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Mr Ballmer's long goodbye

Steve Ballmer is out - well, almost. But will a new person at the top of the company within 12 months be enough to get Microsoft back on track?

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Facebook likes Telcos - duh?

How are some of the major telcos making out on Facebook? If this random assessment of six vendors including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Vodafone Spain and India, Three UK and O2 are representative then it's far from good.

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SAP's partner paradox - race to the cloud

The SAP Americas Partner Leadership Summit in Miami brought SAP's confrontation with the cloud to a head. For an event not intended for hard news junkies, there were big stories for those willing to read the writing in the sand.

Skills gap saps SaaS success rate

Cloud application vendors argue that their apps are so easy-to-use and rapid to deploy that there's very little call on professional services to implement them. But that attitude may be leading enterprises to under-invest in the skills and effort needed to realize the business results they hope to achieve.