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Content posted in January 2012
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Oracle's Bad Quarter: IT Spending Sign, Or Fusion Confusion?
Commentary  |  1/5/2012  | 
Oracle sales shortfall has Wall Street speculating whether it's an isolated problem or indicative of tighter 2012 IT spending.
SMS Text Messaging Declines
Commentary  |  1/5/2012  | 
SMS isn't going away, but looks to have peaked. That hits carriers in the pocketbook.
Open Source And Other Tech Solutions For Small Businesses
Commentary  |  1/4/2012  | 
SMBs must stay agile and creative to take advantage of the latest technologies and avoid IT failures.
Yahoo's New Chief: A CIO To CEO Story
Commentary  |  1/4/2012  | 
The IT nation is quick to claim new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson as its own.
Plaxo As A Service Is Broken
Commentary  |  1/4/2012  | 
Plaxo is about address book and calendar synchronization. Right now, it doesn't handle recurring events correctly, and despite what Plaxo says, Platinum Sync is not live or in real time.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich Trickles Onto Phones
Commentary  |  1/4/2012  | 
Android 4.0 has reached fewer than 1% of all Android handsets to date--but it's only been out for about a month.
How Social Media Changes Technical Communication
Commentary  |  1/4/2012  | 
Wikis and other forms of social media are turning tech documentation and communications into a two-way conversation.
Big Data: Why All The Fuss?
Commentary  |  1/4/2012  | 
Big Data can be mined even if you're not a big company, thanks to cheap computing power and storage and new cloud-based technologies.
RIM's Board As Bad As Its CEOs
Commentary  |  1/4/2012  | 
RIM's board, reportedly preparing to oust co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, should look at its own mistakes.
Microsoft Azure In 2012: Watch Out Amazon?
Commentary  |  1/4/2012  | 
Look for Linux and Hadoop twists as Microsoft bolsters its cloud platform. Some observers say the changes could move Azure into more direct competition with Amazon Web Services.
RIM's Chances For A Successful 2012: About Zero
Commentary  |  1/3/2012  | 
It's RIM's winter of discontent. In fact, it's crisis time and Chris Spera reads RIM the riot act.
Top 12 Cloud Trends Of 2012
Commentary  |  1/3/2012  | 
Five years into the cloud computing phenomenon, we're much more aware of the limitations and consequences. Here are 12 trends to watch in the coming year, starting with numbers 7 to 12.
WebOS Failure: Palm Insiders Blame Management
Commentary  |  1/3/2012  | 
Bad decisions by Palm's senior management team doomed its webOS platform from the beginning, say former Palm employees. But there's a big lesson in webOS's demise.
5 Hot Mobile Trends At CES
Commentary  |  1/3/2012  | 
Mobile devices will figure prominently at the Consumer Electronics Show, kicking off January 10. Here are five gadget trends to watch.
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