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Consumerization: a dual edged sword for Microsoft and Windows 7

by David M. Smith  |  October 20, 2009  |  1 Comment

Consumerization has long been a good thing and a not so good thing for Microsoft. As one of very few companies with a significant presence in both consumer and enterprise markets, it is positioned to take advantage of that crossover.  However, as it has gained the trust of IT, it is reluctant to be seen [...]

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Cloud computing, Politics and the lunatic fringe

by David M. Smith  |  October 16, 2009  |  3 Comments

  Controversial issues tend to attract the lunatic fringe to the poles of those issues. We see it all the time in politics. We also see it in cloud computing.    In the cloud case, the poles are public cloud and private cloud.  And the extremes bring out the lunatic fringes on both sides. First the [...]

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