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 [...]
Day 2, Steve Biondi stated at the outset, was the ‘how’ behind day 1’s ‘why’. Actually we had already learned a lot about the 'how' on Tuesday, but the second day’s sessions really filled in a lot of the gaps. For example, on day 1 we had learned you could migrate your legacy screens. On [...]
Catch my talk at the Micro Focus 2012 Developer Conference. The conference theme is ‘The future of Enterprise Application Development’ and is aimed at ISV’s, enterprises and anyone interested in all things COBOL. Attendance at the conference, from April 16 to April 18, is free. My presentation on 17th April, is entitled Addressing Today’s Challenges in [...]
It would be fair to say that the last few years have not been good to Microsoft. Most product launches have suffered from a lukewarm to cool reception and it has suffered badly at the hands of Google and Apple. Showing off the next version of its operating system to attendees at Build 2011, therefore, [...]
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 [...]
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.