By Jeff Nolan on April 9, 2013
I was in a cab yesterday with my wife, who works in the fashion industry, and she casually mentioned that Ron Johnson was out at JCP. I can imagine that everyone in the retail and fashion industry was aware of this 12 hours before the rest of us. This morning I was watching Squawk Box [...]
By Jeff Nolan on March 12, 2012
Social communities are instrumental to both social media and customer support strategy Jive’s announcement this past week to focus more on Social Customer Service is further validation that customer communities are instrumental to both social media (marketing) and customer support strategy. Employee collaboration software offers an array of benefits for companies but increasingly what they [...]
By Jeff Nolan on September 22, 2011
This is a devastating expose on the dysfunctional upper echelon at HP: “The company is coming apart at the seams,” said one person familiar with H.P.’s operations. “Because they may or may not be selling the PC business, the enterprise side is completely frozen. The business customers who buy tens of thousands of these machines [...]
By Michael Coté on July 12, 2011
Citrix announced the acquisition of Cloud.com this morning hoping to flesh out its long-running cloud road-map. This Brief Note covers what this means for Citrix and provides some background. Summary There’s some clear motivations for Citrix: Filling whitespace – Citrix has long spoken about cloud computing, but they’ve yet to make a big splash on [...]
By Michael Coté on February 18, 2011
Seeing a computer play two humans at Jeopardy! is a lot more entertaining than I thought it’d be. I’d been ignoring most of the hoopla around Watson figuring it for a big, effective PR campaign on IBM’s part. It is that for certain, and good on them for doing it. I’ve been more interested in [...]
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By Michael Coté on January 10, 2011
(Above: Wordle tag cloud of Steve Ballmer’s letter on BobMu leaving.) Microsoft’s Bob Muglia is leaving Microsoft later this year, and he seems like the decision wasn’t entirely his, as CEO Steve Ballmer put it: “I have decided that now is the time to put new leadership in place for STB.” It’s always rash to [...]
By Michael Coté on September 1, 2010
Aclatel-Lucent is buying OpenPlug, which is a development suite that aims to make multi-platform development in the mobile space easier.
By Michael Coté on May 18, 2010
What’s up with “brilliant Sun people” leaving Oracle?
By Michael Coté on May 17, 2010
What does Adobe do after being shut-out of iPhone app development by Section 3.3.1?
By Michael Coté on January 27, 2010
Notes and commentary from today’s 5 hour “what we’re going to do with Sun” Oracle event.
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