* Posts by kevinyeandel

5 posts • joined 10 Sep 2015

Cheapskate Brits appear to love their Poundland MVNOs as UK's big four snubbed in survey again


Article title "offensive" to those of us seeking quality and no commitment to third rate providers

I'm not a cheapskate - Giffgaff didn't tie me into something it couldn't deliver like Vodafone and Orange had previously - if that changes, I can leave Giffgaff. I've been with them for many years and their business model is something Virgin, Vodafone, Orange and others can learn from.

Nice one Giffgaff!

Apple hardware priced so high that no one wants to buy it? It's 1983 all over again


Different experiences of course. For me, £3.5K for a top notch device that earns me £££ over 5-6 years amounts to pennies per hour. My 2011 MacBook lasted 5+ years and worked out about £0.06 per hour. I feel the security offered protects my customers more than Windows - obviously Apple has had a few cringy password and other vulnerabilities over the years,

I recently reviewed reliability charts for vendor hardware its disappointing reading, My experience is flawless but it seems Apple ranks below Asus and at least one other.

I wish Apple would diversify, lower their costs and sell more volume. If they provided a comparable Office solution it would be in the interest of their business.

Microsoft polishes up Chromium as EdgeHTML peers into the abyss


Re: Surprised nobody has yet said it

Oddly I just posted the Embrace, Extend and Extingiush thing myself.

"Comes versus Microsoft"

From here, a well-worth watching video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVHcdgrqbHE

Very shocking truths.

If the Open Source community don't make a stand then there will be ONLY Microsoft (hopefully Apple will not fall into the trap).


Embrace, Extend and Extinguish?

Windows 10 was insistent Edge was faster. I'm confused?!?! I wonder if this is part of Microsoft's "Embrace, Extend and Extinguish" strategy. They embrace products and protocols, extend them with proprietary API's to Extinguish what was often open source, community driven creations.

Breaking up EMC is a dumb idea, says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger


While VMWare is awesome, EMC seem to have lost direction with their 2002 Documentum acquisition. Keep hearing rumours about an acquisition by HP of that part. Seem to have got rid of a lot of sales posts from what I can tell.

Have written to them formally with concerns, keep looking at my linkedin profile but refuse to answer questions about future roadmap.

It is my job as acting CIO (and 2 other roles) to ensure our company embraces the correct technologies to solve its IT problems. Gartner Quadrant shows EMC still a leader in ECM but word from the coalface is that licenses are too expensive and they haven't listened to customers w.r.t xCP and D2 products. What is going on EMC?

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