Monthly Archives: February 2014

Is the end of life for Windows XP really going to happen?

Doomsday for Windows XP is just a few months away. On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will issue its last updates for this version. On the same day that Windows XP gets its final updates, Office 2003 and all of it is included applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and so on will also get its final security updates.

Microsoft’s new devices and services strategy

Microsoft is responding and what we are seeing is a metamorphosis of the company and its offerings. Microsoft’s position is one where the company considers itself a devices and services company.

What’s up at IBM?

By 2015, 50% of IBM’s revenue is expected to come from software. You may not have realized it, but consider all that’s new – cloud, big data, and cognitive computing. IBM has also formed and plans to invest $1 billion in the Watson Business Group to research and deliver cognitive applications and services to market via cloud. What will you do with Watson?

Do I pay for Oracle Software Development licensing?

I have recently been getting questions from clients and people counseling clients about licensing their development and non-production environment. Recently, a Miro retainer client hired IBM to do some consulting work for them in a development/non-production environment. IBM told the