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Gartner's First Ever Web App Firewall Magic Quadrant Just Published

by Adam Hils  |  June 17, 2014

Color me excited. Jeremy D'Hoinne, with co-authors Greg Young, Joseph Feiman (and me), has just put out Gartner's first MQ for WAF. It was a gargantuan effort to describe a...

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Re-shaping the World of IT: All Power to the Humble Consumer

by Richard Gordon  |  July 22, 2013

In a post a few weeks ago, I touched on the difference between "professional" (or business) computing devices and "consumer" ones, and how the boundary between them is becoming blurred,...

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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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Toshiba's Experiment in Ultrabook Marketing

by Angela Mcintyre  |  July 9, 2012

The Toshiba “medical test subject” ad is edgy, a bit gross, and caused a stir.  From the buzz, viewers remember Toshiba after seeing it.  Yet, the  images and portrayal of...

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Microsoft Uses Brick and Mortar to Build the Brand

by Angela Mcintyre  |  May 9, 2012

“Most people don’t know Microsoft sells PCs,” is how James at the Microsoft Store responded to my initial surprise at the layout of their new store. Microsoft has 19 retail...

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Smartphones: The "Go-to" Internet Device

by Angela Mcintyre  |  November 28, 2011

I was behind the mirror for a few consumer focus groups Gartner held recently.  We asked consumers in six cities about how they use technology, attitudes about consumer electronics, and...

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A Reality Check for Linux on PCs

by Andrea Dimaio  |  May 28, 2009

While discussions about the relevance of Linux as an alternative platform for client devices continue (and indeed it has established itself in several corporations and government agencies) two events from...

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