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Can "Don't Be Evil" Survive at "Googzi

jg21 Googzi = "Googzilla" (1 comments)

Arnold even gave a tutorial about Google v2 back in November. It was called "Google v2: The rise of Googzilla". [From the course description: "Most people know about Google, version 1. Now you can learn about Google, version 2, and how you can take advantage of this change. Steve will provide a preview of his new information service that focuses on Google's activities in the United States government, a business sector largely ignored by the trade and business media."]

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Where Is Cloud Computing and Big Data Headed in 2013?

jg21 jg21 writes  |  about 2 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "Fifteen industry experts including Eucalyptus Systems CEO Mårten Mickos discussed with Cloud Computing Journal the trajectory of these two intersecting trends. [From the article: "Enterprises used to run small data on big boxes, and that's breaking down. In 2013, we'll need to run big data on lots of small boxes, and that's a fundamentally different computer science problem"]"
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Private *and* Public Clouds Both To Thrive in 2012

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

jg21 writes "If this this selection of IT industry views by Cloud Computing Journal is right, then the emphasis in 2012 and beyond for enterprise-level cloud computing, will remain firmly on Private Clouds. But at the same time Amazon is quietly turning its decidedly public cloud computing offerings like EC2 and S3 into a $1 BN dollar business. So no-one needs choose between the two models, it seems both are co-existing (and indeed growing) side by side."
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What WikiLeaks Teaches Us About Cloud Computing

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "Since both Amazon Web Services and Tableau Software have showed the Web world that they are willing to withdraw service from a customer (WikiLeaks) without even receiving any kind of official legal challenge from a third party, it is hardly surprising that Cloud Computing Journal's commentary on the whole "Cablegate" issue should view it through the prism of Cloud Computing and the possible implications for the Web in 2011 and beyond. As open source freedom fighter Simon Phipps writes in his ComputerWorldUK blog, behavior like this by Amazon and Tableau "informs us as customers of web services and cloud computing services that we are never safe from intentional outages when the business interests of our host are challenged."

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Just 250 Players in the Cloud Ecosystem, or...?

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "Given its status as the most-prominent-Website-on-the-Web-to-carry-only-very-few-posts-on-Cloud-Computing, it would maybe be fitting were Slashdot to be the only site on the Web to showcase Cloud Computing Journal's list of "The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem." The list isn't comprehensive, but it is porous. Companies who feel they should be listed can simply post their URL and their claim to Cloud fame right here on /. — clearly the list will grow beyond 250. Perhaps even mushroom. Which begs the question: are there now 500 players in the Cloud Computing ecosystem, or perhaps even 1,000? Estimates and suggestions, please."
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Just 250 Players in the Cloud Ecosystem, or...?

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "Given its status as the-Web's-most-prominent-site-to-have-so-very-few-posts-relating-to-Cloud-Computing, it might be fitting were Slashdot to be the only major site to showcase Cloud Computing Journal's list of "The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computer Ecosystem." It isn't a comprehensive list, but it is a porous one: companies not included who wish to be can submit themselves right here on /. by posting their URL and (brief) claim to Cloud fame. The list will obviously grow. Perhaps even mushroom. But to how many? Are there ready 500 players in the Cloud Computing ecosystem...or maybe even 1,000? Your best estimates (as well as your suggestions) please!"
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Has Intel Acquired Neocleus...or Hasn't It?

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "Virtualization Journal is asking whether yesterday's reports of Intel having acquired Neocleus might not perhaps have been premature. Reason being: the sole source of the news, the Neocleus company blog, has been taken down. Hoax, misunderstanding, or just a mistake — anyone out there know more about this?"
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Say No To Wi-Fi at Technical Conferences

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "In the wake of New York's 5th Cloud Expo, Java veteran and Flex expert Yakov Fain has kick-started a campaign advocating the banning of Wi-Fi from all technical conferences. In a world where business-critical email comes via BlackBerries and iPhones etc., Fain's logic is impeccable: all attendees are doing is casually browsing the Internet, twitting, facebooking, blogging while attending technical presentations, so what's the Wi-Fi for? [From the article: "Is this why you or your employer paid for the ticket? I don't think so."]."
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Cloud Computing: Ubiquitous...or Non-Existent?

