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A snapshot of enterprise cloud adopters at Workday Rising

Enterprise cloud applications vendor Workday, fresh from its recent IPO, held its annual convention this week. With many of its 350 customers and 200 prospects in Las Vegas for the event, it gave a good feel for the profile of the typical Workday customer. Here are a few impressions from the proceedings (disclosure: Workday, a… Read more →

Ascend D Quad XL, Huawei’s high-end Android smartphone

We recently got our hands on Huawei’s latest (and most expensive) Android smartphone, the Ascend D Quad XL, which sells at CN¥2,599 (US$420), and it will be available in North America by the year end. Decent workmanship The phone has a black plastic body with some texture on the back side to enhance grip. Weighing… Read more →

LaCie launches the PetiteKey USB stick

The USB stick has become the best solution to ultra-portable storage. You can get multiple gigabytes of data on a stick that easily slides into a pocket and is typically very robust. I have yet to purchase a USB storage device that has failed on me. Storage company LaCie offers a range of devices for storing… Read more →

Drobo Mini for video on the go [Gift Guide 2012]

Some while back, Aneel Bhusri, co-CEO Workday and board member at Drobo told me: “We’ll never have enough storage.” He is 100 per cent right. I have storage devices hanging off every system at home and in the office. Adding it all up, we have 12TB of storage. When I go on the road I… Read more →

Windows 8’s enterprise play: evolution not revolution

It often takes businesses several years to roll out a new version of Microsoft Windows, especially if they have a lot of in-house applications to test. With a large section of the market still moving from XP to Windows 7, there are relatively few prospects for enterprise-wide Windows 8 projects. None the less, Erwin Visser,… Read more →

Windows 8’s enterprise play: evolution not revolution

It often takes businesses several years to roll out a new version of Microsoft Windows, especially if they have a lot of in-house applications to test. With a large section of the market still moving from XP to Windows 7, there are relatively few prospects for enterprise-wide Windows 8 projects. None the less, Erwin Visser,… Read more →

Windows 8’s enterprise play: evolution not revolution

It often takes businesses several years to roll out a new version of Microsoft Windows, especially if they have a lot of in-house applications to test. With a large section of the market still moving from XP to Windows 7, there are relatively few prospects for enterprise-wide Windows 8 projects. None the less, Erwin Visser,… Read more →

Mapping racist Tweets: where post-election hate came from

After the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, vocal racists took to Twitter. It looks like the top state for the most racist Tweets is Alabama, closely followed by Mississippi. The top ten states for post-election Tacist tweets – according to Floating Sheep’s [interactive] GeoCommons map,  – are:   A hype-generating post by Jezebel (warning: offensive language)… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Jet Lag From Mars, and Windows 8 Ads

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Microsoft’s Big Hidden Windows 8 Feature: Built-In AdvertisingHotHardware |  When we tried out Windows 8, we had trouble getting rid of a full-screen detergent commercial in the weather app. – David Gallagher Why K-Pop Is Taking Over the WorldNpr.org… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Jet Lag From Mars, and Windows 8 Ads

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Microsoft’s Big Hidden Windows 8 Feature: Built-In AdvertisingHotHardware |  When we tried out Windows 8, we had trouble getting rid of a full-screen detergent commercial in the weather app. – David Gallagher Why K-Pop Is Taking Over the WorldNpr.org… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Jet Lag From Mars, and Windows 8 Ads

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Microsoft’s Big Hidden Windows 8 Feature: Built-In AdvertisingHotHardware |  When we tried out Windows 8, we had trouble getting rid of a full-screen detergent commercial in the weather app. – David Gallagher Why K-Pop Is Taking Over the WorldNpr.org… Read more →