Gnomedex: not fit for purpose

Gnomedex: not fit for purpose

Summary: One of the key questions that IT decision makers ask themselves: Is this software fit for purpose? Chris Pirillo's 'live' feed from Gnomedex doesn't pass that most basic of tests.

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TOPICS: Enterprise 2.0
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One of the key questions that IT decision makers ask themselves: Is this software fit for purpose? Chris Pirillo's 'live' feed from Gnomedex doesn't pass that most basic of tests. At 275 concurrent connections it fails as you can see from the screenshot above.

Is it any wonder that CXOs are skeptical about the viability of Web 2.0 technologies when a video feed from a marquee event is borked at such relatively low levels of concurrent user? And when the closest you get to technical support is a back channel conversation?

Consumer technologies are great for prototyping. Regardless of the apologists, this is unacceptable. As I've said before, the real money for these new computing metaphors is in the enterprise. On the one hand I'm pleased to see tests carried out in the consumer world. On the other, it is clear the amateurs need to step aside and give those with experience of genuine scale an opportunity to show their worth.

Topic: Enterprise 2.0

Dennis Howlett

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  • It's not a matter of stepping aside

    Dennis, you know yourself it's not a matter of the "amateurs" stepping aside; it's up to "those with experience of genuine scale" - whoever they might be - to emerge and prove they can do better.
    Zoli Erdos
    • We can agree to disagree on this one

      I have no problem with this Zoli - it's a matter of emphasis. But when (as I did) emails are unanswered, Skype messages acknowledge there's a problem but no apparent solution and and when the IRC back channel is going nuts over the situation then I'm sorry but for me it smacks of amateur hour.

      OK - so it's Pirillo's show, he can do as he pleases but it is less than satisfying to offer up a channel that falls over so easily.
      dahowlett@...