Articles By Chris Lau

From left: LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and LinkedIn cofounder and controlling shareholder Reid Hoffman in a promotional image released after the companies announced that Microsoft would be acquiring LinkedIn on June 13.

Here’s why Microsoft chose LinkedIn

Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition topped headlines and confounded tech experts. The price of US$26.2 billion paid, the biggest in Microsoft’s history,...

June 24th, 2016 Chris Lau
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Why Microsoft quitting mobile is “nonsense”

After failing to grow market share, Microsoft cut up to 1,850 jobs on May 25 and will recognize USD $950...

June 8th, 2016 Chris Lau
microchip technology

IBM Steps Up GPU Power for the Cloud

IBM Corp. announced on Thursday (May 19) Nvidia power on IBM cloud. Cloud computing is becoming an increasingly powerful option...

May 20th, 2016 Chris Lau
Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive

Life after the hard drive: what is the future of storage?

Mechanical hard drives still make up the majority of storage for personal computers, laptops, and even cloud storage solutions. So...

May 12th, 2016 Chris Lau
Intel Bay Trail Chip

What does it mean for IT as Intel cuts 12,000 jobs?

Change in the technology sector is not anything new. PC desktop and laptop hardware, still the heart of Intel’s business,...

April 20th, 2016 Chris Lau
BlackBerry Priv Title-2

Why BlackBerry needs to go “all-in” on Android

A decline in unit sales for BlackBerry hardware devices is forcing CEO John Chen to update the company’s device strategy....

April 12th, 2016 Chris Lau
big data and leadership

IBM moves forward in 2016

IBM finished last year on a bright note. It continued growing its businesses in cloud, analytics, mobile, and security. The...

March 30th, 2016 Chris Lau
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VMware readies itself for the secular shift in computing

The last few releases of Microsoft Windows Server included better and better versions of Hyper-V. For enterprises, it has never...

March 10th, 2016 Chris Lau
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Don’t panic if your company isn’t ready for Internet Explorer’s retirement

Internet Explorer is retiring. This is not exactly fresh news, but Microsoft’s move ahead in the evolution of its browser...

February 18th, 2016 Chris Lau
apple-iphone-smartphone-desk

How Apple’s computers fit in the enterprise

Apple makes great hardware. Known for its attention to aesthetics, from computers to phones to tablets, Apple ensures its designs...

February 3rd, 2016 Chris Lau