Profile of Kurt MarkoContributing Editor
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Kurt Marko is an InformationWeek and Network Computing contributor and IT industry veteran, pursuing his passion for communications after a varied career that has spanned virtually the entire high-tech food chain from chips to systems. Upon graduating from Stanford University with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, Kurt spent several years as a semiconductor device physicist, doing process design, modeling and testing. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as a memory chip designer and CAD and simulation developer.
Moving to Hewlett-Packard, Kurt started in the laser printer R&D lab doing electrophotography development, for which he earned a patent, but his love of computers eventually led him to join HP’s nascent technical IT group. He spent 15 years as an IT engineer and was a lead architect for several enterprisewide infrastructure projects at HP, including the Windows domain infrastructure, remote access service, Exchange e-mail infrastructure and managed Web services.
Articles by Kurt Marko
posted in November 2010
It's no secret that Google has been eying Microsoft's lucrative Office application franchise since the release of the premium, supported version of Google Apps a couple years ago.
2010 was another milestone year for Microsoft's productivity applications and enterprise collaboration software, Office, Exchange and SharePoint. Like cicadas emerging from hibernation, Redmond updates these cash cows every three or four years. Like their hardware compadre Intel, seem to have adopted a 'tick-tock' strategy for their revision cycle, with alternate releases focusing on either major, fundamental architectural changes or more subtle improvements to the plumbing -- tweaks to the clie
The conventional wisdom is that Google's lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior is just an indirect shot at Microsoft. But there are larger issues at play.