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Content posted in October 2012
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T-Mobile To Merge With MetroPCS
Commentary  |  10/3/2012  | 
Update: The merger of T-Mobile and MetroPCS is set to happen. The business models and network technologies don't match, but the problems are fixable and the end-result could be good for both T-Mobile and MetroPCS, definitely for Deutsche Telekom and even for Sprint.
6 Bright Ideas Found At A Tech Conference
Commentary  |  10/3/2012  | 
From working with the CMO to experimenting with clouds.
Windows 8: Why I Won't Upgrade
Commentary  |  10/3/2012  | 
Somehow I've managed to not crumble under the albatross that is a near-five-pound laptop. I'm sticking with Windows 7--and many small businesses will, too.
Windows 8, RT Confusion: Can Microsoft Beat It?
Commentary  |  10/3/2012  | 
Windows 8, paired with ultra-thin laptops, could add sorely-needed excitement to the PC market this holiday season. But Microsoft has a marketing problem.
4 Ways To End Your IT Break-Fix Rut
Commentary  |  10/3/2012  | 
It's a classic IT influence problem: Can you leave the break-fix cycle behind? Consider this advice from Interop keynote speakers.
Employers Are Hot On Application Developers
Commentary  |  10/3/2012  | 
It's the IT job category where companies are looking to hire the most people, and it puts the biggest premium on fresh skills.
Oracle Touts Cloud Flourishes, Trashes Salesforce.com
Commentary  |  10/3/2012  | 
At Oracle Open World, CEO Ellison lays on the rhetoric that Oracle's approach is safer than Salesforce.com's. Oracle customers will find his new cloud vision has a familiar bundle of enterprise software at its core.
Microsoft Hits Back At Intel Over Tablet Readiness
Commentary  |  10/2/2012  | 
Updated: Microsoft and Intel might be sniping at each other now, but we can still look forward to an on-time delivery of Clover Trail-equipped Windows 8 tablets with the same great battery life as the ARM-equipped iPad.
Microsoft Hyper-V Keeps Pushing On VMware
Commentary  |  10/1/2012  | 
Watch out, VMware. Redmond wants a piece of the cloud market, but hypervisor improvements in Server 2012 can also boost reliability and DR in smaller shops.
iOS 6 Drains Older iPhone Batteries Faster
Commentary  |  10/1/2012  | 
Does Apple need to tweak iOS 6? Comparing the battery life of the iPhone 5 with that of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 suggests it does.
Unlocking Big Government Data: Whose Job Is It?
Commentary  |  10/1/2012  | 
It's not just a good idea for private-sector organizations to help open up the treasure trove of government big data. It's a necessity.
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