Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 11:33am

Good article, Paul, and these very concerns you mention are what keeps the cloud & mobile from going very far with us. I would add 2 other items to your connectivity woes: terrain and weather...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 8:14am

Agree completely! Microsoft & all other vendors are here for our (consumers) needs. If MS can fit my needs, I'll use them. If not, there are other vendors who will. We are increasingly...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 8:15am

Agree wholeheartedly, WaltC! Let customers vote with their wallets & the better products will generally win. The vendors should fight it out in the marketplace, not in court. By and large,...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:10pm

Everyone has a right to be forgotten, and I applaud Mr Gonzalez for taking his stance & being proven right in court. Eric Schmidt is correct, but his views will always differ from the views...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 3:18pm

Paul, I think you sort of answered the title to your article. Short answer is no. I've mentioned before my belief that data is the lifeblood of any business. You can't make a widget, or provide...

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 2:53pm

Good points, gfrancis. I agree completely. One must assume that any cloud provider may access your data, whenever they choose (or are compelled to by law).

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:27pm

I've seen similar expressions on the faces of users when a program crashes or a blue screen happens.

As far as cloud security, I'm leaving my tinfoil hat on for the time being. :) Still...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 1:10pm

I went on a software quality rant, and threw mobile applications in there, too...excuse me. :) Anyway, in beating on vendor applications & in-house written, they both seem to break with...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 3:45pm

If anything, software quality seems to be degrading. I've done quite a bit of testing over the last few years, and software seems so fragile now. This is especially true with mobile applications...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 1:50pm

Paul, I both agree & disagree with you on this. I agree with using the right tool for the job & moving forward when it makes sense to do so. Where I disagree is getting swept up in the...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 3:32pm

Agree whole-heartedly, WaltC. Vendors seem more eager than ever to push fads. I think marketing is so important because many vendors have such poor quality software.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 3:31pm

Paul, I'm glad you did address that elephant in the room. I have always felt that companies should upgrade on a schedule that works for them, and ignore the vendor's marketing push. I just roll...

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 11:04am

Kudos to MS & the other tech vendors for publicly coming out in favor of rights of privacy!

Data collection/harvesting and privacy are almost mutally exclusive terms.

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 12:16pm

MS would probably be better off going with Mulally. But it sounds like he's unavailable.

Concerning the Bloomberg quote on CEO qualifications, this is standard boiler-plate text for...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 12:53pm

Good grief! If companies would spend less time & resources on litigation, perhaps they could innovate. I'm no attorney, but I often wonder about the validity of all these technology patents...

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 1:56pm

This is better for everyone, especially us consumers. Too often, public companies must answer to 2 masters: shareholder & customers. Now, Dell can focus solely on its customers.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 8:06am

We've rolled out a couple Surface units for testing & our testers are luke-warm, at best. My guess is that the Surface units will be swapped back for laptops, and we'll stick with Windows 7...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 8:16am

Excellent points, techmule...and they are very close to what we are doing. Who has the time, money, or inclination to be on an upgrade treadmill? Use what works, for as long as it's feasible.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 10:58am

These guys just don't get it. The cloud is not for everyone, either due to regulatory or legal requirements (like my workplace).

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 8:26am

I agree with Paul's article, but for the part on change. Yes, the pace of change in I/T is fast, but I believe it is driven by vendors; that's how they make their money. Customers change when...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 7:59am

From my point of view (enterprise), MS has made some truly bone-headed decisions; things seem to be focused more on consumer, whiz-bang gadgets, and cloud computing. We need stuff that just works...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 2:48pm

Good points, Paul. I agree, but from the other perspective. We use on-premise, because we prefer it over cloud.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 2:43pm computing vendors do what's best for them, not necessarily what's best for us (the customer).

I'm firmly in the cloud computing doubter category. I/T is cyclical; always...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 8:10am

I think business is taking an "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality with XP.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 7:58am

Brings back memories. I can recall installing & using the first 2 versions of NT; not a good experience. Many of us said NT stood for "Nasty Technology", "Nice Try", or "Next Time". But...

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 10:44am

Paul, I hope you & the family have a safe & fun trip. Heck, I suggest taking 2 weeks off!

And, I agree with you on "House of Cards" on's an awesome show.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 2:19pm

Has the average price of e-books dropped? I can't find any hard evidence to prove or disprove that.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 8:21am

rapid release cycle = more bugs, faster

Good grief, Microsoft! Take the time to get your stuff right...the first time.

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 2:49pm

Paul, given your statement in the first paragraph, I think you need to take a few MORE days off & unplug for awhile...recharge your mental batteries :)

Monday, June 24, 2013 - 12:19pm

Wow...wonder how many people will leave MS in the wake of this reorg?

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