As Interim CEO, I’ve been told that it’s my responsibility to write a blog post for our customers. I’m not entirely sure that the Actual CEO ever blogged. The only discussion I remember about blogs was the marketing department repeatedly asking for comments that never came. But that was the ‘Old World Order’, and it’s a new day at CodeWeavers. And where there’s a new day, there’s always someone happy to blog on and on about it for tens of other people to roll their eyes in disgust. Fortunately, I am not one to blog. I am more prone to interpretive dance. No, I’m not that guy either. I guess I’m just a guy who is attempting to find his place in the ‘New World Order’.
So what is the ‘New World Order’? The NWO is not easy to describe as I am not entirely sure that it is a universal concept yet. For me, I think the NWO is the evolution of technology. The significant paradigm shift in the technology world just starting to play out before us. Whereas ten years ago, no one would have ever dreamed of a day where the technology landscape would be ruled by multiple operating systems, a wealth of computing devices, and a strategic focus to accessing data from EVERYWHERE. But today, we live in a world where data lives in clouds; devices are ambiguous, and access is mandatory. Data is making platforms and devices more irrelevant to the technology discussion. And as this discussion continues to gain momentum, the NWO continues to take shape. The technology paradigm shifts from processor speed to battery life; from hard drive space to access to the cloud; and from specific applications running on specific operating systems to virtual machines with the capability to manage multiple platforms from a single interface. And as we move into this data centric technology world, more people are finding CrossOver to be increasingly relevant in the NWO.
How relevant? This is still to be determined. But that stated, CrossOver XI (pronounced e•leven) has received a very warm welcome from the software community. The release has been our most successful to date and customers actually seem happy with the end result. Over 6,000 licenses have been sold since XI was released on March 5. Even though XI is not perfect, this release has proven to be our best product to date with increasingly better support for growing number of PC based applications (including Office 2010). With the ability to run Windows based application on your Mac or Linux computer, CrossOver is the perfect tool for the NWO.
So, I guess I’m a blogger now. Just happy to blog about the new day. Feel free to roll your eyes, but I got to you to my interpretive dance class. Today, it’s the story of The Avengers.
About James B. Ramey
James B. Ramey is President of CodeWeavers. His life long love of video gaming started at the tender age of six with an Atari 2600 and evolved over time to include Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Apple Mac IIc, Windows PC, and MacBook Pro. When not fiddling with technology, James enjoys cooking, travel, debating politics in the office, and spending time with his wife, daughter, and their three Shar Pei cross dogs. For the past 20 years, James has worked with clients around the world in best implementing technology to maximize a return on their investment. He is a graduate of Moorhead State University and earned his graduate degree (MBA) online from the University of Phoenix. You can find James on Twitter at @jbramey.
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy,
CodeWeavers focuses on the development of
Wine – the core technology found
in all of its CrossOver products. The
company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster
and more painless to port Windows software to Mac and Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source
Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around
the world. The company is privately held.
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