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "Depending on who you believe, cloud computing is either ubiquitous in both enterprise and consumer IT, or doesn't really exist at all as a separate product category. According to this article, recent weeks have seen an unprecedented concentration of Cloud-related articles, blogs, tweets, and events, and — more importantly — of product releases, partnership announcements, and M&A activity. But former PowerSoft/Sybase CEO recently claimed that there really is no specific "cloud computing' sector." Both viewpoints can't be right — so which interpretation are we to believe?"
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Cloud Computing Doesn't Exist

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "The former founder and CEO of Powersoft, venture capitalist Mitchell Kertzman, claims today that Cloud Computing doesn't exist. His opinion was sought along with that of other software executives still employed full-time in the trenches of Enterprise IT. From his 35,000-foot perch as Managing Director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Kertzman acknowledges that his view is "contrarian." [From the article: "There really is no specific 'cloud computing' sector. I think that the lines between SaaS, PaaS, etc., virtualization and cloud computing are fuzzy and indistinct. To some extent, cloud is an overlay on virtualization, allowing dynamic elasticity for provisioning and deprovisioning, but that doesn't make it a separate sector."]"
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The Economics of Federal Cloud Computing Analyzed

jg21 jg21 writes  |  about 5 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "With $20BN about to be spent by the Federal Government on IT infrastructure investments, this highly analytical article by two Booz Allen Hamilton associates makes it clear that Cloud computing has now received full executive backing and offers clear opportunities for agencies to significantly reduce their growing data center and IT hardware expenditures. President Obama's America is going distinctly cloudy! [From the article: "A few agencies are already moving quickly to explore cloud computing solutions and are even redirecting existing funds to begin implementations ... Agencies should identify the aspects of their current IT workload that can be transitioned to the cloud in the near term to yield "early wins" to help build momentum and support for the migration to cloud computing."]"
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A to Z of the Social Media Landscape Reaches P

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "Only a brave soul would attempt an A-Z of the social media landscape but John Ryan has attempted just that at Social Media Journal. He begins with A-H and has already reached Part Two (H-P). Ryan adds market research based on Alexa, Compete and Quantcast, and both parts have some intriguingly eclectic choices. Worth glancing at to see if there's something out there you're missing...like CouchSurfing for example. [From the article: "If the stickiness [of a particular site] really impressed me, I issued the Social Glue Award to the site."] Such awards are given to, for example, Bebo, Fotolog and LiveJournal, but not to Digg, Ning or Orkut. When he gets to S, however, Slashdot should be safe in the stickiness stakes."
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Is Slashdot One of the Web's Seven Wonders?

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "This Web 2.0 Journal article describes how seven years ago, the British newspaper The Guardian speculated on what ought to be considered the Web equivalent of the Seven Wonders of the World. The suggestions back then included the Amazon.com e-tail portal (1995), the eBay auction mechanism (1995), and Google search (1998). But not Slashdot (1997). Since then Facebook (2004), YouTube (2005) and Google Earth (2006) have all appeared. So what should be today's list of the all-time Seven Wonders of the World Wide Web? The article author's first two nominations are The Wayback Machine (1996) and Wikipedia (2001). But since he is seeking help in figuring out what other five to choose, there's a further chance to get Slashdot included in the list. Would that be justified? Is Slashdot one of the Seven Wonders of the World Wide Web?"
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Is Google the Elephant in the Cloud?

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "While the low-hanging fruit of cloud computing reporting has recently been attracting Slashdot's attentions, such as Microsoft's Azure hullabaloo and Amazon's EC2 upgrade, there's an elephant in the cloud: Google. According to this well-researched article in Cloud Computing Journal, Google filed as long ago as February 2006 a provisional patent application with 91 different numbered claims that arguably makes it clear that Google has a multi-year lead in cloud computing. [From the article: "Google can, with the deployment of software, deliver global services that other companies cannot match in terms of speed of deployment, operation, and enhancement....think this patent document is an indication that Google can put its foot on the gas pedal at any time and operate in a dimension that other companies cannot."]"
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What's the Best Combination of Cloud-Based Tools?

