Microsoft Office applications barely used by many employees, new study shows – Techworld.com

After stripping out unnecessary licensing Office licenses, organisations were left with a hybrid environment, part cloud, part desktop Office. via Microsoft Office applications barely used by many employees, new study shows – Techworld.com. The Center IT outfit I work for is dumping as much on premise Exchange Mailbox hosting as it can. However we are […]

Stephen Wolfram Blog : The Personal Analytics of My Life

One day I’m sure everyone will routinely collect all sorts of data about themselves. But because I’ve been interested in data for a very long time, I started doing this long ago. I actually assumed lots of other people were doing it too, but apparently they were not. And so now I have what is […]

The PC is dead. Why no angry nerds? :: The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It

In the old telephone dial-up, modem pool days there were a lot of people re-selling their data connections to provide on-ramps to the Information Superhighway. Now that’s about all you can drive on is the Superhighway. All the back streets and side roads are slowly kind of being ignored by the more popular social networking platforms

Microsoft Research Watch: AI, NoSQL and Microsoft’s Big Data Future

Microsoft has a Cloud Data platform entitled Azure that competes with Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). However beyond just having a product offering out there to let people use their C# development environment for making cloud based applications, there doesn’t seem to be a greater grander goal. Or is there,…

Microsoft GPU video encoding patent could hurt creatives | Electronista

A few years ago nVidia opened up its video cards to software programmers to write applications that could re-use the video card to perform other tasks. One of those tasks useful to an average person is to speed up converting videos from one format to another. Now Microsoft is saying they invented the idea and are claiming they own the patent on using a video card to speed up video encoding.