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One Campus Martius

Phone: 1-800-COMPUWARE

Web: compuware.com

About Richard Stone

Richard Stone is Senior Solution Marketing Manager at Compuware, responsible for Mobile and Cloud-based Application Performance Management solutions. Prior to joining Compuware, Richard has held senior marketing and product management positions at Hewlett Packard, Compaq, plus a number of other US and European IT companies. His domain expertise includes mobile computing, wireless data, cloud computing, application performance management, security, compliance, and high-availability solutions for all market segments (SMB, Enterprise, and key verticals such as Finance, Government, Healthcare, and Retail.

The Connected Vehicle: Closer than you think, but what an ugly baby!

By | May 15th, 2013|Agile Dev|

I haven’t bought a new (or newish) car for the last few years, and the current buzz around ‘connected vehicles’, and how cars will be steering themselves, and how ‘collision avoidance’ systems will make accidents a thing of the past, all seemed a bit .. well … DARPA-ish. Then my [...]

What if I had unlimited wireless bandwidth… even when they close the aircraft door?

By | April 10th, 2013|Tech Talk|

5 meeeelion bits per second Many years ago, as I was starting out in this industry, I had a conversation with an AT&T network guru. He told me in no uncertain terms that for personal computers, 1Mb per second was the limit for broadband wireless networks. Anything more [...]

Mainframe and Cloud – Oil and Water?

By | April 3rd, 2013|Code Quality|

I came across an interesting article last week entitled “Tassie retailer rejects cloud for mainframe.” It described how an Australian supermarket chain was bucking the “cloud computing” trend by upgrading to the latest Unisys mainframe technology to run its core business, including a 20+ year-old application suite. The article highlights [...]

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The Fascination & Frustration of Big Data

By | March 27th, 2013|Data|

Attribution: Ryan Tir & music2work2 Big data fascinates me. It also frustrates me. First, the fascination: Some years ago, I read a book called “Freakonomics”, written  by economist Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen J. Dubner. The book analyzes hidden socio-economic data to connect events and [...]

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Cloud and The Enterprise Big Bang Theory

By | March 20th, 2013|Code Quality|

Attribution: garlandcannon Much has already been written about how Cloud will level the IT playing field for SMBs who are trying to compete with larger Enterprises. It allows them to utilize enterprise-grade IT (salesforce automation, customer relationship management, supply chain management, disaster recovery etc) without the enterprise-grade price [...]

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This Week in Tech: MIT’s $1 Million Test, Amazon Opens Redshift, and Apple’s Fake Projects

By | February 22nd, 2013|Tech Talk|

Here are this week's tech stories that caught my eye: MIT's Million-dollar Social Media Stock Market Experiment In March, 10,000 students will invest $100 each in Hong Kong’s stock market as MIT researchers try to pinpoint a connection between social media and profits. Investing has always placed a premium on [...]

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This Week in Tech: Dell Goes Private, Python Get’s a Big Boost, and Amazon Launches Digital Currency

By | February 15th, 2013|Tech Talk|

Happy Friday everyone. Here are notable stories from this week: Dell to Go Private in 2014 In a $24.4 billion deal, Dell, with the help of private equity investors and Microsoft, will be going private in the second quarter of Dell’s 2014 fiscal year. Dell continues to see strong growth [...]

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What do Dell and a Wedding Dress Shop have in common?

By | February 13th, 2013|Tech Talk|

Dell: Dell formally announced last week that Michael Dell is leading a private buyout of the company in an attempt to revive the fortunes of the struggling PC company, beyond the quarterly gaze of Wall Street. Once the iconic PC market leader, Dell has tried over the last few years [...]

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Best in Tech: 128GB iPad, Google+ Becomes #2 Social Network, CA Taxes Start Ups, and Servers Skydiving!

By | February 8th, 2013|Featured, Tech Talk|

Here are this week's notable stories: Apple launches new high-capacity 128GB Retina display iPad “If you build it, they will come.” Does the saying apply to tech gadgets, too? Apple’s recent announcement that they will be releasing an 128GB iPad has some in the tech industry excited, while competitors--like Microsoft--are [...]