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "Since free services provided via the Cloud aren't bound by the kind of explicit SLAs that govern paid services, does it mean that we're doomed to accept downtime and/or slowdowns, as in this recent case of Yahoo Pipes sluggishness that exasperated a user so much that he's begun to investigate Microsoft's Popfly mashup creator. The poor performance of Pipes marred an otherwise interesting use of four Cloud-based tools in combination to create a monitoring system: Yahoo Pipes for processing, Feedburner for future-proofing, Google Reader for archive and analysis, and Netvibes for display. Can anyone recommend an even better configuration for doing the same job?"
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Cloud Computing "Should Be Open, Not Proprieta

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "As previously discussed on Slashdot, the new tendency to speak of "The Cloud" or "Cloud Computing" often seems to generate more heat than light, but one familiar industry fault line is becoming clear — those who believe clouds can be proprietary vs. those who believe they should be free. One CEO who sides with open clouds in order that companies can pick and choose from vendors depending on precisely what they need has written a detailed article in which he outlines how, in his opinion, Platform-as-a-Service should work. He identifies nine features of "an ideal PaaS cloud" including the requirement that "Developers should be able to interact with the cloud computer, to do business with it, without having to get on the phone with a sales person, or submit a help ticket." [From the article: 'I think this means that cloud computing companies will, just like banks, begin more and more to "loan" each other infrastructure to handle our own peaks and valleys, But in order for this to happen we'd need the next requirement.']"
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Multiple Experts Try Defining "Cloud Computing

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "Even though IBM's Irving Wladawsky Berger reports a leading analyst as having said recently that "There is a clear consensus that there is no real consensus on what cloud computing is," no fewer than twenty attempts at a definition of the infrastructural paradigm shift that is sweeping across the Enterprise IT world can be found here — some of them really quite good. [From the article: '"Cloud computing is...the user-friendly version of grid computing.' (Trevor Doerksen) and 'Cloud computing really is accessing resources and services needed to perform functions with dynamically changing needs. An application or service developer requests access from the cloud rather than a specific endpoint or named resource.' (Kevin Hartig)]"
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Web Talent War: Is Microsoft Winning Over Google?

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "Ever since Fortune wrote an article about it, mentions have been occurring hither and yon about how Google is having problems retaining employees, and the latest comes in Web 2.0 Journal, where Dare Obasanjo interestingly tracks and interprets a couple of blog entries that he says leads him to hypothesize that "Google's big problem is that the company hasn't realized that it isn't a startup anymore." Of course Obasanjo works for Microsoft; it will be interesting to see if an equally prominent Googler posts a counter-theory."
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A - Z of Web Development Frameworks

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "According to this article, there's ever-increasing momentum now behind open source alternatives to proprietary RIA solutions like Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) and Microsoft Silverlight. Some of the less well known ones included in the useful and eclectic round-up of web development frameworks are Echo, Mazumba, ThinWire and ZK."
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AJAX, SOA & Virtualization: Predictions for 20

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "Can the future of Internet technology and enterprise computing be boiled down to just three key areas, as suggested by this informal survey? The participants indirectly imply that you won't miss much of significance in 2008 if you keep your eye on: AJAX, Service Oriented Architecture (a.k.a. SOA), and Virtualization. All three recur repeatedly in a predictions round-up that includes the thoughts of XML's co-inventor Tim Bray, who also mentions mind you that Rails "will continue to grow at a dizzying speed," and Microsoft's senior evangelist Joshua Allen who throws in the worrying observation that that "Net neutrality will take an even worse beating in 2008 than 2007." A gloomy thought."
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Where's AJAX, SOA & Virtualization Headed in 2

jg21 jg21 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jg21 (677801) writes "It's not often that Internet technology futures seems narrowable-down to just three keywords, but this informal survey suggests that you won't miss much of significance in 2008 if you keep your eye on: AJAX, Service Oriented Architecture (a.k.a. SOA), and Virtualization. All three recur in a predictions round-up that includes the thoughts of XML's co-inventor Tim Bray, who also mention Rails "will continue to grow at a dizzying speed," and Microsoft's senior evangelist Joshua Allen who says that "Net neutrality will take an even worse beating in 2008 than 2007.""
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