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The top government leaders of the G20 nations are meeting this week-end in Brisbane, Australia. It's an occasion to hear (and watch) U.S. President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi JinPing, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Instead, maybe everyone should be listening more clos...
The great Greek mathematician Archimedes liked to work on big problems. He's famous to this day, about 2300 years after his time, for remarking that with the proper lever he could move the earth. He had the idea of calculus a couple of millennia before Newton and Leibniz, and worked on...
Roger: Could you explain for our audience the significance of containerization, and how it differs from virtualization? Ben: Traditional virtualization was created over a decade ago, when applications were long-lived, monolithic, and deployed to a single server. In this world, when the...
It's the Great Convergence! That is, the convergence of the IoT and WebRTC. “From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for WebRTC, real time calls and messaging,” says Ivelin Iva...
Appcore aims to simplify private cloud through Apache CloudStack solutions. Nate Gordon serves as the Des Moines, IA-based company's Director of Technology, in its effort to enhance Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform for its customers. We had a few questions for him, and this i...
Qubell is staking out its territory in DevOps, with a collection of components, connectors and starter kits that are “self-deployable composite applications and blueprints that showcase a complete technical solution to a common business problem,” in the words of the company. Starter ki...
We had three quick questions for Mike Kail, and he had three quick answers. Mike is SVP of Infrastructure at Yahoo!, and formerly VP of IT Operations at Netflix. He'll be speaking at @DevOpsSummit about his experiences in integrating DevOps on a big scale in big-scale projects. ...
DevOps Journal: Cloud, Big Data, and the IoT all carry disruption within enterprise IT. The same goes with DevOps. Which of these is the major disruptor, in your opinion? Andi Mann: It may well be cloud, because it fundamentally enables all the rest. Cloud scale is why we are now co...
WaveMaker CEO Samir Ghosh is taking a new pass at aPaas, and leveraging the increasingly popular Docker open-source platform, with the announcement of WaveMaker Enterprise. The new version of the company's eponymous software “enables instant, end-to-end custom web app creation and mana...
So Cloud Computing it is. And now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their enteprise, with a Cloud-Computing strategy that will enable them to maintain competitive advantage through seamless end-to-end interoperability while keeping their most important assets...
I've been trying to write this story for a couple of weeks. But real work intervened, a series of blackouts (electrical, not alcoholic) limited any extra time I might have had, and I'm half-serious when I say I worry about some guy driving buy on a
Thanks to everyone who read my little jest. Back to serious stuff here real soon now...
I was riding around greater Manila today setting up a couple of interviews and dealing with a visa issue. It's approaching mid-summer here, and is just insufferably hot most of the day.As I was riding in a very crowded jeepney (just called a
Hard to restrain one's self 24/7/365, know what I mean? http://bit.ly/c90Y2T I was actually a bigger fan of Waylon, who sung with Willie on the song I reference in the above link. But Willie sang the specific lyric that I mention, so I had to go with him. Putting him in front of...
Laos looks to be the next Southeast Asian to start experiencing rapid economic growth. Its 2009 GDP growth rate was tops in the region, at 6.4 percent according to the World Bank (or 7.6 percent according to the government.)Laos has been
I posted a long article about the key difference between the Enterprise Cloud and the Consumer Cloud on my website. My main idea is that while both are inevitable, today's discussions about Enterprise Cloud are technical and tactical, while The Big Debate over Consumer Cloud has onl...
Estimates of poverty in the Philippines vary, but it's realistic to say that 40% of the country's 92 million people fall below a poverty line no matter where it's drawn. Another 20% or so struggle to have more than one meal a day. About 25 million fall into an emerging "middle class," ...
The good news is that people are able to watch Manny Pacquiao's fights here in the Philippines free of charge, on the leading broadcast television network, GMA. The bad news is that GMA shamelessly fills its coverage with enough commercials to choke an
What passes for a cold front in this part of the world came through this afternoon, bringing with it the first rains of the year.A blackout quickly ensued, but we didn't care. Rain, glorious rain, probably less than an inch, but still
El Nino in the Philippines means no rain and hot weather. Hotter weather, I should say.We're now into March, the first month of the Philippine summer. Schools will be letting out soon, and it's the height of the dry season in the western,
Then today I had a conversation with a friend of mine, originally from India and now working in Singapore, who said that India is working to build 20 very large nuclear power plants by the year 2016. The plants would average 3,000MW apiece, an enormous amount that is about triple th...
Vertro, which provides millions of home pages and / or toolbars to Internet users, selected NetSuite OneWorld to replace its SAP BusinessOne installation. In the old environment, subsidiary rollup had to be managed by a cumbersome bolt-on interface, data entry for transactions was tedi...
I worked for many years at IDG, the world's largest tech publisher, and a company that's planted in a flag in more than 150 countries and every continent, including Antarctica. The key to IDG's approach to global dominance is entrepreneurialism and
CyberMedia is headquartered in Gurgaon in the National Capital Region centered around New Delhi in northern India. The company has additional offices throughout India, in Singapore, and in three subsidiary locations in the US.
The vibrant success of Makati over the past two decades or so has created a number of improvements in education and social services for its half a million residents--many of whom live the very difficult life common to so many millions in the Philippines and other countries throughout S...
The Philippines has recently been rated as the world's top outsourcing destination by the UK's National Outsourcing Association (NOA). This was, in fact, the second time the country has won this award, winning the award over other finalists Russia, Egypt, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. The i...
The word "now" defines something that both exists perpetually and doesn't exist at all. We live in the eternal present, with "now" as the cleaving point between past and present.So if someone tells you to do something "now," well, you won't
Here's the little sign I found on my unchanged bed in my hotel room yesterday afternoon. The pic is a little blurry. Here's what the sign says: "Bedsheets that are washed daily in thousands of hotels around the world use millions of gallons of water and a lot of detergent. "Please leav...
Within seconds of my previous post I was lambasted by a loyal reader who says he's seen this sort of "cleaning optional" sign for years. "It started with towels," he said (which I actually have seen many times), "the moved to bedsheets maybe 10 years ago." Well, OK, but how about a pla...