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Inside Amazon's EC2

Call it "utility computing" or "Web-scale computing" or "on-demand infrastructure." Whatever the case, Amazon is hoping that its new EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud--why not just S4?

August 24, 2006 by Dan Farber

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EC2 extends Amazon's S3 with pay-per-use server

TechCrunch has the scoop on Amazon's extension to its S3 storage-in-the-cloud service. According to Nik Cubrilovic's post, the new service--called EC2--will let users access compute capacity by setting up virtual server instances hosted by Amazon.

August 24, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Securing healthcare data

A story in Sunday's NY Times discusses electronic health records and the potential costs. Most of the article focuses on the potential disruption better and more accessible patient information would have in the pharmaceutical industry.

August 24, 2006 by Phil Windley

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A MAGIC framework for innovation

Following up on my post about Jerry Bowles' take on social media and adapting an architecture of participation (also know as collaboration) in the enterprise, Vinnie Mirchandani wrote a post titled, CIO View of Tech Innovation: The MAGIC Framework. Vinnie writes that CIOs want the building blocks to further their visions of innovation, not some pre-canned, costly, vendor-driven notion of innovation.

August 23, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Social media for CIOs

Social networking--and the media that is socialized, flowing through rivers of links, tags, feeds and bookmarks--is all the rage. MySpace, Facebook, Flickr, Digg and YouTube have become budding mainstream brands creating a new interaction dimension, especially among the digerati, and there are hundreds of other less well know and trafficed socialized sites germinating across the Web.

August 23, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Of SWFWAPs and data privacy

The Register reports that a patent filed by Amazon.com ("Providing gift clustering functionality to assist a user in ordering multiple items for a recipient") was published last week.

August 23, 2006 by Ed Gottsman

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Sun's John Fowler: 'We are back!'

According to the latest IDC numbers, Sun slipped into third place ahead of Dell, with 12.9 percent of the worldwide server market and revenue growth of 15.

August 23, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Mobilizing the river of news

Dave Winer is working his magic again. The father of blogging, RSS, OPML, and XML-RPC was growing frustrated trying to get readable news feeds on a mobile device (Blackberry, Treo, Q, etc.

August 22, 2006 by Dan Farber

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