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- Cisco Courting Developers to Make Routers Smarter, More Valuable -> News@Cisco
Kind of a long shot, but there's some good marketing programming going on here.
- Windows PowerShell Blog : Windows PowerShell 2.0 RTM
- William Vambenepe’s blog » Blog Archive » REST in practice for IT and Cloud management (part 1: Cloud APIs)
This is a damn fine piece on trying to sort getting better APIs in the IT Management space. If you can wade through the IT Management parts, it's generally applicable to all enterprise software cursed by close-minded protocol/API think, from both SOAP and REST fundamentalists: "I can think of ways in which some REST principles would help in this area, but they are mainly along the lines of 'any consistent set of principles would help' rather than anything specific to REST."
- Has the down economy driven data center automation?
Big 4 automation and configuration management.
- In measuring data center power use, more (info) is more
"According to SearchDataCenter.com's Data Center Decisions purchasing intentions survey, 84% of 670 respondents said that reducing data center power consumption was important. And yet according to the same report, 36% didn't know how their power bills compared with the previous year."
- Visible personal branding and the big company « Adventures in systems land
Aside from the ostensible main points being made, there's something interesting here as far as commentary on Elder Companies vs. Startups.
- 70% of something is better than.. « Adventures in systems land
- NOVELL: Novell Open PR » Blog Archive » Novell Business Service Manager Version 4.6 now available
- Lean IT and Service Portofolio Management — Are You Confused About the Differences? – CA on Service Management
- Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule
Oh yeah, that's my problem. It's always nice to read these things to remember how you work, you know, if you work that way.
- The State of Network ManagementNetwork Performance Blog, Network Performance Management News, Tutorials, Resources – Network Performance Blog
"93 percent of respondents indicated their organization had either formally or informally identified a set of applications that are considered critical to the business. However, only 41 percent of those surveyed indicated that the company’s business managers were involved in identifying the critical applications.' …you can lead a horse to water, more than likely…
- Managed Private Clouds, Server Virtualization & Virtual Dedicated Servers at Rackspace
Private clouds from Rackspace. New T-shirt slogan: "there's a cloud for that."
- How IBM and Apple are Kicking Google’s and Microsoft’s Butt — Datamation.com
"Even if you look at the acquisitions announced by IBM recently, SPSS and Ounce Labs, both enhance IBM’s ability to sell a wide variety of products they already have in their portfolio. This is in contrast to Microsoft’s Yahoo attempt which is more of a Hail Mary effort intended to close a gap that likely should have never been allowed to exist in the first place."
- Just How Much Does a Lite Version Help Boost App Sales? « The App Farm
- Product management on a shoestring | VentureBeat
Nice list of services for a web-based startup to use when it comes to product management and web community management.
- App stores are not the future, says Google
“What we clearly see happening is a move to incredibly powerful browsers. Many, many applications can be delivered through the browser and what that does for our costs is stunning. We believe the web has won and over the next several years, the browser, for economic reasons almost, will become the platform that matters and certainly that’s where Google is investing," all from Vic Gundotra, Google Engineering vice president and developer evangelist. Yeah, the Google/HTML5 vs. RIA battle is locked and loaded, eh?
- Flex and Salesforce / Force.com Updates
- Cloud-based identity services taking on a different look as they grow – Network World
- How Microsoft Made PHP Suck Less on Windows | ITworld
- Private cloud networks are the future of corporate IT – Network World
Gartner likes the private cloud.
- The Private Cloud: Opening the Door for Open Source
"Very much like Apple on the consumer level, Google et al demand sacrifices in return for convenience. Perhaps – or make that likely – realizing that businesses will invariably sacrifice the future at the altar of the present. We’ll give you the convenience and time to market now; just don’t expect to leave later." Yeah, the money making schemers who aren't on the cash-out plan are going to make damn sure they get paid this time, unlike that open source world.
- Zend Updates PHP Framework and Tools — Application Development Trends