Have Microsoft lost the plot?

Before you put pen to paper on a topic like this you have to challenge yourself before you make such a bold statement – so note the question mark. Peter Drucker wisely noted, “Business has only two basic functions: marketing and innovation.” High tech is uniquely a product of both. Inbound marketing leads to innovation, or at very least appropriately …

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#Cisco enterprise desktop game changer – Cius tablet PC running Android

This is a great move from one of the mega vendors. Recently Cisco unveiled its Cius tablet PC running the Android 2.0 OS aimed squarely at business users. This is a game changer. As you will see from one of my previous posts – back in Siemens over a decade ago, Cisco pulled the market as it changed the desktop …

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#Carriers need to 'sell with' big software vendors ….

Just a little picture of a great boat in San Fran – 09! I feel traitorous in what I am about to say, I have been one of those ‘start up’ guys who injected time and passion into the carriers over many years – I passionately and genuinely believe that this is where the hosted applications market is now at. …

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#Carriers and the developer community ….

Steve Balmer is famous for his energetic speech on developers, developers, developers. Communities are as old as the hills being at the core foundation of societies very existence. More specifically in the IT services world communities have helped to drive, develop and create value on a truly wide scale due primarily to the gift we have been given – the …

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Watch out here comes Cisco, the power of the channel ….

Credit to me trying to type so much on an iPhone. Anyway, Cisco. I said I would talk about this one in more detail. My own experiences are pretty interesting as I have seen and witnessed their move as a data networking player to one who has successfully innovated and played to their strengths- the power of the network. Interestingly …

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Hosting – the battle begins – Zimbra, VMWare and a bit of Cisco

You could see this coming. The market has been gearing up to take a ‘pop’ at Microsoft and there are some very clever people with the cash to go and pull something together. I suppose it was inevitable that Zimbra was going to be acquired away from Yahoo, it was in the wrong place to go after the ‘business’ space. …

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