Can Microsoft Avoid Compaq’s Fate?

Can Microsoft Avoid Compaq’s Fate?

Here's a bedtime story of how a playground leader with lots of friends (Compaq) got undercut by the new kid on the block (Dell). Is this cautionary fable repeating itself with Microsoft and Apple?

Smartphone Addiction: Why Are We Afraid of Being Alone?

Smartphone Addiction: Why Are We Afraid of Being Alone?

An overly connected mobile phone culture was on display at the U.S. Open last week. So what did my friend do? He unplugged on the Lost Coast.

BlackBerry vs. iPhone: Is This Still a Question?

BlackBerry vs. iPhone: Is This Still a Question?

Two years ago, I was blasted for predicting iPhone as the future winner. I hate to say I told you so.

BYOD Empowers the Free Agent

BYOD Empowers the Free Agent

Consumer tech frees employees from the old lie of corporate loyalty rewarded.

Your Hair Tells a Story That Bits or Bytes Can’t

Your Hair Tells a Story That Bits or Bytes Can’t

In the age of big data, simple observation can be just as powerful.

Dangerous Dubai? There's No App for That

Dangerous Dubai? There's No App for That

Mobile travel apps are all the rage, especially for destinations like Dubai. While they appeal to tourists, they don’t tell the whole story.

The Crushing Weight of Apple

The Crushing Weight of Apple

Tim Cook and post-Jobs Apple must shake off their conservative coils with the upcoming iPhone, according to CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige

Who Wants To Be CEO, Anyway?

As former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson steps down, we are reminded of that fatal flaw shared by tragic Greek heroes, Shakespeare’s Macbeth and modern-day CEOs: hubris.

Yahoo CEO's Resume Lie Exposes an Ugly Truth

What has Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson taught my college-bound nephew who hopes to earn a degree in computer science? Sadly, a lot.

Cartoon: Consumerization of IT Gets Comical

Hey IT, don't let vendors pass you by.

Is Apple Changing Its Enterprise Tune?

Even while touting its success in the enterprise, Apple hasn’t publicly courted CIOs or really pushed iPads into companies. But CEO Tim Cook is well-suited to do just that.

Are Free Smartphone Apps a Bargain?

You may not have to pay money directly to download most mobile apps, but they can cost you a lot in battery drainage and power inefficiency.

Will Apple Invest in RIM to Honor Steve Jobs' Dying Wish?

Will Apple Invest in RIM to Honor Steve Jobs' Dying Wish?

It's time for Apple CEO Tim Cook to surprise us. Here's a suggestion: Throw money at struggling RIM for its patent portfolio and CIO relationships. Make headway in the enterprise. Cripple Android. Make Steve proud.

iPad in the Enterprise: A Dirty Little Secret

Shhhh, here’s the dirty little secret exposed by the iPad's use in the enterprise: People don’t use computers very much at work. Sure, we need computers to get email, surf the Web, tap Salesforce.com, read Office documents and PDFs...

Does the iPhone 4S Suddenly Support 4G?

Does the iPhone 4S Suddenly Support 4G?

An Apple bug showing 4G connectivity on an iPhone does little to earn the trust of consumers in the post-Steve Jobs era.

Secret Messages Inside Apple Invites

Apple’s manic attention to detail isn’t reserved only for design, it trickles into its major event invitations. So what secret messages are hidden in the latest invite to the March 7 iPad event?

Top 10 Reasons Why The U.S. Air Force Canceled iPads

Top 10 Reasons Why The U.S. Air Force Canceled iPads

The Air Force Special Operations Command suddenly – and without explanation – reversed course on plans to purchase 3,000 iPad 2s that would have replaced bulky paper manuals and navigational charts.

Windows 8 vs. Mountain Lion: A Desktop Touchscreen Debate

Should a desktop or laptop computer have a touchscreen? The answer lies in the iPad.

China's Labor Conditions: Why Is Apple Being Singled Out?

Apple should not be singled out for outsourcing manufacturing to Communist China, but the company also shouldn't be surprised that the freedom-loving customer base it cultivated is disappointed.

Would Steve Jobs Have Been a Good Politician?

Steve Jobs served on President George H.W. Bush’s Export Council despite sources telling the FBI that Jobs “will twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve his goals.” Is this the intersection of business and politics?

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