Why install Windows Live Essentials 2011?
The Live Team at Microsoft have released an update over that past few days, and are trying hard push ram it down your hard drive. They have flagged this 160 Mb piece of unneeded junkware as essential. It isn't in any way. Its a collection of Microsoft tools and utilities that very few need, and far fewer want, let alone need the latest version. And its size just goes to show how much is it this essential update.
Ray Ozzie leaves – does the market care?
MSFT loses Ray Ozzie and the role of Chief Software Architect - how does the market react? As of right now, its trading at 25.10 -0.72 (-2.79%). Of course if you look at it over 1m or 3m its flat. Does that mean the market really doesn't care?
How can I reduce my IT costs? By working with a budget – part VIII
It is November, the 11th month of the current calendar year, 2nd month of Q4. How are you doing on budget for October and September? How are you doing on budget for the year? We need to take some time today to review our recent performance to see what we can work on and improve.
Manage your contractors to Reduce your IT costs – part VII
Its Thursday and you only have two days left in this week to work on cutting costs and improving your position in your IT organization. What do you have planned for this Saturday? Can you move any meetings from the calendar to a Saturday meeting, in the office, without catering services, to increase productive time today and tomorrow with your teams?
Reduce your IT Costs – Part VI
IT management has to make cost cutting decisions and today we are going to make a large decision that has a long term impact to your support model. Yesterday we fired the delivery man, and today we are firing the delivery truck. That’s right, we are going to cancel all of our orders for new desktops and laptops for the next 3 months and possibly hold until Q2 2009.