Articles By Chris Lau

Microsoft embraces all data

Connectivity is getting lots of attention from Microsoft, and the company wants you to know it. On its blog, it views the Internet of Things (“IoT”) as connecting everything from devices to cloud to

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 16th, 2014 Chris Lau

Key takeaways on BlackBerry’s last quarter

There is more work that is ahead for BlackBerry, but the good news for enterprise IT is better mobile device support. Not only is BlackBerry consolidating older (pre -BB10) support on BlackBerry Enterprise

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 7th, 2014 Chris Lau

Reading Mozilla’s signals

Devices using Windows 8 are a hard sell these days. Mozilla said it will stop developing its Firefox browser on Windows 8. On Canadian retail sites, consumers can buy Windows 8 RT and

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 17th, 2014 Chris Lau

WhatsApp voice will face many entrenched alternatives

Most readers would agree that shock and awe are appropriate reactions to the US$19 billion Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp. The good news is that the deal will cost  Facebook “only” US$4 billion in cash.

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 4th, 2014 Chris Lau

Four lessons from ‘Flappy Bird’

It’s one thing to make $50,000 a day from a regular job, but a completely different scenario when that income is made from a hobby. This was the case for Vietnamese developer Dong

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 18th, 2014 Chris Lau

Review: BlackBerry 10.2.1 another step in right direction

BlackBerry reaffirmed its commitment to the BBOS 10 environment by releasing version 10.2.1. The update refines a number of unique features introduced in 10.2. Most notably, the lock-screen message display, instant pop-up message

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 31st, 2014 Chris Lau

CES low key: What this means for tech in 2014

The rate of development for smartphones and tablets feels almost exponential. If it seemed like CES (Computer Electronics Show) 2014 was a non-event, it was. Sure, there were announcements for point and shoot

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 14th, 2014 Chris Lau

Six things to expect in the IT world in 2014

Readers often get lured into reading predictions for the New Year, on the premise that a new year brings a new start. When a new year begins, perhaps corporations reset business plans, revise

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 6th, 2014 Chris Lau

Ugly BlackBerry quarter expected: What enterprises need to know

BlackBerry is set to report quarterly results on December 20th, 2013. Everyone should expect the numbers to be very ugly. During the quarter, the company reversed its decision to privatize, took on one

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 16th, 2013 Chris Lau

Planning for sunset on Microsoft Windows XP

Hewlett Packard and Intel are both looking forward to the end of Windows XP on April 8, 2014. After that date, official support by Microsoft for the operating system will end. This has

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 4th, 2013 Chris Lau