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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in October 2007
Technology transitions take time, and Microsoft's a relative newcomer to the market.
The biggest challenges for Microsoft may be legacy vendors Cisco, Avaya, and Siemens, which are known for resilience and uptime.
As of the company's most recent quarterly earnings, Acacia counts 33 lawsuits to which it or one of its 50 subsidiaries is a party.
Capabilities will be in much greater demand as software as a service and massive data warehouses become more pervasive.
The outspoken chief executive brags Microsoft has a 17-year head start over competitors who are building large-scale Web-centric applications.
The company taps Bill Hilf to take on a broader strategy and marketing role just as Windows Server 2008 approaches release.
Microsoft is reported to be looking to acquire Garmin, the navigation system company. Makes sense to me, at least technology-wise.
The stock began dipping in mid-July on weaker-than-expected earnings and bottomed out at $491.52, but began climbing in mid-August. Shares are already up 30% in the last year alone.
The code, which should be released around the same time as Visual Studio 2008, will be available for viewing, though not for editing.
Several companies are investing development time in AIR apps, programmed using Ajax and Flex, as an adjunct or alternative to Silverlight and Flash.
Oracle believes Enterprise 2.0 technologies can transform the way employees inside a company share information and work together.