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Ballmer: up close and personal...

by Jack Santos  |  August 26, 2013

I first met Steve Ballmer around 1988 over breakfast at the then newly built Boston Harbor Hotel. Even then, Steve's reputation preceded him: master marketer, the business brains of Microsoft...

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Microsoft Is Staying the Windows Course – Deal With It.

by John Rizzuto  |  April 23, 2013

The call is deafening – “Why doesn’t Microsoft reveal Windows 8 unit sales?” Windows 8 sales are tepid. We know this; we have seen many real data points confirming it. ...

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A Week with Windows 8 tablet

by Thomas Murphy  |  December 18, 2012

I have been using a Windows 8 tablet for a little over a week now (not for this post though).  It is an Acer Iconia W510 and generally it has...

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Are 10-12 year PC refresh cycles on the horizon?

by Jack Santos  |  October 15, 2012

BYOD and the era of tablets has started to make me wonder. So did today's observation in the WSJ CIO journal. Desktop PC’s and laptops have been the RAM-tough workhorse for...

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What the Most Recent Zero Day in IE Should Teach Us

by Neil MacDonald  |  September 22, 2012

  I saw yesterday that Microsoft had released the out of band patch for Internet Explorer as they had committed to do. Certainly, Microsoft’s motivation to quickly release the patch...

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Is Antivirus Obsolete?

by Neil MacDonald  |  September 13, 2012

I blogged about this question years ago, but a recent blog on CSO got me thinking once again. Has anything changed? Thoughts: 1) The question “Has antivirus outlived its value?”...

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Old Age and Legacies

by Jack Santos  |  July 23, 2012

That’s what happens when you get old – that is, anything beyond adolescent.  You suddenly wake up one day and find that the rest of the world has passed you...

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