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Salesforce.Com + Google: Promise and Risk

May 22, 2007 |
It was reported yesterday that Salesforce.com and Google are discussing hooking up. There is a lot of power in this potential partnership, but also some risk both for those considering the solution
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Microsoft Patents Linux Impact: Red Hat vs. Novell

May 16, 2007 |
Now whether you believe the patent claims from Microsoft (or whether the number is accurate) or not, they clearly are having an impact on the market. But I'm not sure it is the impact that Microsoft
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Microsoft, Linux OSS and the 235 Patent Violations: Covering Your Butt

May 15, 2007 |
Microsoft has put a firm number, well, firm so far, of 235 of its patents it says Linux and other open source software violate.   With each announcement, Microsoft, in effect, strengthens the
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Should Employees Buy Their Own PCs?

May 10, 2007 |
I bought my first PC for work while I was at IBM, and it wasn't an IBM PC. It was a Panasonic Sr. Partner and it was one of the first portable Intel-based computers ever built.   Mine was very
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Dell's Expanding Linux Strategy

May 07, 2007 |
Let's look at recent developments three ways: First at the initial Ubuntu announcement, then at the most recent Novell/Microsoft partnering, and finally where I think (based mostly on your feedback)
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What IT Wants from Vendors Is Peace of Mind and Value

May 03, 2007 |
A few days ago, I listed three things that IT departments want from vendors. To refresh:   Trust: They want to know the vendor is focused on their interests and will do what's promised.  
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What Are the Top Three Things That IT Wants from OSS, Microsoft, or Any Vendor?

May 01, 2007 |
I just had a long conversation with a vendor and was asked how IT evaluates vendors, technologies and service providers. In other words, what aspects are consistent whether you are talking hardware,
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Document Management and Litigation: Learning from Intel's Mistake

April 26, 2007 |
If you've been watching, and it is hard to miss this, there is a huge upswing in litigation between companies. Much of it is patent and copyright litigation in the technology segment with examples
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RIM: Not Enterprise/Government Ready

April 24, 2007 |
Last week was the second time RIM put its customers at risk. This time, however, these customers found themselves disconnected without explanation for an extended period of time.   The lack of
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The Future According to Intel: The End of Linux and Windows?

April 20, 2007 |
This week is IDF, the Intel Developer's Forum in Beijing, China, and both the location of the event and what Intel is presenting will have a far-reaching impact on your future.   I'm going to
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