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A Year of Change for Personal Computing

Every few years we have to take a deep breath and get ready for change, especially now as the personal computer industry will be adjusting to accommodate the technology changes that have defined it for the last several decades. We are entering another time for big changes, which will be hitting seve...

INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

HP’s Plan To Revolutionize Consumer Electronics

Last week I attended the HP analyst conference and I suddenly realized that the dynamic surrounding the mess we currently have with consumer electronics has changed. For some time I've been concerned that we have been focusing, as an industry, way too much on technologies that engineers care about a...

INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

Linux vs. Apple: An Uncomfortable Battle

I'm currently reading a science fiction book that refers to Bill Gates, and I was watching a movie recently in which one of the streets is named Microsoft Way, which happened to be on the moon. Clearly, Microsoft permeates much of what we do in tech, so it's no wonder that every time there is a chan...

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Microsoft’s TechEd: Signs of a Recovering Economy

Microsoft has three major annual conferences: the Professional Developer's Conference (PDC), Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) and TechEd. Although each conference is important and has set record attendance in the past couple of years, providing a solid counterpoint to the view that M...

OPINION

Dispelling Misconceptions About Microsoft

I was chatting with a journalist a couple of days ago to help with background on a story on Microsoft designed to debunk one of the most common misconceptions surrounding the company. I started to realize there were a lot of them -- some I actually held myself -- that either were no longer true or n...

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Handheld Gaming: The New War

A while back, I wrote a column on how Microsoft had passed Nintendo to become number two in the gaming scene. In that column, I covered what Microsoft was doing to chase the clearly dominant player in the console-gaming market. That dominant player was and is Sony. In handheld gaming, the landscape ...

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Linux vs. Longhorn: The Battle Is Joined

While it will be some time before Linux is really much of a threat to Microsoft's installed base or Microsoft to Linux's, the battle for the consumer and corporate desktop was actually joined some time ago. Both sides are working furiously to derail the other. With both the WinHEC and TechEd confere...

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The Rebirth of Apple as a Multimedia Company

We may be watching the demise of Apple as a PC company and its rebirth as a cross-platform multimedia company. This has been going on for some time, but it just became obvious to me when I had a chance to review Apple's latest financials. The PC market grew at a good rate -- at least compared with p...

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The Mystery of BayStar, Microsoft and SCO

SCO has just over $60 million in resources to sustain it while it fights IBM in what clearly is one of the most volatile wars in the history of technology. What has been very interesting is that SCO publicly has been given almost no chance of winning, while privately the company has convinced severa...

OPINION

Fighting Terrorism Through Technology

A few years ago, the History Channel had a program that covered great military disasters. One was the on the French Maginot Line. This was a line of supposedly impregnable forts that were put in place to prevent invasion by Germany after World War I. This solution was monumental in cost and it faile...

OPINION

Avoiding Internal and External IT Scams

The topic of IT scams, both those done to IT folks and those done by IT folks, has come up several times in conversations over the last month. Since internal audit organizations are receiving massive increases in funding, staffing and provisioning, I thought it would be good to review some of...

INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

Personal Robotics: The Technology the US Will Miss

I have to admit a certain bias for personal robotics. Nearly two decades ago, when I was first married, our ring bearer was a robot, and one right off the production line. Even today, he remains with us in his little home in the corner of our cellar, where you can almost hear him mumble: "Honestly, ...

OPINION

Xbox v. PlayStation: Microsoft Throws Down the Gauntlet

At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) last week, Microsoft raised the bar on what has become one of the more interesting battles in the industry. Actually, it would be more accurate to say Microsoft has taken the gloves off and now -- really -- is going after the entertainment segment. A few month...

LOOKING FORWARD

Starbucks and HP: The Future of Digital Music

Last week I flew down to the launch of the new Starbucks music service and got far more out of the event than a cup of coffee and some free music. I got a sense of why Starbucks is as successful as it is and why HP is suddenly emerging as the company to beat in the technology space. I also went away...

OPINION

Superbloggers and the Future of Big Media

As I write this column, I am at an amazing conference session full of attendees who are influencing the world. Ranging from marketing executives to media consultants to top journalists, these people have influence over the perceptions that shape our reality. This is history in the making, and I'm in...

OPINION

Apple’s Competitive Advantage

I sit on a lot of PC company advisory boards, and, while this may surprise you, I actually point out Apple's competitive advantages on a regular basis. The problem for me is Apple's market share, which is at a tiny and stable 2.6 percent of the PC marketplace. Don't get me wrong, Dell is where Apple...

OPINION

What If Microsoft Got Security Right?

Last week at the RSA conference in soggy California, Microsoft presented the most comprehensive plan I've ever seen to address a security problem. Granted, they currently have massive exposure, but it caused me to wonder what would happen if everyone followed their lead and focused on the human aspe...

OPINION

The Other Side of Outsourcing: Dangers Offshore

When I first moved into management, I was a big fan of outsourcing. It has huge advantages if your eye is on the next higher job. It removes -- almost immediately -- the vast complexities of managing lots of people, and in most countries that includes racial issues, sexual issues, benefits, unions, ...

OPINION

Can Open-Source Software Survive an Audit?

In case you live on the moon, what happened last week was that a small amount of Microsoft source code was leaked to the Web. Microsoft eventually confirmed the leak, but that hasn't stopped the barrage of commentary from the open-source community, which waxed eloquent on why the exposure of Microso...

OPINION

The Rise of Palm: For Apple, the Road Not Taken

This week, we will get one of the best views on how well the separation between the Palm hardware and software units is going, and, coincidentally, we'll also get yet another view of what probably would have happened had Apple taken a similar risk a few years ago and separated itself into hardware a...

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