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Archives for September, 2010


Twitter as the CB Radio of today

by David M. Smith  |  September 24, 2010  |  1 Comment

  I’m not saying that Twitter is a fad (as some said of the Internet way back when).  Just trying to make some connections. Two recent events (OK, not so recent as they were a few months ago but hey, I’ve been busy and finally decided to do some more blogging…) made me think about […]

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Oracle spins its cloud strategy 360 degrees

by David M. Smith  |  September 20, 2010  |  Comments Off

Oracle Open World opened yesterday with a keynote that included CEO Larry Ellison talking about its cloud strategy.  It wasn’t very long ago that Larry was quoted saying some not so nice things about the term cloud. So what’s happened? Has he changed his mind?  Details are sparse and will likely be expanded upon later […]

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Google and net neutrality: Head Fake or “If you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em”?

by David M. Smith  |  September 15, 2010  |  Comments Off

There has been much talk of Google by way of its partnership with Verizon vis a vis Net Neutrality.  Many opinions describe it as Google going against its long standing “don’t be evil’” mantra. No comment here on that topic. However, Google has indeed backed the concept of net neutrality for a long time.  It […]

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Elop to Nokia. Will Nokia embrace Windows Phone 7?

by David M. Smith  |  September 10, 2010  |  3 Comments

News broke overnight about Microsoft Office executive Stephen Elop moving to Nokia as CEO. This by itself is shocking news, but what other shocking aftershocks might follow? I’m no Nokia expert. All I know is that my first mobile phone was from Nokia back in the 90s but that nothing they’ve made recently has been […]

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Is PaaS Passe yet?

by David M. Smith  |  September 2, 2010  |  2 Comments

  Disclaimer: I’m ranting about the term PaaS, not the concept. We just published the 2010 Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing and is it a surprise that the most hyped term (other than cloud computing itself), is PaaS? This is in part due to legitimate excitement about some of the offerings and possibilities.  However there […]

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