Microsoft Surface Duo (Phones Show Chat #587)

With the retirement of the MoTR podcast, there are opportunities for participating in other shows. Last week I talked with Myriam about the Surface Duo and other enterprise-focused mobile devices. This week I joined Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon for an episode of Phones Show Chat.

Steve and Ted are based in the UK and provide a weekly show covering a range of phones. I’ve been listening to Steve’s podcast for more than a decade and enjoy the regular show that was one of the first mobile podcasts in existence.

While I did not join the gentlemen for the entire episode, I spent time providing my take on the upcoming Microsoft Surface Duo. Steve and Ted asked some tough questions and I think you will agree that the Surface Duo is definitely a device built for a select few, that may actually include myself.

Running time: 61 minutes, 41

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Defence turns to the market to help shape its digital future

The Australian Department of Defence wants to reset how, when, and where work is done, turning to the market for help with shaping its new direction.

“There is a transformative opportunity to fundamentally reset how, when, and where work is done in Defence,” it wrote in a request for information (RFI).

“With mobile technology revolutionising ways of working across industries and governments, Defence can leverage this technology to untether its workforce from fixed ICT and uplift and expand on its currently limited and disparate mobile solutions; in order to enable a people-centric capability that provides seamless mobile workflows and enhances the user experience for Defence personnel.”

The Defence mobility and digitisation project aims to address the current challenges faced by Defence personnel, supporting those in office settings, warehouse environments, and those at Defence bases or in deployed settings.

See also: Australian government is currently juggling 62 high-cost IT projects

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KKR says it is selling Epicor to another PE firm, CD&R, in a $4.7B deal; Austin-based Epicor sells back-office software to manufacturing and retail companies (Financial Times)


Financial Times:

KKR says it is selling Epicor to another PE firm, CD&R, in a $4.7B deal; Austin-based Epicor sells back-office software to manufacturing and retail companies  —  Company will pass into its third set of private equity hands in less than a decade  —  The private equity firm Clayton … … Read More