CIOs, Cloud Transformation and That Vision Thing

It is a tad ironic that marketing and communications will make or break many enterprise cloud transformation efforts. Needless to say most IT professionals weren’t drawn to the job because they wanted to market and sell technology. Based on what we’re seeing 2014 does seem to be emerging as the year that IT rolls up […]

PC Market Decline More Than Expected in First Quarter

We’ve mentioned in the past that analysts have been predicting most of the IT spending growth for 2013 would ride the back of mobile technologies. It’s now looking like those predictions are being fulfilled even more than expected.

Understanding the Great Tech War

In 1939, the world plunged into the Second World War, lasting the better part of six years. All the major powers of the time were involved. Numerous fronts opened up, with large campaigns in Asia, Africa, Europe, and skirmishes even in the Americas. In the end, the victors set the policies that directed world affairs […]

Gartner: 2013 IT Spending at $3.8 Trillion on Mobile Growth

TechCrunch reported yesterday that Gartner has released its annual forecast of IT spending growth. The analyst firm says that global IT spending will grow by 4.1 percent, to $3.8 trillion in 2013. That’s up from 2.1 percent growth in 2012, indicating some signs of economic recovery in the tech sector. Overall, the big winners are […]

What’s the Best CPU for Cloud and Mobile? ARM vs. Intel x86

There is a battle heating up between ARM and Intel to see which processor architecture will rule in the 21st century. Intel x86 is the entrenched incumbent today, but ARM offers a distinct power advantage that may make it more attractive in the future. What’s the best CPU given the demands we see coming?

Who’s Up For an Ubuntu Phone?

Earlier today, Canonical announced its intent to deliver a new version of Ubuntu, targeting smartphones. To highlight some directions for 2013 and sell the concept of an Ubuntu phone, Mark Shuttleworth delivered a virtual keynote video. In the video, Shuttleworth shows off the phone UI in detail, demonstrating how users can interact with the device. […]

Top 3 Issues for the Enterprise Android App Store

I wrote about Google’s first steps toward providing an Android app store for enterprises last week. Yesterday, a random tweet highlighting the post triggered a multi-hour Twitter discussion about the suitability of Android for enterprises and some specific issues for the enterprise Android app store.

Marvell Introduces Gigabit WiFi Chipset

Earlier this week, Marvell Semiconductor introduced a new gigabit WiFi chipset. The new chipset implements a standard called 802.11ac 4×4 and delivers raw data rates of 1.3 Gbps. The chipset uses a 4×4 MIMO technique with 256 QAM modulation, operating on dual frequency bands. It also utilizes beam-forming to direct the energy in the radio signal […]

IDC: Mobile Drives 57% of IT Growth 2013

Research firm IDC has released projections for IT growth in 2013, reports Network World: In the big picture, IDC says worldwide IT spending in 2013 will exceed $2.1 trillion, up 5.7% from 2012. The biggest driver of that growth will be mobility: Sales of smart mobile devices including smartphones and tablets will grow by 20%, generate 20% […]

Apple Mobile Replay of 1980s/90s PC Wars?

In the 1980s and early 1990s, Apple was the king of the personal computer revolution. While there were other players out there like IBM, everybody knew that Apple was more innovative and cool. The famous 1984 SuperBowl commercial set the tone for Apple from that point to the present: The message was clear, Apple was […]