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January 7, 2008  9:05 PM

Please Bill, no more platform wars

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.NET, Flex, Java, Macromedia, Microsoft, Windows

During his keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Microsoft chairman Bill Gates presented his vision of the second digital decade. Gates sees the Internet as being all encompassing, with users being able to access services and store personal data in the Internet cloud. This sounds...

October 10, 2007  8:04 PM

Who benefits from a rich Internet?

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.NET, Adobe, browser-based, Flex, Microsoft, ria

Now there is an interesting move taking place in the industry at the moment and it concerns browser-based computing. Earlier this week I was speaking to Greg Gianforte, CEO and founder of Rightnow Technologies, a provider of hosted CRM. Rightnow has spent...

September 17, 2007  6:14 PM

Microsoft and interoperability: you are kidding?

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.NET, Interoperability, Java, Microsoft, middleware, Open source

Earlier today, Brad Smith, Microsoft's senior vice-president, general counsel, corporate secretary, legal & corporate affairs, held a press conference following the ruling in the European Court of First Instance. The

May 14, 2007  7:18 PM

Can close links with the IT industry work?

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.NET, IT skills, Microsoft, Visual Studio

I spent a few days in Malta, courtesy of Malta Enterprise, which promotes overseas investment. What struck me about the Maltese is the extent the government has gone to attract IT investment. Among the most public is a deal with Microsoft, which has given every Maltese citizen the option to buy MS...

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