I woke this morning to read David Lithicum's article "How to kill the cloud:
Claim it's about job loss," originally published at InfoWorld.com.
Here is my initial thought: are you kidding me ? David's theory is that the
adoption of Cloud Computing would be far more "acceptable" (aka politically
correct) if we didn't have executives like Unisys's Richard Marcello saying:
"We were able to eliminate a whole bunch of actually U.S.-based jobs and kind
of replace them with two folks out of India to serve a 1,200-person
To be fair, I think David is a really brite guy and he correctly observes
that technology innovation often sets forth unrealistic expectations when it
comes to realizing cost reductions and other benefits. But to read this: "The
message here is that the cloud computing industry needs to think a bit about
what it's saying in the pr... (more)
Let's face it, email has become an extremely undisciplined form of
collaborative communication for organizations. From my own experience I see
it every day. It starts with a question or comment, copied among a group, and
then spreads, unknowingly, to become a waste of resources and time. What to
do ? Well we've all been participating increasingly with social networks and
there are a lot of potential there. Its just that organizations using social
networks haven't been able to leverage their potential as efficiently as they
could be until the advent of tools like salesforce.com's ... (more)
New Year 2010 on Ulitzer
It's that time of year again, so I am sharing some thoughts about what 2010
should entail for technology. Here are some leading technology experts who
share their valuable insights.
Richard MacManus, Founder & CEO, @rww
1. There will be a breakthrough consumer application for Internet of Things -
involving the iPhone, RFID tags and a major consumer product such as books or
groceries. In general, Internet of Things will ramp up in 2010, with
thousands more everyday objects becoming connected to the Internet.
2. Google will acquire PostRank and promptly con... (more)
New Year 2010 on Ulitzer
I just can't help but share more technology forecasts for 2010, as it is
January 1, 2010. Dan Grabham and the team from TechRadar put together some
quality thoughts and I've included some of those and others below.
First, let's address mobile phones during 2010. "It's the beginning of the
end for the featurephone, those pretty but less functional handsets," says
mobile phone specialist Gareth Beavis. "It's not that the segment is dying,
rather that it's re-inventing itself as part of the smartphone revolution,
meaning more applications for everyone."
iPad on Ulitzer
For all the controversy around the recently introduced Apple iPad, one thing
is certain. This is but one in a long series of devices which will continue
to be introduced to the market as part of a computing revolution. The advent
of these technologies combined with demographic shifts and global ism will
fundamentally change everything about our world.
Love it or hate it, the IPad is just one example of many more highly
functional internet connected devices with more features delivered at lower
and lower prices to come. These devices are highly mobile and will get ... (more)