Fewer than one in eleven of the PCs being used in large or very large enterprises runs Windows Vista, according to survey results released Wednesday by Forrester Research.
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Oracle and SAP may still be bigger in enterprise applications, and Oracle in databases. Both IBM and Hewlett-Packard may reap more IT dollars overall. But in the ways that really count, Microsoft remains the king of the IT industry.
As the dynamic duo steering Microsoft together for the past 28 years, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer have been a near-unstoppable team, combining Gates's technical vision and will to power with Ballmer's salesmanship and rousing, if polarising, personality.
Not surprisingly, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=Bill+Gates">Bill Gates</a> has been the subject of a lot of comments over the years from rival executives, comedians and other people. With his official retirement from <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=Microsoft+Corporation">Microsoft Corp.</a><a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/good_bye_mr_gates">drawing near</a> , here is a sampling of previous quotes about Gates some positive, some not so positive.
IBM said Monday that it doesn't plan to open-source its DB2 database, despite a published report quoting a company executive in the U.K. saying that an open-source move might become necessary.
Microsoft's Exchange Server may be the king of corporate email, but it has plenty of detractors, especially among smaller companies that find managing the software and dealing with email backups to be a huge hassle.
The old cliché about 'lies, damned lies and statistics' applies perfectly to the numbers being bandied about by the three main application virtualisation vendors: Citrix, Microsoft and VMware.
Microsoft Corp. is kicking off the first of two back-to-back <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/events/teched2008/default.mspx">Tech-Ed conferences</a> in Orlando this morning with a slew of product announcements, and one theme is standing out: data management.
Microsoft's plan to fill its mammoth Chicago datacentre with servers housed in shipping containers (reported on in Computerworld, April 28) has experts wondering whether the strategy will succeed. In Microsoft's plan, each container in the datacentre, still being built, will be filled with several thousand servers.
After several rounds of voting and internal debate, the committee that represents US interests on technology issues within the ISO standards body has reaffirmed its support for approving Microsoft's Office Open XML document format as an open standard, according to sources close to the process.
Now that Adobe Systems is promising to bring Flash to the iPhone, one analyst is predicting that customer pressure will force Apple to agree to support the Adobe media player on its fast-growing mobile device .
An esoteric-but-key technical committee will recommend that the US maintain its support for making Microsoft's Office Open XML document format an ISO-certified open standard, despite controversy at a meeting last week discussing fixes to the proposed specification.
The ISO official who was in charge of a meeting held last week to discuss possible changes to the Office Open XML standards proposal is hitting back at claims by critics that established rules were disregarded in a bid to hasten the adoption of the Microsoft file format as an open standard.
Microsoft's Silverlight rich internet application (RIA) platform has yet to gain traction among companies or programmers, according to two indirect measures of popularity.
Microsoft's Visio, best known as software for making static flow charts, is evolving into a tool for creating live data-fed diagrams akin to Web 2.0 mashups.