Why Windows tablets will fail

January 6, 2011
Will There Be A Shortage of Cyber Security Professionals in 2011?
Network World
Jon Oltsik writes about the cyber security space according to ESG Research.

“Fifty-eight per cent of large mid-market (i.e. 500-1000 employees) and enterprise (i.e. 1000 employees or more) will increase spending on cyber security in 2011. This is up from 2010 (55 per cent said they would increase cyber security spending) and 2009 (36 per cent said they would increase cyber security spending). Certainly good news for cyber security professionals seeking jobs but this could also be bad news for the overall state of cyber security. Why? Ironically (given the fact that unemployment still hovers around 10 per cent), we will likely face a shortage of skilled cyber security professionals in 2011.”

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CES: LG intros Optimus Black smartphone; ‘world’s thinnest’ at 9.2mm
ZD Net
Andrew Nusca shares details on what LG’s calling the “world’s slimmest mobile device.”

“LG announced on Wednesday its new Google Android-based smartphone, Optimus Black, which the company calls the world’s slimmest mobile device at only 9.22mm. The company made the announcement at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show. The device offers a 700-nit, 4-inch NOVA display that the company says is intended to offer ‘the brightest, clearest and most readable among mobile screens.’ That brightness should help the device remain visible outdoors.”

CES: Why Windows Tablets Will Fail
ZD Net
James Kendrick shares his thoughts on why he things Windows tablets will fail.

“Windows programs weren’t written to be controlled by touch alone, and many of them are not usable on tablets. So what’s the point? No matter what path Microsoft takes to the tablet kingdom, an entirely new app ecosystem will be required to be of any use to consumers. A young app ecosystem is already growing for Windows Phone 7, it makes little sense to build yet another for tablets just so a Windows core can power the slate. Supporting multiple app systems is a daunting task even for the mighty Microsoft to undertake.”

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