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Microsoft Cloud and Mobile Strategy

Microsoft, smartphones and the cloud – a recipe for success?

Is the cloud and mobile-first strategy making any difference? Microsoft has set its sights firmly on the smartphone market with the acquisition of Nokia. Since the failure of Windows Mobile, its previous smartphone platform, Microsoft desperately needed to unify their struggling mobile hardware and software business. And Nokia, who had been caught off guard by competitors such as Apple and Samsung, […]

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How Apple’s device strategy is making an impact on the enterprise

Since the advent of B.Y.O.D (Bring Your Own Device) schemes and the success of the iPhone as both a consumer and business device, Apple has recognised the need to strengthen its portfolio of enterprise-friendly device management tools, productivity applications and not least its IT support. The iPhone and iPad have propelled Apple to widespread adoption in corporate markets such as Education, Healthcare and Government. But needless to say, satisfying the needs […]

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Microsoft buys Nokia’s Devices division (release one)

No joking, no April Fools, the press release just came through. And here it is: Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents and mapping services Nokia Corporation Stock Exchange Release September 3, 2013 at 06.00 (CET +1) REDMOND, Washington and ESPOO, Finland – Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that […]

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Office for iPhone looks pretty smart, but…

… at the cost of a $99 annual subscription to Office365, that makes it amongst the most expensive mobile office productivity applications around. I’m pleased that Microsoft has actually made the leap into iOS. I’m on record as saying their reluctance to engage on the iOS platform has been a costly, costly mistake. Millions of […]

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Surface: Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft… WHAT are you thinking?

Well. We’re all clairvoyant, aren’t we? What a clusterfluck that was. Microsoft yesterday released a rather smart looking tablet device on the back of all the Windows 8 launch shenanigans. It looks wonderful. I haven’t had hands-on yet. Yet it’s already a substantial disappointment. Let’s set aside the clear technological innovation. There is no debate […]

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Microsoft Surface: One sentence opinions from the mobile industry’s executives and influencers

This afternoon The Verge broke the pricing news of Microsoft’s Surface tablet device. I have my own rather strong opinions but wanted to check those of the MIR audience first. I sent a note out to the MIR insiders subscribed to our TinyLetter newsletter asking for one-sentence perspectives. (I’ve only used first names to protect […]

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