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Content tagged with Cloud posted in November 2007
Join Us Tuesday For GridTalk With Linden Lab VP Joe Miller
Commentary  |  11/30/2007  | 
Joe Miller, Linden Lab vice president, platform and technology development, will be our special guest for GridTalk, where we'll talk with him about Windlight, new Second Life technology that makes the world more beautiful and realistic.

Why 'SaaS-ified' Apps Fall Short
Commentary  |  11/30/2007  | 
We've talked about the "SaaS-ification" of existing applications before, and it's a prime activity for many software companies as they look to reinvent their conventional applications as SaaS offerings. Unfortunately, the results often leave users wanting more. In the move to the Web, you leave many of the nice, dynamic capabilities behind...
FBI Fraud Expert: HMRC Data Loss Was Theft
News  |  11/20/2007  | 
Frank Abagnale interviewed about HM Revenue & Customs data loss
It's Time to Reinvent Your BI Strategy
News  |  11/19/2007  | 
Four trends are changing the face of business intelligence, according to a new report by Forrester Research. Here's the analyst's take on the shift along with ten suggested best practices for forging an up-to-date strategy.
Why IT Operations People Hate SaaS
Commentary  |  11/19/2007  | 
The increased use of SaaS-delivered applications create headaches for IT operations folks. What's core to the problem is the fact that enterprises don't directly control their SaaS infrastructure, and thus, things such as outages and performance issues are largely out of their control. The dilemma is that while IT operations wants to continue to control all applications, including SaaS, there is little they can actually do to resolve issues. Or, is there? Here are a few ways that IT operations c
Daptiv Partnership Is Tip of Cognos SaaS Iceberg
News  |  11/17/2007  | 
BI vendor says more than 40 partners are embedding its technology in software-as-a-service offerings and hosted applications.
QL2 Adds Market Intelligence Services To Online Platform
News  |  11/9/2007  | 
PriceTrack, ProductMix, MarketSpace and MarketVoice assist marketers in determining product and price mix, competitive positioning, and consumer opinions and preferences.
Join Us For GridTalk Tuesday With Science Fiction Writer Charles Stross
Commentary  |  11/9/2007  | 
Our guest for our next GridTalk is science-fiction writer Charles Stross, whose most recent novel Halting State, is set in the near future -- just 11 years from now, when virtual worlds, massively multiplayer games, advanced mobile computing, and augmented reality are a part of daily life.

'Dilbert' Creator Scott Adams Comes To Second Life To Get Kicked In The 'Nads
Commentary  |  11/7/2007  | 
"Dilbert" creator Scott Adams made the trek to Second Life recently, where he encouraged audience members to step up and kick him in a sensitive private place. "This is what you call being customer focused. I think Nordstrom could learn a thing or two from my example," Adams said on his blog.

Join Us For GridTalk With Cisco Systems
Commentary  |  11/5/2007  | 
Join us for GridTalk on Tuesday when our subject will be Cisco Systems' upcoming Virtual Career Fair, with guests Christian Renaud, the company's chief architect for networked virtual environments, and Randy Sisk, new markets and technologies scout for the company. Cisco is a pioneer in using Second Life and other virtual worlds for business, so we'll also spend some time discussing the broader issues of commercial activities in virtual worlds.

Crackdown Leaves Hackers Cracking Up
News  |  11/5/2007  | 
Is there any deterrent for criminal hacking?


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