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Windows Tablet : the sheriff is ready

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    Bass

    You wouldn't know what IBM does if you are a .NET developer. Their software is in a totally different universe from your career path.

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    ScanIAm

    That still doesn't tell me what they do.  After they sold the thinkpad division off to lenovo, about all they had left was consulting.

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    Escamillo

    , Bas wrote

    I'm just wondering who the sheriff is.

    Reggie Hammond

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    Bass

    @ScanIAm:

    They write a lot of software in the Java realm. I don't know if you've heard of the WebSphere product line?

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    beerinbelgi​um

    @Bass:

    http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/research_projects.nsf/pages/metronome.index.html

    Java RTOS-like runtime. That's what IBM research, AKA Domino, the division behind deep blue, and the chess champion crap does. They also work on the Linux kernel, Eclipse and other mundane tasks to advance open source, now that AIX has been pretty much phased out.

    Here's a good example of what IBM does as far as consultancy:

    http://www.amerisourcebergen.com/investor/phoenix.zhtml?c=61181&p=irol-newsArticle_print&ID=930000

    In the pilot, AmerisourceBergen will use IBM's RFID middleware and embedded software on readers to read RFID tags currently used by certain pharmaceutical manufacturers as those products enter the distribution center. The unique product ID from each RFID tag will be electronically stored in IBM's EPCIS, which will be the platform for secure electronic communications back to the product's manufacturer. This secure information exchange will allow AmerisourceBergen and its trading partners to work collaboratively to share transaction information and further secure the supply channel.

    A big company with a limited IT department wants a solution. Not software to create a solution, but a solution period.

    They could care less if they could get the solution cheaper somewhere else! (most important IBM customer factor).

    They get IBM to do it. IBM bills $3-500 per account services hour, $300+ per developer hour for US managers directing people working at 20k a year in India.

    It costs at least a half million just to get a folder open for your company at IBM.

    That's IBM in the private sector.

    The government sector is trickier.

    In World War II, they made a significant amount of money selling punch card machines to the government of Germ......

    OK, lets not go there.

    http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2011/lr21889.htm

    In modern days IBM secures government contracts by buying a government official a nice boat or a sports car he or she could never afford on a public salary. They are smart about it and keep it on the down low.

    Every once in a great while they get caught and they can't keep it quiet.

    Voila!

    Now you know what IBM does.

     

     *  *  * the more you know.

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    magicalclick

    @Dovella:

    Hopfully this sheriff is my type. Blushing

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    Dovella

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/01/microsoft-will-talk-about-the-next-version-of-windows-at-compu/ 

    Taiwan ODMs not feeling the love from Microsoft on Windows 8 development http://dlvr.it/Th78Y 

    No crapware for Windows 8........................

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Microsoft's Win chief Sinofsky is due on stage at #d9 to talk/not talk about Win 8 around 3:15 PT on Wed,

     

     

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    felix9

    it seems like most of the C9 team has dissapeared for some time, maybe they are busy preparing some content about some announcement ??? Tongue Out

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    Dr Herbie

    @felix9: I think they're taking it easy after MIX and TechEd -- I believe Charles in is Hawaii, if his Facebook photos are anything to go by Smiley

    Herbie

     

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    Dovella

    The Messiah  is near , Messiah  is near Messiah  is near Messiah  is near  !!

     

    GO SINOFSKY GO GO GO GO GO !!!

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    W3bbo

    , Dovella wrote

    The Messiahisnear , Messiah isnear , Messiah isnear , Messiah isnear,Messiah isnear!!

     

    GO SINOFSKY GO GO GO GO GO !!!

    I know we ban people for being abusive, but can we also ban people for having verifiably incorrect brain chemistry?

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    Dr Herbie

    , W3bbo wrote

    *snip*

    I know we ban people for being abusive, but can we also ban people for having verifiably incorrect brain chemistry?

    That would exclude at least half of us.

    Herbie

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    Ian2

    Some interesting Windows embedded stuff (2/3 through)

    (Computex yesterday)

    Windows 8 is flagged up for discussion tonight.

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    Dovella
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    Michael Butler

    , W3bbo wrote

    *snip*

    I know we ban people for being abusive, but can we also ban people for having verifiably incorrect brain chemistry?

    Got to admire the enthusiasm, but I fear he may be over-hyping it all... unless he has some inside knowledge that has eluded the rest of us.

    Maybe we suggest he goes and posts on some Slashdot articles. They'd love him over there Wink

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    W3bbo

    , Michael Butler wrote

    unless he has some inside knowledge that has eluded the rest of us.

    Make up enough stories and surely at least one of them will come true.

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    Charles

    , Dr Herbie wrote

    @felix9: I think they're taking it easy after MIX and TechEd -- I believe Charles in is Hawaii, if his Facebook photos are anything to go by Smiley

    Herbie

     

    Indeed. I just got back late last night... I have some great videos from ICSE 2011 (International Conference of Software Engineering) where the great Wolfram Schulte plays the role of lead interrogator. He did a wonderful job! Also, I got a chance to interview Mohsen Agsen again (he runs the Hawaii R&D "center", which pumps out great VS features for native developers and managed developers - some you are using today, some we didn't talk about because they won't show up until tomorrow). Most of the mohsen interview is about Visual C++ today and tomorrow...

    Sorry I've been so quiet lately, but I hope you'll see it's worth the wait Smiley

    Cheers,
    C

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    Dovella

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