Two CIOs with $1 billion yearly budgets shared their thoughts on their brand of IT with moderator Erik Keller of Wapiti during a panel at Software 2006 this week. Toby Redshaw, corporate vice president, Corporate IT Strategy, eBusiness & Business Development at Motorola, said he brought down his IT spend from $1.
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This week on The Dan & David Show, we discuss all the fuss about running Windows on a Mac (David calls Boot Camp and the notion that it's a big win for Apple a joke), LinuxWorld (all about virtualization), Net neutrality (telcos checkmate the 'open' Internet), my wanderings at Software 2006 and SAP's stance on on demand and open source. David also gives advice on avoiding cell phone radiation.
Dan Bricklin, who is very much heads-down in the thick of single-handedly developing wikiCalc these days, has used his blog to reflect on his recent coding experiences and talks about one of the lesser known benefits of standards to developers (and ultimately the software they develop). Wrote Bricklin of his experience so far: ....
I don't know about you, but I'm totally nonplussed when it comes to the enthusiasm that Apple's Boot Camp is being met with. Gartner has these graphs that show how, in something called a 5-phase hype-cycle, new technologies are originally meant with ill-founded euphoria followed by a trough of disillusionment.
According to Reuters: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it will review wireless-phone safety following a recently published study that raised concerns about a heightened risk of brain cancer......
Worth reading: On this ZDNet blog, Dion Hinchcliffe, predicts and illustrates the future of software. In his latest post, Dion writes: I do believe we're witnessing a remaking of not only Web-based software but the way in which software is composited.
Yesterday afternoon, I received an email update on what's happening with Windows Mobile from one of Microsoft's public relations outfits (Microsoft uses several). In the update was a list of somewhat newsworthy items, one of which is that a Service Pack is being issued for users of Verizon Wireless provisioned Treo 700w's and Sprint PPC-6700s.
Deal Architect Vinnie Mirchandani spoke at a CIO track at Software 2006, which was closed to the press. He survey the attendees and found that only 10 percent said innovation would be generated internally.
Much good discussion has come out of the GM/Apprentice ad campaign for the Chevy Tahoe that generated thousand of remixed video ads. Forrester's Charlene Li has the positive and reasonable spin on the outcome:While some people point to this campaign as an example of the failure of viral marketing and social computing, I think it points to a great success.
With an possible IPO in the works for this year, NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson and team are priming the pump with a new version of NetSuite and verticals for the mid-market. Version 11.