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Archives for August, 2009


“Software Upgrade” no longer an oxymoron?

by David M. Smith  |  August 28, 2009  |  Comments Off

I’ve come to view “software upgrade” as a term that meant, yes, “a software upgrade, but you will really need a hardware upgrade if you hope to actually use it even for what you used to use it for”. Especially with new OS versions. It has been a given that new versions of OSes would [...]

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Obscure acquisition highlights HTML5, Webkit and who’s the only one left out…

by David M. Smith  |  August 27, 2009  |  3 Comments

A relatively obscure acquisition (Torch Mobile, a Toronto browser specialist, by RIM, makers of BlackBerry) highlighted and reinforced something I’d been thinking about for a while: that virtually all major companies have now or are moving towards webkit and HTML5.¬† RIM has made a lot of progress with its own browser in recent years, but [...]

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Make your own judgment…

by David M. Smith  |  August 21, 2009  |  2 Comments

As leader of Gartner’s cloud computing agenda, I don’t normally respond to random blog posts, but this¬† from James Watters in Siliconangle requires some response. I will limit it to the facts and leave readers to draw their own conclusions. (This includes references to Gartner published research which requires a subscription to see the entire [...]

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