The MacJury recently convened to discuss the recent changes and updates to the software delivery and licensing models of Microsoft for Office and Adobe for the Creative Suite components. The benefits and challenges of software as a service in general, and in these two cases in particular, are examined, the pricing evaluated, and how users may react were evaluated by the panel of Mark Fuccio, Jeff Gamet, Michael T. Rose, and host Chuck Joiner.
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Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices, MacVoicesTV, MacNotables and The MacJury, a group of shows and web sites that make up The MacVoices Group. You can catch up with what he’s doing by following him on Twitter, friending him on Facebook, or circling him on Google+.
Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as an marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through his web site or through Twitter.
Michael T. Rose claims his first Mac (a 128K original) served him well through high school and its successors (a 512KE, SE, SE/30 and IIsi) were loyal stalwarts during editorial jobs at the Carnegie Mellon college newspaper, followed by a 10-year career in editorial technology at Time Inc. titles Entertainment Weekly & LIFE. Since leaving the print publishing world, Mike has helped manage IT and now works as a creative director for MJM Creative Services, an NYC events and face-to-face marketing agency. He has written for The Unofficial Apple Web Log (TUAW) since November 2006. Mike & his family live in Brooklyn, NY. His personal blog is GeekParent, and you can find him on Twitter.