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- How Do You Know a CEO Candidate Is a Poor Choice? May 11 We have both good and bad examples of CEO choices in the market. HP is perhaps the strangest company to watch because it often looked like it chose CEOs at random, completely missed the instance in which it accidentally got it right, and then went back to getting it wrong. This month, we have been looking at Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's pending retirement; I've maintained that failure wasn't hers, it was the Yahoo board's. She didn't have the skills for Yahoo and the board actually caused the guy who did have those skills, interim Yahoo CEO Ross Levinsohn, to leave.
- Microsoft Moves Aggressively to Reverse Security Mistake May 17 I'm seeing a recurring theme from Satya Nadella's Microsoft that showcases why it is generally better to use a well-skilled insider rather than an outsider to run a company. The well-positioned insider knows where a lot of the frustrating problems are and will make fixing them a priority. The outsider has to spend a great deal of time figuring out what is broken and often has to make changes before the analysis is even done, which initially does more harm than good. Given how much pressure is on an outsider to show results quickly, it's a wonder he or she is ever successful in the long term.
- What If the Lack of Women in Tech Isn't the Problem that Needs Fixing? May 16 I've been following the effort to diversify hiring in the tech industry for a long time because I did a lot of my undergraduate and graduate work in Manpower Management. At that time, we used a statistics-based approach to match people with the jobs they were most capable of doing and would enjoy the most. That approach placed few women, or other minorities, into tech jobs. The conclusion was drawn that the effort was unfairly biased, and the science was thrown out in favor of the EEOC and quotas.
- New IoT security certification aims to make the world safer CIO | May 20 Underwriters Laboratories new Cybersecurity Assurance Program (CAP) looks to certify Internet of Things products. Columnist Rob Enderle writes that these CAP certification will improve IoT security and help CIOs sleep better at night.
- Hail Windshield Damage: Shouldn't We Have Gorilla Glass On Cars? It's Coming! techspective | May 19 We've been having some really nasty hail storms of late. Where I live it was so thick it looked like snow. Fortunately, we got the survivable small stuff—but in other parts of the country golf ball sized hail has turned cars' windshields into Swiss cheese and the water damage on top of that likely had a lot of folks discovering that their cars are totaled, and they don't have enough money from insurance to buy a new one or that their deductible is biting them sharply in the pocket book. Costing from $600 to over $1,000, windshield replacement isn't a cheap date and when one of these storms hits it can overwhelm repair shop as it did here.
- Why Lenovo Dominates the SAP Hana Market TG Daily | May 17 It is kind of amazing how much Lenovo has changed in the last 15 years or so. In 2001, I doubt most of us had even heard of the company and then they bought the IBM PC product group, along with one of the most iconic PC brands; ThinkPad. Most recently they bought IBM's System x x86 server business, and on a call last week SAP confirmed that Lenovo sells over 50% of the solutions for SAP's HANA.
- Dell's 43" Wonder: Are 43" Monitors Too Big? Hell No! TG Daily | May 17 The size of monitors like the speed of processors keeps going up. I remember when we were there was a serious argument that the Intel 486 provided more performance than anyone needed in a PC even and that 17" was simply too big a monitor for the desktop. The processor in your phone is massively faster than that old 486 and the market largely moved to 24" monitors some time ago. This came to mind when I was briefed on the amazing new 43" Ultra HD 4K Multi-Client monitor from Dell which, I have to admit, I have lust in my heart for. (Hey it's an election year).
- Aging at Home, Part 2: Some Tech to Watch Over Me TechNewsWorld | May 6
- Apple partners with SAP in new enterprise push CIO | May 5
- Microsoft Challenges Oracle With SQL Server 2016 TechNewsWorld | May 5
- GM and Ford lean on Lyft and Pivotal for help in developing self-driving cars Los Angeles Times | May 5
Rob Enderle on…
Yahoo's 2007 decision to end partnership with Google, pursue Panama ad technology
"That was the beginning of the end for them." [Yahoo put a lot of its energy behind Panama, causing it to miss out on social networking and video. Yahoo made the wrong bet, he said, because it lacked enough resources to compete with Google on search.]
Yahoo lost its position as tech leader years ago San Francisco Chronicle
Selloff driving NFLX below $100 a share
"Netflix is doing fine. Netflix isn't weak, Amazon isn't taking them over, they don't have competitive pressure…The stock market freaks out when it realizes it won't keeping seeing the great growth Netflix had been having. Netflix is doing the right thing, but they are being punished for it."
Netflix shares nose-dive on growth and pricing fears San Jose Mercury News
"They've looked at the decline of the PC market and clearly decided that they are going to put most of their effort elsewhere."
Intel to Cut 12000 Jobs, Puts Focus on Cloud Wall Street Journal
"It looks like they are on track to pivot from a hardware to a software company. This is still a painful transition but they are making strong progress and the Blackberry of today looks very different from the one that we had three years ago."
Google's restructuring to Alphabet
"In six months, you can say whether the structure has made things better—it has either made them worse or hasn't changed things at all."
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