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iPhone Not Recommended

iPhone Not Recommended

A board member recently asked me “Do I recommend what type of smartphone for people to buy?” The answer was a low, but elongated No. The reason is that I might as well […]

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Ballmer and Microsoft Misconceptions

Earlier in the month, Forbes published 4 Popular Misconceptions about Microsoft – a much better job than my Microsoft Jolts The World in January. It was a solid piece about how the […]

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Life After The Robots

Imagine life after the robots. Hollywood portrays humans either at war with robots like Terminator or slaves unwittingly made into power supplies like in The Matrix. Starting with movies like […]

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If There Was No Advertising

If there was no advertising, what would the world be like? It probably would be like the first time I saw the original Star Trek as a small child. There was […]

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Testing is Fundamental

Testing is the fundamental difference between good support and terrible customer experiences. Everyone has that family member or friend who are so gullible. In technology, you have to teach not blindly […]

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WPC 2013 Insider Perspective

WPC is the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, which actually started annually in 1997.  This year was in Houston on July 7-11 with over 16,000 attendees and a focus on big data, […]

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Technocrats Protect Yourself at All Times

Million Dollar Baby is one of my favorite movies. It’s definitely not one of those feel good flicks, but you are reminded of many life lessons, including protecting yourself at […]

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SharePoint Online Prevents Employee Theft

It’s a regular occurrence. Before leaving, the ex-salesman copied the customer list spreadsheet and sales pipeline. A key employee took off with major contracts. Somehow most employees know how much management makes. […]

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Trademark Skinny

From time to time, clients ask about getting trademarks like Matrixforce. Here’s the short version: Be unique. Common words, sayings, or symbols will not be registered and there are no […]