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Stories by Rob Enderle

Do Your Employees Use Facebook? You Might Have a Problem

By Rob Enderle | 25 July, 2014 23:10

A new study ties Facebook – and, by proxy, social networks in general – to increased divorce rates. While the write-up goes to a great deal of trouble to suggest that further work will be needed to prove that Facebook causes divorce, the report presents pretty damning evidence.

Don't Be Comcast: Use Analytics, Monitoring to Prevent a Viral Disaster

By Rob Enderle | 19 July, 2014 00:27

The executive in charge of Comcast's support organization is having an interesting week.

What the robot apocalypse will mean for IT, jobs and work

By Rob Enderle | 12 July, 2014 00:08

Google's huge entry into robotics leaves little doubt that we'll shortly be up to our armpits in robot alternatives to people. Robots will enter all aspects of our business and personal lives. Machines, vehicles, drones, cameras, sensors, you name it.

It's Time for IT Pros to Declare Their Technology Freedom?

By Rob Enderle | 04 July, 2014 01:37

Here in the U.S. we celebrate the 4th of July our day of independence signifying freedom. But we often seem happier when there is someone telling us what to do -- some person or vendor who takes away the burden of a decision and just makes it for us.

The Danger of Google's Development Cadence

By Rob Enderle | 28 June, 2014 01:45

Instead of updating products every six weeks, as Google promised at the I/O developer conference, the company might want to slow down and make sure its products and services actually represent what its customers want.

BMC and the Anatomy of a Successful Turnaround

By Rob Enderle | 21 June, 2014 01:12

Most tech companies trying to turn themselves around start with the products that customers don't want right now, not the products those customers will want several years from now. That's why most turnaround efforts fail. BMC, having gone private and assembled a new executive team, seems to have learned its lesson.

HP places its datacentre bet on The Machine

By Rob Enderle | 13 June, 2014 23:17

Many industry leaders over the years have developed technology to drive data center innovation. However, HP's Machine concept - which treats the datacentre as an appliance - looks to redesign the datasentre from the ground up.

3 Ways Women Are Driving Change in Tech

By Rob Enderle | 09 June, 2014 23:03

It can be hard for women at the top of the corporate ladder to really drive change. (Its a challenge for men, too.) Moderating a panel at the recent Women in Technology Summit, though, columnist Rob Enderle discovered that women outside the C-suite are driving change at many technology companies. Credit a willingness to embrace analytics.

Is the PC Dead? Not at Dell, Which Is Doubling Down

By Rob Enderle | 30 May, 2014 23:41

For Dell, reports of the personal computer's death have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, the company's seeing good growth from its PC and thin client lines. Credit new designs, higher screen resolutions, a program for helping users migrate from Windows XP -- and a steadfast refusal to believe the hype about the death of the PC.

How IBM plans to get with the times

By Rob Enderle | 26 May, 2014 12:18

The IBM Edge2014 infrastructure event hinted at how the company plans to use experience to its advantage. Far from burning out or fading away like an aging rock star, IBM intends to join today's young rockers on stage -- and steal the show.

How to resuscitate tech innovation at your company

By Rob Enderle | 17 May, 2014 02:10

Maintaining or rediscovering innovation is difficult and often counter-intuitive for larger companies. However, columnist Rob Enderele offers suggestions for how businesses can get back the innovation they lack.

Customer Focus, Innovative Structure Prep EMC for Success

By Rob Enderle | 09 May, 2014 22:36

Most tech companies, not surprisingly, focus on engineering. This fosters innovation, yes, but not all of it's necessary. Witness all the firms trying to become cloud service providers. EMC, however, has always put customers first. That approach will help the firm emerge largely unscathed from a changing market.

How HR Makes HP a Great Place to Work

By Rob Enderle | 03 May, 2014 00:09

HP has been through some tough times, but it's in the midst of a turnaround that's succeeding largely because the company's head of human resources, Tracey Keogh, is making HP a great place to work once again.

How IBM plans to make Oracle obsolete

By Rob Enderle | 28 April, 2014 02:12

IBM almost fell apart in the 1980s because it treated its customers like cash machines and not, well, customers. Oracle (and Sun) happily swept in to take this business. Now Oracle customers increasingly feel a similar squeeze -- and guess who's ready to take advantage of that?

Meet the Most Profitable PC Company You've Never Heard Of

By Rob Enderle | 19 April, 2014 00:47

Dell's Original Equipment Manufacturer division makes custom PCs for companies in a variety of industries. It also makes money. With sales of plain ol' out-of-the-box machines on the decline, this might point to the future of the PC.