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- IBM hoists Tivoli Monitoring onto Amazon cloud
- Sun VirtualBox gets live migration
- Google, Microsoft, and Amazon – the cloud dating game
"But would you believe it: New York CIO Singleton wasn’t exactly convinced by Dodge’s message. In his opening presentation, Dodge gave an example of a company with 200 people, saying Google apps will cost about $50 per employee per year (for a total of $10,000). The alternative, according to his slide, would cost about $650 per employee per year. Throughout the panel, Dodge continued to reference this cost savings. Singleton called him out on this, though, telling Dodge that the savings shrink drastically because you then have to factor in services that Google doesn’t provide, such as Blackberry, archiving, and records-retention services."
- The Hammering in My Head Won’t Stop
- MindTouch Goes Cloud – Open Source Collaborative Networking for Intranets and Extranets
- Amazon.com edges out Walmart on Black Friday online traffic
Note how few "web only" retailers are in the top 20: just two.
- BMC IT Service Desk SaaS Solution Gets Boost From Salesforce.com
"This partnership gives BMC a much-needed foundational platform capability as well as quick access into the SaaS IT service desk market."
- Open Source as a Model for Business Is Elusive
- Top analyst blogs « Technobabble 2.0
This year's analyst blog rankings. RedMonk does a good showing, I'm at #11.
- Guest Article: Why Doctors Hate Electronic Medical Records : AccuSource Career Center – all things Healthcare IT
The author proposes that electric records systems in health-care is, basically, too slow and not usable enough. That's why doctors won't go paperless – "Physicians do not hate high-tech and they do not hate computers. They hate wasting time; they cannot afford it, and neither can our health care system."
- The Technology Behind the Scam
Nice piece on the IT behind Bernie Madoff: mostly an AS/400 programed to churn out the bogus statements and 1099s.
- The death of uncool
"We’re living in a stylistic tropics. There’s a whole generation of people able to access almost anything from almost anywhere, and they don’t have the same localised stylistic sense that my generation grew up with. It’s all alive, all “now,” in an ever-expanding present, be it Hildegard of Bingen or a Bollywood soundtrack. The idea that something is uncool because it’s old or foreign has left the collective consciousness."
- cloud – @cote | tweet cloud
- Microsoft's top developers prefer old-school coding methods
Hey, you kids! Get off my lawn!
- TV Manufacturers Make It Easier To Surf The Web
- Why can't Google be more like Microsoft?
"As Google paints itself as an open company merely interested in the good of users and developers everywhere, it provides preciously little insight into what it's actually up to, leaving devs to wonder what role they might play in something that's shaping up to be a vastly restructured computing paradigm. But surely the answer is obvious: Developers have almost no place in Google's grand plan – unless they're developing for the web. But there are doubts for web devs as well."
- Is Facebook a Gated Community?: An Interview With S. Craig Watkins (Part One)
"In the digital age the idea of being out of touch or disconnected from family and friends is practically obsolete. No matter where we are–in class, at work, driving, or on vacation–the idea of being connected to our social networks is now a constant opportunity and, quite frankly, a constant challenge."
- Born Digital, But Then What?: UT professor Craig Watkins on the migratory patterns of the Internet's first flock
Very brief book review – "'I came away with a different question,' he said. 'I would perhaps argue that we are excessively social.' Because of the ability to always 'be on,' Watkins considers what the repercussions are when attention is constantly shared (i.e. multitasking). How does it affect learning? How does it affect engagement? How, he wonders, will the first generation of digital natives' use of technology change when they enter the work force and start their careers?"
- Letter from Afghanistan: The Taliban’s Opium War
- Through Rio’s Favelas, Guns Drawn
- Rio's drugs war
A long, but interesting piece on the drug trade and mafia in Rio's favelas.
- Syria: Has it won?