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The great SaaS debate

The blogosphere isn't exactly aflame conversing about a canonical definition for software-as-a-service, but some good debate has been sparked. David Terrar wraps up the discussion with contributions from Thomas Otter, Nick Carr, Dennis Howlett and Vinnie Mirchandani, and then presents five questions as an SaaS litmus test:1.

November 29, 2006 by Dan Farber

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IBM's disses HP's Dynamic Smart Cooling

Yesterday I posted about HP's more energy efficient  Dynamic Smart Cooling solution for regulating air flow and temperature of computer room air conditioning (CRAC) units (pictured below) in datacenters. HP is currently testing out the system in its own data center and will start some pilots next year before the official release in Q3 of 2007.

November 29, 2006 by Dan Farber

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HP's cool dynamic datacenter cooler

HP’s latest attack on datacenter inefficiency is the over-provisioning of cooling. It's not that datacenters needlessly bulk up on the computer room air conditioning units (CRAC) strategically positioned to push cool air through raised floors and taking out the hot air as it rises to the ceiling.

November 28, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Infinite choice = overwhelming confusion

Regular readers of this blog won't be surprised by many of the points made in this Bear Sterns report on The Long Tail: Why Aggregation & Context and Not (Necessarily) Content are King in Entertainment, although the report makes the case about as clearly as I've ever seen. The major take-aways from the analysis are: Advancing technology is increasing competition.

November 28, 2006 by Phil Windley

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