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- HP Inc: 'The Future Is Whatever You Make It' Feb 23 Yesterday, HP Inc. released financial results toward the high end of guidance. That doesn't seem like much, but the industry perception was that Meg Whitman had basically thrown Dion Weisler, HP Inc's CEO, under the bus with what was a no-win scenario of massive debt, declining revenues and dying markets. But apparently, no one told Weisler, because HP Inc. is actually doing surprisingly well. He is even fighting the unstoppable trend of declining printing impressively well (and has a good chance of reversing it).
- AMD vs. Intel: A Sun Tzu Lesson in Long-Term Strategy Feb 22 This week, AMD launched its Ryzen processor, one of what is likely to be a line of new desktop and, eventually, laptop parts. Ryzen is an impressive offering, focused mostly initially on home creators and consumers, with corporate offerings like workstations and servers due later. So rather than focus on the part, let's focus on the strategy and the historic AMD mistake that the firm isn't making with this launch. When I say historic, I'm going way back to one of the earliest recorded strategists, Sun Tzu, whom I think should be mandatory reading for pretty much everyone, and his views on combat.
- Distrust: Is It Time to Rethink Email? Or Throw It Out Altogether? Feb 16 I was recently briefed on yet another painful breach; an employee, thinking they were responding to a request from the CEO, provided confidential information on employees to an attacker who apparently intended to use it to steal their identities. A new report from ProofPoint has concluded that the use of CEOs is declining for this kind of attack, and that sounds like good news, until you read further and realize that this is because attackers now have the ability to identify supervisors and more tightly target these phishing attacks using the names of more immediate superiors. You can no longer be sure the email you are receiving is from the person on the email, regardless of who they are or where it appears to have come from.
- How a bad board of directors could kill HPE CIO | Feb 24 Columnist Rob Enderle writes that the trouble with HPE stems from its board of directors. Just replacing a CEO, if the board lacks core skills, just changes the problem.
- Why the Smartwatch May Finally Take Off; or Not techspective | Feb 24 I look at the success of the iPod and the lack of success for the Apple Watch, which remains the most successful in segment, and it seems pretty clear why this class of product is languishing. The key teachings that Steve Jobs and the market learned from the iPod have apparently been forgotten. But, with products like the LG Watch Sport the market may finally be coming around to a winner.
- AMD: The Time For Ryzen Has Arrived TMCnet | Feb 23 AMD has been on the ropes since the turn of the century; it was created as the No. 2 vendor to Intel back in the 1980s, and in the 1990s took a shot at becoming No. 1. Intel wasn't amused and AMD wasn't structured to go to actual war with Intel. Then, during that war, AMD stumbled badly and almost failed. But the PC market needed competition because without it you get price creep and slowing advancement as the remaining vendor turns its now dominated market into a cash cow and invests elsewhere. Intel effectively did just that.
- The Secret Reason You Care About Qualcomm's Gigabit Smartphone Modem TG Daily | Feb 22 Qualcomm just announced their X20 Smartphone Modem which has been clocked at 1.2 Gigabits Per Second. Now, if you are like me, you must wonder what the heck you do with that kind of speed and think that if you used it to download big files you'd blow out your data plan in in the time it takes you to read this column. But what no one seems to be telling you is that it isn't this top speed that is important, it is how they get there. You see they get there through something carrier aggregation which means that, with this modem, you are downloading from more than one carrier at once resulting in a potentially huge benefit where you typically don't have much network performance, at the network's edge.
- H&R Block turns to A.I. to tackle your tax return storageasia | Feb 24
- Yahoo price slashed as Verizon proceeds with buy AFP | Feb 23
- Apple's New Space Station Ready for Takeoff E-Commerce Times | Feb 23
- Hewlett Packard Enterprise's sales fall short; outlook disappoints San Jose Mercury News | Feb 23
Rob Enderle on…
Intel and its fourth quarter results
[Intel had] "an impressive quarter." [The performance of the company's PC segment suggests] "the belief that [the PC market] has bottomed and is, again, moving toward growth."
Cloud computing, internet of things boost Intel's results San Jose Mercury News
Yahoo's breaches and the Verizon acquisition of its main operating business delay
"The bigger things are the breaches; those have Verizon reconsidering the deal—I think the merger is at risk; the delay would point to that as still a possibility."
Updates to Google+
[While positive, the changes are more] "along the lines of a hotel saying they're going to repaint the bathrooms and get rid of the smell. They may lead fewer people to leave the service, but aren't compelling enough to bring people back.
Google Gives Google+ Some Nips and Tucks TechNewsWorld
[The problem with Twitter is they aren't making enough money.] "When you're losing your executive staff and you're doing layoffs to break even—that's selling off your future. Layoffs are not a way to grow. They are trending in the wrong direction."
Can Twitter remain a viable business? CBC Radio
Facial recognition technology
"It's going to eventually replace passwords and fingerprints. It will be in everything. Today's 2D is not very reliable, but with increasing 3D reliability, we'll start to get something that's useful."
Los Gatos startup debuts 3D facial camera San Jose Mercury News
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