My Top 7 IT Trends for 2014 from an end-user computing view

(Picture: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8378/8358208394_63d8cc1a35_o.jpg by artisrams under creative commons) Usually I am just reading in several blog posts or articles about IT trends, but this year VMware asked to write some of my predictions – so here we go. Instead of writing about all IT trends I will try to focus on end-user computing and enterprise IT. Mobility … More My Top 7 IT Trends for 2014 from an end-user computing view

#Microsoft leads Germany, but do they really lead End-User Computing?

This week I was able to attend a German conference about Cloud Computing and Virtualization from Vogel IT. It was great to see how most speakers repeat to continue to spread the standard message of their vendors – a sign that field marketing in Germany is working. Of course they have been some keynotes added real … More #Microsoft leads Germany, but do they really lead End-User Computing?

PC Sales Dropped 14% in Q1 compared 2012/2013 – but the PC is not dead!

Big news hit the PC industry this week when press and analysts announced that PC Sales declined year over year in Q1 with 14%. Three tweets as an example for further sources: 1. Gartner with data: #Gartner WW PC Shipments in 1Q/ 2013 Drop to Lowest Levels Since Q2/ 2009 http://t.co/CHVR6IwE78 < #Apple +7.4% in … More PC Sales Dropped 14% in Q1 compared 2012/2013 – but the PC is not dead!

Today’s Workspace Complexity: Product Vendor Technology Matrix for End-users – an attempt

In my last post I have explained a little bit about my view on “Convergence of IT technologies and enterprise business processes“. Today I’d like to dig a little bit deeper into vendor offerings in those areas, especially when it comes to the technology stack explained in my first post “Defining Desktop virtualization – a … More Today’s Workspace Complexity: Product Vendor Technology Matrix for End-users – an attempt

Convergence of IT and business processes in today’s enterprise

In my previous posts I have written about the Post-PC era as well as about convergence of technologies. Since my last post about the importance about mobility, I would like to update the view on convergence of IT and business processes in enterprises: In this graphic the inner circle stands for IT technologies and is like … More Convergence of IT and business processes in today’s enterprise

#Mobility shift should be number one focus for software vendors

As a Product Manager I am preaching mobility like a pastor. It started 2011 for the first time, when Smartphone shipments outpaced PCs where I liked the terminology of the Post-PC era. This year 2013 analysts forecast that tablets and smartphones will double PCs. That is a huge turnaround and it will continue if  for … More #Mobility shift should be number one focus for software vendors