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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

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August 26, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Opscode promotes Crist to CEO, expects sales to double

Microsoft isn’t the only area software company undergoing a change at the top. Longtime Seattle tech leader Mitch Hill has resigned as chief executive of Opscode, two years after taking the helm of the enterprise software startup. Hill stepped down last week to devote his full attention to fighting an illness that he’s been battling. Barry Crist, the…

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Comments | Topics: Enterprise, opscode, seattle

February 5, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Dell goes private, how about Microsoft next?

With Dell going private, perhaps it’s time to revisit whether Microsoft should do the same. Two years ago I reported that Microsoft had looked into the possibility, with its treasury department analyzing the possibility. To me it makes sense because Microsoft cannot win back Wall Street, despite steadily growing sales and profit through the recession,…

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Comments | Topics: Billionaire techies, Bing, Dell

December 5, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Study: Washington No. 1 for broadband, tech economy

Sorry California. Washington topped a new national ranking of tech savvy states benefiting from broadband. The report was produced by TechNet, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group formed by tech executives who have pushed to make broadband a top priority for lawmakers. Among the founders is John Chambers, chief executive of network technology provider Cisco, which sponsored the…

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Comments | More in | Topics: Broadband, Enterprise, Public policy

December 3, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Seattle tech forecast: Cloudy with showers of cash

It’s revenge-of-the-nerds time in Seattle. The cool kids in Silicon Valley usually get all the attention. But the tables are turning, now that it’s getting harder to make a killing with a clever app or website. Lately, the Valley’s been fretting about a slowdown in venture funding for consumer Web companies. Venture capitalist Fred Wilson opined…

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Comments | More in | Topics: Big Fish Games, cloud, Enterprise

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