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Best in Tech: Milestones for Raspberry Pi, USB & Win8

By | February 1st, 2013|Tech Talk|

This week's Best in Tech round-up includes milestones for the Raspberry Pi, USB 3.0 and Windows 8. I also couldn't help but notice the sparked debate around including programming in the classroom and the latest news surrounding RIM.. or Blackberry. Raspberry Pi Mini-Computer Sales Strong, Top 1 Million Mark it [...]

2013 IT Predictions: Will the Internet Run The World?

By | January 11th, 2013|Tech Talk|

Have Your Machine Talk To My Machine… As 2012 came to an end, major tech companies are threw their names behind technology predictions that could help soar GDP in the U.S. over the next 20 years. GE, Cisco, and Ericsson all “optimistically” believe that over 50 billion devices could be [...]

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TOS Uproar as Instagram Reviews Privacy Policy

By | January 9th, 2013|Tech Talk|

W3C Finalizes the Definition of HTML5 The Worldwide Web Consortium has just announced that, at long last, it has completed a three year odyssey to finalize the HTML5 specification. "HTML5 is the cornerstone of the Open Web Platform, the cross-platform programming environment usually referred to by the umbrella term "web [...]

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Application Performance During The Holiday Rush

By | December 24th, 2012|Tech Talk|

Don’t let your Load Balancers ruin your Holiday Business Inside Tech Talk goes in-depth on the causes and remedies of server crashes relating to Load Balancer problems. “Perform Load Tests on the production system during low traffic hours (2AM-6AM), accepting the risk of minor sales losses in case of a [...]

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Social Media Rumble: Twitter vs Instagram, Facebook

By | December 18th, 2012|Tech Talk|

Twitter vs Instagram, Facebook ‘Hey! Why aren’t my Instagram photos showing up on Twitter?’ It’s no accident--Instagram went dark on Twitter Sunday, setting off a firestorm of criticism and questions from users. "Instagram has disabled photo integration with Twitter," the microblogging site wrote in a status update. "As a result, [...]

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Can a Mobile App Really Transform Your Business?

By | December 14th, 2012|Tech Talk|

Mobile Apps Must Bring Value, Not Just Cool to Business The explosion in enterprise mobile "apps" continues. But are companies employing apps for the right reasons or, more often, is it a case of corporate peer pressure? “Businesses today have “mobile on their mind.” That being said, too often organizations [...]

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Apple spending $100M to bring Mac back to U.S.

By | December 11th, 2012|Tech Talk|

 More Domestic Manufacturing for Apple Apple CEO, Tim Cook, has announced the company plans on investing $100 million through partnerships with local suppliers to bring Mac computer production home to the U.S. “When pressed about Apple’s commitment to manufacturing its products locally, Cook said: “Next year we are going to [...]

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Best of Inside Tech Talk – 12-7-12

By | December 7th, 2012|Tech Talk|

Which Industries Have the Fastest Web and Mobile Performance? Which sectors of the online economy are on the cutting edge of Web and Mobile performance? Compuware Gomez Last Mile measurements were taken across select industries, analyzing bandwidth, page size, and performance of the most critical user transaction for each. Transactions [...]

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Inside Tech Talk – Best in Tech – 12-3-12

By | December 3rd, 2012|Tech Talk|

If you're re like me, it is hard to stop and absorb what is going on in the tech industry. So I’ve done my best to assemble the best, the worst and sometimes bizarre from this week in technology. Get the highlights on trending tech so you can stay tuned [...]

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Inside Tech Talk – Best in Tech – 11-30-12

By | November 30th, 2012|Tech Talk|

If you’re like me, it is hard to stop and absorb what is going on in the tech industry. So I’ve done my best to assemble the best, the worst and sometimes bizarre from this week in technology. Get the highlights on trending tech so you can stay tuned in [...]

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Best of Inside Tech Talk This Week

By | November 23rd, 2012|Tech Talk|

From Collision to Connection - the Mainframe and Distributed World Bug fixing. Blame games in the development world are never ending; or so it seems. Compuware just announced ‘ APM for Mainframe’, an end-to-end solution that is the antidote for developers and architects worst nightmares: Finding performance problems involving the [...]

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