The Internet is going mobile. ‚Big news, right? Well, with the open-access provisions attached to the auction of the 700 MHz spectrum, the continued success of open-source public VoIP applications, and open platforms such as Android and OpenMoko, things are really accelerating. The auction of the 700 MHz spectrum comes with the requirement that the…Details
The OSI Stack is a subject about which I’ve written and spoken numerous times over the past couple of years. I think there’s some opportunity now to be creative with the notion of a new, contemporary, business-driven, systems stack. This will be the subject of several posts, but let me begin by recapping my idea…Details
How much thought do you give to your company’s corporate core values? Are you able to say (without looking them up on the website) what they are? Once you look at them again, to what extent do you think those values reflect the behavior of the company to its Customers? What about to its employees?…Details
As I’ve mentioned numerous times before, Web 2.0 technologies are of great interest to me because of the potential I see to amplify communication, collaboration and business processes in general. I’ve been working on the creation of a social layer on top of ITIL service management right now, and almost daily I’m seeing other applications…Details
In 2006, Amercan data centers consumed more power than American televisions. Collectively, data centers consumed more power than all the TVs in every home and sports bar in America. That really puts a new perspective on it, doesn’t it? For the past few years, the “P-word” has loomed large in the dialogue around data centers.…Details
By Carrisa Baptiste- Mobile Devices Consultant, Advocate Networks, LLC
It has been years since I’ve used a paper telephone book, I use yellowpages.com. Several of my friends have received their diplomas from online educational institutions. Let’s not forget my eleven year old nephew who has a cellular phone and uses the internet to connect with other players using his Sony Play station.
Wow, how amazing the internet is and the fascinating opportunities it provides to our world!
Over the next few years, blackberries and other personal data devices will be the primary source for wireless connectivity verses the traditional cellular devices. In doing so, the demand for instant and constant connectivity to the internet will increase. It is essential that we start enlarging our infrastructure to allow for additional usage on the network.Details
Year of the Container Data Center: Spring has sprung for the new limb on the Data Center family tree
Momentum is a powerful force, and momentum coupled with synergies cannot be denied. Today IBM is announcing their entry into the Container Data Center space. Starting with their newly released iDataPlex high density server product, and riding the wake of Microsoft’s widely publicized embracing of Data Center Containers, the recipe was there for a product…Details
You may be familiar with the “Dollars per KW plus Dollars per Square Foot of Computer Floor” white paper from the Uptime Institute for data center construction cost estimation. Following the update to their widely referenced Tier classifications paper, this benchmark for thumbnail cost estimation has been updated as well. If you’d like to look…Details
I have a strong interest in Social Networking Sites because I see enormous potential for positive change and productive collaboration across all dimensions of the social grid. I just wish I didn’t have to use so darn many of them at the same time. If you’re a participant (or a “joiner,” to use the vernacular…Details
This comes by way of Espen Anderson’s blog: http://www.espen.com/archives/2008/03/email_vs_wiki.html and (From Chris Rasmussen via Anthony Williams.
Per my earlier posts on email technology’s fit for today’s business processes, I think this diagram presents a very clear argument on its own.