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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 ...

As those interested in technology are undoubtedly aware, large sums of money continue to flow into the tech startup space. While Silicon Valley is unquestionably the center of gravity for technology startups, one thing I have always believed is that the technology media have not historically paid sufficient attention ...

When Steve Ballmer announced his plans to resign as Microsoft's CEO back in August, the reaction was immediate. Microsoft's stock shot up 7% in one day, and a large number of articles appeared basically criticizing Ballmer, including some pretty extreme pieces calling him the "worst CEO ever", and other ...

As cybersecurity becomes perhaps the number one concern of IT departments in both government and the private sector, cybersecurity startups in one country are deriving a huge benefit from this trend. This country is Israel. For a variety of reasons - primarily (although not entirely) related to the strong ...

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