Before you put pen to paper on a topic like this you have to challenge yourself before you make such a bold statement – so note the question mark.
Peter Drucker wisely noted, “Business has only two basic functions: marketing and innovation.” High tech is uniquely a product of both. Inbound marketing leads to innovation, or at very least appropriately channeling innovation. Since technology markets are in perpetual change, and since the Internet has accelerated change, the key goal of marketing becomes tracking change and anticipating where this will cause money to flow.
Innovation requires vision and leadership -Microsoft has lost both. Gates had the vision, Jobs has the Vision and the ability to execute. Ballmer is an operations guy and for 10 years even when Microsoft have been out of the spotlight they have slowley been committing suicide – innovation and importantly the ability to make it happen which requires the vision to carry through.
This is a great move from one of the mega vendors.
Recently Cisco unveiled its Cius tablet PC running the Android 2.0 OS aimed squarely at business users. This is a game changer. As you will see from one of my previous posts – back in Siemens over a decade ago, Cisco pulled the market as it changed the desktop paradigm for voice 10 years ago.
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I was holding off on this post until a few things had passed but this is a really important one, its actually vital to how the hosting industry ‘pans’ out within the telco / carrier market – the hosting industry has quite literally gone ‘pete tong’ since the BPOS drive against partners.
The market is full of technical ‘diatribe’ – everything is about the Cloud in the IT industry. The reality is that it has been going on for years in various shapes or forms. Continue Reading
Literally as I am posting, its doing its thing with my mac. Saying its backing everything up and going through the process of wipe, install and restore. These are nervous times and I shall report back with progress.
IBM have been watching in the sides lines. I think they know more than most that getting involved in the marketing education process is expensive and with a brand like theirs probably unnecessary, spent your money developing your offerings and keep talking to your customers. I think IBM will emerge as a powerful player as the market evolves,they have the customer base and you never got sacked for buying IBM. Check out the video below on IBM’s traveler offering – doesn’t really excite me, maybe its the video Anyway, worth digging into in more detail.
The only area that I bring into question is their ability to operate in highly price sensitive markets which seeming from some of the recent press releases is where they want a slice of the action – mobile. It’s certainly an interesting tie up with Android for Lotus notes – clearly restricting them to a niche customer base and without the support of the carriers sales team I personally cannot see any take up. That said, if they start to port their IM, Presence and Collaboration tools onto Android it will certainly see off Microsoft and Apple’s advances into their Notes customers.
Look what I found in my loft- it’s like a graveyard of technology up there.
I think I got this in 2003- tablet, 1kg in weight embedded Microsoft CE. Funny-WLAN on an optional card, no USB and infrared.
Too early! Vision spot on.
That said apple did bring out a tablet over 10 years ago, so technically first.
I just picked up these two articles – very interesting. Will post up later some thoughts …..
iPhone outselling BlackBerry
No iPhones, just BlackBerry for government employees