March 15, 2012
Microsoft CRM partner builds ‘first-ever Windows 8 tablet app for the enterprise’ On ZDNet, Mary Jo Foley puts the offering in context. ” The majority of preview apps for Windows 8 from Microsoft and its partners have been games and consumer-focused wares. There have been few examples of line-of-business apps for Windows 8, andrelatively little information so far about how these kinds of customized apps can best be built. These kinds of apps will be side-loadable and madeavailable through the Windows 8 app store,” she writes. What’s your opinion?
Cisco, EMC, VMware invested $750m in VCE: Worth the price? On The VAR Guy, the author assesses the numbers. “Cisco has so far paid $264 million for its 35 percent slice of VCE; quick math therefore suggests the other 65 percent stake in VCE has required a $490 million commitment from EMC and VMware (plus some potential dough from Intel, which also backs VCE). Final piece of math: $264 million plus $490 million equals $754 million pumped into VCE over the past two years,” he reports. What’s your opinion?
Cisco vows to give 4,000 Brit kids a proper IT schooling On The Register, Gavin Clarke reports on the tech giant’s U.K. venture. “In development is a computer science GCSE through a programme called Behind the Screen that’s being devised by IT sector training body e-skills UK with input from employers. The existing curriculum was scrapped in January following sustained criticism from employers for failing to turn out qualified students while other nations forge ahead,” he writes. What’s your opinion?