So Microsoft is to buy Nokia’s mobile operation. It’s not taking the pragmatic course we advocated last week, but in true combative fashion it is gearing up to take on Google and Apple head on. It’s a huge gamble by Microsoft. It’s not the money – €5.4bn is only around a tenth of Microsoft’s cash on hand. But it’s not [...]
It is now a week since Microsoft announced the impending departure of CEO Steve Ballmer, after 13 years at the helm and 33 years at the company. He was employee #33. While Mr Ballmer said he just wants to retire a little earlier than he previously thought, almost everyone believes he’s going because investors have been demanding it. Activist investors [...]
By Phil Hassey, Founder of CapioIT Final details are being confirmed today (Feb 6th, 2013) for Dell Computer to be taken private. It is a news-making deal that summarises the problems of legacy PC-based technology and the unrelenting glare of quarterly numbers from Wall St. Clearly Dell, the company, and Michael Dell, its founder, have taken a pragmatic approach to [...]
As Microsoft prepares for the launch of Windows 8, we got an insight into what is to be expected from the the software giant during its German Partner Conference 2012 in Stuttgart.