Latest from Oliver Marks
Solar storms to peak in 2013
The biggest solar storm on record in 1859 brought down US and European telegraph systems and lit up the world sky with Aurorae; a similar storm today would wreak havoc with power grids and fry delicate electronics. Your cloud infrastructure platforms are particularly vulnerable...
Box.net Gets 48 million more to build enterprise platform
Box.net got forty eight million dollars bigger today thanks to a Series D funding round led by Meritech Capital Partners, with new investment firms Andreessen-Horowitz and Emergence Capital Partners joining previous investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Scale Venture Partners and US Ventures Partners to help with Box’s growth as an enterprise cloud platform.
Wikileaks: Collaboration vs Silos & Stovepipes
I expect more than a few CIO's have reached for the Pepto Bismol after hearing the news about WikiLeaks releasing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables on the public internet, given how similar the situation is to their responsibilities for protecting data and information.
Adobe Creative Suite 5: the Battle for your Eyeballs
Creative Suite 5, the latest compendium of creative and rich internet software from global creative workflow giant Adobe launches today.The various flavors and editions are comprised of various point products (with 250 new features) familiar to creative professionals, and Adobe as a highly creative company have done their usual stellar job of laying out all the features on their sites.
I Want My Free Broadband Video
The internet's inner workings are a mysterious thing to most people, even to most of the coffee shop geeksperts who ponder the implications of each new free cloud app that is presented for their approval on their laptops as they enjoy their morning latte.The underlying plumbing isn't sexy - it's just there and works like the coffee shop restroom, and if it stops working that's a big #fail and people should be publicly chastised online: that's the power of the social internet.
There's Nothing Fashionable About a Car Crash...
With the current enthusiasm for 'real time web' in some circles, where some chose to notify the world of their every move - from geo location to their lunch choice to music currently being listened to - applications like the 'Type n Walk' iPhone application demoed above are godsend.