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Ballmer on services, twitch cycles, AJAX, Google and innovation

Ballmer on services, twitch cycles, AJAX, Google and innovation

Following up on my questions earlier in the day, Steve Ballmer cleared some of the fog around how Microsoft plans to innovate in services and iterate at Web speed (compete with Google and others treading on his company’s turf) during an interview at Gartner’s Symposium ITxpo with analysts Tim Bittman and Dave Cearley [video clip here].

October 19, 2005 by in Windows

A quick take with Steve Ballmer

A quick take with Steve Ballmer

I ran into Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer briefly prior to his keynote at Gartner’s Symposium ITxpo, wearing a bright red sweater, and walking by himself—no entourage, PR handlers or flock of CIOs and conference attendees surrounding him. I've known Ballmer since my early days in tech journalism, and he has always been approachable.

October 19, 2005 by in Microsoft

HP's Mark Hurd: Thinking about zeroes

HP's Mark Hurd: Thinking about zeroes

HP CEO Mark Hurd talks fast, walks fast and he’s a man in a hurry to fix HP, and the clock is ticking. During a Symposium ITxpo Q&A with Gartner analysts Carl Claunch and Leslie Fiering, Hurd gave his usual pitch, focusing on the fundamentals and execution pitch, doubling down on core enterprise areas—servers, storage and management software [watch a video clip].

October 18, 2005 by in Hewlett Packard Enterprise

New HP iPAQ hw6500 smartphone is a dud

New HP iPAQ hw6500 smartphone is a dud

Here at Gartner Symposium ITxpo, HP held an early morning breakfast to give the press a preview of the Windows Mobile-based smartphone that it announced today: the HP iPAQ hw6500 Mobile Messenger (pictured left).  You can’t buy such smartphones the way you buy PDAs.

October 18, 2005 by in Mobility

Gartner predicts, errs on open source

Gartner predicts, errs on open source

Speaking at an afternoon session today at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, FL,  Gartner research vice president Mark Driver estimated the probability that four key enterprise open source trends would come true as follows: 80 percent probability: By 2010, 75 percent of mainstream IT organizations will have formal open source acquisition and management  strategies.

October 17, 2005 by in Open Source

The server world in 2011

The server world in 2011

Gartner's prognosticators made their predictions about the state of the server world in 2011, and it's not looking good for Intel's Itanium.  Multicore, multithreaded processors and faster interconnects, as well as virtualization, will increase server performance and utilization, but licensing issues will continue to be a pain point.

October 17, 2005 by in Servers

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