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New Microsoft Surface Tablet: Not Affordable and Not an iPad-Killer
Microsoft shows it’s not getting the price message, fails to disrupt the iPad/Chromebook tablet duopoly
tablet  competition  microsoft  apple  google  Q2  2018  price  school  comparison  design  hardware  software  value 
may 2018 by csrollyson
On Customer Empathy | QQSolutions
On-point post on customer empathy and active listening + insurance, hightech
empathy  customer  sochap  active  listening  insurance  example  product  success  music  gaming  microsoft  agency  drivetotrust 
april 2017 by csrollyson
Amazon Echo vs. Google Home vs. Microsoft Cortana vs. Apple Siri - Business Insider
Comparison of 4 players in #digital #concierge market #Apple #Google #Amazon #Microsoft smart home car
digital  concierge  microsoft  google  amazon  apple  comparison  q1  2017  speculation  automotive  smart  home  strategy 
march 2017 by csrollyson
Team Collaboration Software Comparison
Basic comparison, reviews & pricing for a broad category of collaboration software
social  collaboration  software  comparison  rating  review  jive  ibm  lithium  slack  yammer  microsoft 
june 2016 by csrollyson
Android is ousting Windows from its last mobile bastion | InfoWorld
SUPERB: How Microsoft walked away from embedded #supplychain devices; parallel to #Windows #Mobile? #retail
mobile  embedded  software  device  history  analysis  Q1  2016  windows  android  Operating_systems  open  source  google  microsoft  Tizen  supply  chain  inventory  b2b  retail  example  strategy  product  2csra  2ghcj 
january 2016 by csrollyson
Here Is How to Get Customers With Limited Funds
Short post on customer acquisition tactics, emphasizes digital
customer  acquisition  retention  seo  marketing  client  advocate  sales  microsoft  crm  smb 
august 2015 by csrollyson
Consumers love Samsung, but don't trust Apple or Facebook | CIO
Consumer survey shows trust's increasing weight in overall brand value
trust  survey  apple  facebook  Samsung  microsoft  Q3  2015  Platform 
july 2015 by csrollyson
HTML5 shoot-out: How Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE, and Opera measure up | InfoWorld
Under the hood:How Chrome Opera Firefox Safari & IE comply w HTML5 standard | features, politics
comparison  q2  2015  web  mobile  browser  feature  standard  adherence  google  apple  mozilla  microsoft  2csra  2cdo 
april 2015 by csrollyson
Satya Nadella's Got a Plan to Make You Care About Microsoft. The First Step? Holograms | WIRED
Summarizes Satya Nadella's initiatives to transform #Microsoft + #Project #Hololens #wearable headset
q1  2015  microsoft  ceo  leadership  innovation  transformation  wearable  hololens  organization 
march 2015 by csrollyson
A Beginner’s Guide to LinkedIn Showcase Pages
One of the most thorough explanations to #LinkedIn #Showcase Pages + how they relate to Company Pages
linkedin  company  showcase  page  feature  q1  2014  business  howto  usecase  example  microsoft  Platform 
february 2015 by csrollyson
Peak Google | stratechery by Ben Thompson
Insight on #Google business prospects: market adoption & disruption patterns: Google like #IBM #microsoft ?
