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Photo of Joe PucciarelliOffline

  Tablets and other smart handheld devices have captured the public's imagination, and "corporate" IT has become increasingly influenced and driven by "consumer" IT developments. Many IT professionals have begun wondering out loud when PCs might be replaced/displaced by media tablets. Over the course of the past 90 days, the topic has come up repeatedly in my conversations with many IT buyers.

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At SAP Sapphire last month, SAP's focus on in-memory computing with HANA, mobile and "people-centric" applications (looking to leverage the accessibility and community creation and allure of social business) bring both additional opportunities and challenges in the areas of application life-cycle management (ALM) and IT governance.  SAP's executives laid out a broad and attractive plan for leveraging these areas which was augmented by additional sessions at the conference. The perf

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I attended IBM's centennial celebration at the T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY last week.  In attendance was IBM's CEOs Sam Palmisano, along with former IBM CEOs Lou Gerstner and John Akers. Some other notable attendees included IBM's senior management team, key IBM alums, and the Watson family.  IBM took the opportunity to review its accomplishments over the past 100 years, revisit its core values, and look towards the future.

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