Browsing: Microsoft

Candice Jones
Has Ballmer gone bananas?

Tuesday’s announcement by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer that it will buy Skype for a whopping US$8,5bn hasn’t been universally welcomed. Many critics are questioning the logic of the deal, with some saying

Duncan McLeod
Microsoft: an injured beast

A year ago, Apple’s market capitalisation blew past Microsoft’s. Now Apple has surpassed its decades-long rival in net profit for the first time in 20 years. The maker of the iPad and iPhone is in the ascendancy. But it’s too early

End of Wintel era signals new approach

Computer companies are freeing themselves of the “Wintel” (Microsoft-Intel) paradigm that dominated the industry for the past 30 years and, in the process, are opening up opportunities for new product

TalkCentral: Episode 31 – ‘April fools’

It’s April Fool’s Day, Paint the Town Red Day and National Cleavage Day, all rolled into one. Somehow we manage to weave all of these into this week’s episode 31 of TechCentral’s business technology podcast, TalkCentral

The developer’s conundrum

We’re a quarter of the way into 2011 and I am still a bit confounded about the direction I should be steering my development team here at Softline Pastel. It’s imperative that our business software remains at the cutting edge

DTI eyes R40bn from multinationals

The department of trade & industry believes it can generate as much as R40bn of investment into the country through “equity equivalence” deals involving multinational corporations that operate in SA

Microsoft takes wraps off empowerment deal

Microsoft SA will today, Tuesday, announce the names of four successful black-owned companies that will receive an investment injection as part of its black empowerment “equity equivalence” deal

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