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The Myth of BYOD

I’ve caught wind of an interesting trend, or perhaps I should say a counter trend. Recently, I have had a number of discussions with many Fortune 500 CIOs and CTOs about the topic of BYOD. What came out of these …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   July 22nd, 2014
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Why Apple is Immune to Disruption

It remains my conviction Apple must be analyzed in isolation to their perceived competition. Many smart people fall into the trap of believing the rules of the game apply to Apple in the same way they apply to its competitors …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   July 16th, 2014
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Peak Samsung

Samsung’s Q2 earnings and smartphone shipment volume miss should come as no surprise to our readers. I highlighted the fundamentals of what I saw happening to Samsung in this insider article from last September. Samsung has made very little progress …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   July 8th, 2014

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The Myth of BYOD

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by Ben Bajarin   |   July 22nd, 2014
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Microsoft Removed Chesterton’s Fence

On Saturday, I explained why The Smartphone Is Not Merging With the PC. Apple and Google are moving in almost opposite directions from one another. But Microsoft? Their personal computing design philosophy is taking them nowhere fast. And one of …...

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by John Kirk   |   July 21st, 2014
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Why Apple is Immune to Disruption

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by Ben Bajarin   |   July 16th, 2014
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Decoding Page And Brin

I have noticed successful CEOs share an uncanny ability to lay bare a company’s strategy while simultaneously leading you down a false path. Steve Jobs was a master at this. I learned from watching Jobs it was always best to …...

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by Brian S Hall   |   July 10th, 2014
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Peak Samsung

Samsung’s Q2 earnings and smartphone shipment volume miss should come as no surprise to our readers. I highlighted the fundamentals of what I saw happening to Samsung in this insider article from last September. Samsung has made very little progress …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   July 8th, 2014
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4 Facts; 3 Acts; 1 Microsoft Mission

If you know the enemy and know yourself,
 you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, 
for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy …...

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by John Kirk   |   July 7th, 2014
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Why Apple Should Buy Broadcom’s Baseband/Modem Business

As I reviewed Broadcom’s updated SoC and modem business/strategy a few months ago, I became increasingly optimistic with their opportunity in this space. I understood the challenges of growing this business and the internal commitment it would require but still …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   July 2nd, 2014
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The Importance of Dual Authentication in Wearable Devices

Last week, I wrote a column entitled “Understanding Apple’s Wearable Strategy” where I laid out the idea of using an iWatch or iBand for personal ID. I mentioned I had used a RFID band while at Disney World and I could …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   July 2nd, 2014
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Our Wearable Future: Lessons Unlearned

On June 27th, Tim Bajarin wrote an excellent article on wearables entitled “Understanding Apple’s Wearable Strategy“. If you haven’t read it, I highly encourage you to take the time to read it, or re-read it, now.  Tim’s article got me thinking. …...

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by John Kirk   |   June 29th, 2014
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A Controversial Business Idea for Google, Inc.

As many of our readers know, I have been thinking quite a bit about the issue of security. As we move into the next era of mobile and all things digital — where our identity is tied to digital devices …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   June 24th, 2014
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Insider Report: The State of The PC

The PC has gone through a rough transition. What we are witnessing is a rebalancing of the PC market. As I reflect on the the turmoil of the PC over the past few years, a single important point stands out. …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   June 23rd, 2014
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Dell and the Battle for Business

There’s been a fair amount of talk recently about the state of PCs and PC makers, with many predicting fairly dire circumstances for those “dinosaur” companies still stuck making PCs. While clearly the consumer PC market isn’t enjoying a heyday …...

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by Bob O'Donnell   |   June 16th, 2014
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Apple’s New Strategy Is Their Old Strategy, Only More So

An Apple Strategy Failure Let’s start with a little history. In the 1980′s… Apple had agreed to license certain parts of its GUI to Microsoft for use in Windows 1.0, but when Microsoft made changes in Windows 2.0 adding overlapping windows and …...

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by John Kirk   |   June 15th, 2014
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Why Do All Of You Hate Windows Phone So Much?

I have used mobile phones for two decades. I have tried nearly every single platform. I consider myself a good judge of functionality, durability, usability and value. I have spent the past six months using a Windows Phone — a …...

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by Brian S Hall   |   June 11th, 2014
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Global Smartphone Vendor Market Share and OS Installed Base Statistics

I’ve updated our global smartphone statistics and installed base estimates up to Q1 2014. There are several important observations to call out in the following graphs. First, let’s take a look at the market share of each smartphone vendor going back …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   June 8th, 2014
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Up-Selling The Mac

Yesterday, in “Whither Apple Or Wither Apple?” I wrote about Apple’s efforts to steal market share from Android. Today I focus on Apple’s efforts to up-sell their iPhone and iPad customers to the Mac. Continuity At WWDC 2014, Apple introduced the concept …...

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by John Kirk   |   June 8th, 2014
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A Google Like Device for Physical Objects

In late April, I had a fascinating video call with a gentleman named Dror Sharon, the CEO of Physical Objects. He showed me a product that just went up on Kickstarter about a month ago. The device is a hand scanner …...

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by Tim Bajarin   |   June 6th, 2014
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The Next Mobile Era: Digital Identity

We are still deeply rooted in the first mobile era. However, As I am always looking for trends, I think it is interesting to form some ideas of what the next mobile era might look like. While I think the very …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   June 6th, 2014
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The Terrible Tablet Tantrum, Part 2

Yesterday, in The Terrible Tablet Tantrum, Part 1, I raged at the notion that tablets were dead and enumerated facts that refuted that erroneous contention. Today, I take a deep dive into the two philosophical questions that seem to be …...

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by John Kirk   |   June 1st, 2014
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Understanding Apple’s Ecosystem Strategy

Reflecting on where we are with wearables, the Internet of Things, smart homes, smart cars, smart cities, smart malls, etc., keeps opening up interesting holes in Apple’s ecosystem strategy. The more we look at how fast electronics are becoming connected, …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   May 28th, 2014
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Has iPhone Lost The Best Value Crown?

Smartphones have gotten so good, so fast, and become so vital and accessible in such a short time, it’s difficult to accurately predict the direction of this market over just the next year, and nearly impossible over say, the next …...

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by Brian S Hall   |   May 28th, 2014
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Rock, Paper, Scissors And The Fly That Microsoft Swallowed

On Tuesday, May 20, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 3 Tablet. You can view the webcast here. Yesterday I reviewed and analyzed the introductory comments of Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella. In essence, I concluded Microsoft was at war with itself — …...

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by John Kirk   |   May 25th, 2014
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SanDisk: The Many Faces of Flash

If you were to ask most people about flash memory, you’d probably get a somewhat puzzled stare. Throw in a comment about 3D memory and that stare will likely turn into a frustrated frown. Even most industry observers tend to …...

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by Bob O'Donnell   |   May 22nd, 2014
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The Android Paradox and Computing Inequality

Benedict Evans wrote a great article on android fragmentation. He and I have covered this theme a variety of ways but I wanted to add a few more elements for you to think about. I also tweeted over the weekend …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   May 21st, 2014
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Surface Pro 3: Future of a Laptop or Future of a Tablet?

There is a lot to read between the lines of today’s Surface event from Microsoft. Microsoft’s vision for the Surface continues to be of a device both a great tablet and a great laptop. Previous versions of the Surface were …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   May 20th, 2014