Daily Archives: April 27, 2011

Bosses Who Break Things

Some bosses just don’t know their limits and like to micro-manage and intrude at every level. Sometimes it works but often the boss stumbles in, breaks something, and resumes his busy day leaving employees to pick up the pieces. I … Continue reading

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Horror

There is news that the CoreFlood botnet has been dealt a blow by governments taking over the servers that are the command and control system. The horror comes from the analysis of this botnet. Over six years it has amassed … Continue reading

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Maths

I have done this maths before: “7” is not shipping on a large number of PCs these days. This is a dramatic change over the last ten years. Normally the current release from M$ gets a free ride. I am … Continue reading

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M$ Costs Jobs

Repeatedly we are told that using M$’s stuff creates jobs world-wide. It is not so. It is out-sourcing to M$. Take Nokia for example. They are chopping 4000 jobs with many of them in R&D, the lifeblood of tech. Replacing … Continue reading

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Reality in IT in 2011

A number of manufacturers and OEMs have scaled back their estimates of notebook production in 2011. This is not about shrinkage by a few companies. It is an industry-wide phenomenon where tablets are taking a bite out of the market. … Continue reading

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Barnes and Noble is on the Warpath

Barnes and Noble has filed counterclaims against M$ asserting that M$ “is misusing these patents as part of a scheme to try to eliminate or marginalize the competition to its own Windows Phone 7 mobile device operating system posed by … Continue reading

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