About 15 miles south of San Jose, down a country lane, and hidden behind one of the scenic rolling hills of "Steinbeck country" is IBM's Silicon Valley research and development labs.It used to be called Santa Teresa Labs, opened in 1977 with about 3,000 square feet, housing about 1300 researchers, mostly working on software projects.
Tom Foremski: IMHO
Former Financial Times reporter Tom Foremski writes about Silicon Valley business trends and the intersection of technology and media.
Tom Foremski reports on the business and culture of Silicon Valley at the intersection of technology and media.
I love to remind people that blogging is by far and away the most honest form of self promotion bar none. Because if you can't walk the walk and talk the talk it becomes very obvious--you can't fake it.
I tend to work late in the day and into the night because the evening events tend to be poorly attended by other journalists, there is a greater chance of bringing back a scoop. Tuesday evening I went to HP's launch of enterprise OS and server products.
I popped into HP's launch of its latest HP-UX operating system and new servers Tuesday evening. It was held at 111 Minna Art Gallery in San Francisco rather than Palo Alto, where HP usually does such things.
The clap and rumble of thunder is followed within seconds by the sound of a torrential, tropical downpour. I'm sitting in the Tonga Room, in the bowels of the swank Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, with John Roese, CTO of Nortel, the $11bn Canadian telecoms equipment giant.
FAST Search and Transfer has suddenly popped into my sphere of attention and I mean really popped. I got to spend some time at FAST's user conference at the end of last week, and it was an educational experience that got me interested in search again.
Susan Feldman, a senior analyst at IDC, will release on Friday the results of a groundbreaking study that shoots down one of the largest myths in search engine marketing: that the majority of traffic to web sites comes from one of the top ten search engines. By comparing publicly available traffic data from companies such as Nielsen Research, with research of its own, IDC found a big discrepancy in terms of the number of search queries tracked.
Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve Networking, the second largest enterprise network equipment vendor, recently announce its vision for the next five years: Adaptive Networks. I met with John McHugh VP and general manager of ProCurve Networking.
The Harvard Business Review has a list of top 20 "Breakthrough Ideas for 2007." Some interesting, ideas here that are counter-culture in that they challenge accepted thinking in many different areas.
FAST Search and Transfer, the European based search giant, today announced software that allows online publishers to serve contextual ads to their readers. The FAST AdMomentum software could increase ad revenues by more than 200 per cent for some publishers, compared with large advertising networks such as Google AdSense and Yahoo Publisher Network.