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By Zoli Erdos on March 17, 2010
This is what remote controlled toy cars looked like when I was a kid. Yes, the control box was connected to the car with a 3-4feet cable… not exactly the level of freedom you get with today’s wireless models. But it was fun, nevertheless. I wonder if 20-year-old Omar Ramos-Lopez had a toy car when […]
By Jevon MacDonald on March 17, 2010
We have just wrapped up a very successful Social Business Summit in Austin. The day was packed with
By Michael Krigsman on March 17, 2010
A new report by IT failures expert and author, Phil Simon, takes a deep analytical dive into a failure at a major hospital system. It is currently available for free download.
By Niel Robertson on March 17, 2010
While there are countless daily articles about impending threats to Google’s hegemony (many of which are partially fair), what most people overlook is that Google has an immense amount of options in which to continue to grow its core business.
But “Google’s just a one-click pony,” you say. They make 90% of their revenue from search, [...]
By James Governor on March 17, 2010
IBM this week clarified its plans to handhold enterprises into the cloud, working with Red Hat to bypass VMware with the announcement of Smart Business Development & Test on the IBM Cloud. I have been talking for a while about what I call The VMware Pattern, in posts such as Amazon Web Services: an instance […]
By Brian Sommer on March 17, 2010
The SaaS vs. On-Premise cost differential turns out to be quite significant. Large enterprises are starting to embrace SaaS applications for more than cost reasons.
Posted in Trends & Concepts | Tagged Current Affairs, E-Commerce, erp, Notable Research, SaaS, SaaS and Beyond, software as a service, Think About IT, Total cost of ownership, workday | Leave a response
By Jason Wood on March 17, 2010
The markets are up. The media is happy. Economists are patting themselves on the back saying the “worst is over.” And certainly in many respects it FEELS that way, doesn’t it? And happily, as an investor, times are better than…
Posted in Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged Age of Relativism, American, Drive, education, Initiative, New Jersey, Patriotism, Property tax, Public school, Saint Patrick's Day | Leave a response
A Saint Patrick’s Day special: Further Thoughts on Manuscripts, Marginalia, Mashups and Reading as Writing
By James Governor on March 17, 2010
I wrote a post the other day about Digital Manuscripts, Reading as Writing, and the danger of of “digital rights management” (DRM). The New York Times today provided a lovely follow up in the shape of an article – Turning Green With Literacy – about the Irish role in saving the book after the Roman […]
By Tom Raftery on March 17, 2010
Photo credit wonderferret The electricity grid may not need “baseload” generation sources like coal and nuclear to backup the variability of supply from renewables. Jon Wellinghof is the Chairman of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). FERC is an independent agency that amongst other things, regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and […]
Posted in Trends & Concepts | Tagged baseload, coal, coal fired power, Electricity generation, ferc, Fossil fuel, Nuclear power, Renewable energy, renewables, solar, utilities, Wind power | Leave a response
By Jason Busch on March 17, 2010
Today marks an important milestone in Spend Matters’ relatively brief history. We?re launching our second Compass research series. We?ve designed Spend Matters Compass briefs to deliver high quality and insightful research at a level that goes deeper…