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Secrets of the Partner Series – Channel Partners – Part 1

By billpetro / January 17, 2017 /

  Secrets of the Partner Series – Channel Partners – Part 1 [ I co-wrote this article with a colleague from my Cisco days, Wayne Greene. This appeared originally on his blog. ] Your manager tells you to take the new product that your organization is developing and take it to 10M in revenue in…

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History of Global Social Media Holiday: April 16=Foursquare Day

By billpetro / April 16, 2016 /

FOURSQUARE DAY In the history of holidays, we see new holidays each year. Some are beautiful, some are nerdy. I leave it as an exercise for the reader to decide which one this is. One of the recent events for the cognoscenti, for those “in the know,” for the hipper-than-thou, is Foursquare Day. For the…

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Apple Watch: First Impressions and Pictures

By billpetro / April 12, 2015 /

Apple Watch: First Impressions and Pictures Apple Watch went on sale Friday morning at midnight Pacific Time. I’ve written previously about Apple Watch at length previously here. To say its launch was popular would be an understatement: it sold out in 6 hours. I’m hearing ship dates now of June and August. The gold Apple…

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Apple’s New Ecosystem: the Implications of Apple Pay

By billpetro / October 20, 2014 /

      APPLE’S NEW ECOSYSTEM: THE IMPLICATIONS OF APPLE PAY Today, October 20, Apple launched Apple Pay with the release of their iPhone iOS 8.1 version of the device operating system. This new payment system is scheduled to go live with 220,000 merchants today for users with iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. I wrote…

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Apple Watch: a New Category for Apple

By billpetro / October 14, 2014 /

APPLE WATCH: A NEW CATEGORY FOR APPLE On initial impression, some might say this seems like less of a watch and more an iPhone nano. While the iPhone 6 is an evolutionary change and larger than before, as I discussed in my last article here, the Apple Watch is a new product category for Apple with…

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Apple’s New iPhone 6: Why you care

By billpetro / October 5, 2014 /

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, about which many leaks had already informed us
Apple Watch, the previously rumored iWatch saw the light of day, though not orderable until next year
Two new ecosystems — which are the truly revolutionary part of the announcement — Apple Pay and HealthKit. I’ll tell you why these will be huge.

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VMworld 2014 San Francisco: Final Day

By billpetro / September 4, 2014 /

VMWORLD 2014 SAN FRANCISCO: FINAL DAY VMworld does something special for the Press and Bloggers, it reserves several tables near the front of the auditorium with power cords and a special WiFi feed. This makes it easy to take lousy low light photos from one’s iPhone. Having written on Day 1 and Day 2 of…

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VMworld 2014 San Francisco: Day 2, The Details

By billpetro / September 4, 2014 /

VMWORLD 2014 SAN FRANCISCO: DAY 2 Following on the announcements of Day 1, three VMware executives filled in the details. <img src=”https://billpetro.com/wp-content/uploads/BenFathi2.jpg” alt=”Ben Fathi” width=”134″ height=”134″ align=”left” style=”padding-right: 10px; />Ben Fathi, VMware Chief Technology Officer Ben started the morning with Destination Giveback, a charitable effort that involves flying paper airplanes as a part of the…

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VMworld 2014 San Francisco: Day 1, The Announcements

By billpetro / September 1, 2014 /

VMWORLD 2014: DAY 1, THE ANNOUNCEMENTS The largest cloud show of its kind, VMworld 2014 opened with the General Session in Moscone Center in San Francisco. 22,000 attendees from 85 countries are here. The show actually opened 2 days previously, but everyone who is going to be here is at this event. Partner Day and TAM…

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