As we prepare to celebrate the start of a new year I can’t help but look
back on the past 10 years and contemplate what the next year (and decade) has
to offer. Many will not miss 2009, but the decade of the new millennium
brought a new wave of technologies.
Standing at the threshold of 2010, I can’t help but wonder where our focus
in technology will turn. In the past 10 years, we’ve had the fortune of
many, many technology advances. Today, most everyone has a cell phone…and
it seems most have traded a cell phone for a smart phone the likes of an
iPhone or Blackberry. To “Google” is a common verb in many households.
We’ve also seen the first generation of workers that were born in the
computer age enter the workforce. Somewhat related, social networking firmly
took root ala MySpace, Facebook. Similarly, professionally oriented sites
added to the collective in the f... (more)
In the past week, The New York Times (and Greenpeace previously) called
attention to the inefficiency in data centers. These stories bring light to a
serious issue, but are a bit misguided and do not include the whole story.
Generally speaking, are data centers inefficient? Absolutely! Read on to
fully understand the significance of the [...]
Chief Information Officer on Ulitzer
In late 2009, I had the pleasure of joining Jim Swartz (pictured below), CIO
of Sybase in a “Meet the Press” type of interview format.
VMware hosted the interview for broadcast on CIO.com. The webcast is
available on CIO.com’s website.
I thought I would take a brief departure from my other missives to share some
This entry is more geared for those of you that are road warriors. And it
applies to the more personal use cases of cloud computing.
On a personal note, I thought I knew what it meant to travel [...]
These are copies of the slides from SYS-CON's Cloud Bootcamp held at Cloud
Computing Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA November 2-4, 2009.
Tim Crawford: Introduction
Glenn Brunette (Sun): Cloud Security
Kevin Noonan (Push2Cloud): Google App Engine
Jason Christensen (jasonc411): Cloud Computing Mobile
SYS-CON Events (http://events.sys-con.com) announced today that the "show
prospectus" for the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo
(www.CloudComputingExpo.com) is now shipping.
5th International Cloud Expo will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob