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Climbing Trillions Mountain: a field guide to the Internet of Things

A fourth revolution (after the agricultural, industrial and information revolutions) is almost upon us: the age of the 'trillion-node network', also known as The Internet of Things. This absorbing and accessible book offers copious ideas on how we should shape this 'pervasive computing' future.

December 10, 2012

National research clouds push ahead

A commitment in the 2009-10 Federal Budget to provide researchers with national storage and computing infrastructure is now bearing fruit, with the first node in a national research cloud going live in February. Procurement is also set for a storage network and the selection of vendors for national storage infrastructure.

May 1, 2012 by

IT workers and the cloud

There has been a small wave of panic lately to the end that cloud computing signals the death knell for traditional IT workers. The perception is that enterprise job openings such as server administrators, database administrators and infrastructure and network people are likely to become far fewer given that the cloud provides these services in cost-effective and flexible ways.

March 29, 2012 by

Alan Turing: 10 ideas beyond Enigma

Famous for wartime cryptography and personal tragedy, Alan Turing's legacy is much wider than that. One of the true fathers of computing, he also made many other advances that are only now becoming fully appreciated

March 3, 2012 by

Microsoft Excel is my best helper

Over the years no other software tool has helped my daily work as much as Microsoft Excel. I don't use Excel for financial work, but rather I use it for all kinds of computing tasks:It's very handy for doing network bandwidth computation.

February 29, 2012 by

Public Internet weak link for cloud

Business-grade cloud computing will demand stronger physical network infrastructure than public Internet Protocol can satisfy, Ovum says, noting increasing reliance on trusted networks.

June 1, 2011 by

Be prepared

It's been a difficult Easter for online computing services: The Amazon EC2 service failed and Sony's Playstation network was out of service over the important holiday break and continues to be down as I write this.Much has been written about these failures already, with plenty of debate particularly from those who doubt cloud computing's credibility.

April 26, 2011

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