Corruption not Cisco Wrongdoing

October 17, 2007 |
Cisco was just caught in a tax sting and a large number of executives, with little or no warning, were tossed in jail.   ( Bloomberg reports the federal police Web site alleges the U.S. company
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