Jeffrey Mann

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Looking Back on Cannes Symposium

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 9, 2009  |  4 Comments

The time period after an intense conference like Symposium closes down is always a bit strange for analysts. We inhabit an isolated world with the delegates, revolving around presentations, workshops, 1 on 1 meetings, receptions, meals and (usually not enough) sleep. It’s the same for attendees, but there are a slew of people making sure […]


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Why does anyone care about operating systems?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  July 9, 2009  |  9 Comments

Before I was an analyst, I can remember lamenting why the people in our industry were so obsessed with chips and operating systems. It was around the time when DEC released the Alpha RISC chip, and rivalry between the different strains of UNIX and Windows was at its highest point. The horse race between BSD, […]


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Summer Camp in January: Lotusphere 2009

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 23, 2009  |  Submit a Comment

I just got back from the gathering of the IBM Lotus faithful in Orlando, Lotusphere. I find these conferences useful, energizing and bewildering in just about equal measures. Of course, I can find out what IBM has been up to, and what they intend to do in the coming year with the Lotus product line. […]

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