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Mark Twain, US Politics, and the state of enterprise BI

Mark Twain, US Politics, and the state of enterprise BI

If you haven’t yet heard the latest news on the American political scene, let me fill you in: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and soliciting bribery. Among the alleged offenses is that the Governor planned to sell the Senate seat of President-elect Barack Obama to the highest bidder, or, if no offers met his expectations, to take the seat for himself for personal gain.

December 10, 2008 by in Tech & Work

Extranet collaboration platforms - coming soon, but many-to-many problem remains

Extranet collaboration platforms - coming soon, but many-to-many problem remains

In our conversations with many information and knowledge management professionals, it's clear that their distributed and multicompany teams need better extranet collaboration tools.And they feel the problem is only getting worse as companies go virtual, global, distributed, outsourced, green, travel-less, and partnered, thus driving the need for ever-better collaboration tools that work outside the firewall.

December 3, 2008 by in Networking

Addressing virtualization's achilles heel

Addressing virtualization's achilles heel

The benefits of virtualization are quite obvious but when you start to really increase the density of virtual machines in order to maximize utilization suddenly it ain't such a simple proposition. The latest CPUs from AMD and Intel are more than up to the task of running 10-20 or more applications at a time.

November 16, 2008 by in Servers

What's he building in there?

What's he building in there?

Tom Waits fans know the title of this post as one of his pieces and one that was used in the Enron documentary "The Smartest Guys In the Room." There's a YouTube video of the Waits piece here, if you're interested.

October 29, 2008 by in Networking

Enterprise readiness of Cloud ratcheting up

Enterprise readiness of Cloud ratcheting up

It may just be time for enterprise customers to take a serious look at cloud computing. Major announcements in the past few days from Microsoft and Amazon have certainly signaled that the on-demand Internet computing model has staying power.

October 28, 2008 by in Cloud

CMIS: Boom Or Bust?

CMIS: Boom Or Bust?

Some of you may have heard about the joint announcement from EMC, IBM, and Microsoft about the creation of Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS). The purpose of this proposed new standard?

October 21, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Symantec Goes Into The Cloud With Email Filtering

Symantec Goes Into The Cloud With Email Filtering

Symantec today announced its acquisition of MessageLabs, a 520-person UK-based email filtering and security vendor. Given the cost and hassles that information & knowledge management professionls (IKM Pros) have keeping email spam down to a dull roar and keeping viruses outside the firewall, this is a great move for Symantec.

October 8, 2008 by in Collaboration

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