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July 1, 2015 by

The end of IT consumerization

Mass PC adoption spurred a virtuous cycle of higher volumes, lower costs and ease of use that have benefitted enterprise IT for decades. But it's over. Here's why.

August 13, 2013 by

Hello, Tosh, gotta Toshiba? There's a good chance you do….

Toshiba has published an infographic to celebrate sales of 10 million laptops in the UK and Ireland, so you may well own one, though perhaps it's one you no longer use. Now, with the decline of the PC market, the company is focusing more on growth markets such as healthcare and its nuclear power business.

October 31, 2012 by

The Month IT & ERP Permanently Changed

It's been a busy month of software events. But, taken together, they point to several major and permanent changes that will shape IT and ERP for decades. This seven part look at these changes spans hardware, HR software, the ERP leaderboard, changing buyer sophistication and more.

November 22, 2010 by

Happy birthday: Windows is 25

This weekend, Microsoft Windows celebrated its 25th birthday, though without much dancing in the streets. It was released on November 20, 1985, but not many people stumped up the $99 price.

December 15, 2008 by

MiniFrame SoftXpand

After I posted on Ncomputing (see Ncomputing: Sharing the power of a single computer), MiniFrame's PR agency contacted me and asked that I take a look at SoftXpand. At first glance, it appeared that MiniFrame was walking down the same path that many others had taken, creating technology in the operating system virtualization/partitioning category that would allow many people to share the computing power of a single computer.

August 8, 2006 by

Ed Bott's WGA woes signal the big challenges with virtualization

Although virtualizating desktop computers is an extremely nascent market these days -- largely confined to power users and developers (often one in the same) -- it's only a matter of time before the technology that's wildly successful in server country makes its way to a desktop near you.  Especially now that Intel and AMD are building virtualization capabilities right into their chips.

July 31, 2006 by

IBM researchers predicted PC disruption

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.

July 28, 2000 by

Will IBM eclipse Sun?

It appears that Microsoft wasn't the only target on IBM's radar screen when it decided to adopt Linux andtie together all of its platforms. A little birdy very close to the company informs me that Microsoft was an afterthought.


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