Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2014«

Cloud Success means ‘Hearts and Minds’ Microsoft

February 22, 2014


The success potential in the cloud for Microsoft was laid down many years ago, well before cloud was even on the horizon, a unique differentiator that no Amazon or Google can challenge …. Yet. What I am talking about are customer ‘Relationships’ and the trust that those relationships has fostered, especially in the Corporate and […]

Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) in a Modern World

February 20, 2014


If you are in the Microsoft Partner ecosystem you will be familiar with this time of year, it’s that mad scramble to tick the box’s to ensure your continued membership is renewed ad critically at your chosen level of Certification – Gold or Silver being the two classes of real value. Some of you will […]

Microsoft OneDrive, What’s in a name?

February 19, 2014


‘Microsoft launches OneDrive globally, with some freebies’. More on the freebie ‘Microsoft to give 100GB free OneDrive storage to early birds’. So it’s out with a big fanfare and more obfuscation for the humble consumer and business user alike as they get their heads around a name change and a few new bells and whistles […]

Airlines ‘Battery Bomb’ dilemma

February 12, 2014


32,000 feet and levelling. A comforting thought for a 100% ground based species! Having successfully survived the vulture like scrutiny of the power-hungry supervising the airport security gauntlet, mandatory to getting on any public flight, I find my thoughts drawn to the security charade we have to participate in. A process that exists almost exclusively […]

The Gates half open at Microsoft!

February 7, 2014


I wonder why no self-respecting global heavyweight prospect would take on the CEO role at Microsoft? Apart from the looming presence of Bulmer and Gates on the board, taking on Microsoft has the appeal of a cutom Saville Row suit, but on closer inspection you notice the straight jacket. On the one hand it has […]