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Content tagged with Cloud posted in October 2007
Join Us For GridTalk With The Creators Of The Greenies
Commentary  |  10/29/2007  | 
Join us for GridTalk on Tuesday when our special guest will be Jonathan Himoff of Rezzables, the company behind the Greenies and about 20 other of the most popular and innovative areas in Second Life. He'll talk about business, community building, and creativity in Second Life, as well as where his company gets those crazy ideas.

'CSI: NY''s Second Life Adventure Was Delightful -- But Not Revolutionary. At Least Not Yet.
Commentary  |  10/25/2007  | 
CSI: NY's episode in Second Life was a total blast. I went into it with pretty low expectations, and was delighted throughout. It was a heck of a lot of fun -- and it got Second Life right in spirit, even though the SL portrayed on the show was much faster, more stable, and had much better graphics than the real thing.

Join Us For GridTalk To Discuss Virtual Worlds Standards And Interoperability
Commentary  |  10/22/2007  | 
You're invited to GridTalk tomorrow in Second Life and on the Web, where we'll be talking to IBM and Linden Lab about their joint initiative to create standards for interoperability between virtual worlds and the Web. The two companies are working on standards to allow users to move their avatars between virtual worlds, as well as standards for sharing data between virtual worlds and the flat Internet.

'How Mature is the SaaS Market?'
Commentary  |  10/22/2007  | 
The growth in the SaaS market has largely been around the bigger SaaS guys getting bigger while the remainder of the SaaS providers are still struggling a bit. The analysts don't like to point this out because it makes the market look a bit monopolistic and less interesting, but that's the way it is... What will change this situation over time is need and acceptance. As SaaS gains acceptance in the enterprise, the smaller players can exploit niche applications...
New Software Alerts USB Storage Theft
News  |  10/22/2007  | 
Monitor unauthorized USB memory stick activity and prevent data theft
YouTube Has A Video Preview Of The "CSI: New York" Second Life Episode
Commentary  |  10/19/2007  | 
The crime scene investigators of CSI: New York go into Second Life to catch a killer next week, and the preview is up on YouTube.. The video shows a tech customizing an avatar. And then they go do some kind of gladiator thingie in-world. ZOMG, this is so exciting!!!!

Virtual Appliances: A Worthy SaaS Alternative
Commentary  |  10/17/2007  | 
What's different from SaaS is that a virtual appliance can also be deployed on premises for customers that need local access to the running application. Many like this option, I'm finding, such as large corporations that have security requirements that a third-party hosting model does not meet. The underlying virtualization technology also allows for rapid movement of virtual appliance instances between physical execution environments. That's the core difference you need to consider in any compa
'The Office's' Dwight Joins Second Life
Commentary  |  10/15/2007  | 
The Office's favorite beet farmer and assistant to the regional manager, Dwight Schrute, is getting into Second Life, according to a report on the blog Just Jared.com. Dwight's avatar, "Dwight Shelford," features "a profile that proclaims his love of a variety of NBC Universal movies and shows, and his desire to 'calculate the exchange rate between Schrute bu
Notes From DreamForce: Salesforce Defines SaaS
Commentary  |  10/5/2007  | 
What Salesforce.com has done is extend its reach from applications on-demand to platform-on demand, meaning you can leverage existing applications, processes and services as well as a platform hosted by Salesforce for development, integration, database and user interface design and deployment, all on a subscription-based platform... Clearly, Salesforce.com will have the largest impact of any vendor in the emerging platform-on-demand space.


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