Profile of Paul Korzeniowski
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Paul Korzeniowski is a freelance contributor to InformationWeek who has been examining IT issues for more than two decades. During his career, he has had more than 10,000 articles and 1 million words published. His work has appeared in the Boston Herald, Business 2.0, eSchoolNews, Entrepreneur, Investor's Business Daily, and Newsweek, among other publications. He has expertise in analytics, mobility, cloud computing, security, and videoconferencing. Paul is based in Sudbury, Mass., and can be reached at [email protected]
Articles by Paul Korzeniowski
posted in June 2009
The better mouse trap, that is what vendors are constantly searching for. As technology evolves, they are constantly on the lookout for new ways to package it and deliver better products to customers. To meet that goal, one of the leading smartphone suppliers has teamed with a top microprocessor supplier, however, questions remain about their alliance will deliver.
A management tool is only as strong as the number of devices that it can control. Consequently, once network management systems become popular, vendors try to extend them, so they work with other devices. One popular open source product has recently been enhanced, so it can interact with other vendorsï¿¼ products.
Increasingly, small and medium businesses are handing their IT functions over to third parties. One service provider has been trying to build a comprehensive suite of managed services and teamed with a leading online storage supplier to add that piece to its lineup.
Vendors often must maintain a delicate balance, promoting their own products but not ignoring those from competitors. Google has been making a push to become more of force at the desktop with its Google Apps suite. Recently, the company enhanced the product, so it can be integrated with Microsoftï¿¼s Outlook email package.
Acer has decided to jump on Googleï¿¼s Android operating system bandwagon by developing a netbook based on it. The announcement underscores the growing interest that the netbook sector has recently been gaining as well as the potential challenges that Android may present to Microsoftï¿¼s Windows operating system.