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2013 was an excellent year for technology startups. There have been so many acquisitions I’ve lost track of them all. Remote computer management startup Soluto being acquired for $100 million, Waze for $1 billion by Google and cloud computing firm Softlayer by IBM for $2 billion are just a ...

In a recent interview, we enjoyed taking the opportunity to profile Mirantis, one of the leading cloud computing providers using the open source cloud OS OpenStack. While Amazon Web Services remains the ‘big dog’ of the cloud computing world, many enterprises are looking at open sourece solution for the ...

There has been much debate within Microsoft on whether to make its Windows OS available for iOS and Android users, One the one hand, estimates are that a full-scale version of Windows available on iOS could result in well over a billion dollars per year in extra revenue for ...

As globalization continues apace, major corporations and organizations are responding to the challenges and opportunities afforded by going global. No longer is it possible for a company to limit itself to the US market, especially when much of the economic growth is occurring outside of the US in emerging ...

One of the trends we’ve seen in the VC world the last several years is that many of the major tech companies are establishing their own venture capital arms. Google, SAP, Microsoft, Samsung and others have all been doing this. While these in-house VCs are set up as profit seeking ...

Despite all the criticism Microsoft's outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer has received, he has aggressively driven Microsoft into new businesses. One major investment Microsoft has made under Ballmer is in cloud computing. While Amazon Web Services is the acknowledged leader in cloud computing, it appears as though AWS is about to face it’s most ...

In a recent article summarizing the tenure of Steve Ballmer as Microsoft's CEO, I noted that despite the frequent criticism he has endured, Ballmer had done a lot of things right at Microsoft. While there is no question the next Microsoft CEO faces some big challenges going forward, the company ...

As most IT specialists are no doubt aware, Microsoft has made clear that its support for XP is ending next April 8th, and that those who remain on XP after that will face significant cybersecurity risks.Given Microsoft’s clear commitment to ending support for XP, you would think that enterprises would ...

Many in the enterprise IT community have been hearing the drumbeat of news and warnings about Microsoft ending all support for XP on April 8, 2014. As with updates on many future events, many IT specialists have probably filed this away in the back of their minds as something ...

One of the fun things for me in writing about startups is reading about success stories. While working for a startup is frequently considered the ‘hot’ thing to do, the reality is the vast majority of startups actually fail. Startup founders put their hearts and souls into their companies ...

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