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CIOs may be usurped by CDOs and CTOs: Gartner

As the management of information assets become more important, chief data officers (CDOs) are beginning to emerge. Together with chief technology officers (CTOs), the CDOs may render the role of the CIO redundant, according to Gartner analyst Douglas Laney.

February 25, 2013 by

Dynamics CRM saves email-drowned utility

Australian Power and Gas has implemented Microsoft Dynamics CRM and other Microsoft software to handle a skyrocketing number of customer queries, but the company's CIO has said that he won't complete the ecosystem with Windows 8 tablets, as the iPad works just fine for a BYOD model.

May 17, 2012 by

Personal cloud to replace PC by 2014, says Gartner

The increasing use of smartphones and tablets for personal computing tasks is leading users to put a "personal cloud" at the centre of their digital lives, according to Gartner Inc. Where once they would have centralised their data on a PC, probably by synchronising with Microsoft Outlook, they will increasingly synchronise their data using cloud-based services.

March 13, 2012 by

Notebooks, tablets, and winning with Windows 8

Notebook PCs and media tablets are clearly different beasts, and today, research companies such as Gartner and IDC count them separately. This is easy because the vast majority of notebook PCs run Microsoft Windows on Intel processors, while the vast majority of tablets run Apple's IOS on ARM chips.

October 7, 2011 by

Microsoft sets two-year target for better datacentres

Microsoft wants to spend less on cooling and more on processing in its datacentres over the next two years by increasing the efficiency with which the facilities consume power.On Tuesday, at a Samsung CIO Green Forum in Munich, Rick Bakken, Microsoft's senior director of datacentre evangelism within its Global Foundation Services department, said the company is attempting to slash the average power usage effectiveness (PUE) of all Microsoft datacentres from 2.

April 18, 2011 by

Weak PC sales to impact Microsoft

Both IDC and Gartner have reported weak first quarter sales for the PC industry, and that's likely to translate into some profit headwinds for Microsoft in its fiscal third quarter.

April 14, 2011

Microsoft absent from tablet race: Gartner

Gartner projects that Apple's iOS will hold 47 per cent of the tablet operating system market in 2015, with Android at 38.6 per cent. RIM's QNX will have a respectable 10 per cent of the tablet market in 2015. The big assumption for Gartner over the next 4 years: Microsoft will have no tablet answer.

April 11, 2011

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