Cisco made a massive strategic blunder in the last decade, aggressively moving into consumer devices rather than focusing on their core enterprise and service provider markets. It seems that Cisco is now in the process of rectifying this mistake, but charting a path to growth is an entirely different matter! Cisco's Consumer Blunder Cisco is not HP, Dell, or IBM. Cisco is … [Read more...] about How Will Cisco Recover From The Consumer Strategy Blunder?
The heart of any video recording system is the camera, and my mobile camera of choice is the Kodak Zi8. Although I love my Sony NEX-5 still camera, and carry it everywhere at these shows, it lacks a microphone input and isn't quite as easy use as a solid-state video camera. The same is true of the iPhone 4, which records great video and has a wonderful portable version of … [Read more...] about Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camcorder Review
After years spent focusing on personal technology, businesses are increasingly turning back to the enterprise. There are many reasons for this, but the biggest one is the poor economy. Individuals simply have less free cash to spend on gadgets and software, and the meagre profits are increasingly going into the pockets of a single company: Apple. The corporate IT market is … [Read more...] about Meet the Enterprise IT Superpowers
I've never been a fan of the junky, wasteful side of conference attendance. I railed about "booth babes and chotchkies" last year, and tried to make my presentations qualitatively different. But there is another class of giveaway at conferences: Solid, pricey loot. Back in the old days, vendors used to give away Harley Davidson motorcycles and Mercedes-Benz cars (no … [Read more...] about Conference Loot: SNW Orlando 2010 Edition