Monthly Archives: September 2010

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OOW, Larry Elison anounce “Cloud in a box” or “Exalogic Elastic Cloud”

This is a great announcement from Larry Elison in his Oracle OpenWorld 2010 Opening Keynote about “Cloud in a Box” and his definition of Cloud Computing. Ellison’s description of cloud computing led up to his big announcement: the Exalogic Elastic … Continue reading

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How social networks predict epidemics

After mapping humans’ intricate social networks, Nicholas Christakis and colleague James Fowler began investigating how this information could better our lives. Now, he reveals his hot-off-the-press findings: These networks can be used to detect epidemics earlier than ever, from the … Continue reading

85 Cloud Computing Vendors Shaping the Emerging Cloud

This is a good article to understand the main vendors in Cloud Computing from Datamation, August 25, 2009, by James Maguire, Jeff Vance and Cynthia Harvey

As cloud computing reshapes business and technology, these pioneering cloud computing vendors lead the way.


Worldwide cloud computing spend by type, 2012 forecast (source: IDC)

 

 

 

 

What exactly is cloud computing?

In the gold rush, many general IT vendors are becoming cloud computing vendors – or at least touting their products as such. In the same way that the lowly pretzel, once merely a salty snack, is now “low cholesterol,” these days every new app is Specially Designed for the Cloud.
At times, it seems all tech vendors are cloud computing vendors.
In the hubbub, the term cloud computing is an ever expanding buzzword. There are private clouds and public clouds and hybrid clouds. Some people use “cloud” as a synonym for virtualization – while others clearly disagree with this use. So who’s right?
In lieu of an ultimate authority, let’s use research firm Gartner’s definition. It’s a good one:

“…a style of computing in which scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are delivered as a service to external customers using Internet technologies.”

Translated into human-speak: We’ll access our software over the Web, instead of on our hard drive.
Your software might sit on a server in New York or New Delhi or New Haven, Connecticut. Or – hang on to your jetpack – maybe that app combines services from apps that reside in New York and New Delhi, with an add-on from a New Haven provider. Beam me up, Scotty.

Read the entire article with the 85 cloud computing vendors at:

85 Cloud Computing Vendors Shaping the Emerging Cloud

 

 


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If is not virtual, is not real

A simple phrase, but what a big true today.
I always remember this phrase from my argentinian colleague Marcelo Galperin, who founded MercadoLibre.com.ar and today is the CEO of Virtual Company Services.
We talked about that many years ago in our lunch.
It is very simple Phrase, but it is becomming more and more real every day.
If your business doesn’t have an internet presence, nobody will know you. More over, and if your company doesn’t have a good reputation and good reviews in the social media, it will be very difficult to sell your products.


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Why Social Media is important for your business? (very basic)

Let me ask you a simple question. How did YOU buy today? For example, if you want to buy a camera for your kids or for your self. Usually you read about the specifications of the camera over the internet. … Continue reading

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Social Media Revolution

Social Media is one of the reason that I am writing this blog. Drill down in this article to check this video. Posted by Sergio.

Web 2.0

I know that this is an old video, but I still like it.


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