google  q1  2015  analysis  pointofview  advertising  marketing  insight  smartphone  adoption  native  competition  prediction  disruption  2snr  ibm  microsoft  2blog 
february 2015 by csrollyson
Google, Mighty Now, but Not Forever - NYTimes.com
Coverage of seminal post that analyzes #google imminent challenges [see link]
google  microsoft  hp  hightech  wang  history  lockin  web  mobile  digital  advertising  facebook  tv  marketing  brand  direct  response  youtube  Platform 
february 2015 by csrollyson
Amazon's next targets: Microsoft Exchange and Gmail | InfoWorld
Early news of #Amazon #enterprise #email calendaring contact/task management & public folder solution #security
amazon  microsoft  google  competition  3email  cloud  infrastructure  q1  2015  breaking  enterprise 
january 2015 by csrollyson
Nokia's Surprising 2nd Shot at the Wireless Game | Mobile | E-Commerce Times
Excited at speculation—But it's a very steep mountain #nokia must climb; they must reorient to design
nokia  motorola  comeback  q4  2014  speculation  tablet  news  microsoft  mobile  smart  device  android 
november 2014 by csrollyson
Google completes its office suite for iOS, to no one's benefit | Mobile Technology - InfoWorld
USEFUL review of #Google #Mobile "office" suite for iPad/iPhone, compares to MSFT Apple versions #fb
google  cloud  drive  mobile  suite  ios  android  review  howto  comparison  apple  microsoft  office  iwork  Q3  2014  ipad  iphone  2csra  2csrollyson 
august 2014 by csrollyson
The Tizen smartphone flopped -- and open source is to blame | Mobile Technology - InfoWorld
The limits of #OpenSource development on #mobile: Why Tizen Symbian Firefox have flopped; how #Android differs
mobile  open  source  pointofview  analysis  tizen  samsung  nokia  google  microsoft  android  symbian  q3  2014  china  africa  india  value  proposition  telecom  IoT 
july 2014 by csrollyson
Google's Nest launches network technology for connected home | Reuters
#Google #Nest launches network technology & feathers alliance for #connected #home #IoT
IoT  connected  home  google  microsoft  apple  alliance  samsung  q3  2014  mobile 
july 2014 by csrollyson
Review: Microsoft Office Online vs. Apple iWork for iCloud vs. Google Drive | Cloud Computing - InfoWorld
SUPERB side-by-side review of #cloud-based versions of AAPL iWork MSFT Office GOOG Drive/Apps [links to indiv reviews] #kudos
cloud  office  application  review  word  processor  spreadsheet  presentation  apple  google  microsoft  product  user  experience  exceptional  comparison 
june 2014 by csrollyson
Nokia to unveil low-cost Android phone, report says | Article | Technology | Reuters.com
WOW, photo looks like Nokia is giving Microsoft the finger! ( Nokia Android smartphone launch imminent) #fb
nokia  android  microsoft  Q1  2014  launch  bric  smartphone  photo  gesture  2csrollyson  mobile 
february 2014 by csrollyson
U.S. frees tech companies to give more spying data | Article | Business | Reuters.com
Hightech firm lawsuit results in deal: firms may publicly report aggregate numbers of security (spying) data requests
surveillance  court  google  yahoo  linkedin  facebook  apple  microsoft  deal  lawsuit  data  request  reporting  Q1  2014  2ghcj  hightech  NSA  Platform 
january 2014 by csrollyson
How Apple could save Windows 8 | Consumerization Of It - InfoWorld
Intriguing: Given Microsoft's struggle w hardware & software product strategy, Apple could save Windows 8 w iTunes #fb
apple  microsoft  speculation  analysis  exceptional  itunes  windows  metro  office  application  product  strategy  failure  PC  Mac  tablet  ipad  iphone  media  player 
december 2013 by csrollyson
Windows XP update locks machines with SVCHOST redlined at 100%: Fix it with KB 2879017 | Microsoft windows - InfoWorld
Great #XP hack & how-to: Wow, tho, what is #microsoft telling its customers by not addressing? #customer #experience #fail #fb
customer  experience  fail  microsoft  xp  software  analysis  howto  explorer  hack  2csra  2csrollyson  2cdo 
november 2013 by csrollyson
The Rise of the Enterprise Social Consultant | Innovation Insights | Wired.com
Internal enterprise social business POV; new role facilitates adoption of social collaboration solutions
