This morning's over-thinking award goes to the Reuters story, "Do BlackBerrys help or harm?" First, and a minor point, Blackberry, also known as Crackberry, is not the only handheld device, but like the iPod has come to represent its category.
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This week on The Dan & David Show, David is vacationing with family in Maine, so I fly solo, but with a special guest in studio. Ismael Ghalimi is the co-founder and CEO of Intalio, an open source business process management company and the author of the IT Redux blog.
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?
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.