…software and peripherals from the 1960s to the 1990s. The empires of IBM and DEC are gone. IBM is only a shadow of its former self, and DEC has vanished with the emergence of Microsoft should not have a similar fate. can rise and fall again.. Now, there is no reason why
The reason why Microsoft became a successful empire is not because their software was superior. Neither x86 processors from were better than comparable products. …nor the
When I was in middle school, my family acquired our first personal computer: the IBM Personal System/2 . What could you do on an IBM ? Play ‘ 's IV: The Perils of Rosella'. And boy, did my sister and I play .
The same year we got the computer, I learned how to code Turbo Basic. With a few lines of code, I could tell the computer how to make my duck move across the screen. It was amazeballs! I was convinced that I was but a few steps away from creating …
The most difficult part of # # ChefConf Talks page to watch …2013 was deciding which talks to attend. There were many awesome talks scheduled over the course of the conference. Check out the
IBM on making movies using atoms as pixels . Characterization was a little thin but the plot was magnetic.
Lesson from Airbnb : Give yourself permission to experiment with non-scalable changes. Building better is better than building bigger.
Here's a short review by me on CyberStorm by Matthew Mather. Matthew is also the author of the most excellent Atopia Chronicles, a sprawling exploration of "artificial intelligence, distributed computing, nanotechnology, …
IBM,with to the Cloud
Working with Opscode, IBM will leverage the Cookbooks , for IBM SmartCloud . This integration further enables IBM customers to automate everything from configuration management of cloud resources to continuous delivery of cloud applications.ecosystem, along with more than 900 available Chef
Broadening server platform support in the cloud, Opscode …
Matt Wensing from Stormpulse (disclaimer: I'm an investor, long story below) generously took some time off of managing the nation's severe weather risks to appear on our podcast. ( Keith Perhac couldn't be with us when we taped this, as he was celebrating the birth of his second daughter.) It's been about six months since our last episode but I think this probably makes up for it, as it's a cracker of an episode.
…Software-as-a-Service ( SaaS) subscription models. Think Oracle, IBM and Microsoft. This sea change is expected to cause the cloud to outpace packaged software applications in terms of marketshare. "As packaged application providers become SaaS providers themselves, they will increasingly battle with SaaS pure plays like Salesforce.com and Workday for leadership in some of the major application software markets," according to IDC.
More importantly, companies that don't …
…of others. It's been taking hold in supposedly stodgy big companies like Intel, IBM , Accenture, and many others. Worse than simply being late to that party is to try to turn back the clock and bait'n'switch your existing workforce.
Yahoo deserves better than this. It's one of the classic brands of the internet and it's painful to see it continue its missteps, especially on something so fool-hearted as trusting its employees and attracting the best talent.
…Controller (I often wondered what the acronym meant!) - other manufacturers like HP, IBM, etc would all have something similar. Essentially, it lived on a different network connection, and gave you remote access to the machine - even when things had gone badly wrong. You could even mount ISO files over the network - meaning you could install Operating Systems over it - great for when things had all gone a bit wrong, or even for upgrading with some peace of mind that you could access the …
…10 petabytes of data every hour from the Square Kilometre Array ( SKA) telescope. The array is thus expected to generate approximately one exabyte every four days of operation. According to IBM, the new SKA telescope initiative will generate over an exabyte of data every day. IBM is designing hardware to process this information.
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