Books I have co-authored

Microsoft needs to rethink their platform strategy

 

Why force users to upgrade from XP or into Windows 8? They
might as well migrate away from Microsoft altogether.

 
While the mobile platform race garners the most attention these days, the fate of the legacy PC ecosystem is crucial for one company: Microsoft. How they play their cards will have repercussions for the entire tech sector.

Microsoft has long profited from being a de facto monopolist with a [...]

WebOS’s new life as HP’s Trojan horse

webOS from HP/Palm on different screens

The Google/Motorola deal suddenly makes it relevant to take a closer look at the other OS platforms on the market. Most industry observers in the mobile space have already written off HP/Palm’s webOS as a dead platform. From a smartphone perspective, this is obvious at first sight. With two percent of smartphone users in their only market (US), negligible global sales, and a thin [...]

The Nokia Microsoft marriage: what was Elop thinking?

A week after the Nokia press conference last Friday, the industry still seems to be very conflicted about its view of the alliance. After reading most of the industry comments, I still can’t wrap my head around all the implications and come to a clear-cut conclusion. The pessimists view it as a disaster that will destroy Nokia and as a huge win for Microsoft/Windows Phone. The slightly more optimistic view [...]