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E-commerce gets a shot in the arm

E-commerce gets a shot in the arm

Look out, world: Here come the Chinese online shoppers.In case you haven't heard, consumers in China can now buy the latest products from Paris, London, New York and Hong Kong, without stepping out of their homes.

August 30, 2007 by in China

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

VMware and its partners are gearing up for VMworld. I've been speaking with quite a few companies about their announcement plans and will present may take on them when I can.

August 30, 2007 by in VMWare

Let's see how long this takes to hit the papers...

Let's see how long this takes to hit the papers...

You may remember a story from the 20th August, when a China Airways 737 flight to Japan caught fire after landing and burned to as near a cinder as makes no odds. Everyone got out OK, and at the time the buzz in the aviation industry was that it was a rather comforting example of how well the evacuation process works when things get a little crispy.

August 30, 2007 by in Innovation

Making green on helping buildings get green

Making green on helping buildings get green

Phase one of the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) is a program called the Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit, under a group of designated "energy service companies" have been charged (get it?) with assessing buildings in 40 cities around the world, figuring out their energy-efficiency IQ, and making improvements.

August 30, 2007 by in United Kingdom

Planning scalability

Planning scalability

I received a message a few days ago from our student information system vendor. They let me know that the system would be down from 4:00 in the afternoon until 6:00 the next morning so that they could install new servers to handle increased utilization.

August 30, 2007 by in Hardware

Geek and Poke: IT cartoons

Geek and Poke: IT cartoons

Oliver Widder has been tracking me and a few other bloggers. I mean that in a nice way: he draws cartoons about ironic and silly IT situations, using several IT blogs as source material.

August 30, 2007 by in CXO

Bill website hacked

Bill website hacked

Security company Websense is reporting that the official website for ITV police drama The Bill has been compromised by hackers."Websense Security Lab has discovered that the official Web site of The Bill, the popular TV series, has been compromised and laden with malicious JavaScript code meant to infect visitors with a Trojan horse," said the Websense press release.

August 30, 2007 by in Security

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