My recent conversation with IBM's top strategist, Irving Wladawsky-Berger, about the disruptive effects of PC technologies reminded me of a key insight I had about the Internet, that almost made me faint(!)Two years ago, on a sunny afternoon walking along Geary Street in San Francisco, I was thinking: where was the disruption from the Internet?
Tom Foremski: IMHO
Former Financial Times reporter Tom Foremski writes about Silicon Valley business trends and the intersection of technology and media.
Tom Foremski reports on the business and culture of Silicon Valley at the intersection of technology and media.
It is the 25 year anniversary of the PC and I have long wondered if the industry standard technologies that resulted from the PC revolution were accidental because the computer industry always favored proprietary technologies.It was good to discuss this subject when I recently met with IBM's top strategist, Irving Wladawsky-Berger.
Intel's Core 2 Duo represents its most important product family launch since the Pentium 13 years ago as it seeks to recover sales and markets lost to AMD.
I recently met with IBM's top strategist Irving Wladawsky-Berger, vice president, technical strategy and innovation. He was in town to appear on a panel at the AlwaysOn conference in Palo Alto.
Nicholas Carr over at his blog Rough Type points to a discussion about Chris Anderson's Long Tail theory: In his column in the Wall Street Journal today, Lee Gomes tries to debunk Chris Anderson's Long Tail theory, and on his Long Tail blog today, Anderson tries to debunk Gomes's debunking. One point of contention is Mr Anderson's assertion that sales in the long tail could be as much as 25 percent of sales in the head of the tail.
Hewlett-Packard's $4.5bn bid to acquire Mercury Interactive is a smart move as the top IT vendors jostle for prime position in the area of data center management.
Advanced Micro Devices bid to acquire Canadian based ATI Technologies is a risky strategy because both companies are facing the same issue: big, pricey, client-side chips in PCs and other devices are becoming less important, and less profitable than server-side chips.These two companies make very large, complex chips.
There is big risk in the redesign of a popular web site because people are creatures of habit and nobody wants to have to learn a new user interface. Yahoo has come across this as it changes some of the features of Yahoo Finance, one of the largest and oldest web services on the Internet and users voice their displeasure.
Interwoven, a software company based in Sunnyvale, CA, is trying to establish a new term: Customer Experience Management. It refers to the challenge that global organisations face in presenting a consistent look and feel to their customers.
I would love to know how much Internet bandwidth is used by the swarms of spiderbots? Because if bandwidth costs are going to go up, as the telco/cable last mile owners charge third parties for bandwidth, then the spiderbots might get banned.