The New Thing
By Michael Coté on July 5, 2011
Touted at the next thing in cloud, Platform as a Service is receiving much attention now. While PaaS has been far from a failure, it hasn’t been a mega success…yet. I’ve been talking with several people about Platform as a Service use recently: with all the vendors (and us analysts as well!) going on about […]
By Michael Coté on April 12, 2011
“We believe the current [platform clouds, such as Azure and App Engine] are incomplete,” [VMware senior director of cloud and application services Jerry] Chen says. “There is no one platform that is multi-cloud – private and public – and no one cloud is architected, out of the gate, to be extensible to many different frameworks […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Cloud, cloud development, Cloud Foundry, Cloud.com, CloudBees, enterprise software, Eucalyptus, GitHub, ibm, Java, microsoft, Open source, Press Pass, Quick Analysis, Rackspace Cloud, Red Hat, salesforce, Spring, SpringSource, The New Thing, VMware
By Michael Coté on March 8, 2011
Rackspace announces a support plan for OpenStack, while Dell, Rackspace, and Opscode announce an OpenStack installer for quick cloud building.
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Chef, Cloud, Cloud Builders, Cloud Computing, Dell, Open source, OpenStack, OpsCode, Private Cloud, Quick Analysis, Rackspace, redmonk, support, Systems Management, The New Thing
By Michael Coté on February 18, 2011
Seeing a computer play two humans at Jeopardy! is a lot more entertaining than I thought it’d be. I’d been ignoring most of the hoopla around Watson figuring it for a big, effective PR campaign on IBM’s part. It is that for certain, and good on them for doing it. I’ve been more interested in […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged AI, analytics, Big Data, Companies, enterprise software, ibm, ideas, Jeopardy, marketing, Open source, POWER7, Quick Analysis, The New Thing, Watson
By Michael Coté on February 16, 2011
After ejecting every function except writing code, development teams have been bringing those roles back to the core team, starting with QA, then product management, and now operations. The goal is deliver Frequent Functionality (features released more frequently rather than in big 12-18 month releases) and increase the value of the software by getting better […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Agile, agile development, automation, Cloud, Cloud Computing, dev/ops, GitHub, Programming, software as a service, Systems Management, The New Thing
By Michael Coté on February 9, 2011
If you’re going to compete against the might iPad, here’s 10 things you should do. Good luck storming the castle!
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Amazon Kindle, App Store, apple, differentiation, HP TouchPad, ideas, iOS, iPad, iPhone, marketing, mobile, Quick Analysis, tablet, The New Thing, webos, Windows Phone 7
By Michael Coté on December 10, 2010
If you’ve ever wanted to browse the web on your TV you should get a Logitech Revue, one of the Google TV boxes available on the market. Other than that, it’s a bit of a bust for myself.
By Michael Coté on October 13, 2010
Some interesting tech startups in Austin.
Posted in Business | Tagged austin, betterjunkmail, BigData, Cassandra, Dachis Group, geolocation, Gowalla, ideas, InfoChimps, MindQuilt, Riptano, social software, spiceworks, startups, Systems Management, The New Thing | 1 Response
By Michael Coté on October 8, 2010
I’m often asked “what’s hot now?” And why the hell not?
By Michael Coté on September 27, 2010
Developers are longing for a more open mobile platform, results from one survey contends.