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European Union (EU) vs Google: This is not going to go the way you think, EU

By |2018-07-20T09:13:29+01:0020 July 2018|Analysis, Licensing, Mobile, Platforms and Operating Systems|

The European Union has fined Google €4 billion for acting, in what it says, is an anti-competitive way. This does not come as a surprise; the EU has a history with big US tech companies. One is reminded of its high-profile battle with Microsoft that resulted in a fine. Google’s “crime” is to use its [...]

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AI in the docks: Are the believers forgetting something?

By |2018-06-09T16:06:46+01:009 June 2018|Analysis, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence|

A hot topic in technology right now is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Many will have seen Google's recent Duplex demo or the work that IBM has been doing in healthcare. Vendor keynotes have been packed with AI capabilities and customer success stories. However, there are some other stories that should sound a note of caution, and [...]

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Cloud busting: AWS reveals all…but what the heck is cloud anyway?

By |2015-04-28T07:09:42+01:0028 April 2015|Analysis, Cloud|

Last week Amazon published financials for its Amazon Web Services (AWS) business for the first time. These showed that the old man of public cloud computing is a $5bn business with 49% year-over-year growth. The data also showed that Amazon experiences healthy margins on AWS which puts them in a good position to handle the [...]

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IBM challenges Intel dominance with POWER8 release: what’s in it for the market?

By |2016-10-17T10:52:24+01:0030 May 2014|Analysis, Platforms and Operating Systems|

For two decades, IBM’s POWER computing division has occupied that space between System x and System z which was traditionally occupied by the mini-computer. Over the last two years, IBM has been pushing System x, POWER and System z at the cloud. Each has a different price point for entry, a different price point per [...]

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Google gets ready to kick some IaaS

By |2016-10-17T10:52:29+01:003 December 2013|Analysis, Software Development|

As we approach 2014 it may come as a surprise that today Google announced the general availability of their Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) offering, Google Compute Engine. The release comes after Microsoft, IBM and Amazon have already launched IaaS products. Compute Engine joins Google’s Platform as a Service (Paas) App Engine and their [...]

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Microsoft and Nokia, better together?

By |2016-10-17T10:52:32+01:005 September 2013|Analysis|

The press has been awash in the last week with speculation over the Microsoft and Nokia deal. The reality is that this is a deal that has been almost two years in the making and not something new. What everyone is trying to work out now, is will this save Microsoft, the Nokia phone business [...]

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The HP dilemma: To sell, to keep, to spin-off –

By |2016-10-17T10:52:44+01:0026 August 2011|Analysis, Uncategorized|

Staying ahead in an ever changing business market is hard, but that's what management is paid to do, right? It is therefore hard to see how spending $1.2 billion to purchase a company, before closing it without recouping much, if any, of the purchase price less than 15 months later, let alone the additional R&D [...]

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Microsoft Office 365: A change point that signifies something different?

By |2016-10-17T10:52:44+01:008 July 2011|Analysis|

Office 365 is undoubtedly a significant change point for Microsoft. But bullish statements of it being a change point for the industry can be misleading and underplay service solutions already delivered by its rivals in this space, most notably Google. What Office 365 clearly represents is a business service offering that provides benefits and a [...]

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Tablet vendors need better app stores

By |2016-10-17T10:52:47+01:004 January 2011|Delivery and Lifecycle Management|

There are many things that go into a successful device and platform. Stable hardware, OS and applications, having the right applications and the right price, making it easy to buy those applications and having a developer strategy that encourages people to write for your device. This might seem self-evident to most but apparently, not everyone.

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