Directions on Microsoft put together a list of 10 challenges for Microsoft in 2005. "Left unattended, each (challenge) could ultimately interrupt Microsoft's 25-plus-year run of growth and profits and leave the door open for younger, smaller and more nimble competitors," the analyst house said in its end-of-year research note Wednesday.
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Wal-Mart may be single-handedly moving the RFID industry along with its ambitious project, but those 100 suppliers who have to meet the directive set by the massive retailer sure don't look convinced.
Google just published its annual roundup of top queries, based on the billions of searches performed by users...
News.com's Stephen Shankland tracked down Richard Stallman in Morocco and learned that the author of the General Public License...
Search blogger John Battelle makes his predictions for the coming year about the world of search, blogging...
Software quality has always been a thorny issue. You can invest money in better coders, slicker tools, more diligent QA and instrument applications...
Phil Windley says that corporate IT infrastructures are created to be extremely homogeneous as a form of self defense. True, heterogeneous environments can be more expensive to maintain and user support can be more difficult.
News.com's Stephen Shankland gets some raw quotes in an interview with Linux Linus, as he disses Solaris ("Solaris/x86 is a joke, last I heard.
Time's "People Who Mattered" in 2004 besides George...
In his blog, Ross Mayfield points to and elaborates on Mary Hodder's observation that the widespread and loose use of the term 'beta' is confusing users--including developers--who don't get its meaning anymore. She says:Google puts it on everything but search, so does Flickr, so do many software sellers, as Brent did at Ranchero [NetNewsWire].