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What we Need is the Equivalent of Apple for Enterprise Data Centers

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 29, 2012

I’ve spent the last three days in Silicon Valley – some of it at VMworld and some of it with a client. With the flight out and back to the...

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Why Stephen Elop Makes Sense for Nokia

by Neil Macdonald  |  September 10, 2010

Our mobile analysts are working on the official Gartner analysis of the announcement and I’ll link to this when it becomes available. As Gartner’s primary analyst on Microsoft, I interviewed...

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Observations from Microsoft's Financial Analyst Meeting

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 3, 2010

Last week, Microsoft held its annual financial analyst meeting. The materials presented are available at this link. There are the things you would expect - like Microsoft talking about the...

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Why Don’t Mobile Application Stores Require Security Testing?

by Neil Macdonald  |  February 3, 2010

As the number of mobile smartphones increases, as several platforms begin to dominate and as users begin to download lots of executable code, they will become targets for attack. Rather...

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Food for Thought Friday: REST, DNA and the Diversity of IT

by Neil Macdonald  |  January 8, 2010

Over the holiday break, I watched an excellent presentation on PBS titled “What Darwin Never Knew” During the 2 hour show, it stuck me that all of the diversity --...

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Don’t Underestimate Microsoft

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 7, 2009

After the latest financial results were announced by Microsoft (including the first year over year revenue decline in its history), I heard an increase in the comments from press and...

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My Positive Experience With Bing

by Neil Macdonald  |  July 22, 2009

I’m just back from a vacation after the Gartner Information Security Summit. More on that later. While on the trip, twice I had a better experience with Microsoft’s Bing search...

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