By Jeff Nolan on May 26, 2016
Kaput. That’s the best word to describe what is left of Microsoft’s smartphone business in light of today’s announcement that they are pulling back and reducing the workforce in this business area. This comes on the back of an announcement last week that they were selling off their feature phone business. Microsoft has a long […]
By Dennis Moore on June 24, 2012
Highlights of enterprise software and solutions news from the past two weeks. Oracle America sales head leaves after trashtalking Mark Hurd and HP online. Larry buys Lanai. Oracle wins nothing in lawsuit vs Google. Oracle’s results fail to impress. BTW, @larryellison still has just one tweet … Enterprise 2.0 Gets Down to Business (SAP) “I […]
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By Bob Warfield on February 15, 2011
Sam Diaz has gotten clarification on the future of Windows in the light of their Web OS announcements. It should come as no surprise that Windows isn’t going anywhere, and certainly won’t be replaced by Web OS any time soon. Instead, HP is saying: HP will integrate the WebOS experience into Windows, but not through […]
By Bob Warfield on February 11, 2011
According to Michael Porter, markets have three winning strategies: – Best: Build the best product in the market. – Low Cost Provider: Compete on Price. – Niche: Service a niche that is under-served by the other two strategies. All markets have niches of one kind or another. Can you guess which of the three smartphone […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on February 11, 2011
A quote from Chapter 1 of my book “Steve Jobs is explaining one major reason for the iPhone ’ s success —Apple ’ s ability to integrate hardware and software engineering: “ We realized that almost all — maybe all — of future consumer electronics, the primary technology was going to be software. And we […]
By Zoli Erdos on February 9, 2011
Engadget calls freshly minted Nokia CEO Steven Elop’s internal letter to the troops “one of the most exciting and interesting CEO memos we’ve ever seen.” Selected quotes: We have more than one explosion – we have multiple points of scorching heat that are fuelling a blazing fire around us. Apple disrupted the market by redefining […]
By Tom Raftery on May 25, 2010
I was asked on Twitter recently where to find a list of links to tech companies’ CSR reports.
I didn’t know where to find one, so I built one and as well as just the links, I also added in a few extra observations I noted about the reports.
By Vinnie Mirchandani on May 13, 2010
I was excited to see this video around the Microsoft Office and Sharepoint 2010 launch from the NBC Saturday Night Live studio. Not so much around the tactical feature discussions and demos but to see Mark Mastrianni talk about how it fits within GE’s larger goals (that section starts around minute 16, and goes through […]
By James Governor on February 5, 2010
I read the Financial Times most days. Over the last 18 months or so the news has been mostly bad, so I have to say today’s tech digest made for very pleasant reading. You don’t need a sophisticated sentiment analysis engine to see a trend here…. Lenovo profiting from recovery Chinese PC maker Lenovo reports […]
By Tom Raftery on November 8, 2009
(Lack of) Sustainability in the mobile phone industry
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I realised recently that although I have referred to the talk I gave in Barcelona on Mobile Sustainability (for the Mobile 2.0 conference) in a couple of posts I never talked about the talk directly here, so now it is time to redress […]