The latest Google user horror story shows that SaaS providers are still learning the hard way that the on-demand business is governed by the human emotion of trust.
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and When I took a wee poke at Dell the other day I could not possibly have known that labeling something Hybrid and expecting us to meekly gobble it up was only the tip of what can only be described as an ill-conceived marketing strategy iceberg.Courtesy of Hugh MacLeod, my sometimes marketing sparring partner (and otherwise brilliant cartoonist), I learned of this 'Cloud Computing' trademark application made by Dell.
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A lot of the wintel vs Unix argument is cast in terms of this hardware or that feature but the reality is that risk and compliance, not functionality or direct cost, are the critical decision drivers both right now and for the immediate future.
Without providing exact details on the number of digital tracks sold, NPD Group reports on top music retailers in the US in the first half of 2008. NPD’s data reflects the ongoing consumer shift from physical CDs to digital music, as iTunes maintained their leadership position reached earlier this year. Amazon rose from fifth place [...]
NAB has announced the first phase of its Next Generation Platform initiative to replace its core-banking systems this morning, naming Oracle its partner.
Total communications spending is projected to increase 5.4% to $923.91 bln in 2008, as strong gains in the institutional and alternative media sectors offset the downward pressure of declining traditional advertising spending, according to Veronis Suhler Stevenson. The industry’s primary growth driver in 2008 is the institutional sector, particularly professional & business information services and [...]
Junk e-mailers are using Google Sites to create Web pages that can help spam get around corporate filters, according to MessageLabs.
Since Google is spending a lot of time and money making sure they are the number one search engine in every country, or at least trying to, it's no surprise that Google has been looking at the Olympics as a huge opportunity that can't be missed.According to the IOC (Internation Olympic Committee), they will be publishing Olympic coverage to 77 countries on YouTube starting on August 8th.
All this Vista versus XP versus Windows Server 2008 stuff got me thinking. Maybe its not just technological issues with Microsoft's latest desktop OS that is creating strife between the user bases.
One of my first jobs as tech director is to create a helpdesk for users across the district to submit support tickets, check the status of the tickets, and for me to aggregate data on support needs (i.e.
It's only a matter of time before most SMBs will experience a compromised IT infrastructure. To minimize the fallout from a data breach, SMBs should begin an IT risk assessment program.
Ever heard of Advanced Data Centers out of San Francisco? Well, you're about to, since the corporate hosting services company apparently is the first company to earn a Platinum Pre-Certification for a data center under the U.
A new proposal out of MIT (original home of the so-called $100 laptop from the OLPC) has gotten quite a bit of traction in the blogosphere and around the Web. A group of students, recalling their own early computing experiences in Apple II labs, is attempting to resurrect these ancient workhorses to facilitate computer education in developing countries.
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