Last night, Dell held a press event in San Francisco for the launch of what Brad Anderson (left), senior vice president of the Product Group, called the 9th generation of Dell servers. "It's not about speeds and feeds," Anderson told me, "Dell is paying attention to details and driving operational efficiency.
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After reading Wayne Cunningham's blog on thejettareport.com, it's clear to me that tech centers like Silicon Valley, Seattle, Austin, New York, and Boston must be filled with Cheech & Chong-like smoke filled Volkswagen Jettas.
My fellow blogger George Ou has taken me to task for helping to politicize a subject matter which he feels is undeserving of any politicization. Commenting on a blog entry I wrote yesterday (see Some must see Net neutrality videos) which pointed to both MoveOn.
The debut of Google Spreadsheets provides ample illustration of the frothy behavior surrounding any move by the potentate of Web 2.0 (pick your own definition) and online advertising.
One of the consolidation rumors floating around Silicon Valley is the pursuit of Mercury Interactive, with EMC and HP supposedly bidding for the leader in BTO (business technology optimization). With a current market cap above $3 billion, Mercury could go for close to $4 billion.
Sometimes, images and sound get the point across better than words (or in this case, a combination of images, sound, and words). Yesterday, Stefano Boscutti sent me a Windows video (downloadable from our servers, with his permission.
Now that I have my Thinkpad T42 back (the display went dead on me....as it has done on so many Thinkpads I've had before), I've been digging through the backlog of content that was stuck on my hard drive and that didn't get posted yet and I found a gem from Gartner's recent Symposium/ITxpo in San Francisco.
CIO Insight has an interesting profile of Backcountry.com, an online retailer of outdoor recreation gear.
Ever since I began covering the potential connection between cell phone usage and cancer, I've been receiving email from a Frans van Velden in the Netherlands who monitors the issue more closely and who occasionally forwards me anything signifcant.
Many are commenting on Google Spreadsheets versus Excel...or even OpenOffice Calc.