Category Archives: Technology Beat

IT Privatization in Methuen

I have really not paid much attention on this blog to local matters since I came back, but the Methuen City Council tonight takes up the concept of privatizing the City Information Technology Department. (Disclosure: While Mayor I drew the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Windows 8 Preview

A quick video peek at the consumer edition of Windows 8, Microsoft’s newest operating system. The new system looks to me like a huge pivot for Microsoft, as the touch screen/tablet world takes off, and the PC world recedes. A … Continue reading

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Apple Set to Unveil IPad Mini?

More tech news, as Apple gets set to unveil a smaller version of the IPad. The competition in this end of the market is going to be brutal, and the players involved all have a lot riding on success. Should … Continue reading

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Microsoft Ready to Compete

Had a great discussion on AM Jive, with Seth Graham, about the rapidly changing face of technology, and specifically about Microsoft and Apple. Microsoft has just opened a “Microsoft Store” in the Rockingham Mall in Salem, NH, which I have … Continue reading

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