The Advent of the Privileged Cloud
What’s in a name? Well, it could be a lot. In fact, the name we assign something can have a huge impact of our perception of that thing. Would you eat reconstituted chicken parts? Thanks to whomever decided to call that a “nugget” you might.
On the other hand, sometimes we come up with a name for something that makes a great idea seem much less great. Remember New Coke? It registered quite well on blind taste tests. The problem was...
Cloud: IT in 3D?
While watching TV the other night, I saw several trailers for movies, all of which advertised “in 3D.” This got me thinking about how 3D and the move toward cloud computing share similar stories.
3D was first utilized in film in the 1950s, but because of several factors, the format was not widely adopted until almost 40 years later. Even then, the application of 3D in feature films was relegated to a niche market. Only more recently, with advances in technology, standardization...
Lies, Damn Lies, and Predictions
[Rant on] Is it just me, or is anyone else bothered about all the rumors and predictions that seem to dominate the technology news stream? I would hazard a guess that more top articles in the technology space are gossip or guesswork than actual reporting.
Part of this trend, perhaps the most annoying part, is the tendency to take the guesses of other people (predictions,forecasts,…) and report them as fact. Recent examples from the news:
“Sorry Android, iPad to Dominate Tablet Sales Until at Least...
UK users now spend 300 billion hours online. Are you ready?
It's official: The UK is spending most of their time online, over 3 billion hours, with social media taking up the bulk of their attention. Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, (all driven by cloud computing platforms) are sucking up 800 million hours of your time.
If you are left-brainer who exhibits a natural skepticism towards statistics such as those quoted above, you may be interested to know that Hitwise compiled these stats from anonymous ISP data logs, not user surveys.
About 9% of user time...
Cloudonomics: Improving Canada’s digital advantage
This is especially important in countries like Canada where for various reasons the ICT industry is under-developed, and this has knock-on consequences.
There is an infamous ‘D for Innovation‘ scorecard, and an...
The Cloud Computing Stratosphere [Infographic]
The Risk of Cloud Lock ins
Kundra to advise EU cloud strategy
The European Union has said it is preparing to embrace the cloud fully in 2012 when it begins to roll out its cloud strategy, according to vice president for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, and the plans will be overseen by former US chief information officer, Vivek Kundra.
Speaking at a conference in San Francisco, Kroes said: "We are hoping to publish Europe's strategy on cloud computing next year and I have asked Vivek to be my advisor on this; he has said yes," adding: "My day has been made."
Vivek Kundra, also in...