Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2011«

Book Review: Idea Man by Paul Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft

April 25, 2011 by


Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. ~ Howard Aiken That seems an appropriate quote for microcomputer’s early days and the challenges that faced Paul Allen. I received Paul Allen’s book, “Idea Man” four days ago and finished it yesterday afternoon. Maureen Cole at […]

Parlez-vous le cloud computing? RunMyProcess Does

April 21, 2011 by


RunMyProcess (RMP) the Cloud based business process management startup which secured $2.2 million Series A funding last year has added Shared inbox for Gmail to its tool kit, facilitating increased collaboration, productivity, agility, and easier management of open customer support tickets or other shared inbox requirements. Shared Inbox group members can see all incoming tickets […] to Amazon EC2 Migration with Bitnami

April 18, 2011 by


So you’ve been posting on and due to lack of JavaScript support used by many popular widgets or other reasons, you’re now considering having your blog hosted on Amazon Web Services’ Free Usage Tier. I decided to see what it would take to move my current blog to AWS. After a quick Google search […]

The $7 Billion Dollar Cloud Mystery

April 12, 2011 by


I feel like I’m playing a game of Clue all by myself (it wouldn’t be the first time). No one seems to have questioned IBM’s $7 Billion dollar 2015 target on Cloud computing. It was just swallowed up in the news as if it were written on stone tablets and delivered by Moses himself. Well, […]

65 Reasons For NOT Moving To The Cloud

April 11, 2011 by


While navigating the Cloud Computing, VMware, Virtualization and Enterprise 2.0 Group on LinkedIn, I ran across this question, originally asked in Focus, a network of business and technology experts, thought leaders, and veteran practitioners. “What is a good reason for NOT switching to a cloud computing system?” Let me begin by saying, that is an excellent […]

Unbreakable Storage in the Cloud?

April 5, 2011 by


Amplidata, an object storage technology company specializing in petabyte-scale, unstructured data storage, has announced the availability of the AmpliStor AS20, a 1U rackable 20 Terabyte storage unit that uses Intel’s Atom microprocessor, consuming just 7watts per terabyte. Amplidata is a Belgium startup spun off from Incubaid, which claims to have developed unbreakable storage with 10 […]

IT Management as a Service

April 5, 2011 by


Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris O’Connell, Director of Product Marketing for Nimsoft, a provider of integrated IT management solutions owned by CA Technologies. Nimsoft has just announced the availability of its Unified Manager solution which combines IT Monitoring and Service Management to provide ITIL based IT Management as a Service. […]