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Stories by Juan Carlos Perez

Windows 8 won't hit critical mass in enterprises: Forrester

Windows 8, the most significant upgrade to Microsoft's operating system since Windows 95 and one of the most important products in the company's history, will not achieve enough adoption in enterprises to be considered a standard, according to analyst firm Forrester.
By the time the next major Windows upgrade is released, Windows 8 will be in less than 50 percent of workplace PCs, unable to overtake its predecessor Windows 7.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez16 May 13 22:00

Windows Blue preview due at end of June

Microsoft plans to release a preview version of Windows 8's update, code-named Windows Blue, at the end of June, according to Julie Larson-Green, a corporate vice president in charge of the OS's development.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez07 May 13 20:09

Five ways to improve your enterprise social networking strategy

Enterprise social networking software, which offers social media capabilities adapted for workplace collaboration like employee profiles, activity streams, microblogging and document sharing, has evolved from a "nice to have" to a "should have" status in enterprises.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez22 April 13 17:20

Microsoft: Time is right for developers to build Win8 Metro apps

With Windows 8 in its final phase of development, Microsoft is encouraging commercial and in-house enterprise developers to start building Metro-style applications for Microsoft's new operating system for desktops, laptops and tablets.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez11 June 12 22:00

Microsoft sees Skype linking all its products, CFO says

Microsoft will aggressively and broadly integrate Skype across its product portfolio, the company's CFO said on Wednesday, the same day that rival Cisco Systems raised concerns about Microsoft's Skype integration plans.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez16 Feb. 12 10:54

Jerry Yang leaves Yahoo

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang has left the company, the latest dramatic change at the top of the embattled Internet company.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez18 Jan. 12 10:31

Microsoft tweaks Bing's product search

Microsoft has made changes to Bing's Shopping search engine designed to accelerate and simplify the product-finding process.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez16 Aug. 11 05:53

Microsoft Office 365 goes live

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer launched the much-awaited Office 365 on Tuesday, after a beta program of about nine months, as the company responds -- some critics say belatedly -- to the rising popularity of cloud-based applications for collaboration and communication.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez29 June 11 00:46

Google's CEO switch could be a risky move

Google's decision to change CEOs, announced on the same day it reported yet another blockbuster quarter, begs the question of whether the company is trying to fix something that isn't broken.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez21 Jan. 11 11:56

With Apple's Jobs on leave, many questions and few answers

With Steve Jobs taking another medical leave, Apple customers, investors, partners and employees are again left to wonder what implications this will have for the company's stock, financial performance, product development and business operations.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez18 Jan. 11 04:55

With thick skin, Google CIO finds job rewarding

When Ben Fried left his post as IT managing director at Morgan Stanley and took over as Google's CIO in May 2008, he knew what he was getting into: supporting a user base full of technology experts and computer industry stars, like co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, CEO Eric Schmidt and Vice President Vint Cerf. In a recent interview with IDG News Service, Fried spoke candidly about his job and shared tips and advice for fellow CIOs, including the urgent need for tablet device strategies. An edited transcript of the interview follows.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez14 Jan. 11 05:25

Microsoft makes bold cloud move with Office 365

Microsoft made its long-awaited move to package the hosted version of Office with the hosted versions of Lync, SharePoint and Exchange with the unveiling of Office 365.
Office 365, scheduled to ship next year, is now available in limited beta form in 13 countries and regions and includes Office Web Apps, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online.The beta program will be expanded progressively beyond the initial several thousand companies testing it.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez18 Oct. 10 22:00

Evan Williams steps down as Twitter CEO

Evan Williams is handing over Twitter's CEO title to Chief Operating Officer Dick Costolo, as the microblogging company focuses on generating revenue that is consistent with its massive popularity.
Williams will stay involved in "product strategy," while Costolo leads the various monetization efforts Twitter has launched in recent months, most of them focused on providing marketing and advertising services.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez03 Oct. 10 22:00

Cloud apps adoption can create IT staff unrest

CIOs and IT managers know they must address concerns like security, compliance, service levels and end-user resistance when moving to cloud-based enterprise software, but they must not overlook a critical area: the feelings of their IT staffers.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez18 May 10 04:14