Monthly Archives: July 2010

Cloud Computing From Both Sides Now

This is an review of how cloud computing is defined today and what the pundits have to say about its future. Currently it is confined to IT and the ability to move enterprise functions into the cloud onto virtual servers that can be allocated to meet demand. But what is the effect beyond IT? Continue reading

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McLuhan’s Tetrad Applied to Internet

An obvious and much anticipated characteristic of the internet is that it “makes the world much smaller”. One might expect in the free exchange of ideas and knowledge that the world as whole would become more unified. But as we look at society, it is anything but unified. Can the Internet as a medium be responsible for this? Continue reading

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Clouds of Hadoop

We have been living in the age of Hadoop. I know this for certain because Yahoo! has recently announced it’s commitment to making Hadoop a commercial platform. Yahoo! has nearly a perfect record of picking winning technologies that have already crossed the finish line.
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