Windows 8

How Windows 8 is the best solution to a uniquely Microsoft problem

By |2016-10-17T10:52:27+00:0011 February 2014|Analysis, Platforms and Operating Systems|

Ever since Microsoft released Windows 8 there has been fierce debate over whether it is a good OS. Many complained about the “Metro” (or Modern) interface and of course the loss of the Start button (subsequently returned). Some have said that it is the new Vista which was of course a disaster for Microsoft, or [...]

Microsoft says Windows 8.1 is Enterprise ready but does the Enterprise get it?

By |2016-10-17T10:52:34+00:002 July 2013|Platforms and Operating Systems|

Barely six months since the release of Windows 8 and Microsoft has announced an update with Windows 8.1. Currently in preview it is scheduled to be ready for release later this year. With Windows 8 Microsoft had to address a massive market shift towards touch whilst continuing to support the enormous Windows ecosystem of applications [...]

How IBM plans to extract value from the channel

By |2016-10-17T10:52:38+00:0029 December 2012|Analysis, Consulting|

The success of the Apple App Store has spawned a whole new way of doing business for many vendors. Vendors are now looking at their solutions and trying to see how they can build a platform on which partners will build solutions that can then be sold with the platform owner taking up to 30% [...]

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Windows 8: Much more than just tiles

By |2016-10-17T10:52:40+00:0015 November 2012|Platforms and Operating Systems, Software Quality|

After fixing the problems of Vista with a successful Windows 7, Microsoft has decided that it is time to be much more bold. Part of this is a change in the types of devices in the market and part of it is the maturing of new business models. This has resulted in Microsoft taking four [...]

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Microsoft finds a rabbit in its hat with Windows 8 launch

By |2016-10-17T10:52:44+00:0016 September 2011|Analysis|

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, [...]

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