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- BMC Engage Day 2: New Company, Old Name Oct 15 The second day of a conference like this is for reflection on what we’ve learned and tying down the answers to questions from day one at BMC Engage. On this day we had a presentation from BMC’s CEO Bob Beauchamp followed by a panel of BMC partners. In many ways, BMC is mirroring Dell’s experience in going private (coincidentally, Dell was on stage earlier talking about how it was integrating with BMC’s tools) in that its leaders now seem to wonder why they didn’t take the company private years ago. What follows are some semi-random discoveries I made on the second day of this conference.
- BMC Engage: Defending IT in an Increasingly Digitized Cloud World Oct 14 I’m starting to feel like a coast-to-coast ping pong ball because this week I am in Orlando at BMC Engage 2014. BMC is undergoing a transformation that, to a certain extent, mirrors the transformation that IT itself is undergoing. It is shifting from being a firm that was largely known for providing management services on mainframes to a firm that is enabling ever more socially engaged services across a variety of platforms, the cloud, and for users that are increasingly on a new class of mobile devices. The turnaround for BMC is proceeding very well. It now has the resources to do a major show like Engage again, and the size of the audience at this event is in line with the groups that firms like IBM, HP, and Microsoft attract. This post is on the opening keynote.
- The New Windows 10: The Enterprise and Users Should Love It Oct 09 If you were with me at the IBM Think Forum this week, you’d likely walk away with a strong “no” to this question. What makes IBM events very different from most vendor events is that much of the content is delivered by IBM customers, not IBM executives. After watching panel after panel of companies ranging from USAA to Kaiser Permanente talk about how this technology is critical to their future, you’d likely become a believer, like I already am. You see, I think decision engines, which are evolving into artificial intelligence (AI) driven machines, represent the biggest disruption in the computer market since the Internet. It is bigger than cloud and it could actually be bigger than the Internet. Heck, it might even be bigger than the invention of the wheel. I’m not kidding. Let me explain.
- Tablet Wars: The iPad Drifts Toward Mediocrity TechNewsWorld | Oct 20 There have been a lot of interesting tablets launched over the last month, but Apple -- the primary driver in this market -- didn't launch one of them. Part of its problem was that it accidentally leaked the tablet specs before the announcement, removing much of a chance for excitement. Leaks aside, many of the products from others seem far more exciting this quarter.
- BMC Turnaround a Lesson in Corporate Leadership CIO | Oct 17 When most companies are in trouble, they clean house or sell off assets. BMC has done neither. So far, it's working. Other firms would be wise to follow CEO Bob Beauchamp's example.
- Intel and Asus Make Another Run At the Modular PC TG Daily | Oct 16 One of the most interesting products I was connected to in the 1990s was the IBM modular computer. It was a brilliant idea it just was badly timed. A few years back Motorola tried to create a similar product with a smartphone that was nested in a thin client laptop like device called the Atrix but the OS wasn’t ready, the product cost as much as a smartphone and a tablet and the performance wasn’t great. Well Intel and Asus have partnered up and created a tablet/smartphone product and things are a lot different now. We could have a winner.
- How BMC Is Re-creating Steve Jobs' Best Practice Datamation | Oct 16 Part of Steve Jobs' recipe for success was his focus on customer needs.
- You'll pay a lot more for an unlocked Nexus 6 smartphone Computerworld | Oct 20
- Why it's harder to choose which iPad works best for you cnet | Oct 19
- Apple launches new way to pay Monday KTVU | Oct 19
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Blackberry’s new Passport smartphone and its qwerty keyboard
“The advantage of a physical keyboard is that you can blind type, which means you can keep your eyes where they are supposed to be and with quick glances can still get that email or text sent out."
“He is one of those bigger-than-life personalities. His company very much revolves around him, not too differently from the way that Apple revolved around Jobs."
“Watson allows companies to get the benefits from their data more quickly and effectively with fewer skills.…If executives can't use tools because they are difficult, the tools are worthless. Watson is the only platform designed from the ground up to be a tool executives could use, because it's intelligent."
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The iPhone 6
“[It's] an attractive me-too product, but nothing to pull you across. There’s no revolution here and Apple is losing its innovative soul, chasing after Android and Windows rivals with bigger sized iPhones, while still lagging on fundamental features like screen and camera resolutions, and inductive charging."
Digital games and EA's The Sims 4
“The Sims 3 was disappointing, and that likely left a bad taste in the mouths of loyal players. It is far harder to bring back disappointed players than it is to attract them in the first place because you have to overcome the negative perception of the prior version."
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