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Microsoft takes three steps worth some thought by anyone following this mature ISV

In late February, 2015, Microsoft announced 3 changes in components of its business worth some thought by anyone with an interest in this mature ISV. On February 20, 2015 Dan Kedmey wrote about Microsoft’s acquision of Acompli for the Time Read more ›

Apps for SharePoint 2013 carry their own set of implementation risks

Large organizations with an instance of Microsoft SharePoint running on premises may be thinking about migrating their customization process over from full trust solutions to a combination of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Microsoft refers to this combination as the “SharePoint Read more ›

Enterprise tech ISVs should recommend hybrid computing platform scenarios to their customers

Enterprise technology consumers have made their reluctance clear. In most cases they will not agree to incur the expense and effort required to migrate on-premises computing platforms, like Microsoft SharePoint, to public cloud tenancy. So the ISVs owning the IP Read more ›

Microsoft and its partners continue efforts to take down obstacles to wider cloud adoption by enterprise business

Rackspace, a leading provider of managed services to enterprise businesses, reported earnings on February 17, 2015. Some remarks from its CEO, Taylor Rhodes, point to what maybe a promising indicator of enterprise business moving towards increased use of cloud IaaS, Read more ›

Microsoft lowers the volume on its Mobile First Cloud First clarion call at least for SharePoint

In the aftermath of SPTechCon Austin, and a number of announcements from Microsoft, not the least of which being the planned debut of SharePoint 2016, later this year, it is safe to say the volume on “mobile first, cloud first” Read more ›

It makes sense for enterprise business to think differently about text data, but are they already doing this?

Ninety percent, or more, of the data produced by enterprise-class businesses and organizations in the public and not-for-profit sectors is entirely structured. But content published on web pages is unstructured text data and, therefore, a difficult challenge. So should these Read more ›

Personal agents, and artificial intelligence may transform enormous amounts of information into manageable resources

Peter Holley of the Washington Post captured some thoughts Bill Gates articulated during a Reddit “Ask me Anything” session on the topic of a Microsoft project “called the Personal Agent”. Holley’s clips appear in an article titled Bill Gates on Read more ›