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Does eBay Have a Solution for Japan Data Center Operators?

Does eBay Have a Solution for Japan Data Center Operators?

I usually do not write a blog reacting to real-time news. I leave that to other bloggers, such as Katie Fehrenbacher who covers those pretty well. I usually write a blog when the subject matter comes to cross my path. I cover the story in the intersection of where IT meets energy and express my […]

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Open Source and Cloud

Open Source and Cloud

This week I attended the Open Cloud Conference at Silicon Valley Cloud Center in Sunnyvale. There were a lot of interesting sessions, and one was on the role of open source for cloud. As there was a debate during the conference on the relationship between open source cloud and open cloud, they are not exactly […]

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Zettaset Enhances Hadoop’s Functionality and Provides Security

Zettaset Enhances Hadoop’s Functionality and Provides Security

One of the interviews I conducted at the recent RSA conference was with Brian Christian, CTO and cofounder of Zettaset. Their PR firm emphasizes the security it provides to Hadoop environments, which is understandable, considering that the RSA conference was all about security. Before getting to the interview, let’s see how Hadoop is doing. The […]

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The General Trends of Cloud Computing (Cloud Connect  2012)

The General Trends of Cloud Computing (Cloud Connect 2012)

When you cover a conference like Cloud Connect 2012, it is sometimes overwhelming to see so many things and people in a matter of a few days. It is generally a good thing to collect or receive a large amount of information. The downside is that it is hard to digest it all and condense […]

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Open Innovation, Mozilla’s Way

Open Innovation, Mozilla’s Way

A keynote speech by a prominent expert usually kicks off a conference. In Teladata’s recent Technology Convergence Conference on collaboration between IT and facilities departments, Pascal Finette’s interesting speech was very unusual. He talked about a new way of running a business with open innovation—that is, with everything open. Pascal Finette of Mozilla I never […]

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For Sale: Web 2.0, for a Song?

Metaphor in technology selling is more about the protagonist, than the product. Back on Jan 11th Larry Dignan, editor-in-chief of ZDNet told us, One Night Stand "Expect Salesforce.com to go shopping. As of Oct. 31, Salesforce.com had $1.07 billion in total cash and marketable securities" and I immediately conjured up an image of the cherubic […]

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Will Social Networking And Empathy Converge On The Promised Revolution?

In Esteban Kolsky‘s latest 2010 piece on social networking and the convergence of it with Enterprise 2.0, a topic he lists as "one of [his] key topics of 2010," he says, "smart organizations will start their move towards it in 2010. And they will make inroads". He estimates convergence will continue over a three to […]

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Smart Phones In The Enterprise

Smart phones for the enterprise are multiplying faster than even the Wall Street pundits can come up with reasons to proclaim a winner. Though the consumer markets around the world provide the stimulus for wide-ranging offers from the different players, piercing the corporate enterprise is a different game. For our audience, we want to know […]

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Specifically, What Are The Issues With Social Media Adoption In The Enterprise?

Earlier this week, Dion Hinchliffe wrote a blog post about the “Ten top issues in adopting enterprise social computing.” The issues are important but in this post I was far more interested in the comments, which I owe to Dion setting up the conversation and providing a good graphic to give some additional perspective: Instead, […]

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API Battle Plans: Fighting for The Next Web

The way data moves over the web is an issue that IT managers are grappling with as the work they do for the enterprise is more affected by social technologies. In this post, Jonathan Mendez looks at API’s and their implications for how they will shape the core components of the next web. This is […]

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