Google can't build an integration point without an identity strategy and their identity strategy has to include synchronous messaging and presence--things they get in spades and on the cheap from a IM system built on XMPP.
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There's significant new ease in running apps and platforms as distinct and protected instances within one environment
Om Malik has a guest post by Robert Young, who really nails how Google could replace Windows as the dominant computing environment. Google will make Microsoft’s entire strategic plan and mission, which revolves around the continued proliferation and dominance of the desktop PC operating system, obsolete by making Google itself the operating system.
For those of you who follow the numbers, IDC and Gartner crowned IBM the server market leader, and quantified how Linux and Windows servers are on the rise and and low-end Unix systems are on a downward slope. No big surprises.
Intel honcho and head of the Digital Enterprise Group Pat Gelsinger made some promises or at least bold statements (with mentioning rival AMD by name) at IDF this week. He said that Intel would "unquestionably be the performance per watt leader in 2006." He also said, "We [Intel] will have absolute leadership in the market next year." It will take more than words for Intel to slow down AMD...
According to a News.com report, Intel has developed digital voltage regulators made in standard silicon.
While the US focuses its defenses on Iraq, Iran, and North Korea, someone or some organization with access to systems in China is focusing on the US defenses. More specifically, networks belonging to various US defense agencies and contractors have come under attack from systems that are physically located in China.
Move over Wi-Fi. Here comes the HomePlug Power Alliance.
According to Microsoft, computer users aren't the only ones confused by the differences between the various computer sleep states like standby, hibernate, and plain old off. So too is our application software.
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