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The Battle Grows for the Digital Living Room

June 19, 2014 – | Comments Off0 views

The Fire SmartPhone launch is just the latest escalation in the high-stakes battle for control of the increasingly digitized living room. And yes, this is absolutely a war amongst Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and others, each looking to capture the hearts and minds of the consumer – and of course their pocket book.

In the short-term, this competition is definitely good …

Patent Verdict Analysis: Apple Wins, Samsung/Google Loses, Microsoft/RIM Opening

August 27, 2012 – | Comments Off281 views

It is impossible to underestimate the impact of the nine jurors in the Apple-Samsung patent lawsuit. These individuals have provided government/legal approval for what will possibly be an Apple-dominated smartphone ecosystem (at least in the US) for years to come. With the pending release of the iPhone5, possible reluctance by mobile carriers to promote/sell Android devices (do they want to …

Google Product Announcements and Enterprise Acceptance

July 5, 2012 – | Comments Off160 views

At the Angelbeat Birmingham Spring 2012 seminar, Google spoke about BBVA Compass (second largest bank in Alabama, fourth largest in Texas, assets more than one trillion dollars) standardizing on Google Apps. After hearing this presentation, I have been closely monitoring Google’s enterprise/product offerings. Recently they have made several announcements that are individually significant, and collectively really important to IT professionals. …

How Microsoft can compete in Phones & Tablets – Insights from Angelbeat Attendees

July 5, 2012 – | Comments Off368 views

I surveyed thousands of IT professionals who attended one of the 30 Angelbeat events held so far in 2012, asking if they wanted Microsoft as a viable competitor to Apple and Google in the tablet and smartphone space. Angelbeat attendees are widely respected/known for their technical expertise and vendor knowledge, with many also admitting to a healthy skepticism of Microsoft. …

Microsoft & Intel: The Evolving WinTel Relationship

July 5, 2012 – | Comments Off176 views

Lots of interesting developments in the evolving Microsoft – Intel relationship. In the past the WinTel dominance was widely acknowledged, with PC refreshes every 3 years or so driving profits at both firms. Now fast forward to 2012.Intel is facing fierce competition from ARM, whose historical strength in cell phones and handheld/smartphone/tablet devices now presents a major competitive threat against …