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H-P Probably Smart to Spin Off PCs and Printers

Hewlett-Packard will once again split its company into two, basically spinning off the low-margin PC and printer business according to reports. We have seen IBM pull this off with its PC and later server business thanks to Lenovo.The reason I...

That Sound You Heard Was The Hard Drive Market Crumbling

Flash memory has already made major inroads in data centers and on Macs and PCs – augmenting hard disks by prefetching and caching data. Flash memory is not perfect but it is getting better as error correction systems have...

With Tablets and Smartphones Eating the PC, What Can Microsoft Do?

These are very dark days for people who work for many divisions of Microsoft as tablets and smartphones have absolutely decimated the PC market as evidenced by a decline of 14% in sales of PCs last quarter. This news comes...

IDC: PC Sales Decline Substantially

According to IDC, PC sales are in a tailspin with 76.3 million units sold in the first quarter of 2013. This number represents a decline of 13.9% compared to the forecast decline of 7.7%. These are the worst numbers since...

Gesture-Based Eye-Tracking, Hand-Sensing Tech Coming but What of Standards?

Microsoft certainly popularized gesture-based computing with the Xbox Kinect but it seems one of the next areas where this sort of interface will have a big impact is in your automobile. Hyundai in fact unveiled a concept car recently...

New Microsoft Logo Responds to Apple

Ouch! What a week. Both Dell and HP stocks are getting hammered because they are losing share to Apple. You could make the argument that Microsoft has a reputation which doesn’t resonate with the newer generation or that they don’t...

Can Discounted Hardware Compete with Apple?

Microsoft Store in Danbury, CTGlobal Apple stores are brimming with traffic with municipalities tripping over each other to get Apple to open stores in their areas. At the same time, the Microsoft Store in the Danbury Fair Mall in Connecticut...

Houston, We Have Disruption

When many of us think of disruption we think small. The client-server model disrupted the mainframe and mini market. Small hard drives in RAID formation disrupted larger hard drives. Tablets and smartphones disrupted PCs, etc. The digital device disrupted camera...

Optimum Live TV App now on PC

Update: the Optimum app for Android does not allow live TV viewing but allows you to manage your DVR and check TV listings. The company says this functionality "is coming." Moreover - the app will only work on laptops -...

Is the Post-PC Era a Myth?

The way one should interpret the term "Post-PC" is "after PC" - implying that the world has changed from era to the next. Sarah Perez at TechCrunch does an admirable job of laying the case for what she calls the...

CES, Ultrabooks and Lowered Expectations

It has been a few years since I have been to CES and I have to be honest, I have never seen the kind of lowered expectations for an event. There have been numerous stories from mainstream publications this past...

Asus Zenbook Ultrabook Impresses

I haven’t been afraid to share with my readers that the Ultrabook has the ability to breathe tremendous life into the PC market and moreover reduce the enthusiasm for Apple products which tend to be sleeker and seem to...

Prediction: Meg Whitman Lasts at HP 12 Months Max

By Now you know Meg Whitman is replacing Léo Apotheker as CEO of HP. Look, I personally like Meg Whitman - she is dynamic, energetic and ran eBay for a good while. Two of the major products under her were...

Have Apple Laptops Crossed the Enterprise Chasm?

What my Trip to Silicon Valley Taught me About AppleThere is constant debate about what the future is of Apple and Microsoft and after a trip to San Jose, CA this week where my company met with over 175 leading...

Verbalizer: Bringing the Power of Google and Voice to Hackers

Google Voice Search for Desktop is good but it can be improved and that's the idea behind The Verbalizer from Breakfast which is an open-source development board designed to help even those who aren't extremely technical to build their own...

Is Apple Telegraphing A Tablet Market as Large as PCs?

I'm Predicting 500,000,000 tablets sold by 2015 (updated - an eagle-eyed reader noticed I left out 3 zeros for the various iPad estimates throughout!)Through informal research I have seen iPad owners not giving up on their PCs – in fact...

Intel Touts Durability While Apple Uses Glass

There are two approaches - the minimalist, clean look or the dead.If you are a PC maker you have to be scared to death of the gains Apple is making in the tablet market and to make matters worse, any...

Will Apple Pull the Plug on Intel?

An interesting difference between Droid devices and those of the iOS variety is that Apple gadgets require users to plug the devices into a computer for OS updates while the Google Droid works over the air or OTA. So last...

Is the iPad a Work Device?

Should Apple's competition be scared? Absolutely. Apple has done it again. Yesterday TMC received its iPad and you may recall me watching it as it left China and made its way to Alaska. Once it was set up I took...

Interop 2009 New York Day One

Some tech and political discussions from Day two of the show but really day one for me I had a great set of meetings at Interop today and the energy at the show was quite inspiring. Talk of sales gains...

Would Apple Let Your Product Out its Door?

Is Steve Jobs smarter? Is he just more detail-oriented or does it come down to simply managing a small stable of products with a laser-focus on usability. This is what I thought about as I read this blog post (some...

Intel's Earnings: Good or Bad?

For decades when you purchased a new Microsoft product you knew it would take more disk space, memory and processor speed than most competitive products on the market. As an ex-MIS Director I can tell you firsthand how new Windows...

Prezi May be the Future of Presentations

I came across a new presentation solution which has the potential to change the way presentations are created. PowerPoint has served us well for years and while many have complained about how this Microsoft software is responsible for putting more...

Escaux Brings Unified Communications to Google Android

Escaux, a European unified communications software provider for SMB and enterprise customers has a new mobile UC solution which allows Asterisk to Interop with with multiple IP and cellular phone types. For example, Nokia and Polycom are some of the...

SheevaPlug and the Plug Computing Paradigm Shift

I long for the days when I could say paradigm shift with a straight face. I remember in 1998 I used to say it all the time in conversations. Portals, Ecommerce, web auctions, VoIP, etc there was so much innovation...
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