Enterprise  social  business  network  community  transformation  culture  consultant  adoption  Q4  2013  ibm  microsoft  yammer  sharepoint  suite  function  2csra  2cdo  digital 
november 2013 by csrollyson
MediaPost Publications Consumers Desperate For More Personalization During Purchase 09/27/2013
GREAT case of vendor hype! 3rd parag. lead priceless; nice stat: "4 min to buy online, 20 min to buy in-store"
digital  transformation  retail  omni  channel  humor  hightech  microsoft  store  online  ecommerce  mobile 
october 2013 by csrollyson
25 tips and tools to make Google Drive better - InfoWorld
GREAT guide to MAjor upgrade of "Google Docs"-now Google Drive; loaded w useful plugins & you can work offline too #fb
google  howto  Drive  Docs  tips  cloud  productivity  q4  2013  sync  plugin  fax  signature  offline  online  microsoft  suite  chrome  2csrollyson 
october 2013 by csrollyson
Microsoft and Nokia: The Silver Lining | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis
Argues Nokia could "save" Microsoft due to its strong consumer sensibility and commitment
microsoft  nokia  pointofview  consumer  q3  2013  acquisition  strategy 
september 2013 by csrollyson
Microsoft and Nokia: Manufacture the Future | Innovation Insights | Wired.com
[comment] FASCINATING possibility: #Microsoft-#Nokia could be an Internet of Things play
mobile  microsoft  nokia  acquisition  q3  2013  analysis  IoT  vision  cdo  digital  ubiquitous  computing 
september 2013 by csrollyson
Twitter / Benioff: Amazing view of Microsoft Nokia ...
PERFECT example "a pic=1,000 words": Look at this #microsoft-#nokia deal infographic Thx @benoit_b @benioff #fb
microsoft  nokia  infographic  q3  2013  exceptional  apple  samsung  ios  android  windows  market  share  competition  comparison  blackberry  RIM  2csra  2csrollyson 
september 2013 by csrollyson
Trying the Apple strategy: Microsoft buys Nokia's mobile business | Windows phone - InfoWorld
#Microsoft tries a Google: buys #Nokia mobile handset maker: will it strengthen MSFT as an alt to iOS & Android?
nokia  microsoft  acquisition  mobile  q3  2013  analysis  apple  google  competition  digital 
september 2013 by csrollyson
11 things Microsoft is actually doing right - InfoWorld
USEFUL review of Microsoft businesses & initiatives: why there might be hope for a reverse #fb
microsoft  q3  2013  business  unit  product  review  analysis  windows  mobile  cloud  open  source  development  Enterprise  software  virtualization  executive  2csra 
august 2013 by csrollyson
PRISM (surveillance program) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Excellent references on US govt surveillance of citizens' & non-citizens' digital & telecom activity; note: tech firms under gag order
usa  intelligence  uk  germany  netherlands  canada  china  obama  nsa  prism  reference  government  attorney  general  judicial  congress  executive  surveillance  telecom  citizen  microsoft  google  yahoo  apple  facebook  dropbox  twitter  fisa  fisc  gag  order 
june 2013 by csrollyson
Tech Companies Concede to Surveillance Program - NYTimes.com
Tech companies create easier sharing to comply with court orders for snooping; Twitter uses a different approach
government  spy  intelligence  agency  hightech  cooperation  court  order  google  apple  microsoft  yahoo  facebook  youtube  aol  q2  2013  twitter  Platform 
june 2013 by csrollyson
The death of the PC: Invented by Apple, accelerated by Microsoft
Nightmare case study: Post-PC goosed by Microsoft (or how MSFT pushed ICU patient [PC ecosystem] down the stairs)
adoption  q2  2013  PC  tablet  ipad  iphone  smartphone  history  dell  hp  apple  ios  macosx  Operating_systems  BYOD  enterprise  employee  metro  windows  8  stevejobs  organization  microsoft  RIM  Nokia  ecosystem  analysis  2csrollyson 
april 2013 by csrollyson
Own the experience, own the future
EXCELLENT analysis of the battle to win your attention: Apple Google Microsoft vie 4 attn, Facebook muscles in #fb thx @peterkim
ecosystem  Competition  q2  2013  device  user  data  software  Experience  apple  google  microsoft  facebook  2csrollyson 
april 2013 by csrollyson
Microsoft's MVP program turns 20
MVP is a great example of emergent crowdsourcing; here's how Microsoft discovered & nurtured it, beginning in 1993!
