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Scott Fulton III
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Globally recognized author and editor on information technology and its relationship to people
Globally recognized author and editor on information technology and its relationship to people

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There was a time when the idea of a single operating system for two or more classes of devices seemed both indisputably logical and technically unattainable.  Now that it certainly is the latter, there's a growing debate over whether it's also the former.  Mobile apps have a different set of needs than desktop applications.  Maybe we don't really need one platform for both.  Unless the differences are only skin-deep anyway.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2868486/microsoft-to-make-the-case-for-windows-10-on-pcs-and-phones.html
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http://www.fierceenterprisecommunications.com/story/obligatory-post-nudity-exposure-opinion-piece/2014-09-04

Several celebrities have had their private, even intimate, material, disseminated online.  And in the interest of journalism, a number of us have basically given you free tickets to see it.  You have to wonder, if this sort of thing had happened to a non-celebrity, or perhaps to a male celebrity who wasn't particularly beautiful, perhaps we might not be having this discussion.

And I know what you're thinking:  "Scott, what has this to do with Enterprise Communications, which is in the title of your Web publication?"  To which the answer is, if I had simply enumerated another 7 or 10 ways in which the Celebrity Nudity Outbreak affects you, including the names of the celebrity victims and the URLs of places where guys are drooling over their bodies, you might not have asked that question.  Would you?
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My friend +Steven Vaughan-Nichols says, "The biggest lie I tell myself is, 'I don't need to write that down, I'll remember it.'"

The good news is, I never lie. The bad news... well...
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If you provide a product or service over the Internet, maybe you haven't thought of yourself as an "edge provider" before (which sounds more like Gillette or Schick than Zynga or Netflix). But that very broad definition could be codified into U.S. law.

Now, you may be thinking, that sounds nice. But if that same law prevents an "edge provider" (e.g., you) from making arrangements with another edge provider (e.g., not you) to manage how your mutual network shares content, you might not appreciate suddenly becoming an outlaw.
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The reason I often choose to drive long distances rather than fly is because it ends up being faster, or at least it typically does.  It often takes more time for me to clear up the transactional mess surrounding my booking a flight, than I actually spend in the air.  But last week, I discovered a dark corner of the logistics world that had not evolved in close to 30 years.

http://www.fierceenterprisecommunications.com/story/top-reason-communications-systems-break-down/2014-03-19
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Join me and +Carmi Levy at 12:30 ET on The Mobility Hub.  Subject... uh, what do you think?  How to Reassemble #BlackBerry  
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How to Reassemble BlackBerry Without Making a Single Smartphone

I purchased my last BlackBerry a few months before it was generally revealed that something called an iPhone would be released early the following year.  I proudly tacked my sporty red 8830 World Edition to my belt.  One day, as I walked past the first class passengers on a plane in what USAirways intentionally contrives to be the "Gauntlet of Shame," several stockbrokers noticed my new toy.  It took several minutes for the steward to reseat them.

Just two months later, I was on a different flight home, and had just phoned my wife before the plane began taxiing.  The fellow seated next to me asked, "You still gonna keep that now?"

That the consumer is notoriously fickle, is the topic of several analyses that emerged as "low-hanging fruit" in the aftermath of BlackBerry's news on Monday that it would take itself private.  True, companies do tend to continue producing products and services in the wake of extreme consumer apathy, but that never stopped NBC.  BlackBerry bet everything it had on a notion that at least some consumers, and many businesses, would remain loyal.  When it lost, the analysts blamed BlackBerry, as if it had missed reading the obituary for optimism.

Sometimes a company has to pick itself up, dust off the remnants of the debris, attend its own funeral, and prove the inexplicability of the rumors of its death.  If you've done this sort of thing once or twice already, it gets easier, trust me.  Suppose BlackBerry truly does have a winning hand left over.  How does it play that hand?

http://www.themobilityhub.com/author.asp?section_id=2451&doc_id=268151&
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