Is Dell Right? Was The MacBook Air Stupid?

Steve Jobs was a natural manipulator, so much so that folks often referred to him as having his own Reality Distortion Field. This allowed him to say often even contradict himself and get away with it. For instance he once said that video on an iPod was stupid and that no one would ever adapt a tablet because it lacked a keyboard (there is a list of his 6 most impressive false statements here). One effort that really screwed up the PC...

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AMD Jumps Past Intel with…

I’ve never seen a company so cripple itself as I have with Intel recently. From OEM support, to marketing, to just good governance—Intel appears to have all but abandoned the PC market even though companies like HP (speaking of HP, they are doing some really interesting things of late) are surging in it. But that has left a huge opportunity for AMD to fill the gap, and this week they announced their second-generation Ryzen Processors....

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HP Defines Value of Doing Well By Doing Good

This week I was at HP’s Accelerate Executive Forum in Las Vegas. This is basically an HP Channel event and HP LOVES its channel. This is refreshing because, over the years, I’ve been brought in on a number of channel problems and they generally come down to the firm either abusing or ignoring their channel even though that channel accounts for more income than they can afford to lose. Well, at this event, the number of times HP...

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NVIDIA GTC: Recreating…

I’m at NVIDIA’s GTC conference this week and I’ll be damned if their CEO Jen-Hsun Huang didn’t replicate one of the coolest technologies in the Black Panther movie. No, it wasn’t the Vibranium Armor, though that’d been really cool too, no it was the VR remote driving car technology. You recall the scene where the Black Panther’s sister, off in Wakanda, was able to take over remotely a Lexus driving it from a special remote capsule...

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Think 2018 – IBM’s Power9 System…

I’m at IBM’s huge Think event this week and, holy crap, there are a lot of IT folks here. It continues to amaze me how much IBM has changed over the years and yet remained the same. The changes are tied to platforms that are designed to be deployed in the cloud using open platforms, and the things that have remained the same is an almost rabid focus on the needs of its customers. How this last is demonstrated is an unmatched ability...

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