microsoft  social  business  pioneer  crowdsourcing  history  casestudy  hightech  service  forum  111cruc 
march 2013 by csrollyson
Intel CEO to retire as chipmaker struggles with mobile | Article | Top News | Reuters.com
Based on his post, I don't have confidence in how Intel is thinking, insufficient transformation commitment
hightech  executive  leadership  strategy  crisis  q4  2012  wintel  microsoft  mobile  vision  2csra  disruption  transformation 
november 2012 by csrollyson
Can a $1.5 billion marketing campaign convince people to buy Windows 8? | Computerworld Blogs
No. It might have some influence but product quality will have to be in the zone. Either way, a great case study for ad/marketing campaigns' value
advertising  campaign  microsoft  launch  q4  2012  blitz  windows  product  csrblogcomment  marketing  social  media 
october 2012 by csrollyson
Why Windows 8 tablets won't threaten the iPad (or Android) | Microsoft Windows - InfoWorld
Windows8 preview on tablet sounds horrible for mainstream enterprise users and consumers (i.e. the W7 and Metro o/s's don't work together)
windows8  tablet  microsoft  preview  productivity  office  software  hardware  q3  2012 
july 2012 by csrollyson
With $1.2 Billion Yammer Buy, Microsoft’s Social Enterprise Strategy Takes Shape - TechCrunch
solid coverage and links: poses the right question: how can msft monetize yammer & Skype when they've both been nominally successful?
yammer  microsoft  acquisition  q2  2012  enterprise  collaboration  news  skype  strategy  software  oracle  ibm  2blog 
july 2012 by csrollyson
5 years later: 8 iPhone-bashing pundits repent - InfoWorld
Amusing & revealing post contrasting pundits' 2007 iPhone fail predictions and how they respond today #fb
iphone  pundit  prediction  2007  2012  anniversary  mobile  carrier  telecom  microsoft  reputation  trust  analyst  humor  history  apple  ipod 
june 2012 by csrollyson
Why Microsoft's anti-iPad strategy will backfire | Mobile Technology - InfoWorld
Chronicling Microsoft strategy to force users to buy its unreleased tablet by stalling Office & Sharepoint apps for iOS/Android tablets
microsoft  product  enterprise  strategy  mobile  transformation  collaboration  software  analysis  apple  android  ios  ipad  iphone  tablet  sharepoint  office 
may 2012 by csrollyson
Windows 8: The OS/2 of Today
Interesting argument, carried on in comments: fused history and predictions: good thoughts
Operating_systems  mobile  windows  OS/2  2012  Q2  history  Nokia  Microsoft  IBM  Apple  Android  Competition  Tablet  Computer  2ghcj 
april 2012 by csrollyson
Bye Bye BlackBerry. How Long Will Apple Last? - Forbes
Weak post on the ephemeral "leadership" position; some funny quotes, though
smartphone  apple  google  microsoft  palm  blackberry  RIM  ios  android  competition  adoption  history  prediction  humor  2snr 
april 2012 by csrollyson
Apple's War on Android - Businessweek
Making sense of legal stuggle: detailed analysis of iOS/Android competition & their value chains #apple #google
google  apple  android  ios  competition  legal  analysis  iphone  samsung  california  lawsuit  motorola  microsoft  mobile  ipad  tablet  HTC  patent  innovation  design  engineering 
march 2012 by csrollyson
Internet Explorer Is "The Browser You Love(d) To Hate"
Microsoft's new ads for Internet Explorer poke fun at itself
browser  advertising  microsoft  q1  2012 
march 2012 by csrollyson
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